LIV GOLF GETS UNDERWAY AT RICH HARVEST FARMS

LIV GOLF IS HERE LIVE at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. September 16-18, get you tickets now at Tickets@livgolf.com Golfers on Golf Radio is back for Part 2, a look at LIV Golf. We hit the tee at 10 AM this Saturday morning on WNDZ AM 750-Chicago. Ed Stevenson and Bill Berger in studio, with Rory Spears live at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Len Ziehm checks in from the Palm Aire studio’s in Sarasota Florida.

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Bryson DeChambeau speaks at Rich Harvest Farms in pre-tournament press conferences.

LIV IS HERE !

SO LIV-IT-UP at Rich Harvest Farms this weekend, as the stars of professional golf are back in town.

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Cam Smith, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Bryson DeChambeau and Ian Poulter are here.

The three day 54 hole event should be plenty of fun. Because the days play all starts at once, ( A shotgun start at 12:15) there is no need to arrive at 6:45 Am to see your favorite players tee off. You won’t have to wait until almost 2 Pm to see your favorite player or players tee off.

What will the atmosphere be like. It’s hard to say until the tournament tee’s off here tomorrow. But another question is how will the men professional’s score at Rich Harvest Farms. Because many of the top tournaments here have been amateur tournaments, the 2009 Solheim Cup was ladies professionals in a match play format.

Owner Jerry Rich’s design has never been called easy. So scores may not go super low. But don’t be surprised if someone finally beats the course record. (Probably owned by Jerry Rich himself-or someone from the 2015 Western Amateur or the 2017 NCAA National¬† Championships.

CLCIK HERE TO HEAR the press conference with Bryson DeChambeau at Rich Harvest Farms.

Joaquin Niemann (L) and Anirban Lahiri meet the media pre tournament at Rich Harvest Farms.

This weeks yardage will be set at 7,408 yards, with a par of 72.

First place money is $4 million dollars to the winner. But the top four finishers will all make over $1 million dollars.

Not bad for less than a weeks work playing golf.

The field has 48 players, the 48th place finisher will earn $120,000 dollars. There is no cut where players leave with empty pockets.

CLICK HERE to hear Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri.

The broadcast of this weeks tournament is on line and at LIVgolf.com. Golfers on Golf will be at Rich Harvest Farms all week to cover the tournament. So stay clicked in for all the coverage you need.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.