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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Events such as these always come down to one thing, and that is money.  In May 2017, the Ricketts family got into the idea to open a media conglomerate called Marquee and Sports Entertainment.

Reports remain the Cubs, and most importantly Ricketts, face the uncertainty about obtaining the necessary funding to make this come to life. Ricketts, on all accounts, would have to invest $3 million for the pro-am, which many fans would probably say with confidence won’t be realistic. As we are just a year out from spring training 2020, the club would have to move super fast to make this work.

The other challenge presenting itself is the likelihood of who they could get to participate concerning both the legends and current All-Stars. As mentioned in the Tribune piece, if they’re able to find and utilize an off day, there would be a chance to get the likes of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant to hit the green.

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