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With the 2012 Ryder Cup coming to Medinah Country Club this fall, Don Larson, Medinahs Ryder Cup chairman, shares his insight about the tournament, the work it takes to host such a world-class event, and what it will bring to the area. This is the first in a series of Q&As and essays the Daily Herald will provide leading up to the event. As Larson explains: "The Ryder Cup is one of the greatest sporting events in the world, and the fact that it is coming to Medinah Country Club in just a few short months is tremendously exciting. As many people know, Medinah has a rich history of major tournament golf, but the Ryder Cup is truly unique because of its international appeal and the incredible passion it generates among not just golf fans but sports fans spanning the globe. It is difficult to compare to any one event its really the Super Bowl of golf but with an Olympic feeling and the global reach of a World Cup."