On Monday the PGA Tour announced a five-year extension with BMW for the automaker to remain the title sponsor of the second event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship. The new deal begins in 2023 and runs through 2027 and will also see the tournament return to Chicago in 2023 at Olympia Fields Country Club.
The 2022 BMW Championship will be played at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 15-21.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to BMW for their continued support of the PGA Tour and the Western Golf Association through 2027,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan in a release. “The BMW Championship played an incredibly impactful role in launching the FedExCup in 2007 and BMW’s commitment to presenting a best-in-class event each year continues to elevate the FedExCup Playoffs. We are also very appreciative of BMW’s dedication to fulfilling the mission of the Evans Scholars Foundation, having impacted thousands of lives over the last 15 years.”
The event has raised more than $40 million on behalf of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full tuition and housing scholarships for young caddies. A record 1,070 caddies are attending 21 major colleges and universities on Evans Scholarships this year alone.
The BMW Championship is the longest-running non-major on the Tour’s schedule and has been named the Tour’s Tournament of the Year four times in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.