The BMW Championship appears headed back to Crooked Stick in 2016. Multiple reports indicate the Pete Dye-designed Indiana club is set to host the third event in the PGA Tour playoff series, pending a vote by club membership.
Club members will vote Aug. 28, with approval a mere formality as the Indianapolis Star reports 133 of the club’s 225 members have voted on the measure, all in the affirmative. Crooked Stick hosted the BMW Championship for the first time in 2012. Rainy conditions that week made the course soft, with Rory McIlroy winning at 20 under par by two shots over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.
Tournament officials have chosen to move the event back and forth from the Chicago area in alternating years. Colorado’s Cherry Hills will host this year’s BMW Championship, with Conway Farms returning as host in ’15 after an acclaimed run in 2013.
Under a contract with the city of San Francisco, TPC Harding Park was to be a host for the event, but instead it has become host of the WGC-Match Play Championship, 2020 PGA Championship and 2025 Presidents Cup.