Oakbrook to Showcase Special Ryder Cup Exhibit

For the first time in its storied history, a special Ryder Cup Exhibit will be opened to the public to showcase items from some of the tournaments greats, such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Walter Hagen, Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal. The grand opening of the “Ryder Cup Exhibit ... Where Legends are Forged and Legacies are Made” will take place at Oakbrook Center starting at noon Friday and running through the final day of Ryder Cup play on Sept. 30, according to the Daily Herald.

The exhibit will showcase more than 4,000 square-feet of Ryder Cup memorabilia detailing the history of the event. More than 60 rare items will be on display, including the actual golf bag Nicklaus used during the famous “Concession” match in 1969.

Other items rumored to be shown include Walter Hagen's driver from the 1920s, a lunch menu signed by Hagen from the same era, official Ryder Cup programs from as early as 1933, and many more.

Admission is free at Oakbrook Shopping Center, 100 Oakbrook Center, in Oak Brook.