VIDEO: McIlroy, Woodland burn rubber in BMW i3

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland competed in a driving challenge Tuesday to kick off BMW Championship week.

The two PGA Tour players competed on a specially created driving course at Six Flags Great America for the BMW Championship and Evans Scholars Foundation. BMW, in turn, made a $10,000 donation in their honor. The two drove a BMW i3, which is an electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fiber that will launch in spring 2014. McIlroy and Woodland were two of the first people to drive the car since it was revealed globally on July 29.

They were only two seconds slower than the track record, and were met at the finish line by Evans Scholars Justin Cruz and Yesenia Juarez, both students at Northwestern. All proceeds from the BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $14 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation.

The first player who makes a hole-in-one this week at Conway Farms’ 17th wins a new BMW i3. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.