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  • Rozner: Mike Spellman will be dearly missed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 PM
    Barry Rozner says his conversations with Mike Spellman were always a joy, filled with laughter and cheap shots, and quick phone calls often turned into an hour of nonsense. "He was my friend and I will miss him," Rozner writes about Mike in his column.

  • Gun charge dropped against retired cop Jun 10, 2014 12:58 PM
    Lake County officials on Tuesday dropped the gun charage filed against a retired Indiana police officer who was accused of trying to carry a concealed weapon into the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lake Forest last year.

  • Conway Farms to host 2015 BMW Championship May 29, 2014 4:50 PM
    After earning the coveted “Tournament of the Year” Award in 2013 from the PGA Tour, Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest was rewarded Thursday when it was named as host of the 2015 BMW Championship. The 2013 BMW Championship, which raised more than $2.3 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation, attracted more than 130,000 spectators. Lake County officials also credit it with an economic impact of more than $30 million.

  • Spellman’s Scorecard: Minor red flag on Trestman Sep 19, 2013 10:34 PM
    Things have gotten off to such a strong start for Bears coach Marc Trestman, but one thing he said this week sent up the red flag. That and much more in Spellman's Scorecard.

  • Citation issued for concealed gun at BMW tourney in Lake Forest Sep 17, 2013 5:25 PM
    A Westmont man was charged with attempted obstruction of justice after attempting to bring a concealed weapon to a PGA Golf Championship in Lake Forest Monday. The misdemeanor charge could be increased after the Lake County State's Attorney's Office gets clarificationon on the concealed carry law, part of which was deemed unconstitutional in Illinois.

  • Donald’s strong finish boosts his confidence Sep 16, 2013 3:57 PM
    After a difficult season, Luke Donald rediscovered his game this week on Conway Farms, his home course, and now the 35-year-old former No. 1 golfer is headed to Atlanta for the Tour Championship. His 67-66 finish at Conway Farms boosted him into a four-way tie for fourth place in the BMW Championship and elevated him from 54th to 29th in the FedEx Cup rankings.

  • Zach Johnson rallies to win BMW Championship Sep 16, 2013 4:50 PM
    Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed BMW Championship on Monday and now has a chance to win something bigger. Johnson rolled in two birdie putts over the closing holes at soggy Conway Farms and closed with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Nick Watney, giving him one of the top five seeds for the Tour Championship next week and a clear shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.

  • Conway Farms good bet to host BMW again Sep 16, 2013 10:20 PM
    After a year's hiatus while the BMW Championship heads to Cherry Hills in Denver, all signs are pointing to the tournament returning to Conway Farms in 2015 after a solid week-long run in Lake Forest .

  • Putter betrays Furyk again as Johnson takes BMW Sep 16, 2013 7:54 PM
    Jim Furyk’s problems with the putter cost him yet another tournament as Zach Johnson came from behind on Monday to steal the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.

  • Man arrested at BMW Championship Sep 16, 2013 10:29 PM
    A man was arrested Monday morning at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club for attempting to bring in a concealed firearm, Lake Forest police said. The man was stopped by security at the main entrance of the event, which was rained out Sunday and finished Monday instead.

  • Woods still steamed about ‘oscillated’ incident Sep 14, 2013 6:38 PM
    Despite firing a 66 on Saturday to put himself right in the hunt at the BMW Championship, Tiger Woods was still a little miffed that he wasn’t sitting at 11-under instead heading into Sunday’s final round.

  • Furyk takes 1-shot lead at BMW Championship Sep 14, 2013 6:02 PM
    Jim Furyk put his 59 behind him with a round that was 10 shots higher Saturday in the BMW Championship in Lake Forest. Now all he wants is a trophy. Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. A three-putt bogey from 30 feet on the par-5 18th forced him to settle for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker.

  • Garcia, Woods all business at BMW; Kuchar fires 61 Sep 14, 2013 3:34 PM
    If the thousands of fans ringing the first tee box and lined up five-deep along both sides of the fairway were expecting to see some fireworks prior to the much-anticipated Saturday morning pairing of Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, well, they had to be a little disappointed.

  • Bears, Illini, BMW golf, Riot Fest: How to avoid the traffic Sep 14, 2013 8:00 AM
    It’s a punk-rock, golf championship, Bears, Sox, Illinii. racing-palooza of a weekend. What could possibly go wrong with the traffic? Here’s how to get around with all the football, baseball, Geico 400 NASCAR race and Riot Fest planned.

  • Furyk stays steady, keeps lead at BMW Sep 14, 2013 7:49 PM
    Jim Furyk knew it wasn’t going to be easy. After all, how in the world do you follow up a round of 59? He knew early on he had his work cut out for him. As early as Friday night, in fact. Just minutes after his record-tying round had ended, Furyk admitted he already was thinking ahead to Saturday’s third round.

  • Nervous Furyk exorcises some demons Sep 13, 2013 9:04 PM
    There was history made at Conway Farms late Friday afternoon in the BMW Championship, as Jim Furyk shot only the sixth 59 ever on the PGA Tour. The man who won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup in 2010 is also tied at 11 under with Brandt Snedeker for the BMW lead. “It’ll sink in later,” said the typically mild-mannered Furyk on Friday evening.

  • Furyk's 59 makes history at BMW Championship Sep 13, 2013 11:20 PM
    The only story on a day full of great storylines was Jim Furyk and that magic number. The number 59. But even a half an hour after his on-course magic, the ever low-key Furyk admittedly was having trouble grasping what he had just accomplished. So was his caddie. “All I can say is it was a very special round of golf, very special,” Fluff Cowan said.

  • BMW Championship ties up traffic in Lake County Sep 13, 2013 1:53 PM
    The BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest is drawing plenty of fans today — including some spending hours in traffic tie-ups that also ensnared other drivers trying to navigate around Lake County. In phone calls and on Twitter, fans reported long backups around the venue, especially on Route 60 and St. Mary’s Road approaching the parking area at W.W. Grainger Inc. at Everett Road in Mettawa.

  • BMW Golf Tourney also a boon to Evans Scholarship Fund Sep 12, 2013 2:47 PM
    The BMW Conway Farms Golf Tournament is one of the main fundraisers for the Chick Evans Scholarship Program, which provides four-year college scholarships for caddies who have a financial need and have good greats and high ACT scores. Three of this year's winners, including twins from Elk Grove Village and a student from Waukegan, talk about what the scholarship means to them.

  • Not a big name, but Henley’s future looks bright Sep 13, 2013 8:56 AM
    Some big names got off to a big start Thursday in the BMW Championship. Barry Rozner’s Pro-Am partner Russell Henley is neither a big name, nor did he get off to a big start, but he bears watching.

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