BMW Championship 2021

BMW CHHAMPIONSHIP.

One of the finest PGA TOUR events.

BMW CHHAMPIONSHIP. One of the finest PGA TOUR events.

As the penultimate tournament on the PGA TOUR calendar, the BMW Championship has always enjoyed a high profile among the players and boasts one of the strongest fields at any golf tournament around the world. Only the top 70 in the FedExCup rankings qualify for the Playoff event, which BMW has supported as main and title sponsor since 2007. In 2021, the BMW Championship took place in the region of Baltimore for the first time. A high-class week of golf at Caves Valley Golf Club culminated in a dramatic playoff, from which Patrick Cantlay emerged triumphant over Bryson DeChambeau. The next BMW Championship takes place from 16th to 21st August 2022 at Wilmington Country Club (US state of Delaware). Tickets are now on sale online (Ticket prices will increase July 1, 2022).

 

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BMW CHAMPIONSHIP 2021.

The penultimate event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs.

After an enthralling final round duel with Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay has secured the prestigious BMW Championship 2021 title and his first Playoff victory. Cantlay and DeChambeau, who played together in the final group on Sunday, quickly pulled away from the field to put on a duel that seemed more like matchplay. With Cantlay one stroke behind at the 17th, it seemed that the result had been decided when he landed his drive in the water. However, DeChambeau only recorded a bogey after a chip shot went wrong, allowing Cantlay to stay in the running with a bogey of his own. Cantlay then kept his sporting chances alive, sinking a 21 yards on the 18th green while his rival missed from much closer in.
 

This pattern was set to continue in the playoff: DeChambeau put on a brilliant display with the driver and his irons and on several occasions he was presented with an easier putt to claim victory – but he proved unable to sink them, while Cantlay got himself out of a tight spot more than once with challenging putts. The decisive moment came at the sixth extra hole for Cantlay, who had been by far the strongest player on the greens throughout the week.

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PLAYOFF DRAMA.

More than 100,000 golf fans watched the 15th anniversary of the BMW Championship. An outstanding field, spectacular golf, low scores and an epic playoff made the week at Caves Valley Golf Club an unforgettable experience, which you can enjoy again here: click through the photos and check out the video of the highlights of the 2021 BMW Championship.
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights
BMW Championship 2021 Highlights

After a coronavirus-induced year away, golf fans finally returned to the BMW Championship – and they really got their money’s worth when the US state of Maryland hosted the playoff event for the first time. The spectacular design of Caves Valley Golf Club (Owings Mills, northwest of Baltimore) was penned by famous golf course architect Tom Fazio. The scenery is very varied and the course is consistently named as one of the best in the USA by Golf Digest. The top 70 players in the FedExCup were also on top form and treated the fans – more than 100,000 of them – to some outstanding golf.

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BMW Championship Facts

Tradition.

In 2007, the season in which the FedExCup Playoffs were introduced, one of the most iconic PGA TOUR tournaments was given a new name: BMW Championship. Previously, the tournament hosted by the Western Golf Association was known as the Western Open. It was held for the first time in 1899, which makes it the third-oldest tournament still being held on the PGA TOUR, after the Open (1860) and the U.S. Open (1895). The winner of the BMW Championship is presented with two trophies: the traditional J.K. Wadley Trophy – a challenge cup – and the BMW Trophy, which they get to keep.

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Charity.

All net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit Western Golf Association’s Charity, the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full housing and tuition college scholarships to hardworking young caddies. Since the tournament’s inception in 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $35 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation. For the 2019-2020 academic year, a record 1,000 caddies attended 18 major colleges and universities on Evans Scholarships. Currently there are more than 11,500 Evans Scholarship alumni nationwide.

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PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year.

In 2014, the BMW Championship, which was held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver (Colorado), dominated the headlines once again. The penultimate event of the playoffs was named “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” for the third consecutive year – an achievement that remains unmatched to this day. The BMW Championship tournaments previously received the accolade of “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” at Conway Farms Golf Club (Chicago, Illinois, 2013), Crooked Stick Golf Club (Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012) and Bellerive Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, 2008)

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Record winners.

Americans Tiger Woods (2007, 2009) and Dustin Johnson (2010, 2016) are the only two pro golfers to have won the BMW Championship twice. The record winner of the Western Open, as the BMW Championship was called between 1899 and 2006, is Walter Hagen (USA) with five titles (1916, 1921, 1926, 1927, 1932). Woods won the Western Open in 1997, 1999 and 2003 in addition to his two BMW Championship victories, which also brings him to a total of five tournament wins.

BMW Championship 2022

Wilmington Country Club.

The 2022 BMW Championship will be played on the South Course at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware. While official dates have not been announced, the event is scheduled to be held in late August of 2022. The 2022 tournament will mark the first time the PGA TOUR has played an event in Delaware.

Wilmington Country Club was established in 1901, with its original 18 holes covering 135 acres. The club relocated in the 1950s, bringing in renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. to design the South Course, which opened in 1959. Playing over 7,500 yards from the championship tees, the South Course has been recognized as one of the United States’ best golf courses by Golf Digest.

While this will be Wilmington Country Club’s first professional event, the club has long been a proving ground for the world’s best amateur players. After hosting the 1913 U.S. Women’s Amateur on what is now known as the “Old Course,” Wilmington has hosted five other USGA events, including the 1965 and 1978 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1971 U.S. Amateur, the 1978 U.S. Girls’ Junior and the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

2021 HOLE IN ONE AWARD – THE BMW IX.

During the BMW Championship, the pros had the opportunity to win an innovative Hole-in-One Award. Unfortunately, none of them managed to hit an ace on the spectacular 17th (par 3), the reward for which would have been a BMW iX. The BMW iX heralds a new age in mobility. It combines trailblazing design and modern luxury with the latest innovations in automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship focuses on both locally emission-free driving pleasure – combined with the brand’s hallmark sporting ability, efficiency and convincing operating range.

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CHARITY IMPACT.

The Evans Scholars Foundation

All proceeds from the 2021 BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation and its mission of awarding full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has contributed more than $36 million to fund caddie scholarships.
 

Founded in 1930 by the Western Golf Association and legendary amateur golfer Charles "Chick" Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship program for youth caddies. This year, a record 1,045 Evans Scholars are enrolled in 19 leading universities nationwide. Forty percent of all Evans Scholars are first-generation college students.

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