Thursday, July 14, 2011

Darius Rucker to Perform at The McGladrey Classic, Plus Other News from the World of Golf


Lots of exciting events and announcements this week in the world of golf! First, we’d like to start by congratulating Steve Stricker on winning the 2011 John Deere Classic. This made Steve just the 10th golfer since World War II to win a tournament three straight times, joining an elite group that includes Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Ben Hogan and Johnny Miller. If you’d like to join us in congratulating Steve, just leave your comments here, and we’ll pass them along.

Earlier this week, we were thrilled to announce that platinum-selling singer Darius Rucker, formerly lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, will perform at The McGladrey Classic the evening of October 12! Tickets to The McGladrey Classic (Oct. 10 – 16) are on sale now. Concert tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information about the concert and other tournament week activities, visit www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

Also earlier this week, we were honored that The McGladrey Classic, was selected by Elegant Island Living readers as the Special Event of 2011. We appreciate the southern hospitality shown by everyone at Sea Island during last fall’s inaugural event, and look forward to returning in October!

The third major of the year is underway and Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are playing in The Open Championship this week at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich England and, of course, we’re pulling for them!

We close this week’s post by acknowledging the passing of a great supporter of the game of golf. Rest in peace, former First Lady, honorary LPGA TOUR member and 25-year tournament host Betty Ford. You will be missed.