BMW Championship Highlights.
Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the third of four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
|Event Title:||BMW Championship|
|Date:||September 6-11, 2016|
|Location:||Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, Indiana|
|Purse:||$8.5 million in prize money; $1.53 million to the winner|
|Field:||70 finalists in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup|
|FedExCup Playoffs:||Penultimate event, Top 70 players|
|Defending Champion:||Jason Day (AUS)|
|Title Sponsor:||BMW of North America, LLC|
|Conducted By:||Western Golf Association|
|Volunteers:||Estimated 2,000-plus volunteers|
|Beneficiary:||Charles "Chick" Evans Caddie Scholarships from the Evans Scholars Foundation|
Schedule of Events
Join in the excitement of the PGA TOUR Playoffs: the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, September 6-11, 2016.
|Tuesday, September 6:||Professional Practice Rounds|
|Wednesday, September 7:||Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am|
|Thursday, September 8:||BMW Championship Round 1|
|Friday, September 9:||BMW Championship Round 2|
|Saturday, September 10:||BMW Championship Round 3|
|Sunday, September 11:||BMW Championship Final Round|
Click Here for a Detailed Schedule of Events
Transportation & Parking
Getting to the BMW Championship.
Golf fans have several options for transportation to and from Crooked Stick Golf Club.
Walking: If you will be traveling by foot to the BMW Championship, we ask that you enter through the Main Entrance, which is located at 10803 Thunderbird Drive, Carmel, IN. (Map)
Biking: Those riding their bike to the BMW Championship will have a dedicated parking area located at 2299 Augusta Lane, Carmel, IN. From this bicycle parking area, spectators will walk to the main entrance. (Map)
Public Passenger Drop-Off/Pick-Up: As an alternative to parking your car and utilizing our complimentary shuttle from the public parking lot, spectators have the opportunity to be dropped off and walk to the BMW Championship. All drop-offs and pick-ups must take place at our designated drop-off/pick-up location at 10910 Greenbrier Road, Carmel, IN. From the drop-off location, spectators will walk less than half a mile to the BMW Championship's main entrance. (Map)
Hired Car Drop-Off/Pick-Up Hired vehicles, including Uber and taxi cab companies, dropping off spectators must do so at the designated drop-off/pick-up location at Towne Meadow Elementary School at 10850 Towne Road, Carmel, IN. From the drop-off/pick-up location, spectators will walk less than half of a mile to the BMW Championship Main Entrance.(Map)
BMW Owner Parking: Upgraded, complimentary parking will be available to BMW Owners. All BMW Owners will need a parking pass to park in the BMW owners’ Parking Lot. If you are planning to purchase tickets, please be sure to indicate that you are a BMW owner, supply your VIN during your order process and you will receive a complimentary parking pass with your ticket order. If you already have tickets and still need a parking pass please click here to reserve your parking pass. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate those who do not drive their BMW to the tournament.
Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9: Complimentary public parking on weekdays will be located at 2300 W. 146th Street, Westfield, IN. A free shuttle will be provided to and from the BMW Championship entrance. (Map)
In the event of inclement weather, Tuesday through Friday, the public parking lot will be relocated to 2500 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN. (Map) Spectators will be notified in advance of this change.
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11: Complimentary public parking on the weekend will be located at 11815 N. Pennsylvania Street, Carmel, IN. A free shuttle will be provided to and from the BMW Championship entrance. (Map)
Parking & Shuttle for the Mobility Impaired: Designated parking and ADA shuttle for wheelchair bound patrons will be provided. For those spectators requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the tournament office at 317-324-1102. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent on the tournament grounds, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the BMW Championship.
Crooked Stick Golf Club.
Crooked Stick Golf Club's layout provides a tremendous on-course experience for players and spectators alike. Spectators will enter the Championship right in the heart of the action adjacent to the 18th tee box. From there, access to some of the most coveted views in golf are only steps away. Whether you want to stroll out to the front nine and find a spot on the hillside to view the iconic 6th hole, or grab a spot along the lake on 18 green, there are countless opportunities to see the PGA TOUR’s top 70 players at Crooked Stick.
Please click here for a PDF version of the Crooked Stick course map you can print or download.
Frequently Asked Questions.
|I have questions about tickets, where can I learn more?
Visit the ticket page and view our ticket holder policy section at the bottom.
Are tickets needed for children?
Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. No ticket is needed for juniors who should proceed to the main gate for tournament entry. There is a limit of 4 juniors for each ticketed adult. Juniors must have their own hospitality ticket to gain access to a hospitality venue* where complimentary food and beverages are offered. Juniors may enter the Dye Club, Crooked Stick Member Pavilion or the BMW Owners' Pavilion without a ticket when accompanied by a properly ticketed adult.
*Includes 1899 Club, Champions Club and all corporate hospitality venues.
Are there Military Discounts?
Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service will receive complimentary admission each day of the tournament. Please see our Veterans Policy at the bottom of the tickets page for complete information.
Can I leave the tournament and then come back on the same day?
Re-entry is allowed only for those carrying Weekly Grounds Badges and Weekly Dye Club Badges. All other tickets (grounds & hospitality) will not allow re-entry.
Do you offer ticket refunds?
There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
What is the Dye Club?
The Dye Club is a hospitality pavilion located on the 15th hole. Upgraded food and beverages are available for purchase inside this area. The tent is climate controlled, and has open seating. Kids 16 and under do not need a ticket if accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Will tickets be available at the gate?
Yes, tickets will be available at the Main Entrance when gates are open Tuesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 11. To ensure you get the best pricing available, we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets online before the Championship starts.
Do you accept international ticket orders?
Yes, please complete the international order form. Single day grounds tickets will be delivered electronically, upgraded tickets and weekly badges will be placed at Will Call.
Do BMW Owners have any added benefits at the Championship?
BMW Owners have several benefits both on and off site at the Championship. For full details, please visit the BMW Owner Information page.
Where will I be able to park for the Championship?
Please see our Transportation & Parking information, above, for details on parking.
When do shuttles run from the public parking lot?
Shuttles will begin operation when gates open. The last shuttle will leave the tournament 1 hour after play has completed. For a detailed schedule of events, please click here.
Will bike parking be available?
Yes. Please click here to learn more about biking to the tournament.
I am traveling from out of town, where can I stay?
There are many hotel options around Crooked Stick Golf Club, please click here for a complete list.
Are there any prohibited items I should not bring to the Championship?
Yes, the following items will not be allowed on property at the Championship:
For a detailed list of prohibited items, please click here.
Where will the BMW Championship be played in future years?
Can I smoke at the BMW Championship?
Smoking is permitted at the Championship. We ask that spectators stay 20 feet away from any permanent or temporary structures while smoking.
Is there a Lost and Found on site?
Yes, it is located at the Main Entrance at the Will Call & Admissions trailer.
I have some additional questions about the 2016 BMW Championship. What is the best number to call for tournament information?
Please call 847-724-4600 if you have any questions regarding the 2016 BMW Championship.