2017 BMW Championship Kicks Off This Weekend
On Wednesday, September 13, the 2017 BMW Championship teed off at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL, with Rory McIlroy bringing both the BMW Championship and FedEx Cup trophies to the course. McIlroy, the 2012 tournament winner, drove a one-of-a-kind Championship Edition BMW M760i onto the course to personally deliver it to the vehicle’s new owner.
All net proceeds from the tournament are granted to the Evans Scholars Foundation, which funds full college scholarships to deserving young caddies. The Championship has raised over $24 million for the Foundation since it started in 2007, with 965 caddies attending major universities during the 2017-2018 academic year thanks to these scholarships. So far, over 10,600 caddies have gone to college and become Evans alumni.
In what’s become a tradition, BMW will also fund a full four-year scholarship grant through the Foundation that pays for both tuition and housing, with the endowment made in the name of the first PGA Tour player to achieve a hole-in-one during this year’s tournament.
PGA Tour players have the potential to take home great prizes themselves if they record a hole-in-one on either the 11th or 17th holes. The first player to record a hole-in-one on the 11th hole will receive a hybrid electric BMW i8 sports car, with the first player to score one on the 17th hole will win a BMW M760i xDrive.
The tournament and features the top 70 golfers in the world and lasts through Sunday, September 17th. This, the next-to-last tournament in the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, has all four winners of this year’s major tournaments participating, as is world number one Dustin Johnson.
At Advantage BMW of Clear Lake, we’re committed to helping our friend and neighbors as we all work to recover from last month’s historic events.