The 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL is officially the second-to-last tournament of the season for the players of the PGA Tour, and the tournament will divide the contenders from the pretenders in preparation for the Tour Championship that will decide the winner of the 2015 FedEx Cup.
Golf’s de facto playoffs and end-of-year championship will narrow from a field of 70 to 30 by the end of the tournament. Currently, Australia’s Jason Day leads the FedEx Cup standings, followed by Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, the latter of which made a solid move towards the championship by winning last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship. However, he will have to have another strong showing at the BMW Championship if he wants to reach the very top.
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Jordan Spieth will look to rebound after a poor showing at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Spieth missed the cut, which was his second consecutive missed cut this season after winning the U.S. Open and the Masters in his historic season. If Spieth wants to remain in contention for the title, he will have to perform better than he has in the past two tournaments. Rory McIlroy took over the world’s No. 1 ranking, and Spieth will look to regain his top standing.
Tickets for the BMW Championship are going for an average price of $184.02 on the secondary market. Sunday’s rounds are the most expensive as of now, as tickets are going for $232.01, although the get-in price is much more reasonable, being $72. Surprisingly, Saturday’s tickets are sitting at a relatively low average price of $141.75 on the secondary market, while the get-in price is as low as $44.
The BMW Championship is not a Major, but it could be the most important tournament of the season for contention in the FedEx Cup. More than 50 percent of the field will call it a season after this week, so players will certainly be aiming to put forth their best effort in what could be their final showing of the campaign.