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PGA Tour
$7,500,000 BMW Championship Field
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Dubsdread Course)
Par 71 - 7326 Yards
Lemont, Illinois
Sep 9 - Sep 12, 2010
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Stuart Appleby
Ricky Barnes
Jason Bohn
Angel Cabrera
Paul Casey
Greg Chalmers
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Ben Crane
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Brendon de Jonge
Luke Donald
Jason Dufner
Ernie Els
Rickie Fowler
Jim Furyk
Brian Gay
Tom Gillis
Retief Goosen
Bill Haas
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
Freddie Jacobson
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Matt Jones
Anthony Kim
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Hunter Mahan
Rory McIlroy
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Tim Petrovic
Carl Pettersson
Ian Poulter
Andres Romero
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Adam Scott
John Senden
Michael Sim
Vijay Singh
Heath Slocum
Brandt Snedeker
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
Vaughn Taylor
David Toms
D.J. Trahan
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Charlie Wi
Tiger Woods *
Y.E. Yang
* - Defending Champion
The BMW Championship marks the third round of the PGA Tour playoffs, reserved for the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings. Following the fourth round at Cog Hill, only the top 30 players on the points list will make the field for the playoff finale at the Tour Championship, which begins after a one-week break in the schedule. Tiger Woods won last year`s BMW Championship by eight shots after posting four consecutive rounds of 68 or better, collecting his fifth career victory at the tournament. The win catapulted Woods to his second FedExCup title in three years. Fighting for his playoff life -- and his No. 1 ranking -- Woods birdied three of his last four holes at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn the right to defend his title. He closed with a three-under 68 to share 11th place at 10-under-par 274. That was good enough to hold off Phil Mickelson and retain his No. 1 ranking. Mickelson needed a top-four finish to pass Woods and was there for a while. However, Mickelson had a birdie, two bogeys, a double-bogey and a triple-bogey on the back nine en route to a closing 76. That dropped him 14 spots behind Woods on the leaderboard as the left-hander finished at minus-seven. Charley Hoffman soared to No. 2 on the FedExCup points list as he won the Deutsche Bank Championship by five strokes. Hoffman carded six birdies on the back nine, and 11 in his round, as he fired a nine-under 62. He matched the tournament scoring record of 262. Padraig Harrington, Lucas Glover, Chris Couch and Charles Howell III started the week inside the top 70, but were bumped out and will miss the final two playoff events. Golf Channel will have coverage of the first two rounds of the BMW Championship, while NBC will broadcast the final two rounds. Mickelson will defend his title at the Tour Championship beginning Sept. 23. Any player inside the top five in the playoff standings will have a shot to win the FedEx Cup by winning the Tour Championship.

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