Over the weekend, all eyes from Chicago sports fans were focused not on baseball or football but instead on the world’s favorite past time; golf. This is because over the weekend Chicago played host to the annual 2012 Ryder Cup; a golf tournament, which is held every other year and pits together teams from both Europe and the United States in a battle for the coveted Ryder Cup. For decades this has been one of the most electric sporting events in this history of modern sports and one of the biggest events in professional golf.
This entire past week has been filled with Ryder Cup events which came as a huge boost the Chicago sports community particularly following the recent struggles of the White Sox and the Cubs; the Bears hiatus until Monday Night Football and the news of the Blackhawk lock out. The good news for fans is that the Ryder Cup was able to lift the spirits of Chicago sports fans and provide days worth of high action entertainment that was morn than enough to hold fans over until the Bears Monday night matchup.
The events began with the first ever Celebrity Scramble event which featured teams of celebrities who battled it out on the course. In fact the whole weekend of Ryder Cup action was filled with celebrity appearances as even the biggest stars in the country flocked to the Windy City to see the golf action unfold. Michael Phelps was seen commentating and walking about the course, Justing Timberlake serving as the master ceremonies for the celebrity events, or talents like Michael Jordan viewing the entire tournament from a tee box.
However this event was about more than just celebrity sightings; it was about one of the biggest events in golf history. Although the American team got out to an early lead, the matches began being filled with all types of drama, surprise shots and unexpected comebacks as the European team rallied from behind and came from behind to secure the victory for the European team. While the action at the Medinah Golf Club didn’t quite play out like the American team wanted; Chicago fans were still able to get in on one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
With the Ryder Cup coming to a close fans will now need to focus their attention on the Chicago Bears as they take the Monday Night Football stage this week. Their action will take place at home at Soldier Field; have you gotten your tickets yet?