The top 70 FedEx Cup finishers face off at the BMW Championship, the second (and penultimate) event of the PGA Tour Play-Offs. August 26-29 in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland (Baltimore County) will be a challenge show among the big names in world golf. Spaniard Jon Rahm, number 1 in the world ranking, will defend the title won in 2020 after beating the American Dustin Johnson (second in the world) in the play-off who, albeit not in an amazing form, will seek revenge. The event is giving away a total prize money of 9,500,000 dollars and precedes the Tour Championship (2-5 September in Atlanta), a key event that will decide the winner of the FedEx Cup who will go to 15,000,000 dollars (out of 60,000. 000 total) of jackpots. Only the top 30 finishers of the FedEx Cup will access the last act of the post season of the PGA Tour. On that occasion, however, the points will be transformed into advantage shots.
BMW Championship, preview
But first you have to earn your seat for the Tour Championship. And at the BMW Championship the show is announced with Tony Finau, FedEx Cup leader who, after the exploit at The Northern Trust, will chase another feat. Rahm will try to become the first player to win the event consecutively (the first edition of which was played in 2007). While there are only two players who boast two successes in the tournament: Tiger Woods (absent and winner in 2007 as in 2009) and Dustin Johnson (his tournament in 2010 and 2016). Among the favorites to the title are, among others, Justin Thomas (champion in 2019) and Collin Morikawa.
Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio. The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown.
“We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell. “The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events.”
The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic.
One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker.
“The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker. “I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!”.