Kirk Hinrich played golf Monday helping promote the PGA Tour's BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club Sept. 12-15 with a charity event that also included Northwestern coach Chris Collins.

In two months Hinrich's real sport will take center stage. A much-anticipated Bulls season will take place with the return of Derrick Rose.

Fans aren't the only ones excited.

"I’m very excited" Hinrich said. "We have most of our guys back. We had some great additions. The anticipation of Derrick coming back healthy and it sounds like he’s motivated. We think we have a very good chance."

Hinrich and Rose spent the early portion of this offseason working out at the Berto Center.