For the second time in three years, the Western Golf Association will bring a star-studded field of the PGA TOUR’s best to Chicago’s North Shore for the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.
Tickets can be ordered online at: www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com or by phone at 847-724-4600. Daily tournament round tickets start at $50 with weekly badges priced at $125. The 2015 BMW Championship will be played Sept. 14-20.
The 2013 BMW Championship, won by Zach Johnson, was one of the top attended PGA TOUR tournaments of the year, attracting more than 130,000 spectators to Conway Farms.
Benchmarks achieved by the BMW Championship in 2013 – in the areas of charitable growth and integration, attendance, host club and community support, player satisfaction and fan enjoyment – were all significant factors in the event being named PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year.
“The overwhelming support we received from Chicagoland golf fans, the professionalism of the staff at Conway Farms and the hospitality of its members made the decision to return to Conway Farms an easy one,” said Vince Pellegrino, the Western Golf Association’s senior vice president of tournaments. “We received some great feedback from the 2013 BMW Championship, which will help us make the 2015 BMW Championship an even better event.”
The BMW Championship is the third of four FedExCup Playoff events, and features a field of 70 players who survive elimination in the first two Playoff tournaments. The top 30 finishers at the BMW Championship will move on to the TOUR Championship, where the FedExCup winner earns $10 million in prize money.
“We’re very excited to have an opportunity to once again host the BMW Championship in 2015,” said Bruce Keith, Conway Farms president. “We’re looking forward to another week of hosting the best golfers in the world at Conway Farms Golf Club and continuing our partnership with the Western Golf Association in support of the Evans Scholars Foundation.”
Conway Farms, an 18-hole Tom Fazio design, has hosted a number of top amateur tournaments since opening in 1991, including the 2009 Western Amateur Championship, which is also conducted by the WGA, and the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
“The BMW Championship offers a variety of ticket options and hospitality packages for individuals and businesses,” said Pellegrino. “With an elite field and venue like Conway Farms, we anticipate high demand.”
In addition to daily tickets and weekly badges, several all-inclusive ticket packages also are available. All children 16 years and younger will receive complimentary admission with a ticketed adult.
Ticket Options (valid through April 30):
- Practice round tickets are available for $20. These daily practice round tickets will provide grounds access for any one day of the BMW Championship, Monday- Wednesday, Sept. 14-16.
- Weekday grounds tickets are available for $50. These daily tournament round tickets will provide grounds access for any one day of the BMW Championship, Thursday – Friday, Sept. 17-18.
- Weekend grounds tickets are available for $55. These daily tournament round tickets will provide grounds access for any one day of the BMW Championship, Saturday – Sunday, Sept. 19-20.
- Weekly badges are available for $125. These weekly badges will provide grounds access for each day of the BMW Championship, Monday -Sunday, Sept. 9-15.
- Trophy Club tickets will be available as a daily ticket for $100-$105 or a weekly badge for $235. Trophy Club tickets will provide access to the indoor hospitality tent located on the 15th hole at Conway Farms.
All net proceeds from the BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which funds college scholarships for deserving caddies. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $19.6 million for the Evans Scholars, helping hundreds of caddies from modest means earn their college degrees. Conway Farms Golf Club is the home course for 17 Evans Scholars Alumni and two current Evans Scholars.
About Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation
The Western Golf Association conducts four national golf championships and sponsors the nationally acclaimed Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Program. Headquartered in Golf, Illinois, the organization was founded in 1899 by 11 Chicago-area golf clubs to promote their interests in golf. Today, more than 400 member clubs in states throughout the nation support the WGA.
The WGA conducts two prestigious amateur championships, the Western Amateur and the Western Junior, as well as the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the TOUR’s FedExCup competition. In 2013, the WGA added a fourth tournament, the Hotel Fitness Championship, one of four Web.com Tour Finals events.
The WGA also champions education through golf in sponsoring the Evans Scholars Foundation. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr., the program provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Currently, 870 caddies are attending college on scholarship; there are more than 10,000 Evans Alumni across the country. Most Scholars attend one of the 14 universities where the Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House.