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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • BMW volunteers unsung heroes of tournament Sep 11, 2013 5:52 AM
    While much of the focus at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest is on the golfers, the unsung heroes of the event are the 1,600 volunteers. This year's volunteer staff comes from 23 states and two foreign countries, Knapp said, though the majority are from the Midwest. “We have a good number of North Shore residents,” she said.

     
  • Stricker to hunt for glory in PGA ‘Super Bowl’ Sep 12, 2013 2:43 PM
    With a chance to go for the $10 million top prize next week in Atlanta, Steve Stricker decided to put a long-planned hunting trip with friends on hold. And believe it or not, it wasn’t as cut and dried a decision as one might think.

     
  • Can Conway Farms defend birdie barrage? Sep 11, 2013 6:27 PM
    Heading into Thursday’s opening round of the BMW Championship, the prevailing opinion is that unless the greens are firmer than firm and the wind picks up big-time, the field of 70 of the top players in the world amassed in Lake Forest this week just might eat up Conway Farms.

     
  • Five players to watch in BMW Championship Sep 11, 2013 6:26 PM
    Sure there are 70 elite players to watch this weekend, but here are 5 Mike Spellman says to keep a very close eye on.

     
  • Stars will be out, fireworks on display at BMW Sep 10, 2013 5:30 AM
    With no PGA Tour stop here in 2014, Conway Farms is hosting the BMW Championship with no guarantee Chicago will get an event in 2015. It’s crucial that fans show up for what should be a shootout in Lake Forest.

     
  • Tiger Woods still the one who moves the needle Sep 10, 2013 7:51 PM
    For a guy who is so often criticized, Tiger Woods has won five times this season and is headed for PGA Tour Player of the Year honors again. Not bad for a guy considered washed up not that long ago.

     
  • Why don’t I ever get asked about my golf game? Sep 10, 2013 7:49 PM
    The media will ask pro golfers a million questions at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms. Just once it would be nice if pro golfers asked me one question -- or an entire news conference worth of questions -- about my game.

     
  • Changing swing coaches tough call for Donald Sep 10, 2013 7:48 PM
    Luke Donald and Pat Goss have been together since their days together at Northwestern over a decade ago when Goss guided a young Donald to collegiate prominence — and beyond. That’s what made Donald’s recent decision to drop Goss as his swing coach and replace him with Jason Dufner’s swing coach Chuck Cook so difficult.

     
  • BMW Championship suites taking shape at Conway Farms Sep 9, 2013 6:30 PM
    Dozens of massive hospitality tents have popped up at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest in anticipation of this weekend's BMW Championship. And even though “farm” is in the name of the venue, those who are lucky enough to have a ticket into one of the tents will hardly be roughing it. “It's not your normal pop-up circus tent you might see at a state fair,” said Vince Pellegrino, vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association.

     
  • Lake Forest police, organizers confident in BMW Championship transportation plan Sep 6, 2013 2:33 PM
    Authorities say they're confident in the transportation plan in place for next week when thousands of golf fans arrive in Lake Forest eager to watch Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and other big-name players in the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.

     
  • St. Charles family keeps Little League world series tradition Aug 25, 2013 8:13 AM
    When Tommy Vargulich of St. Charles played with his suburban team in Saturday's Challenger exhibition game for athletes with mental or physical disabilities, he became the third generation of his family to take part in the Little League Baseball World Series. "This is a great connection between me and my dad and now Tommy,” says Tommy's father, Peter Vargulic, who played on that same field in 1972 with his father, Tom, coaching.

     
  • The Soapbox Aug 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors share their views on a school district's privacy policy, statewide politics for 2014 and a new "woodie" proposed in Gurnee.

     
  • Ryder Cup star Dufner now a major champion Aug 12, 2013 5:55 AM
    With the season’s final major championship decided Sunday, and the PGA Championship going to Jason Dufner, it’s interesting to look back now at those who succeeded and those who failed at last year’s Ryder Cup. There were plenty of clues about the 2013 major championship season.

     
  • Color run comes to Arlington Heights Saturday Aug 8, 2013 5:41 PM
    The streets of downtown Arlington Heights are going to get a little messy this weekend as more than 1,000 runners get pelted with colored cornstarch in the village’s first Color Blast 5K. The run, modeled off popular color runs held in cities nationwide including Chicago, will feature four color stations where runners, who start the race wearing white, are coated in colored cornstarch.

     
  • Naperville Sprint Triathlon expects more than 2,000 people Aug 2, 2013 12:13 PM
    More than 2,000 athletes are expected to participate in Sunday's Sprint Triathlon in downtown Naperville. The race, which features a 400-meter swim, 20K bike ride and 5K run, begins and ends at Centennial Beach.

     
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