Preview - The BMW Championship
COURSE: Caves Valley Golf Club - (Owings Mills, MD)
ARCHITECT: Tom Fazio
YARDS/PAR: 7,542 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $9,500,000/$1,710,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jon Rahm (2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / Winner: 2,000
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @BMWChamps
OFFICIAL SITE: (BMW Championship)
TV COVERAGE: Today, August 26 and Friday, August 27: Coverage from 3:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, August 28, Round 3 coverage 12:00pm Noon to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. NBC Sports takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, August 29: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EDT) and NBC wraps it up from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today and Friday, from 10:00am to 7:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. Twitter coverage from 10:00am-11:45am (EDT) today and Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 8:00am to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will stream 8:00am-9:15am (EDT) on Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The BMW Championship with broadcasts today and Friday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or conclusion on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The BMW Championship/FedExCup Playoffs
OWINGS MILLS - The Top 70 PGA Tour pros in the current FedExCup standings are eligible for the BMW Championship.; After this weekend, the Top 30 will advance to the TOUR Championship, where the FedExCup Champion will be crowned. With his win at THE NORTHERN TRUST, Tony Finau moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his PGA Tour career.
Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland is the ninth different venue to host the BMW Championship since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007.
With the limited field of 70 the tournament Tee Times begin a bit later than usual, starting today at 9:40am and going to 2:05pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s morning thunderstorms will hamper play. The day continues with a 40% chance of rain into the afternoon. Temps 81-degrees+ with humidity 73% and winds at 6 mph. (link)
PGATourBrunch will post at 9:00am (EDT) on Friday.
Next Week: TOUR Championship - The final round of FedEx Cup Playoffs (link)
Last Week: The NORTHERN TRUST (link)
BMW Championship - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Rory = Tired (ESPN)
Michael Phelps Helped Rahm and Spieth (PGATourCom)
Best Chances to Move into Top 30? (PGATourCom)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Expert Picks for the BMW - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for the BMW - (PGATourCom)
Caves Valley = Fairytale Land - (Golf Digest)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 26, 1990 - Jose Maria Olazabal won his first PGA Tour title in amazing fashion, taking the World Series of Golf at Firestone Country Club in Ohio, by storm and an impressive 12 strokes. “I was 12 ahead with 16 holes to go,” joked Olazabal, “I didn’t know what to do.” - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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