PGA Tour announced the signing of an extension with BMW as the title sponsor of the second event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship. The extended contract will now initiate in 2023 and will run through 2027.
For fans, another positive news is that the tournament will see its comeback to Chicago in 2023 at Olympia Fields Country Club.
In a statement given by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, said, “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.”
“The BMW Championship played an incredibly impactful role in launching the FedExCup in 2007 and BMW’s commitment to presenting a best-in-class event each year continues to elevate the FedExCup Playoffs. We are also very appreciative of BMW’s dedication to fulfilling the mission of the Evans Scholars Foundation, having impacted thousands of lives over the last 15 years.”
Through this event, the organisers have raised around $40 million on behalf of the Evans Scholars Foundation. Many youngsters get tuition and housing scholarships because of this foundation. In total 1,070 caddies have attended 21 universities on Evans Scholarships in 2021.
The BMW Championship is one of the biggest and longest-running non-major on the Tour’s schedule and has been recorded the Tour’s Tournament of the Year four times in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The 2022 BMW Championship next year will be played from August 15-21 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.