Friday, October 29, 2010

Lots of Golfing "Treats" This Week!

We’d like to start this week’s post by congratulating Jonathan Byrd on winning the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last week with an ace on the fourth playoff hole – that’s one for the record book! A real “treat” for us spectators.

This week, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis is playing in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship (October 29 – 30) in the Greater Seoul, South Korea area. This is after having played the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia last week and traveling to Japan for the Mizuno Classic next week (November 5 – 7). That’s a lot of frequent flier miles! As usual, we’ll be pulling for you, Natalie!

Also this week, we learned that Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco and Golf Channel’s Big Break Disney Golf winner Mike Perez will be playing in the 40th Children’s Miracle Network Classic (November 11 – 14) at Walt Disney World Resort. The tournament will be televised on The Golf Channel and, of course, we’ll be watching! Will you?

We’ll close this week’s post with wishes for a Happy Halloween to our readers. ‘Hope you get lots of treats!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lots of "Firsts" Related to The McGladrey Classic

Fresh on the heels of the first-ever McGladrey Classic, McGladrey has two current connections to other inaugural events – both in Malaysia.

LPGA TOUR Professional and Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis is there to play in the inaugural Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct. 22 – 24) at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Upon her arrival, Natalie and fellow LPGA TOUR professionals Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie visited the Sime Darby Medical Centre to learn about the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF). You can learn more about the visit and about CARIF here.

Heath Slocum, winner of the inaugural McGladrey Classic, is headed to Malaysia for the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia next week (Oct. 28 – 31) at The MINES Resort & Golf Club. Heath will be joined by two other top finishers from The McGladrey Classic: Robert Allenby and Bill Haas. It’s being billed as a star-studded event, so you can bet we’ll be tuning in. Will you and, if so, who do you want to win?

And while it’s not necessarily a first, we’re pulling for Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco and Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III this week (Oct. 18 – 24) as they play In the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Who are you pulling for?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Looking Back and Looking Forward

After months of anticipating and planning, it’s hard to believe that the inaugural McGladrey Classic is already behind us. Congratulations again to Heath Slocum on winning the tournament, and thank-you to all of the many partners and supporters, including the Davis Love Foundation, the PGA TOUR, the Sea Island Resort and the 1,200 volunteers who made the event a reality.

This week, we’ve been following Team McGladrey Member and LPGA TOUR Professional Natalie Gulbis and she’s traveled from Florida to California. In Florida, Natalie and fellow Team McGladrey Member PGA TOUR Professional Chris DiMarco met up with LPGA TOUR Professional and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Nancy Lopez for the 30th Nancy Lopez AIM Golf Tournament at The Villages, Florida. (See Natalie's twitpic here.) All proceeds from the event benefit AIM for the Handicapped, Inc.

Natalie also joined Cristie Kerr’s birthday celebration this week, and is now playing in the CVS Pharmacy LPGA Challenge through Sun., Oct. 17. We hope you’ll join us in rooting for her!

Moving forward, we’ll continue posting regular updates to our golf blog throughout the year, and will include guest posts from Team McGladrey members LPGA TOUR Professional Natalie Gulbis, and PGA TOUR Professionals Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III from time-to-time. We hope you’ll continue checking back in regularly to keep up on the latest with McGladrey’s golf-related activities and, of course, to hear details about the second McGladrey Classic, which we’ll begin working on soon.

In the meantime, if there is anything in particular in the world of golf that you’d like for us to address here, please let us know. We’d enjoy hearing from you, and will do our best to respond.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Congratulations to Heath Slocum - Winner of the Inaugural McGladrey Classic!

Ricki Lasky, RSM McGladrey’s senior director of sports marketing has been posting daily updates from the inaugural McGladrey Classic throughout the event. Below is her final post from Sea Island. We hope you enjoyed the event, that you’ll continue to read our golf blog throughout the year, and that you you’ll join us again next year for the second McGladrey Classic.

Yesterday, we celebrated the winner of the first-ever McGladrey Classic: Heath Slocum.

Heath was in a three-way tie for the lead in the final hour of the tournament, having led by three shots on the front nine. First , Robert Allenby blocked his tee shot into the hazard on the 18th hole and took a double bogey. Then, Davis Toms three-putted from just inside 15 feet on the 16th hole in the group ahead of Heath, giving Heath a sudden two-shot lead, allowing him a cautious bogey on the final hole to finish at 14 under 266.

Team McGladrey Member and Tournament Chair Davis Love III joined RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews and McGladrey & Pullen Managing Partner and CEO Dave Scudder on the 18th green to present The McGladrey Classic trophy to Heath. The group then joined clients and other special guests for a celebratory champagne toast at the Oak Room at The Lodge where we celebrated a “Perfect 10” on 10/10/10.

Based on feedback from our clients and guests throughout the week, the inaugural McGladrey Classic was a BIG success. On behalf of the entire team at McGladrey, I’d like to extend our appreciation to the Davis Love Foundation, Sea Island and the 1,200 volunteers who truly understood the importance of teamwork in pulling together an experience that is destined to become a tradition.

I look forward to seeing you back at Sea Island next year!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10/10 Makes for a "Perfect 10" at The McGladrey Classic!

Below is a recap of activities from The McGladrey Classic for Sat., Oct. 9, from RSM McGladrey's Senior Director of Sports Marketing Ricki Laskey, who is posting daily updates from Sea Island. Check back again soon for the next update.

We’re in for another day watching a perfect sport on a perfect course with perfect weather here at The McGladrey Classic – a perfect 10-10-10! Today’s highlight will, no doubt, be presentation of the hand-crafted McGladrey Classic trophy, which is currently on display at the first tee, to the winner of this inaugural event. Take our online poll to let us know who you think will win.

Yesterday, despite making his first bogey in 50 holes at Sea Island, Heath Slocum posted a third straight round of 4-under 66 on Saturday to build a one-shot lead over Joe Durant and PGA TOUR rookie Troy Merritt going into the final round.

Twenty players were separated by five shots going into the last round, including Team McGladrey Member and Tournament Chair Davis Love III, who thrilled his hometown crowd with a 65. In his typical humble fashion, Davis’ reaction at the end of the day: "I'm doing better than I expected, but you know, you're supposed to play good on your home course."

Yesterday’s activities wrapped up with an oyster roast for clients and other key guests at The Cloisters’ Rainbow Island, which provided a casual backdrop – complete with fire pits, gingham table cloths draped across wooden picnic tables and daisies in mason jars as centerpieces – for relationship building.

We’ll be broadcasting live again on the Golf Channel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., EST today. Tune in!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Special Celebrity Sightings at Sea Island

Below is an update from The McGladrey Classic by RSM McGladrey’s Senior Director of Sports Marketing, Ricki Lasky. Ricki is blogging daily from the event, so check back regularly for the most recent updates. And take our online survey to let us know who you think will win the inaugural McGladrey Classic.

As if it isn’t enough of a thrill watching Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III displaying their golfing prowess out on the course, our clients and other guests had the honor yesterday of being joined here at Sea Island by Jean Stephens, CEO with RSM International, a corporate sponsor of the event, and Louise Suggs, founding member of the LPGA and Hall of Fame golfer.

Jean spent some time talking with clients, and sharing information about RSM International’s global capabilities, while Louise entertained visitors with anecdotes from her days as a professional golfer and by sharing her love of Sea Island. Then, our very own C.E. Andrews participated in a live interview on the Golf Channel just after 4 p.m., EST – so…we guess that makes him a bit of a celebrity now, too!

And to top things off…all three Team McGladrey members – Chris, Zach and Davis – made the cut to continue to compete over the weekend.

Today is another sun-filled day here at Sea Island. Clients and guests are loading up on the sunscreen, and anticipating this evening’s oyster roast on Rainbow Island.

Check back in tomorrow for more from the inaugural McGladrey Classic!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Signs of the Times...and of The McGladrey Classic

Below is a recap of activities at The McGladrey Classic – from RSM McGladrey’s senior director of sports marketing Ricki Lasky. She’s updating the blog daily, so check back in with us tomorrow, as well. And remember to take our online poll to let us know who you think will win the inaugural McGladrey Classic.

What a thrill it was to see The McGladrey Classic tee off yesterday morning! And enhancing that “high,” were the numerous positive comments we received from clients and other guests as they walked the course, and shared their stories during last night’s client/potential client reception.

The white background of the McGladrey Classic signage and the underpinning used for the hospitality suites makes our logo “pop” against the green of the course – and people are noticing! Several guests commented about what a big firm McGladrey must be, based on the quality of the event, and the fact that we are literally “everywhere” here on the island. And it’s been fun watching people purchase items sporting The McGladrey Classic logo from the merchandise tent, and even more fun to see them wearing them on and around the course.

Finally, one of my favorite parts of yesterday – even though I wasn’t personally in attendance – was the players’ party for PGA TOUR professionals and their families, hosted by Robin and Davis Love III at their home. The children enjoyed a bouncing tent, and took home hats and caps featuring the McGladrey Classic logo. We’re told we’ll be getting a picture of that soon – can’t wait to see it!

Check back tomorrow for another update from beautiful Sea Island…! And tune in to the Golf Channel for live coverage each day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., EST.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun for All at The McGladrey Classic!

Below is an update from Ricki Lasky, senior director of sports marketing for RSM McGladrey. Ricki’s first-hand accounts from The McGladrey Classic are being featured here on our blog each day throughout the event. Check back tomorrow to hear what she has to say about the official first day of The McGladrey Classic.

It’s here! The inaugural McGladrey Classic officially began this morning with Kris Blanks, Chad Collins and Josh Teater teeing off at Seaside Course Tee #1 at 7:20 a.m. We’ll post the Top Five from the leaderboard to The McGladrey Classic landing page on our website at the end of each day, and will continue posting our first-hand account of a few of each day’s highlights here. Check back regularly for those updates.

Yesterday’s Pro-Am started off with a chilly morning as the first groups teed off but, in true Sea Island fashion, the day turned out to be bright and sunny, and many golfers returned from the course with sun-tinted cheeks, and great stories about their about their time on the course.

Without question, the highlight of the day, however, was the afternoon youth golf clinic and putting contest. The clinic featured world-renowned trick shot artist and paraplegic golfer Dennis Walters – accompanied by his dog Bucky – sharing the fundamentals of golf and golf etiquette with a large group of excited children and their parents. Following the clinic, the McGladrey Leadership Team caddied for Special Olympics athletes and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. While the golfers thoroughly enjoyed the contest, from the smiles and hoots of encouragement, it looked and sounded as if our leadership team had even more fun than the athletes!

Coverage of The McGladrey Classic begins on the Golf Channel this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., EST, and will continue each afternoon through Sunday, October 10. Be sure to tune in!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

McGladrey Clients Enjoy a Special Treat, Courtesy of Davis Love III

Below is the most recent update on activities related to The McGladrey Classic from RSM McGladrey’s Senior Director of Sports Marketing Ricki Lasky. Check back here again tomorrow for another update and, while you’re here, let us know who you think will win The McGladrey Classic by taking our online poll.

After a full day of welcoming clients and other special guests to Sea Island, we wrapped up yesterday with a pairings party at Davis Love III’s beautiful home. The generosity that Davis (as the newest member of Team McGladrey and as The McGladrey Classic tournament chairman) and his wife Robin show – through the Davis Love Foundation and through their good old southern hospitality is an inspiration. In fact, one of the centerpieces from last night was Davis’s beloved Orange County chopper, which he is raffling, with all proceeds going to the Davis Love Foundation.

Highlights from the evening included comments from RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews who talked about the fact that The McGladrey Classic is really about giving back to the community, and who thanked Davis and Robin for opening their home to create a one-of-a-kind experience for McGladrey clients.

Davis, fresh back from the Ryder Cup in Wales (His return plane literally landed on the island about an hour before the reception.), talked about his experience at the Ryder Cup, saying that it’s all about teamwork – just as it is with McGladrey and its clients. Davis illustrated the point with an entertaining story about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson playing on the same side of a ping-pong table while Team USA was in Wales.

And today, The McGladrey Classic kicks off with the Pro-Am. Stay tuned here for updates – it promises to be an exciting few days…

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sharing Time with Clients and Friends at Sea Island

Below is RSM McGladrey’s Senior Director of Sports Marketing Ricki Lasky’s re-cap from yesterday’s activities related to The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island. Remember to check back tomorrow for her next update, and to take our online poll to let us know who you think will win the inaugural McGladrey Classic.

After another busy day of prepping for The McGladrey Classic and welcoming our first guests to the island, the day closed with an evening client reception at The Cloister’s Black Banks Terrace. The setting provided client servers with a relaxed setting and an opportunity to spend quality time with a few key clients – with a beautiful sunset view as the backdrop.

Highlights of the evening included comments from RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews and McGladrey & Pullen Managing Partner and CEO Dave Scudder, who welcomed clients and talked about the charitable component of The McGladrey Classic, and the importance of giving back to the community.

Other special guests included students from the Hank Haney International Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., along with their chaperone Ryley Hendry. These guests represented some of the best student golfers from around the world, and included Matt Rushton from South Africa, Nico Evangelista from the Philippines, Rica Park from Japan and Olivia Landino from Pennsylvania. After finishing this week’s classes and (for some) sitting for SATs Saturday, the students will return to enjoy the final day of The McGladrey Classic on Sunday.

What’s on tap for today? Welcoming more clients and guests, many of whom are playing the Frederica Golf Course “as we speak.” We’ll wrap up with an evening reception at Davis Love III’s home which will, no doubt, provide another perfect opportunity to further enhance relationships with our clients and potential clients.

Until tomorrow…

Monday, October 4, 2010

The McGladrey Classic Tees Off TODAY!

Today marks the third day that RSM McGladrey’s Senior Director of Sports Marketing Ricki Lasky is on-the-ground at Sea Island for the inaugural McGladrey Classic. She’s posting regular updates here on the McGladrey Golf Blog throughout the event. Check back here regularly for her behind-the-scenes take on activities related to the event.

The Sea Island team and a small contingent of McGladrey staff members spent most of the day yesterday “polishing the brass” in preparation for the inaugural McGladrey Classic, which officially tees off today, as we welcome the first wave of guests, who will be joining us for the Pro-Am (through Wednesday). Also arriving today: our very own C.E. Andrews, president and COO of RSM McGladrey and Partner and Managing Director for McGladrey & Pullen, Dave Scudder, who will take a tour of the site upon their arrival.

To ensure we were fortified for the day, our small planning team enjoyed dinner last night at Crab Daddy’s, a local restaurant known for its cinnamon butter and bread pudding. It lived up to the hype – everything was absolutely delicious, and we turned in knowing that we’d be ready for Monday.

This morning, we awakened to another spectacular day here on the island. The weather is beautiful. In fact, a local news channel extended weather forecast stated that “The Chamber of Commerce couldn’t have ordered more beautiful weather!”

The grounds crew is putting the final touches on the majestic property, and the course looks spectacular. Registration for golf professionals will be open today and tomorrow. At check-in, the pros will receive all of the information they need for the week, and will have an opportunity to play practice rounds today and tomorrow, while our guests can play the exclusive Frederica Golf Course, where Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is a member.

We’ll wind things up this evening with a reception at The Cloister’s Black Banks Terrace, which will feature a jazz trio and Rocky Patel cigars. We’ve also invited students from the Hank Haney Golf School to join us this evening, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to Sea Island.

We’ll share more information about some of the special opportunities our guests will have throughout the week, but will go ahead and let you know that one of the most unique will be a Pro-Am party tomorrow evening at Davis Love III’s home, where the pairings for Wednesday’s Pro-Am will be unveiled – quite a departure from your typical pairings parties, which are usually held at hotels or banquet rooms.

Check back tomorrow for more, and remember to take our online poll. Who do you think will win the inaugural McGladrey Classic?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The McGladrey Classic - Day 2 at Sea Island

This the second in a series of first-hand accounts of activities taking place in preparation for the inaugural McGladrey Classic - from Ricki Lasky, RSM McGladrey's senior director of sports marketing. Enjoy!

First thing this morning, I had a walk -through of the McGladrey hospitality chalet on the 18th green. We created the design for the chalet over the last several months, and I was eager to see the final product. Nestled behind the 18th green with a birds-eye view of the final hole, it will be the perfect setting to watch the final putt drop next Sunday. The d├ęcor consists of light wood panels with seating inside and a lighted McGladrey sign over the bar area. The front of the chalet is glass with doors leading out to a patio and 72 chairs for our guests to enjoy the 132 golfers that will pass through Thursday and Friday.

I spent the next few hours with tournament director, Scott Reid. With notebook in hand, we surveyed every aspect of the tournament grounds. We looked at each branding element and how it would impact the spectator. We looked at TV towers and camera angles. We went to the Golf Channel compound and discussed the broadcast and the talent that will arrive later this week. We walked through the Spectator Village, which will host bands Friday and Saturday nights, and a Barbeque Throw-down with celebrity chefs. As we rode by the 14th hole, which is located on the water, a sailboat drifted by…it felt so peaceful.

Today was also the day to get organized. We walked into our office at the Cloister to find the 100 or so boxes we have shipped over the last few weeks. With box cutter in hand, one-by- one, we opened each and organized everything by size, date, color and gender of the respective recipients. We painstakingly went through each arrival and departure time, airport transfer and tee time. It takes an amazing group of dedicated people to pull this off; thanks to the team for all their efforts!
One more day until our week is here. Lights, camera, action: The inaugural McGladrey Classic it’s going to be a memorable one!

Remember to take our online poll to let us know who you think will win!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The McGladrey Classic - Day 1 at Sea Island

Ricki Lasky, senior director of sports marketing for RSM McGladrey, is the “woman behind the scenes” responsible for every detail related to The McGladrey Classic. Ricki will be providing daily updates from Sea Island throughout the event. Check back here regularly for the “latest and the greatest” and for unique insights and perspectives on the inaugural McGladrey Classic.

As I drove closer to The Lodge and the Seaside Course yesterday (Fri., Oct. 1), a sense of calm came over me. What has been a labor of love for the past nine months is about to become a reality. The inaugural McGladrey Classic is only a few short days away. As I walked the grounds, I beamed with pride. There is a buzz in the air here at St. Simons/Sea Island. The locals see McGladrey Classic signage at every turn, VIP tickets sold out yesterday, grandstands are up and crews are working around-the-clock to put on the finishing touches. The “devil is in the details,” as they say. The main entrance, which is almost complete with its faux cobblestone and copper roof looks as if it has been here for 50 years. Trees and plants have been trucked in by the hundreds to line the walkways. The tournament staff buzzes around like bees to ensure nothing is left undone. Directional signs, driving range, parking, evacuation vehicles, media facility and 800 eager volunteers are ready to go come Monday morning.

The course itself looks incredible, so pristine, it makes a duff like me want to go out there and knock it around. Hats off to the golf course maintenance team that took such great care mowing every green and ensuring the rough is just long enough to make it interesting.

The feeling here is this is the place to be next week. The McGladrey Classic will be an experience for the golfer and non-golfer alike. At the end of the day, it will be about giving back to the community – more about that later in the week.

The field is set and we look forward to showcasing The McGladrey Classic around the world. We have an amazing week planned for our guests, which I will fill you in on daily. Please join me all week for your behind-the-scenes tour of The McGladrey Classic!

And don’t forget to let us know who you think will win by taking our online poll.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Q&A with Davis Love III

McGladrey recently sat down with Davis Love III, assistant captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, member of Team McGladrey and host of The McGladrey Classic, to discuss what makes teams successful.

McGladrey: Davis, golf is typically an individual sport, but the Ryder Cup is such a different form of competition where team dynamics and strategy are so important. What are your thoughts about assembling and leading successful teams?

Davis Love III: For the Ryder Cup, we’re constantly looking at our players — what are each individual’s strengths, what are their personalities, and how can we put them together to give them confidence because they’re so excited about their partner and their partners on the team. Steve Stricker’s game is completely different from Tiger Woods’, but if we put those two together, we’ve seen in the past that they both excel. Other times you get a player feeling confident by putting him in a team with someone similar, because they’ll be comfortable around each other.

We’re fortunate this time that we don’t have any real issues with the guys on our team. It’s easy to match people up. We have a lot of guys that are very flexible. You want to pick guys who can play, or can be a part of any combination of teams within the team. You don’t want to pick the guy who only can play with one other guy or only can play with this one type of player, because then it limits your flexibility as a team. So we picked veterans. We picked a rookie. We picked guys that we felt we could plug into a bunch of different roles, with broad strengths, from the number one player in the world all the way down to rookie enthusiasm.

McGladrey: What about Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson, who was selected as a Captain’s pick?

Davis Love III: When we looked at the eight players on the team, we knew right away who we would pick to make our team of 12, and one of those players was obviously Zach. He’s one of the straightest drivers, one of the best putters. Zach has been one of the most consistent players over the last five or six years on the TOUR. And when you’re picking, it comes down to: who do you want on the last green, putting a putt to win the Ryder Cup for you? Who do you trust to go through their routine, to put aside all the goals and expectations and dreams of fans and the country and the Ryder Cup? Who can go through their routine and knock a putt in? And one of those guys is Zach Johnson. He’s so disciplined with his routine, with the way he approaches the game, with the way he and his caddie work together, that nothing, even the pressure of the Ryder Cup, is going to knock him off of that.

McGladrey: One of the biggest responsibilities of the captain is to pick who plays and when. What goes into those kinds of strategic decisions?

Davis Love III: I think the difficult thing is not who gets to play, it’s who doesn’t get to play. So, you have to take that into account when you’re making your pairings. The worst thing would be to not be able to fit a guy in, and all of a sudden on Saturday afternoon he hasn’t played and then the pressure’s on because he’s only got one shot at it for singles.

McGladrey: Why do you think some individuals perform at a higher level when they’re part of a team?

Davis Love III: Certainly some players do better in a team environment. It seems like over the last six or seven Ryder Cups, there have been some European players who’ve excelled beyond what you would expect them to do, especially putting-wise. Monty has always putted great in Ryder Cups; Sergio has chipped in a lot in Ryder Cups. You’ve had young rookies come onto the Ryder Cup teams for Europe and just make more putts than they’ve ever made in their careers. I think it’s a confidence thing. They get in with a team, and they’re not playing as individuals anymore. They’re playing as a team. They’re excited to play for their country. They’ve seen their country’s flags go up in the opening ceremonies, and there’s a burst of confidence. And that’s what we’re trying to capture before we get to the Ryder Cup — what is it that pulls these 12 guys together and makes them all play better than they normally play? It’s easy to get more excited. It’s easy to get more nervous. It’s easy to try harder, but it’s not easy to bond as a group and to excel because you’re all working toward the same goal.

McGladrey: You’ve talked a bit about leadership. What makes an effective leader?

Davis Love III: I’ve played for 12 different captains — actually 13, if you count the Walker
Cup — and they’ve almost all done it differently. It always comes down to the performance of the players. The captain can lay out a battle plan. The captain can make the pairings. The captain can be the leader, but ultimately in any team, an army or business team, it comes down them having faith in their leader and then executing their game plan.

We have to instill in our team that the captain has a game plan, and if you stick with it, we will win.

And I’d add that a lot has to do with instilling confidence. When Ben Crenshaw’s team won, we were way behind until the last day. But he kept saying, “I have confidence in you guys. You don’t understand, something exciting is going to happen on the 17th green.”

Well, it did. Justin Leonard made an unbelievable putt on the 17th green, and we won. But we kept gunning for it because our captain kept saying, “I think something great is going to happen,” and it finally did. And that’s all you can ask. I think that’s the biggest thing a captain can do is just keep telling his team, “This is the plan, let’s just stick with it, and it will eventually work.”