Inaugural McGladrey Classic Draws Strong Field
Pros with Sea Island roots and others committed to play
SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA -- The McGladrey Classic, an official PGA TOUR event, will bring some of the finest golfers to play Sea Island’s Seaside Course October 6-10, 2010. Among them are many players who have strong ties to the area.
In addition to USA Ryder Cup assistant captain Davis Love III and USA Ryder Cup team members, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar, the field includes professionals who live, train, play or have family ties to Georgia’s Golden Isles.
Lucas Glover, Boo Weekley, Jonathan Byrd, Charles Howell III, Brandt Snedeker and Brendon de Jonge have committed to play in The McGladrey Classic. Glover, Weekley, Byrd, Howell and Snedeker all train at the Sea Island Golf Learning Center.
These impressive players have achieved some of golf’s highest accolades. Glover won the 2009 U.S. Open. A fan favorite, Weekley is a two-time Heritage winner. Byrd has 3 tour victories and 28 career top ten finishes. Howell defeated Phil Mickelson in a playoff of the 2007 Nissan Open. Snedeker won the 2007 Wyndham Championship and was named the 2007 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Since earning his PGA TOUR card in 2007, Zimbabwe native Brendon de Jonge has had sixteen top 25 finishes.
About The McGladrey Classic
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR tournament played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club in Saint Simons, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey. McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly ninety offices.
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