Wilmington, Delaware and the Wilmington Country Club will play host to the 2022 BMW Golf Championships August 16-21. 

This event is the semifinal of the PGA FedEx Cup Playoffs, featuring 70 of the top golfers in the world. Golfers will be competing for a $15 million prize, and one of 30 slots for the finals in Atlanta, Georgia later this month. Notable golfers attending the BMW Championship include Cameron Smith, Scottie Scheffler, Justin Tomas, and Matt Fitzpatrick. 

The BMW tournament is the largest sporting event to come to the Wilmington area, with an expected 130,000 spectator turnout over the span of the competition, as well as TV coverage on both NBC and the Golf Channel. There are 2,100 volunteers assisting during the event, including 900 Delawareans. 

With the golfs said to be staying at the Hotel DuPont and an overall influx of visitors to the region, Wilmington and its surrounding areas are expected to see major economic gains during the week of the tournament, and the City of Wilmington encourages guests and golfers alike to visit the cities local businesses, restaurants and attractions. 

To learn more about the BMW Golf Championship, click here

To learn more about Wilmington’s tourism efforts supporting the championship visit the It’s Time FORE Fun page here.

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