Congratulations are in order this week for Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson who was honored by his alma mater, Drake University, as the school presented the 2007 Masters champion with its prestigious Double D Award. (We understand that Zach even took some time out of his busy schedule to visit some of our McGladrey teammates while he was in Illinois.) The highest honor Drake bestows on its former student-athletes, the Double D Award is given to former letter winners for achievements and contributions to their professions and communities after leaving Drake. You can read more about Zach receiving the honor here. If you’d like to share your own congratulatory messages with Zach, leave those here, and we’ll make sure he gets them.
Congratulations also go to Johnattan Vegas of Venezuela on earning his first PGA TOUR win at the recent Bob Hope Classic. Johnattan is the first rookie to win in Palm Springs in 52 years of the event!
What’s on tap this week? Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Davis Love III are playing in the Farmers Insurance Open Jan. 27-30. Davis is wearing a live microphone during his first round today (Thurs., Jan. 27). You can listen to his on-course commentary during the Golf Channel’s coverage of the first round from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., ET.
Speaking of Davis, he and Rickie Fowler were featured this week in the PGA TOUR’s “The Establishment vs. The New Breed,” one of the new themes for 2011 PGA TOUR , which will choose two select players each week and analyze their chances of heading into the tournament. Check it out here, and let us know what you think.