Golf spectators must be very quiet on the course, which is why so many professional golfers speak in subtitles. Softly show your support with today's GrouponLive deal: for $27, you get tickets to the Western Golf Association's 2011 BMW Championship PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place September 12–18 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont (up to a $55 total value). Current and former members of the military receive free admission, and children age 16 and younger receive are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. The ticket package includes the following items:
- One general-admission ticket to the tournament grounds and clubhouse during the practice rounds (up to a $10 value). Tickets are valid any one of the following dates:
- Monday, September 12
- Tuesday, September 13
- Wednesday, September 14
- One general-admission ticket to the tournament grounds and clubhouse during the tournament (up to a $45 value). Tickets are valid any one of the following dates:
- Thursday, September 15
- Friday, September 16
- Saturday, September 17
- Sunday, September 18
Ranked one of America's top 100 courses by Golf Magazine, Cog Hill's Dubsdread, recently redesigned by Rees Jones, will challenge the top 70 players in the world as they compete for $8 million in prize money and the coveted J.K. Wadley Trophy, and the chance to move forward in the PGA Tour playoffs of the FedExCup at the 2011 BMW Championship. Spectators can rehearse golf claps during a full day of practice rounds, then cheer on their favorite athletes at a day of tourney play. Hoping to nab the crown for a second year, Dustin Johnson leads the FedEx Cup showdown with 3,691 points. Matt Kuchar holds the No. 2 spot in a headlock with 2,907 points. An avid artist and the world's top-ranked golfer, Luke Donald, sports a 69.79 scoring average and a golf bag that can predict the weather.
Ranked one of America's top 100 courses by Golf Magazine, Cog Hill's Dubsdread garners gasps with its verdant slopes and quicksand bunkers. In addition to entertaining attendees, the BMW Championship donates all its proceeds to the Evans Scholars Foundation, which runs a scholarship program for caddies.