PGA Tour
$7,500,000 BMW Championship Field
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Dubsdread Course)
Par 71 - 7326 Yards
Lemont, Illinois
Sep 10 - Sep 13, 2009
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Woody Austin
Jason Bohn
Jonathan Byrd
Angel Cabrera
Chad Campbell
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Ben Crane
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Luke Donald
Jason Dufner
Ernie Els
Bob Estes
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Retief Goosen
Paul Goydos
Nathan Green
Bill Haas
Padraig Harrington
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
Charles Howell III
Freddie Jacobson
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Jerry Kelly
Anthony Kim
Matt Kuchar
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Davis Love III
Hunter Mahan
John Mallinger
Steve Marino
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Jeff Overton
Pat Perez
Kenny Perry
Ian Poulter
John Rollins
Rory Sabbatini
John Senden
Webb Simpson
Heath Slocum
Brandt Snedeker
Steve Stricker
Kevin Sutherland
David Toms
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas *
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Mike Weir
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
* - Defending Champion
The eligible field of players has been trimmed to just 70 for the third event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the BMW Championship. It will be narrowed even further following this week`s event, with only the top 30 in the standings moving on to the Tour Championship, which begins Sept. 24 after a rare one-week break in the schedule. Last year, Camilo Villegas captured his long-anticipated first career PGA Tour victory with a two-under 68 in the final round, holding off a hard-charging Dudley Hart to win the BMW Championship by two shots. Villegas moved to No. 2 in the playoff standings following the win, but was statistically unable to overtake Vijay Singh for the FedEx Cup and its $10 million top prize. Singh, who won the first two playoff events last year, simply had to finish four rounds at the Tour Championship to claim the lucrative title. As there is no cut in the playoff finale, Singh easily kept his position at the top -- even as Villegas claimed his second-straight victory. There is no cut at the BMW Championship either, so all 70 players in the field this week will have four rounds to make something happen. Forty of them will not move on. Steve Stricker overtook Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot in the playoff standings after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. Woods fell to No. 2 in the standings and was followed by Barclays winner Heath Slocum, Zach Johnson and Scott Verplank. Following the Tour Championship in two weeks, the No. 1 player in the standings will earn the $10 million bonus. Second place receives $3 million, third gets $2 million, fourth earns $1.5 million and fifth place receives $1 million. Villegas got up and down for par to defeat Sergio Garcia on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win last year`s Tour Championship, taking second in the playoffs to Singh. To follow this week`s action at Cog Hill, tune in to Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday, and NBC on the weekend.