(CHICAGO) Aug. 18, 2012 — If you're going to the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, make a point to stop by Oakbrook Center, which will display Ryder Cup memorabilia through Sept. 30.
“The Ryder Cup Exhibit …Where Legends are Forged and Legacies are Made,” will go on display at Oakbrook Center near Chicago. The 4,000-square foot exhibit is presented by The PGA of America and Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, Ill.
Among the artifacts featured, which opens Friday, Aug. 24, are:
- Personal Ryder Cup-related items of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Dow Finsterwald and 2012 Captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal, highlighted by the golf bag used by Nicklaus during his famous “Concession” match in the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale G.C. in England;
- A lunch menu from 1929, signed by Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, as well as Samuel Ryder, the British seed merchant for whom the Ryder Cup is named;
- A driver used by six-time U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Hagen during the 1920s;
- A replica Ryder Cup trophy given to Finsterwald as Captain of the 1977 U.S. Team;
- Official Ryder Cup Programs, including one from the 1933 Ryder Cup;
- Team golf bags from down through the years representing both the U.S. and European Teams;
- Clothing, headwear and money clips from past Ryder Cup Teams
- Historical photos and memorabilia from 1927 to 2012, which capture the fervor of the Ryder Cup, as well as videos that pulsate with the drama and theater that is golf’s greatest spectacle.
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