The BMW Championship begins Tuesday, pros tee off Thursday

Carmel, Ind.

Vince Pellegrino, VP of Tournaments for the Western Golf Association says, "There will be 70 of the greatest players of the world will be here. Tiger Woods. Rory McIroy, Phil Mickelson. Justin Rhodes our defending champion. Luke Donald. They're all going to be here."

Bubba Watson practiced Monday at Crooked Stick ahead of the tournament.

For fans, parking is going to be at the Coxhall Gardens which are at 116th Street and Towne Road. A shuttle will be available to take people to the main gate.

Pellegrino says if you drive a BMW you get some special perks, "They get to park up close and they get a separate shuttle to the front gate."

Along with the special BMW owners parking, there is an owner's pavilion at the 17th tee that has  upgraded food options, a swanky lounge and special seating. All you need to take advantage of the BMW owners perks is to show you key fob.

The 17th and 18th holes are going to be the big watching spots on Sunday as players compete down the final stretch for the championship, but Pellegrino says the 6th hole is also a must see, "It's kind of the signature hole here. It's a par 3. Some great viewing behind the green."

If you want to see the golf greats up close, the biergarten between the front and back 9 is where you should go. Pellegrino says its, "Right near the driving range. It's a great spot to catch all the players warming up and heading out to the golf course." 

The players will park next to the biergarten and walk across a bridge to the clubhouse, creating a great opportunity for fans to see their favorite players.

Already $2.46 million dollars in tickets have been pre-sold. Pellegrino says, "It's huge because the PGA tour hasn't been here since 1991."

 

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