|"The Ryder Cup Exhibit ... Where Legends Are Forged and Legacies Are Made" on Display at Chicagoland's Oakbrook Center, Aug. 24-Sept. 30|
|The 4,000-square-foot Exhibit features items from Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal.|
OAK BROOK, Ill. – Golf aficionados and shoppers alike are in for a special treat with the limited-run "The Ryder Cup Exhibit…Where Legends are Forged and Legacies are Made," at Oakbrook Center near Chicago. The 4,000-square foot exhibit is presented by The PGA of America and Oakbrook Center for the first time ever, and showcases the storied history of the Ryder Cup in an exclusive run from Aug. 24-Sept. 30.
The grand opening ribbon cutting on Aug. 24 included some special guests such as Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen (who is featured prominently in a large exhibit image presenting a Bulls jersey to United States Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III); Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita, Ryder Cup Tournament Director Michael Belot; Illinois PGA Section Executive Director Michael Miller; and several local dignitaries.
The final day of the exhibit coincides with the concluding day of the 39th Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe at nearby Medinah Country Club, Sept. 25-30.
The Ryder Cup Exhibit at Oakbrook Center, located across from Macy's, is open to the public with complimentary admission. It will feature more than 60 extremely rare items dating back to 1927 that celebrate the unbridled glory and excitement of the Ryder Cup—which will be held in the Chicagoland area for the first time ever. Among the artifacts featured are:
"The PGA of America is delighted to partner with Oakbrook Center as we present this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit to the wonderful people of Chicago and its many visitors to enjoy and marvel," said PGA President Allen Wronowski. "The items on display trace 85 years of Ryder Cup passion, pride and history."
The Ryder Cup is one of the pre-eminent events in all of sports. A passion play for pride and country, the 39th Ryder Cup features Teams of 12 professionals from both the United States and Europe.
Currently, Europe has possession of the beautiful Ryder Cup Trophy, thanks to a pulsating, one-point victory in Wales in 2010.
Ryder Cup Exhibit hours at Oakbrook Center are noon.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, from August 24-September 30. The Exhibit is located at Oakbrook Center on the corner of Route 83 and Cermak/22nd Street in Oak Brook, Ill. across from Macy's. For more information visit oakbrookcenter.com or RyderCup.com.
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