BMW Championship: How to watch, TV schedule, streaming, tee times and more

The PGA Tour will host the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Chicago. This week, in his second of three FedEx Cup playoff events, the top 50 players will be looking to advance to Atlanta for their championship on tour.

Here’s everything you need to know about the BMW Championship. Details of previews, full TV schedule, streaming schedule, first and second round tee times.

BMW Championship Information

where: Olympia Fields North Course (par 70, 7,366 yards)

when: August 17-20

wallet: $20 million (1st place $3.6 million)

Defending Champion: Patrick Cantley

BMW Championship Preview

Another $20 million is at stake in Chicago this week. The top 50 teams in FedEx Cup points are here to face Olympia Fields and secure a spot in Atlanta.

This week is going to be brutal. Olympia Fields sucks. With multiple he par 5s over 600 yards to par 4s at 510 yards, golfers need to keep their game sharp.

Chicago has a lot of big names in the BMW Championship, so anyone can win. They’re all gunning for a top 30 spot, so who will come out on top?

Lucas Glover played a show in Memphis last week and won back-to-back events. Can he hit the three-peat?

Patrick Cantlay has won the event each in the last two years. The eight-time PGA Tour champion surpassed Bryson DeChambeau in the six-hole playoff last season.

Cantley is doing well again. He narrowly lost to Glover in the playoffs last week. Can he defend his title and win his fourth FedEx Cup event?

Rory McIlroy is one of the players to watch this week because he played well in Memphis. He’s regained his spirit after winning the Scottish Open, so the Northern Irishman may be in the hunt for another FedEx Cup title.

Of course, Scotty Schaeffler is always lurking. Jordan Spieth played well in Memphis. He is also a man to watch. There are plenty of names that could lift the trophy on Sunday.

How to watch the BMW Championship

The Golf Channel and CBS will share telecasts of the second playoff event this week. Golf Channel will focus on the first two rounds and weekend morning coverage. CBS will receive coverage on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, August 17th: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Friday, August 18th: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Saturday, August 19th: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

Sunday, August 20th: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET (Golf Channel). 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

How to stream BMW Championship

The BMW Championship is available online on ESPN+ and Paramount+. PGA Tour Live will also stream the event throughout the week. This stream starts every day at 9:15 AM ET.

there will be Featured group coverage All four days will be on the streaming service, according to the PGA Tour.

BMW Championship Featured Group

Thursday’s Featured and Featured Groups:

10 a.m. ET: Jordan Spieth/Sung Jae Lim (Focus Group)

10:00 AM ET: Patrick Cantley/Max Houma (Featured Group)

11am ET: Rory McIlroy/Lucas Glover (Marquee Group)

2:00 PM ET: Jon Rahm/Scottie Schaeffler (Featured Group)

2:00 p.m. ET: Victor Hovland/Wyndham Clark

Friday’s Featured and Featured Groups:

9:15 a.m. ET: Colin Morikawa/Jason Day (Focus Group)

9:15 a.m. ET: Victor Hovland/Wyndham Clarke (Featured Group)

10am ET: Jon Rahm/Scottie Schaeffler (Marquee Group)

2:00 PM ET: Jordan Spieth/Sung Jae Lim (Featured Group)

2:00 PM ET: Rory McIlroy/Lucas Glover (Featured Group)

BMW Championship 1st round tee times

Thursday Tea No.1

9:26am – JT Poston, Brendon Todd

9:37 am – Adam Svenson, Matt Fitzpatrick

9:48 am – Adam Hadwin, Byun Hung Ahn

9:59 am – Sahith Siegala, Justin Rose

10:10 am – Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im

10:21 am – Emiliano Grillo, Sepp Straka

10:32 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Adam Schenk

10:43 am – Russell Henry, Nick Taylor

10:54 am – Patrick Cantley, Max Houma

11:10 am – Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover

11:21 a.m. – Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood

11:32 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Tom Hoge

11:43 a.m. – Cam Davis, Cameron Young

11:54am – Andrew Putnam, Eric Cole

12:05pm – Seamus Power, Lee Hodges

12:16pm – Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy

12:27pm – Chris Kirk, Sam Burns

12:43pm – Corey Connors, Tyrrell Hutton

12:54pm – Jason Day, Colin Morikawa

1:05pm – Siu Kim, Tom Kim

1:16pm – Tony Finau, Taylor Moore

1:27 pm – Victor Hovland, Wyndham Clark

1:38 pm – Jon Rahm, Scotty Schaeffler

1:49pm – Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler

2pm – Harris English, Patrick Rogers

BMW Championship 2nd round tee times

Thursday Tea No.1

9:26 a.m. – Cam Davis, Cameron Young

9:37 am – Andrew Putnam, Eric Cole

9:48 am – Seamus Power, Lee Hodges

9:59 am – Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy

10:10am – Chris Kirk, Sam Burns

10:21am – Corey Connors, Tyrrell Hutton

10:32 am – Jason Day, Colin Morikawa

10:43 am – Siu Kim, Tom Kim

10:54 am – Tony Finau, Taylor Moore

11:10am – Victor Hovland, Wyndham Clark

11:21 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Scotty Schaeffler

11:32 a.m. – Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler

11:43 a.m. – Harris English, Patrick Rogers

11:54am – JT Poston, Brendon Todd

12:05pm – Adam Svenson, Matt Fitzpatrick

12:16pm – Adam Hadwin, Byun Hung Ahn

12:27pm – Sahith Siegara, Justin Rose

12:43pm – Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im

12:54pm – Emiliano Grillo, Sepp Straka

1:05pm – Xander Schauffele, Adam Schenk

1:16pm – Russell Henry, Nick Taylor

1:27 pm – Patrick Cantley, Max Houma

1:38pm – Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover

1:49pm – Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood

2pm – Hideki Matsuyama, Tom Hoge

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