BMW Championship 2021: The 2021 PGA Tour playoffs continue this week at the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.
This is the second event in the 2021 FedEx Cup playoffs. Tony Finau won the Northern Trust Open in a playoff over Cameron Smith in last week’s opening tournament.
This week, the field is trimmed from the top 120 to the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup rankings. The top 30 after this week advance to next week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Jon Rahm is the defending champion at the BMW. He defeaed Dustin Johnson in a playoff last year at Olympia Fields.
Here’s more on the 2021 BMW Championship, including the field, how to watch and past winners.
The 2021 BMW Championship is Aug. 26-29 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owing Mills, Md.
This is the first PGA Tour event at the course. Per the Associated Press, this is the first Tour event in the Baltimore area since Doug Ford won $5,300 for his first-place finish in the 1962 Eastern Open Invitational at Mt. Pleasant Municipal.
Established in 1991, the 962-acre Caves Valley has hosted the inaugural LPGA International Crown, the U.S. Senior Open and the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf championships.
The forerunner of the BMW Championship is the Western Open, first played in 1899. It was played mostly in the Midwest until the early 1960s when it became known as the Chicago golf tournament. It was played at Medinah Country Club, Beverly Country Club, Olympia Fields Country Club and Tam O’Shanter Country Club before moving to Butler National in 1974. It became part of the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2007.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go toward the Evans Scholars Foundation, which helps provide “full tuition and housing college scholarships to hardworking caddies with limited financial means,” according to the foundation.