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Chicago Hosts PGA Championship

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 17, 2006 4:06PM

While Chicago will never become a Tigers town, for this weekend anyway it could become a Tiger town. As in Woods. Tiger Woods joins dozens of other PGA golfers in town this week, as the Medinah Country Club in suburban Medina, IL plays host to this year's PGA Championship -- the final of the four major tournaments. This is the first time that Medinah has hosted the PGA Championship since 1999.

Coming off his victory in last month's British Open, Woods headlines the event. For the first two rounds, he's paired up with Phil Mickelson, perhaps the second biggest name on the Tour. The Trib's David Haugh will be liveblogging their rounds.

So what does Medina's 7,561 yards, Par 72 Course #3 have in store for the worlds best golfers? has a hole-by-hole video tour!

Both the Tribune and the Sun-Times offer additional coverage of the event.

In related golf news, the PGA is rethinking its decision to rotate the BMW (formerly Western) Open among various midwestern cities. While the event will rotate for the next couple years, it might remain exclusively in Chicago again after 2010. While the tourney moves to St. Louis in 2008 and Indianapolis in 2010, it could move back to Cog Hill for good after that. The PGA was surprised by the amount of fan outrage over the proposed changes. And Even Tiger Woods thought the tournament should remain in Chicago. And if Tiger wants it to be...