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The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Editor & Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin, & Twitter @GogBlogGuy. (R) @WhistlingStraits

During last Fridays PGA Championship media day at Whistling Straits in Haven/Kohler Wisconsin, Rory McIlroy was not the only story on the property. One of the other people that always makes golf events on Kohler properties so enjoyable is none other than Herb Kohler himself.

After the media briefing with McIlroy, I stayed around to interview Mr. Kohler and did so 1 on 1. As always he was open and thoughtful with his comments on golf, another PGA, what might be next in the line of big tournaments after the 2020 Ryder Cup that will be played at Whistling Straits, and the new proposed fifth golf course for Kohler Golf that is in the planning and permitting phase.

Click here to hear the interview with Herb Kohler about the upcoming PGA Championship and more.

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Tickets for the 2015 PGA Championship are going quickly, and only limited tickets remain. So don’t wait any longer and make sure you have your way into this years PGA.

Junior golfers can be admitted for free with a ticketed adult all week long.

Whistling Straits is still open to the public and guests of the American Club Resort almost up to tournament week in August. See Destinationkohler.com for details on playing the course before the professionals do.

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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 WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.