Survival of the Fittest in TOUR Playoffs

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BMW ChampionshipLEMONT, Ill. -- As the FedExCup Playoffs continue, the fields continue to shrink.
 
This week's BMW Championship, formerly the Western Open, will have just 70 players battling for the title as well as battling to get into the top 30 on the FedExCup points to gain entry into next week's event.
 
Trevor Immelman fired four rounds in the 60s to collect a two-stroke win over Tiger Woods and Mathew Goggin at the 103rd Western Open last year. Immelman has qualified for the BMW Championship and will be at Cog Hill.
 
The Western Open has morphed into the BMW Championship, the third of four events in the FedExCup playoffs.
 
Cog Hill hosted the final 16 Western Opens and it will host this week. However, starting in 2008, the event will rotate among several high-profile courses throughout the Midwest.
 
In 2008, the event will be played at Bellerive Country Club, return to Chicago in 2009 and every second year thereafter. The only other course set at this time is Crooked Stick Golf Club, which will host in 2010.
 
The GOLF CHANNEL covers the first two days before NBC broadcasts action of the two weekend rounds.
 
The final FedExCup Playoff event, the TOUR Championship, is next week.
 
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