I was in Chicago from Saturday - today (Thursday) to check in on our condo and check in on a few things. Good to be back, but glad to get out as we spent way too much money and the social distancing was spotty at best. Ha!
However, I did get to play a few rounds of golf! @TheAbeFroman @TrajMahal @Not_Fleetwood and I managed to get out to The Warren Course at Notre Dame on Sunday, and had a great time. The course plays a lot longer than what I remember, however it was still a great time. Coore/Crenshaw on a budget, with 17 & 18 being my favorite holes on the course.
The highlight of the week though was Tuesday, and playing the Championship (#3) Course at Medinah Country Club with @TheAbeFroman and @Not_Fleetwood . What a great day this was! Played with a really cool member and we took caddies out to walk the round.
Overall, it was a fun course to play. I’ll let the other two speak for themselves, but I felt that the course was a little underwhelming considering the hype and history of it all. I feel the history and all of the major tournaments played on #3 is what makes the course so sought after to play. There was no tee shot, or any shot for that matter, that was intimidating at all. I’ve played the #1 course (Doak) before, and felt that course was far superior and more in line with my style of play. Don’t get me wrong: I would play #3 over and over again!
It was great waking away with par on the first two holes, and feeling exhilarated knowing that I was walking the same path that Tiger Woods, JT and others walked just a year before here at the BMW Championship. My wife and I came for one day of the tournament, and so actually playing the same course as them was super cool.
The best part of the day though, was coming on to 17 and seeing it again from last year. My wife and I got into the BMW owners stands last year on 17, and parked there for a few hours to watch.
So seeing the hole From this vantage point last year:
And then seeing it from this vantage point this year and actually playing it, was so cool!
And for those wondering, I did put my tee shot in the water.
Good times! Great to see Jon and Alex again, and to finally meet Kevin. Him and I are going to hopefully play a few rounds in a few weeks back home in Nebraska!