World’s best golfers coming to Wisconsin

We are little more than a week away from the PGA championship to be held at Whistling Straits near Kohler. The top golfers in the world will play on one of the most challenging courses in the nation as they compete on the rugged course that hugs the shores of Lake Michigan. From the Chicago Sun Times:

The rugged, links-style Straits course looks like something you’d find in Ireland or Scotland, not America’s Dairyland. It commands a $340 greens fee and is walking-only, meaning it’s off limits to golf carts.

“To play a golf course where you don’t see cart marks in the fairways is pretty special,” said O’Reilly, who grew up in suburban Darien and played on the Downers Grove South High School golf team. He worked his way up from bag cleaner to head pro at Whistling Straits.

The Straits is one of four Pete Dye-designed courses at Destination Kohler, a vacation resort about an hour north of Milwaukee.

Tickets are still available for this year’s event. Prices range from $30-50 for the early rounds to up to $95 for the championship. Best bet is the Monday practice round where an entire family can see the players warm up for only $60.

To order tickets, call (800) PGA-GOLF or go to and click on “tickets.”

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