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U.S. Table Tennis Olympian Timothy Wang Took On PGA TOUR Pros including Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar at the 2012 BMW Championship 

Carmel, IN – September 5, 2012… U.S. table tennis Olympian Timothy Wang made a special appearance at the 2012 BMW Championship on Wednesday to challenge the TOUR pros at a altogether different game. Wang, who was also the 2010 U.S. Men's Singles National Table Tennis Champion, set up shop in the Crooked Stick clubhouse and took on all comers as they came off the course during a 45-minute rain delay in Pro-Am play.

Among the PGA TOUR pros challenging Wang were Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar, who both held their own against the Olympian, while many others including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose watched and cheered on their fellow players.

Timothy Wang was the only American male to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games in table tennis after beating Barney Reed in a play-in match on the last day of qualifying in April 2012.

BMW is the Official Mobility Partner of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams through the 2016 Olympic Games. This commitment also includes partnerships with U.S. Speedskating, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Swimming and USA Track & Field. In addition to its financial support of Team USA, BMW is also applying its engineering expertise to advance the training and performance goals of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes of Team USA.


BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and

The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 115 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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Evans Scholars Foundation: Created in 1930, the Evans Scholars Foundation started with two Northwestern University students and has been managed since its inception by the Western Golf Association. To date, the foundation has offered more than 10,000 college scholarships to golf caddies, and during the 2012-2013 academic school year 830 caddies are attending college on Evans Scholarships, receiving tuition and housing benefits totaling more than $11 million.