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2019 Midwest Open Tournament Information

Midwest Open

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Arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits at Whistling Straits® has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits®, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, The Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

Experience these two must-play courses crafted by hall-of-fame designer Pete Dye and ranked among the best in the United States.

  • Date: Saturday June 1st @ Irish Course & Sunday June 2nd @ Straits Course
  • Format: 36 hole stroke play    
  • Start Time: Saturday Tee Times starting at 9:00am & Sunday Tee Times starting at 7:30am
  • Field: 132 Players
  • Entry Fee: $495.00 -Includes golf, cart on Saturday, caddie on Sunday, dinner on Saturday, DOUBLE Prize Pool and Custom Tee Gift.
  • Registration Opens Tuesday Jan 15
  • Registration closes: Friday May 17

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Tournament Information


Tee Boxes


Champ - Red Golfweek Tee

A & B Flight - Blue Golfweek Tee

C Flight - White Golfweek Tee

D Flight - Green Golfweek Tee


All Flights - Black Golfweek Tee

Tournament Prize Pool

Prize Pool: Visa Gift Cards & Pro Shop Credit

CHAMP Flight --

A Flight -- 

B Flight --

C Flight -- 

D Flight -- 

These amounts are estimates and based on the number of entries per flight -- final amounts subject to change upon final headcount .


Saturday Tournament Schedule



  • 7:00am Registration Opens
  • 7:15am Range Opens
  • 9:00-2:40 Tee Times - Play Golf
  • 6:30 Dinner

Sunday Tournament Schedule



  • 6:30am Range Opens
  • 7:30-1:30 Tee Times - Play Golf
  • Awards to follow completion of each flight
  • Sunday's pairings will be emailed on Saturday Evening and posted to the website

Sunday Caddies

A caddy is included for your Sunday round, each player will be responsible to tip your caddie. Suggested gratuity is $40-$80 per player.



Tournament Practice Rounds

The courses has a limited supply of practice rounds available, only email requests will be granted. NO PHONE CALLS. Players can enjoy these rates the week before the event:

  • Straits $374 including caddie
  • River $254 including cart
  • Irish $174 including cart - $204 with caddie
  • Meadow Valleys $174 including cart

EMAIL: Ed Elsner 


Tournament Contests


Skins & Pins

$40 (optional) paid at the tournament ($20 ea day)

  • $10 Flighted Skins
  • $5 Super Skins
  • $5 Flighted CTP

Champ: #    A Flight:#

B Flight:#    C Flight: #

D Flight:#TBD

Hole in One

$2,500k Hole


$500 Holes


*Only BIRDIE members are eligible for Hole in One*

*Only BIRDIE members are eligible for Wilson Staff Cup*



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