Cold? What cold? More than 100 golfers have signed up for the annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont this weekend.
Right when it looked as though Justin Rose might blow a big lead, he chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole to secure a two-shot victory Sunday in the BMW Championship that sends him to East Lake for a shot at $10 million.
It’s not quite the “fifth major” for Justin Rose, though it’s a big deal. He spent last week at the “J.R. Challenge,” named after himself and involving seven of his best friends from childhood who meet each year for a week of golf.
For the first time, five-time champ Tiger Woods won’t be in the field of the BMW Championship. And, as CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, that isn’t good news for a tournament that might be making its final appearance at Cog Hill.
If the players don’t like the changes at the new Cog Hill Country Club, in Chicago; then this could be the last time Cog Hill hosts a PGA Tour championship.
With temperatures hovering around the mid 20′s on Sunday, it couldn’t have been a better day for a round of golf.