Tournament Facts

BMW Championship Highlights.

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 18-23, 2020
Location:    Olympia Fields Country Club; Olympia Fields, IL
Purse: $9.25 million in prize money
Field: 70 finalists in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup
FedExCup Playoffs: Penultimate event, Top 70 players
Defending Champion: Justin Thomas
Title Sponsor:    BMW of North America, LLC
Conducted By: Western Golf Association
Volunteers: Estimated 2,000-plus volunteers
Beneficiary: Evans Scholars Foundation

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Schedule of Events

Tournament Schedule.

Join in the excitement of the PGA TOUR Playoffs: the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club, August 13-18, 2019.


August 13

8:00 a.m.


6:00 p.m.

Gates Open

Professional Practice Rounds 

Approximate Gates Closing 


August 14:  

6:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Gates Open, Admissions Office Open 

Gardner-Heidrick Pro-Am A.M. Times 

Gardner-Heidrick Pro-Am P.M. Times 

Approximate Gates Closing 


August 15:

8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:23 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gates Open, Admissions Office Open 

BMW Championship Round 1

Coverage on Golf Channel 


August 16:

8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:23 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

Gates Open, Admissions Office Open 

BMW Championship Round 2 

Coverage on Golf Channel 



August 17:

7:00 a.m.
7:25 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Gates Open, Admissions Office Open 

BMW Championship Round 3 
Coverage on Golf Channel

Coverage on NBC 




August 18:

10:00 a.m.
10:19 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Gates Open, Admissions Office Open 

BMW Championship Final Round 
Coverage on Golf Channel

Coverage on NBC 


* All times are CDT and subject to change

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Frequently Asked Questions.

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?
Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. No ticket is needed for juniors who should proceed to the main gate for tournament entry. There is a limit of 4 juniors for each ticketed adult. Juniors must have their own hospitality ticket to gain access to a hospitality venue* where complimentary food and beverages are offered. Juniors may enter the Trophy Club, or the BMW Owners' Pavilion without a ticket when accompanied by a properly ticketed adult.

*Includes 1899 Club, Bendelow Club, Green Coat Club, Medinah Marquees, and all corporate hospitality venues.

Are there Military Discounts?
Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service will receive complimentary admission each day of the tournament. Please see our Veterans Policy at the bottom of the tickets page for complete information.

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

Do you offer ticket refunds?
There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

What is the Trophy Club?
The Trophy Club is a hospitality pavilion located on the 18th hole. Upgraded food and beverages are available for purchase inside this area. The tent is climate controlled, and has open seating. Kids 16 and under do not need a ticket if accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Will tickets be available at the gate?
Yes, tickets will be available at all gates when gates are open Tuesday, August 13 – Sunday, August 18. To ensure you get the best pricing available, we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets online before the Championship starts.

Do BMW Owners have any added benefits at the Championship?
BMW Owners have several benefits both on and off site at the Championship. For full details, please visit the BMW Owner Information page.

Where will I be able to park for the Championship?
Please see our Transportation & Parking information, above, for details on parking.

When do shuttles run from the public parking lot?
Shuttles will begin operation when gates open. The last shuttle will leave the tournament 1 hour after play has completed.

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.

I am unfamiliar with the course, do you have a map?
Please click here to view the final course map. 

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 & 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 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 are located on the driving range, putting green, 1st tee, 2nd tee, and 2nd green.

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.

What happens if there is inclement weather during play?
If inclement weather should occur, play may be suspended or cancelled. In the event that lightning is detected at a distance from the course that threatens the safety of the individuals at the event, play is immediately suspended and the course is evacuated for safety precautions. For the most up to date information regarding weather warnings, please register at the bottom of the page by clicking the "Sign up to receive BMW Championship updates" blue bar.

What is the best way to get a PGA TOUR player autograph?
Players are akin to signing autographs during their practice rounds. During their competitive rounds, however, players will not sign autographs until their round is completed. The best place on property to seek autographs is at the dedicated Autograph Area adjacent to the practice putting green.

What players will be competing at the BMW Championship?
The top 70 players in the FedExCup Standings following the THE NORTHERN TRUST are eligible to play in BMW Championship.

Is there BMW Championship merchandise available?
Yes! At the Championship, spectators have access to a 9,000 square foot Merchandise Tent.

What forms of payment are accepted?
All concessions stands, the Merchandise Tent, and the Admissions Office accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as cash. There will be an ATM located at the Merchandise Tent.

Is there Will Call at the tournament?
Patrons are encouraged to transfer their tickets electronically to assist with any last minute ticketing needs.

Can I smoke at the BMW Championship?
Smoking is permitted at the Championship. We ask that spectators stay 20 feet away from any permanent or temporary structures while smoking.

Is there a Lost and Found on site?
Yes, it is located at Gate 1 at the Admissions trailer.

I am from out of town and looking for a place to stay while I attend the BMW Championship. Do you have a list of available hotels in the area?
Yes, please visit this link to make arrangements to stay at an available hotel near Medinah Country Club.

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Transportation & Parking

Getting to the BMW Championship.

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

Walking:  If you will be traveling by foot to the Championship, we ask that you follow the posted signs along Medinah Road and enter at Gate 2 located just north of Medinah Country Club's main entrance. 

Biking:  Those riding their bike to the Championship will have a dedicated parking area located at Lake Park High School - East Campus, 600 Medinah Road, Medinah IL.  From this bicycle parking area, spectators will walk to Gate 2. 

Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, taxi, and personal vehicles):
As an alternative to parking your car and shuttling to the Championship, spectators have the opportunity to be dropped off and walk in to the Championship at Gate 2.  All drop-offs and pick-ups must take place at our designated drop-off/pick-up location at 600 Medinah Road, Medinah, IL (Lake Park High School - East Campus).  From the drop-off locations, spectators will walk half a mile to enter the Championship at Gate 2.  This location is ideal for Uber, taxi, limo and other private transportation.  Stopping or standing on surrounding roadways is not permitted. There is no parking or staging for vehicles at this location, so please coordinate pick-up times accordingly. (Map)

Metra:  Metra's Medinah Station on the Milwaukee District West Line is just under a mile walk from Gate 2 at the Championship.  The Metra schedule can be found here.

General Parking:
Parking is available for spectators at the Stratford Square Mall located at 152 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL.  Vehicles must have the appropriate parking pass to access this lot. Parking passes, which include shuttle transportation, are $20 and must be purchased in conjunction with your ticket purchase, or separately HERE in advance. There will be no on site sales for this lot.

BMW Owners’ Parking:
To reserve a spot in the BMW Owners’ Parking lot located in close proximity to Medinah Country Club please register here. A parking pass is required to enter the lot. Spots are limited, and pre-registration is needed to receive a parking pass. 

Parking & Shuttle For The Mobility Impaired:
Designated parking and ADA shuttle service for wheelchair bound patrons will be provided.  For those spectators requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the tournament office at, 630-761-5508.  Wheelchairs will not be available for rent on the tournament grounds, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the BMW Championship.

Local Traffic, Road Closures:
Medinah Road will be closed to spectator vehicle traffic.  The closure will be inbetween Lake Street on the south and Acacia Lane on the north. (Map)

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2020 Tickets

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Owings Mills, MD

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Olympia Fields, IL

Olympia Fields Country Club will host the BMW Championship in 2020. Entertain your guests and prospective clients at this exciting championship.


Hospitality Planner Information

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Owings Mills, MD

Caves Valley Golf Club will host the BMW Championship in 2021. Learn more about opportunities to entertain your guests and prospective clients.


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Olympia Fields, IL

Olympia Fields Country Club will host the BMW Championship in 2020. Sign up to volunteer at this at this FedExCup Playoff event today!


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Owings Mills, MD

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