Dates Announced for 2021 BMW Championship
The 2021 BMW Championship will tee off from Aug. 17-22, 2021, at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. The event is not expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in the PGA TOUR moving the 2020 event to Aug. 25-30 this summer.
“We’re thrilled to be taking the BMW Championship to Caves Valley, one of the finest clubs anywhere in the United States,” said Vince Pellegrino, Western Golf Association senior vice president of tournaments. “The club’s scenic and challenging course layout will provide a perfect test for the world’s top players and a remarkable venue for fans and PGA TOUR Partners.”
The event will mark the first time that the BMW Championship has taken place in the state of Maryland. It also marks the return of the tourney to the East Coast for the first time since the 2018 BMW Championship emanated from Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Caves Valley Golf Club is among the most beautiful in the country, sporting 962 acres of beautiful wetlands, pastures and hills. The course is routinely ranked among the best in the country by Golf Digest, and so its date with destiny as a host for the BMW Championship is long overdue. Caves Valley has previously hosted the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS championship and the inaugural LPGA International Crown.
In the run up to the 2021 BMW Championship, BMW will be part of philanthropic efforts including efforts to support beneficiary the Evans Scholars Foundation.
“We are especially excited to partner with the WGA, as the Evans Scholars Foundation — the BMW Championship’s sole beneficiary — aims to use golf and caddying to transform the lives of young people by providing a full housing and tuition college scholarship to some of the best universities in the country,” said Caves Valley Golf Club Chairman Steve Fader.
The Evans Scholars Foundation will also be the beneficiary of the upcoming 2020 BMW Championship, currently scheduled to take place from Aug. 25-30. In 2019, the BMW Championship raised $4.4 million for scholarships.
This article is presented by BMW of Cincinnati North.