Chicago Cubs: A pro-am golf event could be in the works

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: BMW Championship defending champion Dustin Johnson and Cubs legend Ernie Banks talk golf at Wrigley Field after competing in a historic challenge in which the pair attempted to make a hole-in-one in order to earn a $100,000 college scholarship for the Evans Scholars Foundation, a Chicago-based charity on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: BMW Championship defending champion Dustin Johnson and Cubs legend Ernie Banks talk golf at Wrigley Field after competing in a historic challenge in which the pair attempted to make a hole-in-one in order to earn a $100,000 college scholarship for the Evans Scholars Foundation, a Chicago-based charity on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW) /
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Each year the allure and enjoyment of Spring Training bring the return of baseball to center stage. There is, however, a different reason people attend: to play golf.

No matter the sport, fans wholeheartedly embrace any opportunity to interact with their favorite professional athletes. Spring training in Arizona is no different. People flock to the copper state every February hoping to enjoy baseball as well as get the chance to meet their heroes.

Outside of baseball, Arizona is a great place to hit the links and gives people, and players for that matter, a unique chance to double-dip to enjoy the amenities the warm weather allows.

Now, the Chicago Cubs are interested in teaming with Western Golf Association to bring a new twist to spring training: a pro-am, comprising of golf professionals and Cubs legends alike, as well as some current stars, to take over giving fans a well-rounded, enjoyable experience.

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