Woods gets first taste of Conway Farms


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Tiger Woods may have never played Conway Farms before Wednesday, but he has plenty of good memories at other Chicago-area tracks.

His single greatest moment in this city?

Don’t ask Woods to name just one.

“Probably Medinah,” he said, smiling. “Winning there twice.”

That, of course, was the 1999 and 2006 PGAs. His memories from the 2012 Ryder Cup contested there are a bit different, however – he went 0-3-1, and was standing in the 18th fairway as the cup was decided without him.

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Woods was also a five-time winner at Cog Hill, in nearby Lemont, winning there last in 2009.

As for Conway Farms, Woods played the course for the first time Wednesday; his caddie, Joe LaCava, arrived earlier in the week to scout the track that for the first time is hosting the BMW.

“Obviously it’s very different compared to Cog Hill and Medinah,” Woods said, “but it’s a nice track. It’s a little confined in the sense that it’s going to be interesting to see how they’re going to get the gallery around here, especially on the front nine. But I think all the times I’ve been in Chicago, it’s a great sporting town.”