• Five-year extension begins in 2023 with a return to the Chicago area at the Olympia Fields Country Club
• BMW has been the title sponsor of the BMW Championship since 2007 and has raised over $ 40 million on behalf of the Evans Scholars Foundation.
• The 2022 BMW Championship will be played at the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware
LAKE WOODCLIFF, NJ; PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida; and GLENVIEW, Ill. – BMW, the PGA TOUR and the Western Golf Association today announced a five-year extension for BMW to remain the title sponsor of the second FedExCup Playoffs event of the TOUR until 2027. The return of the BMW Championship has also been announced today. in the Chicago area in 2023 at the Olympia Fields Country Club, which also hosted the event in 2020 with Jon Rahm defeating Dustin Johnson in a sudden death playoff.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to BMW for their continued support of the PGA TOUR and the Western Golf Association through 2027,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “The BMW Championship played an incredibly important role in the launch of FedExCup in 2007 and BMW’s commitment to presenting a premier event every year continues to elevate the FedExCup playoffs. We are also very grateful for BMW’s dedication to fulfilling the mission of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has impacted thousands of lives over the past 15 years.
BMW joined the PGA TOUR family in 2007 as the title sponsor of the BMW Championship when the FedExCup was established. Since then, the BMW Championship has won the PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year award four times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014). The 2022 event will take place August 15-21 at the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.
“For the past 15 years, we have worked with our partners in the PGA TOUR and the Western Golf Association to welcome the world’s top 70 players to what has become one of the best and most exciting events on the calendar. golf. said Sebastian Mackensen, President and CEO of BMW North America. “The BMW Championship is not only a great way to showcase our brand and engage customers, but also a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for the Evans Scholars Foundation and help so many young students achieve their dreams. “
Every year, proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full scholarships and housing scholarships to hard-working young caddies. Over the past 15 years, the BMW Championship has raised over $ 40 million on behalf of the Evans Scholars Foundation and has helped send over 3,000 students to college. This academic year, a record 1,070 caddies are attending 21 major colleges and universities thanks to Evans scholarships.
“Since 2007, BMW has been our valued partner and steadfast supporter of both our championships and the Evans Scholars Foundation,” said John Kaczkowski, President and CEO of the WGA. “As title sponsor, BMW has fully embraced our mission, helping us transform the Evans Scholars Foundation into a truly national program. We are thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to continue working together to change the lives of young caddies nationwide.
The more than 100,000 guests who attend the BMW Championship each year have the opportunity to engage with the brand in many ways, including vehicle displays and other interactive experiences. BMW owners also enjoy the benefits of free privileged parking and have access to an exclusive welcome lodge where they are invited to relax and enjoy premium concessions and an unprecedented golf tour.
By expanding its role as title sponsor of the BMW Championship, BMW is also strengthening its global commitment to golf. In addition to the BMW Championship, the car manufacturer has had a long-standing partnership with the Ryder Cup since 2006, via the European team. BMW also remains the title sponsor of two prestigious DP World Tour events: the BMW PGA Championship in England; and the BMW International Open, held every June in Germany, which has been a staple of the Tour for three decades. Additionally, the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea recently made its LPGA Tour debut. Since 2002, BMW has sponsored the BMW Charity Pro-Am of the Korn Ferry Tour in South Carolina.
Formerly known as the Western Open, the BMW Championship is the oldest non-major championship in the PGA TOUR, dating back to 1899. The event has one of the strongest rosters of past champions in golf, including the seven players with 50 or more careers. PGA TOUR wins: Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson and Billy Casper. Recent winners include world number 1 Rahm, as well as FedExCup champions Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay.