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BY: Rory Spears Editor & Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin, & Twitter @GogBlogGuy

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The summer season is coming and in just over one month the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay near Seattle will tee off.

Martin Kaymer who won the title last year at Pinehurst, will be the defending champion.

Jordan Spieth who won the Masters last month will continue towards winning a Grand Slam, and Phil Mickleson will attempt to complet the Career Grand Slam.

The USGA continues to work hard to grow the game of golf all across America and around the world. One of the ways they are exposing more people to golf is bringing the U.S. Open Trophy on a tour of the country.

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U.S. Open Trophy’s with Pinehurst Course No.2 as the back drop.

This Sunday May 10th is your chance to see the Men’s U.S. Trophy up close. Are you ready for your photo opportunity.

On Sunday morning the trophy will stop at the Harborside Golf Links at 111th Street and the Bishop Ford Expressway on the Southside.

Starting at 1 PM in Lemont the trophy will visit the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club from 1-4 PM.

The trophy is coming from the Pittsburgh area and will move on to Texas in the week ahead.

Don’t forget to watch the U.S. Open from Chambers Bay coming up next month. U.S. Open week is from June 15th through the 21st.

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The U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields this August.

The next USGA Championship in the Chicago area is the U.S. Amateur Chaampionship that will be played at Olympia Fields Country Club this coming August.

Currently it is the last USGA Championship that is scheduled for the Chicago area going forward in the years ahead.

The last USGA Championship that was played in the Chicago area, was the 2012 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship that was hosted by Conway Farms Golf Club and the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest.

Logo_fullErinHillsDSC02547 Erin Hills Clubhouse DS            Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin Wisconsin, opens for the year this coming Monday May 11th. Erin Hills will host the U.S. Open in June of 2017.

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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.