The BMW Championship is the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events on the PGA Tour schedule. Introduced in 2007, the BMW Championship was previously known as the Western Open. The Western Golf Association, which founded and ran the Western Open, will continue to run the BMW Championship.
The BMW Championship is open to the top 70 PGA Tour golfers following the Deutsche Bank Championship. Only 70 players qualify for the event, therefore there is no cut after two days. FedEx Cup points amassed during the regular PGA Tour season and then during the two preceding playoff events determine the participants. The top 30 FedEx Cup points leaders following the BMW Championship advance to The Tour Championship, where the FedEx Cup Champion will be determined.
|2013||Conway Farms Golf Club||Lake Forest, Illinois||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||64-68-69-67=268||–20||2 strokes||Crooked Stick Golf Club||Carmel, Indiana||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2011||Justin Rose||England||63-68-69-71=271||–13||2 strokes||Cog Hill Golf & Country Club||Lemont, Illinois||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2010||Dustin Johnson||United States||68-70-68-69=275||–9||1 stroke||Cog Hill Golf & Country Club||Lemont, Illinois||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|2009||Tiger Woods (2)||United States||68-67-62-68=265||–19||8 strokes||Cog Hill Golf & Country Club||Lemont, Illinois||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|2008||Camilo Villegas||Colombia||65-66-66-68=265||–15||2 strokes||Bellerive Country Club||Town and Country, Missouri||7,000,000||1,260,000|
|2007||Tiger Woods||United States||67-67-65-63=262||–22||2 strokes||Cog Hill Golf & Country Club||Lemont, Illinois||7,000,000||1,260,000|