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September 2016

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Author: Len Ziehm

We assess both the good and bad about the BMW Championship, which will be skipping the Chicago area this year

Here’s what is wrong with the BMW Championship, which is coming up Sept. 8-11 at Crooked Stick in Indianapolis.

For one, it’s not Chicago based. When the Western Golf Association (WGA) replaced the history-rich Western Open in favor of the BMW Championship in 2007, that ended a 45-year run for Chicago being an annual PGA Tour stop. Now it’s every other year, and this time Crooked Stick gets to host for the second time.

For another, being a FedEx Cup Playoff event, you’re never sure exactly who will be playing until a few days beforehand, and some of golf’s most po....