Chicago sports fans of all types and styles have a great deal to cheer about this week, as several big sporting events have the city buzzing. For Chicago Bears fans still hyped up over the weekend win against the St. Louis Rams, there is even more to cheer about as news broke today that the NFL and the league’s referees have reached an agreement. Although the word is not official, the deal is expected to have the locked-out officials returning just in time for the Bears’ game against the Cowboys. The Bears will be taking on the Dallas team in front of a huge audience at home during Monday Night Football.
While the Bears have been dealing with the replacement refs, the Chicago White Sox have been dealing with end of season pressure as they attempt to overcome a difficult end of season schedule during their current playoff race. Fortunately for Chicago sports fans, they will get to see the Sox vie for a spot in the playoffs at home as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at home after finishing their difficult series against the Indians that showed the Sox just how tough this playoff race is going to be.
While dedicated Chicago sports fans are following their favorite home teams during pivotal points in both the baseball and football season, golf fans from all across the country have their eyes on Chicago as well. Fans from all over the world have already started gathering in the Windy City in anticipation for the upcoming 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club. Many are considering this event to be the biggest ever in golf history and one of the biggest sporting events ever in the Chicago area. Do you have your Golf Tickets?
While the pros won’t take the course until the weekend, Chicago residents can expect to see a number of celebrities breaking in the course at the tournament’s ‘Celebrity Scramble,’ which was held Tuesday to kick off the event. Tournament participants included Michael Phelps, George Lopez, Justin Timberlake and Billy Murray among other golfers and garnered a huge gathering of fans. The impressive celebrity play was just a preview of the excitement that the 39th annual Ryder Cup plans to bring over the weekend. Have you managed to get tickets to the tournament yet?
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?