The newly renovated Dubsdread course at Cog Hill in Illinois is making its PGA Tour bow this weekend with the BMW Championship, the third round of the FedEx Cup ‘playoff’ series.
Superintendent Ken Lapp has prepared the course, which reopened this spring after a $5.2 million renovation led by architect Rees Jones. Changes include the reconstructing of all greens and tee complexes, reshaping of fairways, a new pond on the seventh hole, designed to create a better balance of risk and reward., significant tree management, the repositioning and sculpting of all 98 bunkers, a new irrigation system, additional drainage, and the installation of Sub-Air aeration and moisture removal on all greens.
Lapp has been at Cog Hill since 1973 and this will be the eighteenth PGA Tour event he has hosted, in addition to the 1997 U.S. Amateur and three US Public Links Championships.