FACTS ABOUT THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP:
First year played: 2007
Location: Lemont, Illinois
Course: Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Best Score: 2007, Tiger Woods, 262 (-22)
In 2007, the 107-year history of the Western Open came to a close. Replacing it on the PGA tour is the BMW Championship. The Western Open began under the auspices of one of the United States' oldest golf organizations, the Western Golf Association. The Western Golf Association continues to have a role in organizing the BMW Championship, keeping the history of the storied Western Open tournament alive in this latest incarnation.
Much of the event's early history occurred at the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. In Cog Hill's long history, it hosted the original Western Open numerous times. Tiger Woods won 2 Westerns at Cog Hill, and Nick Price won back to back in '93 and '94. The BMW Championship's future holds more variety in venue, including some of the nation's top courses such as Cherry Hills Country Club and Crooked Stick Golf Club. Attendees will see the nation's top golfers match up on the nation's top courses.
The BMW Championship is the third of four tournaments that comprise the FedEx Cup, the championship for the PGA Tour. Though a more recent development in PGA play, the Cup is sought by the nation's top golfers for the significant payout the winner receives. Entry to this round is limited to the top 70 FedEx Cup point leaders. The top 30 point leaders at the end of the BMW Championship go on to The Tour Championship where the FedEx Cup is awarded to the top player.
Though some golf fans were upset at the loss of "The Western," the BMW Championship continues to provide the same great experience, simply under a different name. Taking in the BMW Championship in person is sure to be an experience any golf fan will remember for a lifetime.
BMW Championship Ticket Information:
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