The PGA tour, along with 50 of its top players, is returning to Jersey City in 2027.

According to an announcement yesterday from the PGA Tour, Western Golf Association and BMW officials, Liberty National Golf club will host the 2027 BMW Championship at an as yet undetermined date in August 2027.

“We’re excited to bring the PGA Tour’s best players back to Liberty National for the BMW Championship,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “This course is no stranger to the thrill of the FedExCup Playoffs, and we know it will deliver an unmatched experience for the players and our fans.”

The 2027 event will mark the PGA Tour’s return to Liberty National after hosting the Presidents Cup in 2017 and the Northern Trust in 2009, 2013, 2019 and 2021. Most recently, the club hosted the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open, its first LPGA Tour event.

This will be the BMW Championship’s first visit to New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area and the event’s fifth stop on the East Coast since 2018.

“BMW of North America has been headquartered in New Jersey for nearly 50 years, so to host the BMW Championship at home, in front of so many of our customers, associates and dealers, will be a big thrill for everyone,” said Sebastian Mackensen, President and CEO, BMW of North America. 

The sponsors estimate that the event will have an economic impact on the area of more than $30 million.

The sponsors also hope that the event will play a philanthropic role by introducing more golfers and fans in the region to the Evans Scholars Foundation and its mission of awarding full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving youth caddies.

They say all proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the ESF, and since 2007, the event has raised more than $45 million for Evans Scholarships. There are, according to the sponsors, 1,130 Evans Scholars enrolled in 24 leading universities nationwide this year, including 10 students at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

“The BMW Championship at Liberty National Golf Club will give us an opportunity to show a new market the power of the Evans Scholars Program,” said WGA President and CEO John Kaczkowski. “This is an important step in our efforts as we continue to grow from coast to coast and reach more deserving young caddies.”

The BMW Championship features the top 50 PGA Tour players vying to earn one of 30 spots in the season-ending Tour Championship and the chance to be crowned FedExCup champion. Past BMW Championship winners include Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

“It’s a tremendous honor for Liberty National Golf Club to host the 2027 BMW Championship and FedExCup Playoffs,” said Paul Fireman, former CEO of Reebok and co-founder of Liberty National Golf Club.