On Wednesday, September 26 the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont will be the site for the first festivities for the 2012 Ryder Cup matches as actor, comedian and golf fan George Lopez will perform at the 39th Ryder Cup Gala. Doors open will open at 7:30 PM for the Ryder Cup Gala with the presentation beginning at 8:30 PM. You can purchase tickets for this event at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets cost between $100 to $300 and are available to the general public.
The Ryder Cup Gala will allow fans to see the golfers for the first time in a setting outside the Medinah Country Club. Lopez will be joined at the red-carpet event by both 2012 Ryder Cup teams and their captains, Davis Love III and European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal. Also scheduled to appear at the Gala are US team ambassador Justin Timberlake and Grammy Award®-winning band Chicago, who will perform at the event.
George Lopez is well known for his long-running ABC sitcom George Lopez. He also hosted a late-night talk show called Lopez Tonight on TBS. Lopez is a passionate golfer who has been a featured celebrity participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Humana Challenge PGA TOUR event. A member at Lakeside Country Club in Burbank, California, Lopez carries an 11 handicap on the golf course.
The 39th Ryder Cup matches begin on Friday, September 28 at Medinah Country Club and will be completed on Sunday, September 30. Europe currently has possession of the Ryder Cup trophy, due to their 2010 14½-13½ victory in Wales. In the 38 previous competitions, the United States has posted 25 victories, Great Britain/Europe has won 11 times, and there have been two ties.
39th Ryder Cup Gala
Wednesday, September 26
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018