BMW Championship 2012: Where and When to Watch Golf Classic

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2012

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  (L-R) Former Olympic medallist Steve Backley throws the javelin and world number one golfer Martin Kaymer of Germany hits a shot at a flag during a challenge at the BMW PGA Championship Media Day at Wentworth Club on April 20, 2011 in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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With a spot in the TOUR Championship from Atlanta on the line, the importance of the 2012 BMW Championship has gone through the roof.

While there is the handsome check for winning this tournament, this event is all about the 2,500 FedEx Cup points awarded to the winner.

There is a wild weekend in store for the players with this much on the line, so every fan must follow this action and not miss a second.


Where: The Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

When: Thursday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept.  9

Watch: Golf Channel and NBC

Live Stream: PGA Live


TV Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
Golf Channel—3:00-6:00 p.m. ET
Golf Channel—8:30-11:30 p.m. ET 

Friday, Sept.  7, 2012
Golf Channel—3:00-6:00 p.m. ET
Golf Channel—8:30-11:30 p.m. ET 

Saturday, Sept.  8, 2012
NBC—12:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
Golf Channel—3:30-6:00 p.m. ET
Golf Channel—9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. ET 

Sunday, Sept.  9, 2012
Golf Channel—12:00-2:00 p.m. ET
NBC—2:00-6:00 p.m. ET 


Players to Watch

Nick Watney

Of all the underrated players that come into the 2012 BMW Championship, none has a better chance of winning this tournament and the entire Fed-Ex Cup than current second-place golfer Nick Watney.

Watney was the winner of the Barclays and comes into the BMW with 3,468 points. Adding another 2,500 to that total would make the trip to the TOUR Championship much more enjoyable for the tour veteran.

With the way that Watney has been playing, there is little doubt he is a favorite to steal the show this weekend and possibly steal the whole show when he walks away with the biggest check of them all.


Rory McIlroy

After a huge win at the Deutsche Bank Championship last weekend, Rory McIlroy is the Fed-Ex Cup leader heading into the BMW Championship with 4,799 points.

Another 2,500 points from a BMW Championship win would give McIlroy the kind of lead he would need to insure a Fed-Ex Cup win and the $10 million prize.

With McIlroy playing the best he has all season, this competition is the Irish star’s to lose. The hope is that he doesn’t choke on the biggest of stages like he has in the past, though.


Tiger Woods

Another contender looking to add a win to his 2012 resume and have a chance to win the Fed-Ex Cup prize is Tiger Woods, who currently sits third in points with 1,382.

Woods has three wins on tour this season and looked stellar through most of last weekend’s tournament, but he has yet to prove he can close strong and win a tournament from behind this year.

The Crooked Stick Golf Club is not the toughest in the world, so Tiger should be able to lean on his talent to get him into the weekend. For Woods to win, though, he needs to show that confidence he oozed with a few years ago.


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