BMW Championship Kicks Off at Crooked Stick
Jim Furyk signs autographs for fans at Crooked Stick. (WIBC.com photo: Reed Parker)
The 70 best PGA Golfers in the world are in Carmel for the BMW Championship.
Two qualifiers are coming home to play in the tournament, Jeff Overton of Evansville and Bo Van Pelt of Richmond. Overton says he was nervous over the Labor Day weekend playing in the Deutsche Bank to be able to qualify for the next round of the playoffs. Overton says the last thing he would've wanted was to be watching the BMW Championship on tv at his home in Bloomington.
Van Pelt says he's been a pro 13 years and this is his first tournament in Indiana, which he says will make it a special week. Different Pro-Am tournaments begin Wedneday morning, inlcuding Tiger Woods at 7:30am. Players also will get practice rounds in on Wednesday, which is the only practice due to the Deutsche Bank finishing on Monday and rain cutting back on course time.
The first group tees off in Round 1 on Thursday at 11:15am. Van Pelt tees off at 11:37am and Overton hits the first tee at 12:21pm.