Since 2007, professional golfers have been competing at the BMW Championship, one of the four FedEx cup playoff events held on the PGA tour. It is the third in line of the four FedEx cup events; it’s participants are determined by points, with the top 70 FedEx cup point scorers being invited to compete. After the BMW Championship, the top 30 point scorers will be able to advance to the fourth and final event of the FedEx cup.
Since its inception, the championship has been frequently held at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. Although the event has been held elsewhere, the championship still remains largely a BMW Chicago event. BMW of Orland Park, your local BMW Chicago dealer, is glad to have the BMW Championship back in Chicago in 2013. This year sparks excitement in the heart of Chicagoans as the BMW Championship will be held at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Conway Farms offers golfers the chance to compete on a link-style course. The event is run in part by the Western Golf Association which has determined the 2013 Conway Farms BMW Championship’s return to Lake Forest, Illinois.
Some golfers, like top-ranked Luke Donald, consider Conway Farms to be a better course than Cog Hill and are enthusiastic about the BMW Championship being held there. Conway Farms offers a tighter golf-playing experience as well as a more aesthetically pleasing one. The course promotes walking, using caddies and a short two minute window to search for lost balls, thus encouraging fast-paced, aggressive play. Stay tuned to BMW Chicago news for other upcoming BMW Chicago and BMW of Orland Park events.