DENVER – August 26, 2013 – Tickets for the 2014 BMW Championship which is scheduled to take place September 1-7, 2014 at Cherry Hills Country Club, are now on sale.
The BMW Championship – the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs – will bring the top 70 golfers in the world to Colorado. This marks the first time the BMW Championship will be played in the Rocky Mountain region and the first time a PGA TOUR tournament has been held in Colorado since 2006.
Tickets are expected to go quickly, as this is a limited ticket event. To purchase tickets, visit www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com or call720-443-2014. Tickets range in price from $25 to $300 with various amenities available.
Ticket options include:
· Any-One Day Practice Round Ticket at $25. Access to the tournament grounds any-one day, Tuesday or Wednesday.
· Upgraded Any-One Day Practice Round Ticket at $50. Access to the tournament grounds along with upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid any-one day, Tuesday or Wednesday.
· Any-One Day Tournament Round Ticket at $75. Access to the tournament grounds any-one day, Thursday – Sunday.
· Upgraded Any-One Day Tournament Round Ticket at $125. Access to tournament grounds along with upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid for any-one day, Thursday – Sunday.
· Weekly Badge at $225. Access to the tournament grounds each day, Tuesday – Sunday.
· Upgraded Weekly Badge with Parking Pass at $300. Access to the tournament grounds as well as an upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid each day, Tuesday – Sunday. Preferred parking is also included with this badge.
Founded in 1922, Cherry Hills Country Club was designed by William Flynn. It has been the site of three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships and other prestigious professional and amateur competitions. Tournaments contested at Cherry Hills have produced a legendary group of champions, which includes Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson, among others.
“Cherry Hills Country Club will provide spectators with an intimate golf experience unlike any other,” said WGA Vice President of Tournaments, Vince Pellegrino. “Colorado sports fans are hungry for a golf experience of this caliber after waiting almost 30 years for PGA TOUR players to return to Cherry Hills, so we expect a tremendous demand for tickets with only a limited number available.”
All net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which funds college scholarships for caddies. Since the scholarship’s inception in 1930, over 10,000 deserving caddies have earned an education at one of 19 universities in the program nationwide. The BMW Championship has raised over $14 million for the Evans Scholars since the tournament’s inception in 2007. George Solich, the 2014 BMW Championship’s General Chairman, was an Evans Scholar at the University of Colorado.
“As an Evans Scholar Alumnus, I am excited that tickets are now on sale to an event that raises money for such a great cause,” said Solich. “Golf fans can feel good about attending the 2014 BMW Championship. Spectators will witness a top-tier golf event featuring the top 70 golfers in the world, while also opening doors for deserving caddies across the country through the Evans Scholars Foundation.”
Journalist Note: Images, video and additional information on the BMW Championship can be found at www.BMWUSANews.com. Images, video and additional information on Cherry Hills Country Club, including video clips showcasing its rich history, can be found at www.chcc.com.
About the BMW Championship
The 2014 BMW Championship will bring a field of the top 70 players in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs to Cherry Hills Country Club the first week of September. Players expected to compete include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Luke Donald and 2012 Champion Rory McIlroy.
This marks the first time since the 1985 PGA Championship that PGA TOUR players will compete at Cherry Hills Country Club. The BMW Championship will be added to a long history of championships hosted at Cherry Hills; 2012 U.S. Amateur, 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, 1993 U.S. Senior Open, 1990 U.S. Amateur, 1985 PGA Championship, 1983 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1978 U.S. Open, 1976 USGA Senior Amateur, 1960 U.S. Open, 1941 PGA Championship, 1938 U.S. Open. The Golf Channel and NBC will provide more than 16 hours of television coverage of all four rounds of the BMW Championship.
The sole charity of the BMW Championship is the Evans Scholars Foundation, which sends men and women caddies of limited financial means to college. The BMW Championship has raised $14 million for the Evans Scholars since 2007. For more information about the BMW Championship, visit www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com.
About the Western Golf Association
Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation. The WGA conducts two amateur championships, the Western Junior and the Western Amateur, and two professional championships, the BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, and the Hotel Fitness Championship.
About the Evans Scholars Foundation
The WGA champions education through golf by sponsoring the Evans Scholars Program. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr., the program provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country.
Currently, 840 caddies are attending college on scholarship; there are more than 9,800 Evans Alumni. The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 100,000 golfers across the country, as well as Evans Alumni and all proceeds from the BMW Championship.