Golf glance: BMW Championship headlines week

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 04:55:23 AM. PGA TOURBMW CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Lake Forest, Ill.Course: Conway Farms GC. Yardage: 7,208. Par: 71.Purse: $8.75 million (First prize: $1,575,000).Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC).Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.Last tournament: Justin Thomas won the Dell Technologies
PGA TOUR BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Lake Forest, Ill. Course: Conway Farms GC. Yardage: 7,208. Par: 71. Purse: $8.75 million (First prize: $1,575,000). Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: Dustin Johnson. Last tournament: Justin Thomas won the Dell Technologies Championship. FedEx Cup leader: Jordan Spieth. Notes: This is the final FedEx Cup playoff event to finish in the top 30 and advance to the Tour Championship for a shot at the $10 million prize. ... Bill Haas is No. 30 and has a 24-point lead over Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes. ... Conway Farms is hosting the BMW Championship for the third time in the last five years. ... Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman are the only players to reach the BMW Championship all 11 years of the FedEx Cup. ... Rory McIlroy is at No. 51. ... With a 70-man field, this is the first playoff event without a cut. ... Sergio Garcia is No. 34. If he fails to advance, it would be the second straight year a major champion competing in the FedEx Cup playoffs did not make the Tour Championship. Henrik Stenson missed last year while deal with a knee injury. ... Spieth has been runner-up at both FedEx Cup playoff events this year. Stenson in 2015 also was runner-up in the opening two playoff events. ... The BMW Championship will go to Aronimink outside Philadelphia next year and return to the Chicago area in 2019 at...Read more
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