BMW Championship: “DJ” does a double.

Posted on 12. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Indianapolis. American Dustin Johnson has won a BMW
Championship during Crooked Stick Golf Club (Indianapolis). The
32-year-old finished with a measure of 23 underneath customary (265 shots) to leave
a universe category field, featuring a tip 70 players on a PGA TOUR,
trailing in his wake. Johnson, who claimed his initial vital pretension at
a U.S. Open in June, had formerly won a BMW Championship behind in
2010. “DJ” joins Tiger Woods (USA, 2007 2009) as one of usually two
golfers to do a double during a penultimate Playoff event. Johnson
receives a winner’s coupon for 1,530,000 US dollars for his 14th title
on a PGA TOUR.

“On interest of BMW, congratulations to Dustin Johnson for once
again winning a BMW Championship,” pronounced Ludwig Willisch, President
CEO, BMW of North America. “Dustin’s second turn performance
was zero brief of spectacular. We wish him fitness as he continues his
office of a FedExCup during The TOUR Championship.”

„Ich habe in dieser Woche wirklich großartig gespielt. Die BMW
Championship ist ein bedeutendes Turnier mit starker Konkurrenz. Da
fight es wichtig, vier gute Runden zu spielen“, sagte Johnson. „Ich
habe im Moment einfach großes Selbstvertrauen.“

124.800 golf fans flocked to a BMW Championship over the
march of a contest week, and they were treated to an impressive
arrangement from a new FedExCup leader. Johnson had proven during Tuesday’s
opening eventuality during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he can put his
feet down during a circle of a BMW M2. “DJ” also seemed to be in a
aloft rigging than his rivals over a march of a 4 rounds: a new
march record of 63 propelled him to a tip of a leaderboard on
Friday, and a big-hitting American never looked back, fortifying his
lead well on Sunday.

“Obviously, my opening this week was fantastic. The BMW
Championship is a large event, with a lot of guys around a lead. I
played some unequivocally plain golf a past 4 days,” pronounced Johnson. “I’ve
got a lot of certainty in each partial of my game.”

The usually players who came tighten to relating a gait set by Johnson
were Paul Casey (-20, 2nd) and Roberto Castro (-17, 3rd). American
Castro started a contest with dual glorious rounds of 65 (seven
underneath par), though was incompetent to say that customary of play into the
weekend, definition he contingency wait a small longer for his initial pretension on
a PGA TOUR. It was a opposite story for Casey, who finished
runner-up during final week’s Deutsche Bank Championship: a Englishman
put Johnson underneath vigour early on Sunday, sharpened birdies on dual of
a initial 3 holes to pierce into a tie for a lead with “DJ”.
However, a overnight personality responded well with 4 birdies in
a subsequent 5 holes. History has steady itself for Casey: when
Johnson won his initial BMW Championship pretension in 2010, a Englishman
was again a bridesmaid, finishing one shot behind a winner.

Charl Schwartzel (RSA), Adam Scott (AUS), Matt Kuchar, Ryan Palmer
and J.B. Holmes (all USA) finished 12 underneath customary in fourth place.
Schwartzel’s final turn of 64 is quite remarkable, as it
propelled him 13 places adult a FedExCup rankings into 30th place,
securing him a final subordinate place for a TOUR Championship.

Defending champion and universe series one Jason Day was forced to
repel with behind problems in a final round. Rory McIlroy (NIR, -3,
T42), who won a 2012 BMW Championship in Indianapolis, and defending
FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth (USA, -11, 9th) were out of contention
this week. McIlroy, who won a Deutsche Bank Championship final week,
forsaken into sixth place behind Casey in a FedExCup rankings going
into a culmination to a Playoffs. Johnson (1), Patrick Reed (USA, 2),
Day (3), Adam Scott (AUS, 4) and Casey (5) are now best-placed in the
competition for a pretension of FedExCup champion forward of a TOUR Championship
in a fortnight’s time: these 5 players reason their predestine in their own
hands in Atlanta, with feat guaranteed to acquire them overall
FedExCup victory.

The BMW Championship will be hold for a third time during Conway Farms
Golf Club to a north of Chicago subsequent year. The contest afterwards moves
to a Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia in 2018, before a Medinah
Country Club in Chicago provides a theatre for a tip 70 pros on the
PGA TOUR in 2019.

 

Doubles during BMW tournaments:

Paul Azinger (USA): BMW International Open 1990 1992

Thomas Bjørn (DEN): BMW International Open 2000 2002

Tiger Woods (USA): BMW Championship 2007 2009

Luke Donald (ENG): BMW PGA Championship 2011 2012

Pablo Larrazábal (ESP): BMW International Open 2011 2015

Henrik Stenson (SWE): BMW International Open 2006 2016

Dustin Johnson (USA): BMW Championship 2010 2016

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