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RSM Congratulates Mackenzie Hughes on Winning the 2016 RSM Classic



RSM US LLP (RSM) – the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, and title sponsor of The RSM Classic – congratulates  PGA TOUR Professional Mackenzie Hughes, on his win of the 2016 RSM Classic!

Hughes was named winner of the 2016 RSM Classic, following an exciting five-way playoff Sunday afternoon, which ultimately led to a four-man sudden death playoff today. This was the largest playoff on the PGA TOUR since Alex Cejka won a five-man playoff in Puerto Rico in 2015.

Hughes is a Canadian golfer, born in Dundas, Ontario, who is quickly becoming one of the top professional golfers out of Canada. He is a former member of the Golf Canada National Team. He represented Canada at the 2011 and 2012 World Team Amateur Championship and is a two-time Canadian Amateur Champion. He is a graduate of Kent State University. This is his first PGA TOUR.

"We are thrilled to have Mackenzie join the RSM ‘family’ as winner of the seventh annual RSM Classic,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of RSM US LLP. “Mackenzie’s win comes at a particularly exciting time as we celebrate our firm’s 90th anniversary of providing audit, tax and consulting services to middle market business leaders across the country and around the world. Congratulations to Mackenzie on joining Kevin Kisner, Robert Streb, Chris Kirk, Tommy Gainey, Ben Crane and Heath Slocum as a winners of The RSM Classic. Welcome to the team, Mackenzie.

"RSM and the game of golf share the core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship. Each year, The RSM Classic provides a platform for our firm to give back to the communities where our employees live and work through Birdies Fore Love and Youth Day," said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer for RSM US LLP and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. "Through this year's Birdies Fore Love program, thousands of RSM partners, employees, clients and friends donated to charitable organizations in 86 cities nationwide. With a match from the RSM US Foundation, we were able to give $1.5 million to deserving organizations this year – bringing the grand total raised through the tournament to nearly $7 million to date.”

An addition this year was a $10,000 check presentation from RSM to Folds of Honor. “We are honored to have Folds of Honor as part of this year’s RSM Classic,” said Bill Gorman, chief operating officer for RSM US LLP. “As the child of a military family, I have a unique appreciation for the sacrifces made not only by those who serve but also by their families. I am pleased that we have been able to raise funds to support the families of those who have been injured or lost their lives in service to our country.”

The 2016 RSM Classic included a concert by country music singing sensation Cole Swindell, which attracted thousands of fans, and a golf clinic for children, hosted by Southeast Georgia Health System. Other highlights included Youth Day; and a putting contest with RSM leaders, PGA TOUR professionals (including Chesson Hadley, Patton Kizzire, Scott Langley and others), and participants from Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. Proceeds from this year's RSM Classic will benefit Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and other national and local charitable organizations aligned with the RSM US Foundation’s focus on building tomorrow’s middle market leaders by supporting organizations committed to providing a more stable environment for youth in the areas of education, hunger, housing and health.

"On behalf of the partners and employees of RSM, I would like to thank the 1,200 volunteers who made this year’s tournament a success,” said Bill Gorman, chief operating officer for RSM US LLP. “Each year, residents of the Golden Isles and surrounding communities come together to support The RSM Classic. The tournament’s success, and our ability to give back to the community in such a big way through the event, wouldn’t be possible without these volunteers. We look forward to seeing them each year, and we can’t wait for 2017.”

The 2017 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 13 for Nov. 19, 2017.  

About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event played on the Seaside and Plantation courses at Sea Island Golf Club located on St. Simons Island, Georgia.  The tournament (which will be held November 13 - 19 in 2017) is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families.  The RSM Classic is named for title sponsor RSM US LLP (formerly McGladrey LLP), the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 9,000 people in 86 offices nationwide.

RSM US LLP (formerly McGladrey LLP) is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with 9,000 people in 86 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 38,300 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.