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RSM Commissions Renowned Artist Linda Hartough for The RSM Classic

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CHICAGO,

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has commissioned internationally renowned artist, Linda Hartough, to paint three original paintings of the courses at The RSM Classic – one each year for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 tournaments. Hartough’s original paintings will be displayed in RSM offices across the country for the firm’s people, clients and friends to enjoy.

Since focusing her skills as a landscape painter to recreate some of the world’s most beautiful golf holes, Hartough has become recognized as one of golf’s leading artists. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to do annual paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. Hartough has painted prestigious golf courses from the U.S. to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings are so admired that they have earned a place in two ABC Television Golf Specials about famous golf holes, hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Her paintings are in the collections of such famous clubs as August National, Pine Valley and Laurel Valley. Hartough originals are also included in the private collections of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones and Rees Jones. As a capstone to her remarkable career, in 2017, Hartough was inducted into the Low Country Golf Hall of Fame.

“We are excited about having Linda join The RSM Classic, to help us commemorate this annual event, which has become a part of the history of Sea Island and of RSM,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RMS US LLP. “Linda’s talents will make this premier event even more special for our people at RSM, for our clients and for golf fans around the world by providing us all with a permanent reminder of the beauty of the island. We are glad to have Linda as part of the team that makes The RSM Classic one of the most unique stops on the PGA TOUR.”

“I am honored to do these paintings for The RSM Classic,” said Hartough, who did an original oil painting of the 13th Hole at Sea Island Golf Club, Seaside Course in 2001. “It will be a pleasure to paint the spectacular holes of Seaside. Sea Island Club is a beautiful setting for golf.”

About Linda Hartough
A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Rees Jones. Her work is included in the collections of the USGA Museum, in Far Hills, New Jersey, and the Morris Museum of Art, in Augusta, Georgia.

Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf’s most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery’s natural beauty and respect for the game's history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.

Hartough's paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990 – commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association – a 25-year series she completed in 2014, as well as her official British Open Championship series, from 1990-1999.

Hartough has been honored with the Golf Digest Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.

For more information, visit her website.

About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer and 2017 Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Davis Love III. The 2017 tournament will be held November 13-19 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament and has donated more than $7 million to charities that support children and families in need. For more information about The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation, visit RSMClassic.com.

About RSM US LLP
RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in over 120 countries.  RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.