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It's a date. The Encompass Championship will return to North Shore Country Club on June 16-22, 2014, for the second edition of the Champions Tour's return to the Chicago area, tournament officials confirmed on Tuesday. 

Like this year, the senior tour will play at the Glenview club one week after the U.S. Open.

Craig Stadler edged Fred Couples in the first Encompass Championship on June 23. Tournament officials and Encompass Insurance executives were pleased with a promising turnout for the first senior tournament in Chicago since 2002.

The players also gushed over the well-groomed course, which suits their games and provides good opportunities for spectators.



Golfers who want to try the Champions tour course will have an opportunity to play at North Shore Country Club on Monday, July 15, at the Chicago Lighthouse Mike Ditka Charity Golf Tournament. Da Coach will host Da Event, a benefit for the Chicago Lighthouse, which provides a variety of social services for the blind and visually impaired.

Individual tickets are $600. Foursomes for the benefit are $2,400. Those who want to attend the cocktail reception only may do so for $175.

For tickets and information, visit For questions and information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Special Events at 312-997-3679 or

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Herb Gould started with the Sun-Times in 1977 and has covered several teams, including the Blackhawks. He is a long-time beat reporter covering the Fighting Illini and the Big Ten for the Sun-Times.


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