BMW Championship 2019: The 30 golfers who will compete in the season-finale Tour Championship will be determined this week at the BMW Championship. The BMW Championship will take place from Thursday 15th August 2019 and run until Sunday 18th August 2019. The BMW Championship 2019 course is near Chicago at Medinah Country Club, Illinois, USA.
After an eventful four days at the Northern Trust to kick off the three-tournament FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship hopes to follow the opening act with even more entertainment.
Played at Medinah Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago, it has been a FedEx Cup event since its inception in 2007. The top 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings are eligible to participate in the no-cut event.
Patrick Reed thrust himself up to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup points standings with a one-stroke victory over Abraham Ancer at last week’s Northern Trust. He joins Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar and Jon Rahm in the top five in the standings. Like the Northern Trust, the winner of this week’s BMW Championship will earn 2,000 FedEx Cup points, which could be pivotal for those looking to qualify for the Tour Championship, the year’s final PGA tournament open to the top 30 golfers in the standings.
The status of Tiger Woods will be one of the biggest questions leading up to the tournament, as he pulled out of the Northern Trust with a strained oblique. If he is forced to withdraw from the BMW Championship, he won’t qualify for the Tour Championship, which he won last year. Woods enters the week in 38th place with 1,003 points – the lowest of the four major winners in 2019.