BMPs For Maryland Golf Courses
BMW Championship to return to Caves Valley, BelleriveBy Joel Beall
August 16, 2022
The BMW Championship will return to Caves Valley Golf Club in 2025 and Bellerive Country Club in 2026, officials from the PGA Tour, Western Golf Association and BMW announced Tuesday.
Though official dates were not disclosed, the tournaments are expected to remain in August as part of the tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.
“We are excited to bring the BMW Championship back to these iconic venues, giving the amazing fans of the greater Baltimore and St. Louis areas a chance to see the best players in the world up close,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments.
The former Western Open is the third-oldest tournament on the PGA Tour schedule, behind only the Open Championship and the U.S. Open. Since taken over by BMW in 2007 the tournament has moved outside the confines of Chicago, visiting venues in Denver, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Philadelphia. After this year’s event in Wilmington, the BMW will visit Olympia Fields outside Chicago next season and Castle Pines Golf Club outside Denver in 2024.
Caves Valley served as BMW host for the first time last season, where Patrick Cantlay defeated Bryson DeChambeau in a six-hole playoff. Bellerive, which has been the site of the three major championships and will host the 2030 Presidents Cup, was also a previous BMW host, with Camilo Villegas winning the event in 2008.
The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the tour’s postseason. This week 68 players are in the field, with the top 30 advancing to the season finale at East Lake next week.
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