Something occurred to me as I approached the 10th tee box at a course that will host the 2017 U.S. Open, a perfectly grilled brat in one hand and a frosty Spotted Cow in the other.
I have Badger envy.
Wisconsin, if you didn't already know, is good for more than water slides, cheese curds and cheap fireworks. The state is a golf mecca, and the gap between Illinois and our northerly neighbor keeps widening.
The reminder came Wednesday, when Erin Hills officials previewed the 2017 U.S. Open, the first that will be played in the state. If you're not familiar with Erin Hills, it's located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee and has some similarities to Chambers Bay with its...