BMW Championship Winners and History

BMW Championship Winners and History

The penultimate tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoff, the BMW Championship replaced the venerable and much respected Western Open on the schedule in 2007. The Western Open was played nearly continuously since 1899 and at one time would have been considered one of golf’s Majors.

The BMW Championship is a limited field event, open to the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings, following the Deutsche Bank Championship. The top 30 following the BMW go on to the Tour Championship.

The late, lamented Western Open was played from 1899 – 2006. The tournament was run by the Western Golf Association, which continues to run the BMW Championship. The Western Golf Association, also founded in 1899, is the administrator of the Evans Scholar program.

Interestingly, the Western Golf Association was formed because western golf clubs (midwest and points further) thought they were being ill served by the USGA. It was a rules making body for twenty years in competition with the USGA.

The past winners of the BMW Championship follow:

Year Player Score To par Margin
2023Viktor Hovland263-172 strokes
2022Patrick Cantlay (2)270-141 stroke
2021Patrick Cantlay261-27Playoff
2020John Rahm276-4Playoff
2019 Justin Thomas263-253 Strokes
2018 Keegan Bradley 260 −20 Playoff
2017 Marc Leishman 261 −23 5 strokes
2016 Dustin Johnson (2) 265 −23 3 strokes
2015 Jason Day 262 −22 6 strokes
2014 Billy Horschel 266 −14 2 strokes
2013 Zach Johnson 268 −16 2 strokes
2012 Rory McIlroy 268 −20 2 strokes
2011 Justin Rose 271 −13 2 strokes
2010 Dustin Johnson 275 −9 1 stroke
2009 Tiger Woods (2) 265 −19 8 strokes
2008 Camilo Villegas 265 −15 2 strokes
2007 Tiger Woods 262 −22 2 strokes

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