Luke Donald played college golf at Northwestern and has spent the past 15 years in the Chicago area. The Englishman also has been a part of three European Ryder Cup teams, including the 2006 rout at the K Club.
But because of Medinah’s proximity to a big city – and with the main attraction, the Chicago Bears, out of town for the weekend – Donald said he expects the Ryder Cup to be “extremely raucous” when the matches begin Sept. 28.
“I’ve played in three Ryder Cups, and I think this is the biggest city in terms of the location and that’ll make it a bit more fun,” Donald told Sky Sports. “I think the fans will get behind this Ryder Cup and it’ll make it tough for the Euros. They’re going to be on the Americans’ side, they’ll be cheering hard, but they’re a fair crowd and hopefully they’ll respect both teams.”
Added Donald, “I’ve traveled around so many different cities in the U.S. playing golf, but I’ve always come back to this place as my favorite city.”