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Rory McIlroy received $1.44 million for winning the 2012 BMW Championship bringing his season long winnings total to $7.82 million. The total purse for the tournament was $8 million.
Second place finishers Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood receive $708,000 apiece. Tiger Woods and Robert Garrigus won $352,000 for finishing in a fourth place tie. Vijay Singh, who led the tournament after three rounds, finished in eighth place, winning $248,000.
McIlroy ranks No. 1 on the PGA Tour money list, almost $2 million more than the next closest golfer, Tiger Woods. Woods has made a projected $5.88 million this season. Jason Dufner is in third with $4.71 million.
Hunter Mahan, who finished in last place amongst those golfers that made the cut, will leave the tournament with $16,000.
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Rory McIlroy put together a solid Sunday round to defeat the field at the 2012 BMW Championship with a score of 20-under par.
McIlroy jumped Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh who began the day tied for the lead. Singh faded down the stretch shooting one-over on Sunday and finished in eighth. Mickelson couldn't keep up with McIlroy and finished in second place at 18-under.
Bubba Watson was the hottest of all on Sunday, shooting seven-under par, but he finished at 12-under for the tournament.
McIlroy shot five-under for the day, and has now won his second tournament in as many weeks. This was his sixth on the PGA tour and his third in the last month. He now has 12 total wins between tours.
Hunter Mahan, Marc Leishman, Scott Piercy and John Senden are all off to 2-under starts in Sunday's final round of the 2012 BMW Championship among the golfers who have teed off already. Mahan has finished 11 holes, Leishman is through Piercy is through nine, Piercy has finished five and Senden has completed four. No one as of yet is threatening to make a run to the top of the leaderboard.
Co-leaders Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh tee off at 1:45 p.m. Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood, who are tied for second, tee off at 1:35 p.m. Tiger Woods tees off at 1:15 p.m.
The complete list of tee times can be viewed here. The live leaderboard can be viewed here. Television coverage of the final round is from noon-2 p.m. on Golf Channel. NBC will pick up live coverage from 2-6 p.m.
Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh enter Sunday's final round of the 2012 BMW Championship tied for the lead at 16-under. Michelson tee off last today in the same two-some at 1:45 p.m.
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, who are tied for second at 15-under, tee off together at 1:35 p.m. Other notables teeing off Sunday include Tiger Woods (13-under) at 1:15 p.m., Padraig Harrington (11-under) at 12:35 p.m. and Bubba Watson (5-under) at 10:45 p.m. The first golfers on the course are William McGirt and Hunter Mahan, who teed off at 8:05 a.m.
The complete list of tee times can be viewed here. The live leaderboard can be viewed here. Television coverage of the final round will be from noon-2 p.m. on The Golf Channel. NBC will pick up live coverage from 2-6 p.m.
The third round of the 2012 BMW Championship has been completed, and Vijay Singh has been joined atop the leaderboard by Phil Mickelson. Mickelson began the round five storkes off the lead, but after a fantastic 8-under par round he is now level with Vijay Singh at 16-under for the tournament. Singh had a solid round of his own, shooting 3-under par for the day.
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy are sitting one stroke back at 15-under, and there are a trio of golfers including Robert Garigus, Adam Scott, and Dustin Johnson sitting at 14-under for the tournament. Tiger Woods began the third round only a single stroke back, but his 1-under seventy one will see him start the final round three strokes off the lead.
The final round of the 2012 BMW Championship is scheduled to tee off at 8:05 a.m. ET. Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson will be the final pairing of the tournament, and they are scheduled to tee off at 1:45 p.m ET.
The third round of the 2012 BMW Championship is underway, and all of the leaders are now out on the course. Vijay Singh is through seven holes on the day at 1-under par, and that sees him in the lead at 14-under par for the tournament. Rory McIlroy sits a stroke behind in second while also shooting 1-under for the day. McIlroy is also through seven holes, as he's playing with Singh today.
Phil Mickelson has been rocketing up the leaderboard all day. Phil is through eleven holes now, and his 5-under round has seen him climb into a tie for second with McIlroy at 13-under. Three golfers are tied for fourth at 12-under, including Ryan Moore (even through seven), Dustin Johnson (3-under through eight), and Seung-Yul Noh (2-under through eight).
Tiger Woods began the day one stroke behind the leaders, but he's shooting 2-over for the day and has dropped four strokes off the pace at 10-under par. Woods is through seven, and playing with the group just ahead of the leaders.
The third round of the 2012 BMW Championship is underway, and the leaders are about to head out onto the course. Vijay SIngh sits alone atop the leaderboard at 13-under, with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Ryan Moore sitting a stroke behind at 12-under.
Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, and Dustin Johnson have all started the third round with birdies to climb into the top ten of the leaderboard. Jim Furyk sits 2-under through the first six holes as he's closed to within six strokes of the lead. Phil Mickelson started out with a pair of pars, but he's bogeyed the third hole to drop to 7-under par for the tournament.
Michigan native Tom Gillis just got his third round underway. He made par on the first hole and currently sits in a tie for fifteenth, five strokes off the lead.
With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods continue to battle near the top of the leaderboard, third-round play in the 2012 BMW Championship begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Vijay Singh moved into the lead Friday at 13-under overall, but Woods and McIlroy are close behind at 12-under, tied for second place with Ryan Moore. Singh tees off at 1:01 p.m. in a group with McIlroy and Moore. Woods tees off at 12:50 p.m. with Lee Westwood (11-under) and Bo Van Pelt (11-under).
The complete list of tee times can be viewed here. The live leaderboard can be viewed here. Television coverage of the third round will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 3:30-6 p.m. on The Golf Channel. NBC will pick up coverage from noon-3:30 p.m.
At the top of the leaderboard at the 2012 BMW Championship are some familiar names, all of whom are vying for the FedEx Cup. While Vijay Singh holds the tournament lead after two rounds in Carmel, Ind., both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are just one stroke behind as the tournament reaches the weekend.
Woods and McIlroy, the two golfers tied for the lead in FedEx Cup event wins at three, have played evenly throughout the tournament, although it was Woods that shot one stroke better than McIlroy on Friday. Birdies on three of the last four holes aided Woods in his ascension up the leaderboard, while an eagle on No. 9 and six birdies helped McIlroy salvage a strong round despite four bogeys.
Singh has played consistently thus far in the tournament, shooting 7-under on Thursday and 6-under on Friday to hold on to the tournament lead, although he is No. 49 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Be sure to check out the up-to-date leaderboard at Golf.com.
After round one at the 2012 BMW Championship, there was a four-way tie between Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLaet for first place. Through a good portion of round two, the leaderboard has been shaken up a bit, though those leaders from a day ago are generally doing well, or at least, they're not doing poorly.
McIlroy sits at 10-under overall and 2-under on the day through six holes. He's tied for first righ Vijay Singh and Ryan Moore, though they are through 10 and nine holes, respectively. Van Pelt is 1-under on the day, while Simpson is even on the day and has dropped a bit. DaLaet is also even on the day and shares the seventh place tie with Simpson.
Michigan native Tom Gillis is doing well. He's up nine spots from day one, and is 5-under for the tournament thus far, with a 2-under mark in round two through 12 holes. Graeme McDowell has jumped nine spots to be in the mix for the seventh-place tie. Tiger Woods is doing well, at 8-under for the tournament and sharing that tie.
Be sure to check out the up-to-date leaderboard at Golf.com.
The second round of the 2012 BMW Championship begins at 8 a.m. Tee times have been moved up earlier in the day due to a severe weather threat in the afternoon at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana.
After Thursday's first round, four golfers are tied for the lead at 8-under — Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLaet. McIlroy tees off in a group with Tiger Woods (7-under) and Nick Watney (2-under) at 9:39 a.m. Simpson and Van Pelt tee off with Jim Furyk (3-under) at 9:28 a.m. DeLaet tees off at 9:50 a.m. with David Hearn (3-under) and Troy Matteson (2-under).
The opening round of the 2012 BMW Championship is finishing up, and the leaders have emerged. Rory McIlroy continues his incredible year at the top of the leaderboard, 8-under and tied with Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLaet. Tiger Woods also continues his recent early-round success, sitting one stroke behind the leaders.
Other notable scores from Round 1: Vijay Singh is 6-under through 15 holes, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia are 3-under. Rickie Fowler is 4-under through 17, and Vijay Singh is 6-under through 15.
The BMW Championship is the last opportunity golfers have to make the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and qualify for the Tour Championship. That's a crucial concern for someone like Mark Wilson, currently 30th in the standings, or Martin Laird, currently 31st. Wilson shot an even par in Round 1, while Laird was 2-under. It's the scores at the end that count, but this is something to keep an eye on all weekend.
A field of 70 golfers will tee off at Crooked Stick Golf Club on Thursday at the BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The day's premiere threesome tees off at 12:48 p.m. ET, when Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Nick Watney take the course. McIlroy, the world's No. 1 player, is coming off a one-shot win in last week's Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods, who finished third last week after a strong comeback Monday, sits third in FedEx Cup points.
Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner, and Zach Johnson tee off immediately before the McIlroy-Woods-Watney group at 12:37 p.m. ET. British Open champion Ernie Els is set to begin his opening round at 1:54 p.m. on the back nine, along with Steve Stricker and world No. 2 Luke Donald. Brandt Snedeker and Louis Oosthuizen, ranked fourth and fifth in FedEx Cup points, also start their rounds at 1:54 p.m., on the front nine.
Tom Gillis, a native of Pontiac, Mich., plays at 1:21 p.m. with 2010 U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell and Jeff Overton.
Television coverage begins on Golf Channel at 3:00 p.m. ET, and will be replayed in prime time.
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The 2012 BMW Championship in Carmel, Indiana kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 6.