Rory McIlroy Wins 2012 BMW Championship

World's No. 1 Golfer Wins His Second Consecutive FedExCup Playoff Event

Sep 09, 2012, 20:25 ET from BMW of North America, LLC

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top-ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, continued his impressive run Sunday, winning the 2012 BMW Championship against one of the strongest fields in golf this year.  McIlroy opened play on Thursday by shooting an 8-under 64 and finished with a final round of 67 to seal the victory.  He has now won three of his last four tournaments and becomes only the fourth player to win consecutive legs of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.

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All proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.  Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $11 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation, the nation's largest privately funded, full-tuition college scholarship program.

"Congratulations to Rory McIlroy on his brilliant performance," said Ludwig Willisch, President & CEO of BMW of North America.  "He faced some very tough competition and showed tremendous focus and determination in earning this victory."

McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA TOUR.  He joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23.

"Rory McIlroy has shown he is one of the greatest young players of all time," said John Kaczkowski, Western Golf Association President and CEO.  "His win at the 2012 BMW Championship against some of the toughest competition in golf puts his name on the J.K. Wadley Trophy alongside such legends as Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods."

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC