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Spectators Guide to the 2018 Rust-Oleum Championship

Spectators Guide to the 2018 Rust-Oleum Championship

Ivanhoe Club Mundelein, IL - June 7-10, 2018

By Brian Weis

Come see the future stars of the PGA TOUR at the Rust-Oleum Championship June 4-10, 2018 at the Ivanhoe Club. #ROChamp will be much more than a golf tournament; it will be the official kickoff to summer!

The Rust-Oleum Championship is an event on the Tour, THE pathway to the PGA TOUR. Each year 50 players from the Tour will earn their PGA TOUR cards and their right to play on golf's biggest stage. Tour alumni include Jason Day, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, and Ernie Els.

In 2017, Stephan Jager edged out Ted Potter, Jr. by two shots, posting his second victory of the season and securing his first PGA TOUR card.

June 4-10, 2018

Ivanhoe Club
28846 Thorngate Drive
Ivanhoe, IL 60060

Weekly grounds and daily hospitality tickets are now available for purchase online at

Weekly Ticket:
Access to walk the course outside the ropes from Thursday - Sunday of tournament week.
$21.40 for the week.

Daily Hospitality Ticket:
In addition to access to the course, daily hospitality ticket grants the ticket holder access to:

* Covered seating in the Pavilion on the 18th green with snacks and unlimited alcohol
* Access to climate controlled Thorngate room inside Clubhouse with lunch service and unlimited alcohol
* Upgraded indoor clubhouse restrooms
* Great views of the entire 18th hole from both Pavilion and Thorngate terrace
$102.10 per day.

Please note, 100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will benefit local charities or local high school golf programs.

Spectator Parking is free of charge and located at Fremont Middle School - 28871 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, IL 60060

*The Rust-Oleum Championship is open to spectators Thursday - Sunday (June 7 -10)

Gate Times
-Thursday & Friday: Gates open at 7:00 am
-Saturday & Sunday: Gates open at 8:00 am

*Thurs. & Fri.: Shuttles will be going back and forth from the spectator parking to the tournament entrance from 7:00 a.m. - end of play (Last shuttle from the tournament to spectator parking will leave 30 MINUTES AFTER PLAY)

*Sat. & Sun.: Shuttles will be going back and forth from the spectator parking to the tournament entrance from 8:00 a.m. - end of play (Last shuttle from the tournament to spectator parking will leave 30 MINUTES AFTER PLAY)

The 2018 Rust-Oleum Championship gave two local rising stars a sponsor exemption to the event.

Nick Hardy, University of Illinois star and Northbrook native, will make his professional debut.

Tee-K Kelly, a PGA Latinoamerica Tour particpant from Wheaton, was also awarded a sponsor exemption.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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