Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman both have strong local ties to the Chicago area.
Donald came from England to attend Northwestern and still maintains a home in the Windy City. Streelman grew up near Cog Hill, which hosts the BMW Championship this week, and took his first golf lessons from Dr. Jim Suttie at the learning center there.
Donald, who was recently named to the European Ryder Cup team, is playing very well in front of the home crowd. He started on the back nine, made the turn in 33 and now stands 2 under for the tournament, four strokes off the lead.
Streelman had a frustrating start – shooting 40 on the front nine. But he has rebounded well on the back, making four birdies, one par and a bogey, to get back to 2 over for the tournament.