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Thursday, September 13, 2007

PGA to Chicago: Drop Dead!

By Dennis Byrne

Seeing the good, but hardly record-breaking crowds at the former Western Open in Lemont watch Tiger Woods impressively capture his mind-boggling 60th professional golf title this weekend, the PGA feels confirmed in its decision to shaft one of the nation’s best golf cities—Chicago.

The Professional Golf Association has not just snuffed the Western Open name—a Chicago institution and professional golf’s oldest tournament—but has decided to move it out of Chicago—one of the nation’s most enthusiastic golf venues—leaving us without a single PGA event.

According to the PGA, we’re supposed to feel good about that.

For those who don’t share my passion for golf, here’s a way to better understand the PGA’s insult: If you’re a big fan of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, think about insult when the legendary Sir Georg Solti commemorated his last concert as music director of the CSO in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Read more at Chicago Daily Observer

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