Legendary golf course architects Pete and Alice Dye have been named honorary chairpersons of the 2016 BMW Championship by the Western Golf Association. The tournament returns to Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel next September.
The husband-and-wife team designed Crooked Stick in 1964. To honor them, the upgraded hospitality pavilion located between the 15th and 16th holes on Crooked Stick will now be named The Dye Club.
The duo has designed more than 10 golf courses in central Indiana, including Dye’s Walk Country Club in Greenwood and Maple Creek Country Club on the east side of Indianapolis.
The Dyes have designed many famous courses throughout the world, including Whistling Straights near Kohler, Wisconsin, PGA West in La Quinta, California, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in Kiawah, South Carolina, Harbour Town Golf Links and Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Teeth of the Dog in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
The 2016 BMW Championship returns to Crooked Stick September 5-11, 2016. The Carmel course hosted the 2012 tournament. The events brings the top 70 PGA TOUR players to compete for the tournament’s $8.5 million purse, including $1.53 million for the winner. Past champions include Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, McIlroy and Zach Johnson.