The BMW Championship will return to Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel in 2016, tournament officials announced Tuesday.

The 2012 BMW Championship, which was played at Crooked Stick, was named that year's "Tournament of the Year" by the PGA TOUR, with benchmarks achieved in several areas, including attendance, community support and philanthropic contributions back to the Evans Scholars Foundation, the tournament's sole charity.

Rory McIlroy won the 2012 BMW Championship over a star-studded leaderboard that included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, who all finished inside the top 10.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the BMW Championship back to Crooked Stick Golf Club, where we had such a successful event in 2012, thanks in large part to the tremendous community and business support in the market," said Vince Pellegrino, senior vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association, which conducts the event. "We look forward to engaging again with the great people of Indiana and to producing the very best fan environment possible."

The 2012 BMW Championship raised nearly $3 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation.

"The PGA TOUR is delighted to partner with BMW, the Western Golf Association and Crooked Stick Golf Club in returning the BMW Championship to the Indianapolis area," said Andy Pazder, PGA TOUR executive vice president and chief of operations. "The tournament received overwhelming community support in its first visit and we anticipate another tremendous event in 2016."

The 2014 BMW Championship concluded Sunday at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. Billy Horschel won the title with a two-stroke victory over Bubba Watson. The 2015 championship will be held the week of Sept. 14-20 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.