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WGA CEO John Kaczkowski (L) and Vince Pellegrino SR. VP. of Tournaments (R).

THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE to work the BMW Championship in the Chicago area for the next several years as a volunteer. There are 2,000 volunteer positions open, and the faster you sign up, the better your chances are to work in an area that appeals to you.

The 2023 BMW Championship will be played at the Olympia Fields Country Club from August 15-20. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Championship at Olympia Fields was played with no fans in attendance.

But funds raised from the BMW Championship all benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation. Last year in 2021 the Foundation sent over 300 caddies to college on full-ride scholarships.

But volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and need to work three shifts during championship week.

***DEADLINE TO APPLY*** is December 19th.


Volunteers work in a variety of positions both inside and outside of the ropes. Some of the positions include, transportation, corporate hospitality, apparel sales in the merchandise tent. But all positions are important when it comes to putting on a successful tournament. Shifts do run from 4-6 hours.

“The BMW Championship could not happen without the dedication, enthusiasm and support from volunteers who are essential to our tournament success,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “Because serving as a volunteer presents a tremendous opportunity to see the tournament from a different perspective while also helping us raise funds for our sole charity beneficiary, the Evans Scholars Foundation.”

But volunteers are required to purchase a $175.00 uniform package. But the normal value of what you receive for $175 dollars, would be $629.00 dollars.

What you receive includes Peter Millar golf shirts (2). Peter Millar outerwear piece (1). One hat or visor. A BMW Championship clear bag (1). Your volunteer credential badge, which is valid every day during championship week. Vouchers for food and beverage on the days of your shift.

The 2023 BMW Championship will be the second of the three stages of the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs, now with a smaller field of just 50 players. But the top 30 players after the BMW Championship advance to the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta at the East Lake Club.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.