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THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP POSTER by CASSY TULLY, on sale all week in the merchandise tent. Get yours autographed by Cassy.

THE FED EX CUP PLAYOFFS are here all week at Medinah Country Club.

After a two year wait, the BMW returns to town. The final BMW Championship.

What you need to know, if your coming out to the championship.

Parking-if you are doing a rideshare via Uber, Lyft, or taxi. You can drop off across the street from the golf course at Lake Park High School.

There is a limited amount of parking at Stratford Square Mall, you can purchase your parking pass with shuttle transportation to the golf course for $20.00.There is no onsite purchases. You can walk or bike to the lot at Lake Park High School-East Campus on Medinah Road.

BMW owners can get free parking, at the BMW owners lot. But they must have their pass, prior to arriving on site.

TICKETS There are upscale options through the championship. The Trophy Club, the Green Coat Club and the 1899 Club. Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. Details at

TUESDAY is the Junior Clinic at 4 Pm, and kids 16 and under are free. PGA Tour veteran Mark Wilson a Chicago area resident will host. Because kids 16 and under are free, they must be with a paid adult. And the adult must have a grounds ticket for Tuesday. So let your junior golfer, learn from the professionals.

THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Merchandise Tent is loaded with clothes, caps, glasswear and other gifts. And it’s located right across the path from the first tee box.

THE BMW Fan Challenge Powered by Topgolf CRUSH. So after watching the top 70 professionals on the driving range. Patrons can therefore walk down the range bleachers, and head to the Fan Challenge.

So do try the Five-Ball Challenge, hitting balls at targets, while using Toptracer technology.

And if you beat tour players scores, you are eligible for daily prizes.  So besides the fun of competing against the professionals. The top score of the week, wins a trip to the BMW M School performance center in Thermal, California.

BEWTEEN THE 18th green, and the 1st tee is the Biergarten. Therefore, you can find the authentic Bavarian German Beer, and of course pretzels. And so while you are there, don’t forget to visit the BMW Putting Challenge. Because it benefits the Evans Scholars, the prmiary charity of the week.

KIDS can enjoy the autograph zone. Because the pro’s have been asked to stop by before, and after play this week. And so many of them will.

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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.