GOLF AND THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE — BMW Championship Named PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year

January 20, 2014

Braman BMW West Palm Beach customers who are also golfers are applauding the fact that, for the second year in a row, the BMW Championship was named the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year.  The award was one of two earned by the 2013 BMW Championship, which also won the “Best On-Site Staging” award for this year’s tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

Conducted by the Western Golf Association, the 2013 BMW Championship raised over $2.5 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation bringing the total raised through the BMW Championship to over $17 million since the tournament’s inception in 2007. The Evans Scholars Foundation is the WGA’s 83-year-old sister organization which has been sending caddies-to-college since 1930.

The penultimate event in the FedExCup Playoffs, the BMW Championship was one of the top attended tournaments on the PGA TOUR in 2013, attracting more than 130,000 spectators to Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the BMW Championship for being named the best among its peers on TOUR,” said PGA TOUR Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations Andy Pazder. “The tournament committee should be proud of the special recognition the event has earned for its efforts.”

The 2012 BMW Championship, held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. and won by Rory McIlroy, was named the TOUR’s Tournament of the Year last year.

BMW leveraged its sponsorship in numerous ways, including providing BMW owners – and Braman BMW customers — many benefits such as complimentary tickets, exclusive parking and shuttle transportation on-site, concierge service, as well as, a private BMW Owners’ Pavilion hospitality area featuring some of the best views of the course and exclusive live viewing opportunities at the Golf Channel Studio.

Additionally, BMW awarded a four-year scholarship to the Evans Scholars Foundation when Hunter Mahan recorded a Hole-in-One on the 17th hole during the tournament’s third round. Mahan’s Hole-in-One also earned him a BMW i3, BMW’s first all-electric vehicle.

The 2014 BMW Championship is set for September 1-7 at Cherry Hills Country Club outside Denver, Colo.

For further information about the full line of BMW vehicles, or to arrange a test drive, please visit Braman BMW West Palm Beach.

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