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2019 tournament overview

Fans watch play on the 14th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club

quick Facts ‹‹ Field: 70 players ‹‹ Format: 72 holes stroke play ‹‹ Purse: $9.25 million ‹‹ Winner’s Share: $1,665,000 ‹‹ FedExCup Points: 2,000 to the winner

Charity Benefit

The sole beneficiary of the 2019 BMW Championship is the Evans Scholars Foundation. Since BMW first sponsored the event in 2007, the tournament has raised more than $30 million for the foundation’s full tuition and housing college scholarships for caddies.

Three par 3s play over Lake Kadijah, with the two on the back nine particularly challenging. The 244-yard 13th requires a long tee shot to a green that is not particularly deep and ranked as the second toughest hole on the course at the last individual championship at Medinah, the 2006 PGA Championship. The water is closer to the front of the putting surface at the 197yard 17th, making it more of a double bogey danger.

Pos 1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

Keegan Bradley

1

66

64

66

64

260/-20

2,000

$1,620,000

Justin Rose

2

66

63

64

67

260/-20

1200

$972,000

Billy Horschel

T3

64

67

66

64

261/-19

650

$522,000

Xander Schauffele

T3

63

64

67

67

261/-19

650

$522,000

Rory McIlroy

5

62

69

63

68

262/-18

440

$360,000

X X Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose established a tournament record with their 72-hole totals of 260. They were 20-under; the relative-to-par record remains 23-under by Dustin Johnson (2016) and Marc Leishman (2017). X X Bradley entered the week 52nd in the FedExCup standings; the win vaulted him to sixth and a spot in the TOUR Championship. X X Rose fell short in his bid for a second 210  PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2019, Part 2

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BMW Championship title; he won in 2011. Tiger Woods (2007, 2009) and Dustin Johnson (2010, 2016) are the only players with multiple BMW Championship wins in the FedExCup era (starting 2007). XX Tommy Fleetwood shot 62-62 in the second and third rounds before finishing T8. The 124 total for consecutive rounds was two higher than the PGA TOUR record of 122 by Troy Matteson (2009 Frys.com Open).

FAN EXPERIENCE

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Player

The tournament provides perks for BMW owners: BMW Owners’ Parking in close proximity to the course (pre-registration required), BMW Owners’ Concierge for expedited tournament entry and BMW Owners’ Pavilion at the 16th green and 17th tee featuring premier golf viewing and premium food and beverage for purchase in a climate-controlled venue. The pavilion is open to BMW owners and a guest. All tournament patrons can participate in Topgolf Crush in the BMW Experience area, where fans can put their swing to the test.

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Leaderboard 2018

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Notable Course Features

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