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September 2012


Top Story: Excitement is reaching a fever pitch as Medinah puts the final touches on its Ryder Cup preparations

Author: Len Ziehm

It's getting close now. The biggest event in Chicago's rich golf history tees off at Medinah Country Club on September 28, but plenty will be going on before then. Indeed, this will be a month like no other for golf excitement in Chicago.

Medinah knows what big-time golf is all about, having been the site of three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. But Don Larson, the club’s Ryder Cup chairman, called the team event “the PGA times three.”

To put it mildly, Chicago is about to witness an emotion-charged display of patriotism that – in that regard—will likely put the recent Olympics to shame. There’s no event in all of sports quite like the Ryder Cup matches.

Players start arriving a....