Tiger Woods to join field at 2018 BMW Championship
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. … For the first time since 2013, the field at the BMW Championship will include five-time champion and 79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods, who is scheduled to play next month in the 2018 BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Woods will be joined by World No. 1 and two-time BMW Championship winner Dustin Johnson and 2018 U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka in headlining a star-studded field Sept. 4-9 at the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs.
“The FedExCup Playoffs always produce a world-class field for the BMW Championship, but Tiger’s return to form makes this an especially exciting year for our event,” said Vince Pellegrino, senior vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association, which conducts the championship. “We’re thrilled that Philadelphia-area golf fans will have the opportunity to see Tiger compete alongside Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and the game’s other superstars next month at Aronimink.”
Woods is back in the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time since 2013, and is eyeing a sixth win at the BMW Championship, formerly the Western Open. He first won the event as the Western Open in 1997, followed by victories in 1999, and 2003. Woods claimed two more victories after the event was re-named the BMW Championship in 2007 and 2009. His five career victories in the event are tied for the most-all time with Walter Hagen.
Other past BMW Championship winners vying to again claim the event’s historic J.K. Wadley Trophy include Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Zach Johnson.
Reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas and major championship winners Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari also are slated to compete next month at Aronimink.
Proceeds from the 2018 BMW Championship will be used to fund Platt Evans Scholarships for caddies attending Penn State University and to establish a scholarship house at Penn State-University Park, where scholarship recipients will live together. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised $27 million to fund college scholarships for caddies of modest means.
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