Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 is in Full Swing!

Congratulations to Steve Stricker for winning the first 2012 PGA TOUR event – the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii! We couldn’t resist sharing this great (and funny) picture from the event.

Also this past weekend (Jan. 7 and 8), Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis was at the Winn Junior Cup Challenge at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Nevada. It looks as if a good time was had by all in this friendly “East vs. West” competition. (We also to know that Natalie celebrated a birthday that weekend. Happy birthday, Natalie!)

This week, we have our first planning session of the year for the 2012 McGladrey Classic. (This will be the third year of the event.) We’re looking forward to continuing the tradition, and to making some new and interesting additions to this year’s event. If you’ve got suggestions, send them to us – we’ll factor them into our thinking!

Also this week, we’ll be watching Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III playing in the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii Jan. 9-15. (Aloha, guys!) You can keep up with the leader board through the event website.

Chris, Zach and Davis won’t have much of a rest after Hawaii, as they have all committed to play in the Humana Challenge (formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic) in LaQuinta, California Jan. 26-22. The new Bob Hope Memorial Trophy will be awarded to this year’s champion. (We’re hoping one of our guys will take it home!) If you can’t be there in person, you can catch live tournament coverage on The Golf Channel from noon to 3 p.m., PST Jan. 19 – 20, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., PST Jan. 21 and 22.

Check back next week for our next update, and let us know if there’s anything you’d like for us to cover here on the McGladrey Golf Blog.