Spectator Information

Tournament Facts

Spectator Information

Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the second of three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Event Title: BMW Championship
Date: August 15-20, 2023
Location:    Olympia Fields Country Club; Olympia Fields, IL
Purse: $20 million in prize money
Field: Top 50 players in the FedExCup Standings
FedExCup Playoffs: Penultimate event, Top 50 players
Defending Champion: Patrick Cantlay
Title Sponsor:    BMW of North America, LLC
Conducted By: Western Golf Association
Beneficiary: Evans Scholars Foundation
Spectators at BMW Championship

Mobile Ticketing Guide

Your ticket to see the PGA TOUR's best

The BMW Championship will be using mobile entry at Olympia Fields Country Club. Mobile tickets enable you to manage, view, scan and transfer your tickets with just a few clicks.

Click here to sign in and manage your ticket account. Add your ticket to your phone's digital wallet for easy access at the gate. 

Read the Mobile Ticketing Guide.

Mobile Tickets

Schedule of Events

Tournament Schedule

Enjoy the excitement of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs during the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club on Aug. 15-20, 2023.

Grounds close 30 minutes after play.

August 14:

  Closed to the Public

August 15:

7:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
Professional Practice Rounds
Gates and Ticket Office Open

August 16:

7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Gates and Ticket Office Open
Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am

August 17:

7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.

Gates and Ticket Office Open
Round 1 Competition

August 18:

7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.

Gates and Ticket Office Open
Round 2 Competition

August 19:

7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.

Gates and Ticket Office Open
Round 3 Competition

August 20:

7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.

Gates and Ticket Office Open
Final Round Competition

* All times are CST and subject to change

Patrick Cantlay putting in front of crowd of spectators at BMW Championship

Television Schedule

Television Schedule

All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)

August 17:

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Golf Channel

August 18:

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Golf Channel

August 19:

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Golf Channel

August 20:

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Golf Channel

Television Schedule

Transportation & Parking

Getting to the BMW Championship

Golf fans have several options for transportation to and from Olympia Fields Country Club.

For easiest access to Olympia Fields Country Club, spectators can ride the Metra Electric Line (ME) to the Olympia Fields Station, located next to the Gate 1 Entrance.

Spectators traveling from downtown Chicago can access the ME line from the Millennium Metra Station (approx. 50 minute ride):

Millennium Metra Station
151 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Spectators may also park their vehicle and utilize the following Park and Ride Metra stations along the ME route:

Hazel Crest
16964 Park Ave
Hazel Crest, IL

1906 Governors Hwy
Hazel Crest, IL

18015 Park Ave
Homewood, IL

997 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor, IL

*Please note: Parking spaces at each Park and Ride station are limited. Visit Metra.com for more details and service schedules.

As an alternative to parking your car and shuttling to the championship, spectators can be dropped off and walk into the championship. All drop-offs and pick-ups must take place at our designated drop-off/pick-up location at Gate 1:

3033 203rd St
Olympia Fields, Ill.

Please be aware that limited rideshare options in the area may result in longer than usual wait times when departing Olympia Fields Country Club. Rideshare vehicles will NOT be able to drop off or pick up passengers at the Club's front gate or nearby residential streets.

Spectators utilizing ridesharing may also be picked up and dropped off at Spectator General Parking in the G-Lot. A complimentary shuttle will run to and from Olympia Fields Country Club from the G-Lot.

Parking Information
There is no spectator parking in the immediate vicinity of Olympia Fields Country Club. All spectators will park in a convenient remote lot and take a short, complimentary shuttle ride to the course.

Shuttle service from all lots will begin running 30 minutes prior to gate opening times and will run continuously during the day. Shuttle service will conclude one hour after play has finished.

Spectator General Parking
General parking is available in one location near the championship. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously to Olympia Fields Country Club from the G-Lot during the day. All vehicles must pre-purchase parking here. On-site purchase for these lots will not be available.

G-Lot (General)
Lincoln Mall
255 Lincoln Mall Dr
Matteson, IL

BMW Owners’ Parking
BMW Owners have access to complimentary, offsite parking on a first-come, first-served basis. This lot includes premium shuttle service to the course and a parking pass is required to park in the lot. Parking passes can be acquired through registration, which will be available beginning on Wednesday, June 28.

To receive an email notification when the Owners’ Parking registration website opens please sign up here.

For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ADA Placards
The G-Lot will have designated ADA parking spaces available at the front portion of the lot that will afford those guests the most direct access to the shuttle pickup point and the championship entrance.

Parking & Shuttle for the Mobility Impaired
Designated parking and shuttle service for wheelchair-bound patrons will be provided. For those spectators requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent on the tournament grounds, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the BMW Championship.

Transportation and Parking



I have questions about tickets, where can I learn more?
Visit the ticket page and view our ticket holder policy section at the bottom.

Are tickets needed for children?
Youth 15 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be redeemed prior to entering the gate at the Admissions windows. Youth must have their own hospitality ticket to gain access to a hospitality venue.*

*Includes Trophy Club, The Island, Clocktower Club, 1915 Club and all corporate hospitality venues.

Can I leave the tournament and come back on the same day?
Re-entry is not permitted for any ticket holders.

Do you offer ticket refunds?
All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges are available. If no longer able to attend the event, fans are encouraged to use the ticket management functions for transfer or resale within their online account.

How do I receive my tickets?
All tickets are mobile tickets. For more information on how to access for entry or transfer to a guest, please visit our mobile ticket guide.

Will tickets be available at the gate?
No. Tickets will be available online but will not be sold onsite.

Is there Will Call at the tournament?
No. As tickets are 100% mobile, patrons are encouraged to transfer their tickets electronically to assist with any last minute ticketing needs.


Are wheelchairs allowed on-site at the Championship?
Wheelchairs and other motorized chairs are allowed on the tournament grounds should you like to bring them. Golf carts and other motorized vehicles will not be available to rent or use during the tournament week.

Are there handicap accessible viewing areas?
Wheelchair accessible viewing areas will be available throughout the course. All hospitality venues include wheelchair access via ramp or elevator.

Is accessible parking available?
Yes. Information will be available week of June 6, 2023.

BMW Owners

Do BMW Owners have any added benefits at the Championship?
BMW Owners receive the ultimate experience in golf at the BMW Championship. For more information on the benefits Owners can enjoy please click here.

Fan Experience

Are there any prohibited items I should not bring to the Championship?
Yes, the following items will not be allowed on property at the Championship:
  • Select bags (see policy)
  • Computers or laptops
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons of any nature
  • Outside food & beverage

For a detailed list of prohibited items, please click here.

What is your bag policy?
The PGA TOUR’s bag policy is very similar to those you see at other major sporting events. Please click here to view an infographic that outlines the policy.

Are cameras permitted at the Championship?
Cameras will only be allowed during practice rounds, Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week. They will not be permitted on tournament days, Thursday-Sunday.

Are cell phones permitted at the Championship?
Yes. We do ask that all spectators follow the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy when on site.

Are strollers allowed on-site?
Child strollers will be permitted entry at the Championship, but fans in attendance are encouraged to keep in mind that the terrain may not be stroller-friendly throughout.

Is there BMW Championship merchandise available?
Yes! All spectators have access to the Merchandise Tent located behind the 17th tee next to the clubhouse. The Merchandise Tent will accept credit card only.

Are autographs allowed?
No on-course autographs are allowed during the week. Autographs can only be obtained at the designated autograph zone adjacent to the practice putting green.

What is suggested attire for spectators?
It is recommended that spectators wear appropriate casual golf attire along with comfortable walking shoes. 

Are there seating areas for the general public?
General public seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the driving range, 1st tee, 10th tee, 10th green, 14th green, 16th green and 18th green.

Are there areas on-site to receive first aid care?
Medical tents on course will be located near the 9th green and golfer’s right of 18th fairway.

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