BMW Championship Viewer's Guide: Round 1 & 2 tee times, TV info

Sep 8, 2018; Newtown Square, PA, USA; Tiger Woods walks to the eighth hole during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink GC. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports Eric Sucar/USA TODAY Sports

BMW Championship Viewer's Guide: Round 1 & 2 tee times, TV info

Golf

BMW Championship Viewer's Guide: Round 1 & 2 tee times, TV info

By

The FedEx Cup Playoffs resume at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club this week as the BMW Championship visits one of golf’s most notable Midwest outposts.

Sixty-nine of the 70 players eligible to play in the BMW are set to tee off Thursday. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup Standings following 72 holes this weekend will advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta next week.

A few players, like No. 1 Brooks Koepka and Northern Trust champion Patrick Reed, have already reserved their spots in the Tour’s 2019 finale. But many notables – led by Tiger Woods – are too close to or on the wrong side of the magical No. 30 line.

There is no 36-hole cut this weekend so each player has a chance to contend and make a run regardless of how poorly he may play early on in the tournament. The minimum payout, based on a 70-player field, is $18,500. A No. 10 solo finish is worth $249,500. The winner get $1.665 million.

The FedEx Cup scale is inflated again this week, with the winner getting 2000 points.

With such a strong field, the term “featured group” might be a little more descriptive this week than during your typical late-April Tour stop.

As is the norm in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the top-three players in the standings are grouped together at the BMW. Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy will begin at 11:48 a.m. ET on Thursday and 1:54 p.m. ET on Friday. Koepka has three victories and three runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour this season, including his victory in the PGA Championship.

Nos. 4, 5 and 6 in the FedEx Cup Standings – Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay – form another featured group at the BMW. All three have spot sealed at East Lake. Rahm finished T-3 in the Northern Trust.

That trio is followed by Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Gary Woodland, who are fittingly ranked Nos. 7, 8 and 9 this week. Ancer was runner-up to Reed last week, he earned both a spot in the Tour Championship and on the 2019 International Presidents Cup Team.

The final “featured” group consists of No. 10 Dustin Johnson, No. 11 Webb Simpson and No. 12 Justin Rose.

Tiger Woods (38th) is grouped with C.T. Pan and Billy Horschel in the first two rounds. They begin play at 12:54 p.m. ET on Thursday

Kevin Na, No. 55 in the FedEx Cup Standings, WD’d from the BMW on Monday to be with his wife, who is expecting their second child.

Here are the groupings and tee times for the BMW this week.

BMW Championship – Round 1 & 2 Tee Times

Round 1 – Thursday

(All times Eastern)

Hole No. 1
Tee Time
Players
10:15 a.m. J.B. Holmes, Si Woo Kim, Nate Lashley
10:26 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Keith Mitchell, Jim Furyk
10:37 a.m. Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Rory Sabbatini
10:48 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Scott Piercy, J.T. Poston
10:59 a.m. Shane Lowry, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners
11:10 a.m. Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Kisner
11:21 a.m. Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas
11:37 a.m. Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Gary Woodland
11:48 a.m. Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy
11:59 a.m. Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Champ
12:10 p.m. Vaughn Taylor, Joel Dahmen, Graeme McDowell
12:21 p.m. Wyndham Clark, Emiliano Grillo, Joaquin Niemann
12:32 p.m. Ryan Moore, Jason Day, Adam Hadwin
12:43 p.m. Kevin Tway, Lucas Glover, Sung Kang
12:54 p.m. C.T. Pan, Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel
1:10 p.m. Ryan Palmer, Jason Kokrak, Hideki Matsuyama
1:21 p.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Harold Varner III, Andrew Putnam
1:32 p.m. Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Tommy Fleetwood
1:43 p.m. Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler, Chez Reavie
1:54 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose
2:05 p.m. Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay
2:16 p.m. Troy Merritt, Dylan Frittelli, Byeong Hun An
2:27 p.m. Adam Long, Keegan Bradley, Rafa Cabrera Bello

Round 2 – Friday

(All times Eastern)

Hole No. 1
Tee Time
Players
10:15 a.m. Ryan Moore, Jason Day, Adam Hadwin
10:26 a.m. Kevin Tway, Lucas Glover, Sung Kang
10:37 a.m. C.T. Pan, Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel
10:48 a.m. Ryan Palmer, Jason Kokrak, Hideki Matsuyama
10:59 a.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Harold Varner III, Andrew Putnam
11:10 a.m. Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Tommy Fleetwood
11:21 a.m. Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler, Chez Reavie
11:37 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose
11:48 a.m. Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay
11:59 a.m. Troy Merritt, Dylan Frittelli, Byeong Hun An
12:10 p.m. Adam Long, Keegan Bradley, Rafa Cabrera Bello
12:21 p.m. J.B. Holmes, Si Woo Kim, Nate Lashley
12:32 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Keith Mitchell, Jim Furyk
12:43 p.m. Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Rory Sabbatini
12:54 p.m. Francesco Molinari, Scott Piercy, J.T. Poston
1:10 p.m. Shane Lowry, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners
1:21 p.m. Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Kisner
1:32 p.m. Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas
1:43 p.m. Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Gary Woodland
1:54 p.m. Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy
2:05 p.m. Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Champ
2:16 p.m. Vaughn Taylor, Joel Dahmen, Graeme McDowell
2:27 p.m. Wyndham Clark, Emiliano Grillo, Joaquin Niemann

BMW Championship – TV, Online Info

Thursday, Aug. 15

(All times Eastern)
Golf Channel: 3 – 7 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 9:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 1 – 7 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

Friday, Aug. 16

Golf Channel: 3 – 7 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 9:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 1 – 7 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

Sat., Aug. 17

Golf Channel: 12 – 3 p.m.
NBC: 3 – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 1 – 6 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

Sun., Aug. 18

Golf Channel: 12 – 2 p.m.
NBC: 2 – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 1 – 6 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

Latest

More Golfweek
Home