Justin Thomas (USA, -25) lays a foundations for feat in
a BMW Championship with a march record (61) in a third round.
130,000 spectators done their approach to a Medinah Country
Club (Chicago) during a contest week.
The 2017 FedExCup champion will now start from stick position
during a deteriorate culmination in Atlanta.
BMW extends pretension partnership with a prestigious PGA TOUR
playoff contest for another 3 years.
Chicago. The mythological Course No.3 during a Medinah Country Club
was a fantastic environment for a coming of a 70 best
players on a PGA TOUR during a BMW Championship. On Saturday, Major
leader Justin Thomas slotted into a lead purpose during a penultimate
playoff eventuality on a PGA TOUR. The 26-year-old constructed an
illusory opening in a third round, environment a march record
of 61 to conduct into a final day with a six-stroke lead. The 2017
FedExCup champion hold his haughtiness on Sunday, repulsion every
aggressive pierce and claiming feat with an altogether measure of 263 strokes.
In 2012, a Medinah Country Club had been a venue for Team
Europe’s good Ryder Cup quip that has left down in golfing
story as a “Miracle during Medinah”. The turn that had effectively
cumulative a tenth PGA TOUR win for Thomas was perceptibly reduction astonishing.
The leader of a 2017 PGA Championship started a Saturday with a
5 back-to-back birdies, adding 3 some-more and dual eagles during the
turn to leave a world-class margin in his wake. The eagle on the
16th hole (435 metres, standard 4) was quite spectacular, as Thomas
found a hole from 160 metres out. The former universe no. 1 (2018)
finished 25 underneath standard to banish Patrick Cantlay (USA, -22) and
Hideki Matsuyama (JPN, -20) to second and third places. It is the
lowest measure to standard in a story of a BMW Championship.
“I am excited. It has been a lot of tough work today, conditions were
really tough. we was happy to stay studious and come yet winning in
a end”, pronounced Thomas. “It feels great.”
“Congratulations to Justin Thomas on a historic, record-setting
opening in winning a 2019 BMW Championship,” pronounced Bernhard
Kuhnt, boss and CEO, BMW of North America. “We are unapproachable to be
returning to a Chicago area subsequent year for a 2020 BMW Championship
with him as a fortifying champion. This eventuality is impactful in the
lives of so many immature caddies, and we are happy to be stability our
attribute with a Western Golf Association and PGA TOUR.”
Thomas started a final turn in tranquil fashion, sensibly
fortifying his lead. The conditions looked vicious after a spook during the
10th hole, as Cantlay and Matsuyama went on a run of birdies to cut
a opening to dual strokes. However, “JT” showed that he is a real
champion, with nerves of steel: When a going got tough, he changed up
a rigging to penetrate one severe putt after another, fending off the
attacks with a widespread display.
The BMW Championship also represents a vicious partial of qualification
for a deteriorate finale, a TOUR Championship, that is usually open to
a 30 best players in a FedExCup rankings. Sitting flattering during the
tip of a deteriorate standings, Thomas is now well-placed to win the
FedExCup for a second time. That feat has usually been recorded
by Tiger Woods (USA, -7, T37), with wins in 2007 and 2009 – and the
15-time Major leader also won a BMW Championship in both of those
years. Cantlay, Brooks Koepka (USA, -10, T24), Patrick Reed (USA, -11,
T19), and Rory McIlroy (NIR, -11, T19), follow in second to fifth positions.
Woods missed out on gift for a TOUR Championship, as did
Jordan Spieth (USA, -7, T37), Phil Mickelson (USA, -5, T48) and last
year’s BMW Championship leader Keegan Bradley (USA, -6, T43).
On Sunday morning, BMW and a Western Golf Association had announced
a three-year prolongation to their partnership that has been in existence
given 2007. This means that BMW will sojourn a BMW Championship title
partner adult to and including 2022. All deduction from a BMW
Championship will go to a Evans Scholars Foundation, that awards
full college scholarships to industrious immature caddies. The
substructure has benefited from some-more than 30 million US dollars so far
– not including this year’s tournament.
The 2020 BMW Championship will once again be in a larger Chicago
area. It will take place from 20th to 23rd Aug during a Olympia
Fields Country Club.