Star-studded field of PGA TOUR's best coming to Medinah
GOLF, IL – The top 70 players in the PGA TOUR FedExCup standings – including the winners of all four of this year’s major championships – are scheduled to play in the 2019 BMW Championship, held Aug. 13-18 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, as they compete to earn one of 30 spots in the season-ending TOUR Championship and the chance to be crowned FedExCup champion.
Headlining a star-studded field at the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs will be world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, whose season includes three wins overall, including the 2019 PGA Championship. The field will also include five-time champion and 81-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods, who has won major championships at Medinah Country Club twice (1999 PGA Championship, 2006 PGA Championship).
Also vying to again claim the event’s historic J.K. Wadley Trophy include past BMW Championship winners Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and defending champion Keegan Bradley. Other major championship winners such as Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari also are slated to compete at Medinah.
In addition, all major championship winners in 2019 – Woods (The Masters), Koepka (PGA Championship), Gary Woodland (U.S. Open) and Shane Lowry (The Open Championship) – are slated to compete at the 2019 BMW Championship.
“Every year the FedExCup Playoffs produce a world-class field for the BMW Championship, and this year is no exception,” said Vince Pellegrino, Western Golf Association Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “We are thrilled that the BMW Championship will showcase a group of incredible young talent as well as a group of well-established major champions who have been thrilling fans for years.”
Proceeds from the 2019 BMW Championship will help fund Evans Scholarships for caddies. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $30 million for college scholarships for deserving caddies of modest means.
For a full list of players expected to play in the 2019 BMW Championship or to purchase tickets, visit www.bmwchampionship.com.