Report: Aronimink to host '18 BMW Championship


The PGA Tour could be on the verge of heading back to Philadelphia.

According to a CSN Philly report, Aronimink Golf Club is in line to host the BMW Championship in 2018, the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Aronimink last hosted a PGA Tour event in 2011, when the Quicken Loans National relocated while Congressional Country Club prepared to host the U.S. Open. The course in Newtown Square, Pa., also hosted the event in 2010 and has hosted multiple major championships, notably the 1962 PGA Championship won by Gary Player.

Conducted by the Western Golf Association, the BMW Championship has moved around the country in recent years. It will return this fall to Conway Farms outside Chicago, which also hosted in 2013, and next year will head to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., which last hosted in 2012. Last year the event was played at Cherry Hills outside Denver, and while the 2017 host remains unknown the event is expected to return to the Chicago area.

The report notes that the club membership at Aronimink will gather March 4 to vote on hosting the event, a measure that is "expected to be easily passed."

The BMW Championship annually hosts the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings, with the top 30 then advancing to the season-ending Tour Championship.