Thursday, July 23, 2015

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson Wins Big!


This past Monday is one for the books for Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson! Zach prevailed in a three-man playoff to win the 2015 British Open, claiming his second career major by squeezing out a par on the final hole of the playoff at No. 18. Zach rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole for a 6-under 66 that put him at 15-under through regulation. When Zach’s birdie on the 72nd hole found the bottom of the cup, his knees buckled and he pumped his right fist. His caddie, Damon Green, did his infamous chicken dance to celebrate. Congratulations, Zach! Your friends at McGladrey are so proud you, not only for your recent win, but for the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship that you demonstrate every day. Readers, what do you think – might this win make Zach eligible for inclusion in the Golf Hall-of-Fame? Share your thoughts below!

Showing incredible support from other PGA TOUR players, the Golf Channel shared some tweets from fellow players congratulating Zach on his unforgettable win. Check out the collection of tweets here. You can also watch some great post-tournament interview coverage of the win on The Golf Channel Morning Drive, CNBC Squawk Sports and ESPN.

What a great way to start the week! But that’s not all. Also this week,  Team McGladrey member Davis Love III was in Chaska, Minnesota to get his first look at Hazeltine National Golf Club as Team USA's 2016 Ryder Cup Captain. To help in his duties as captain, he also played the course to get a better feel for what it has to offer. From there, Davis headed to Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open. Joining Davis in this tournament are previous McGladrey Classic winners Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011). Having an early start this morning (July 23), Davis teed off at 7:30 a.m., ET from tee No. 1; from the same tee, Heath teed off at 8:20 a.m., ET, and Ben tees off at 1:05 p.m., ET from tee No. 10. Best of luck this weekend, guys – your friends at McGladrey will be pulling for you!

Rounding out the week, the Davis Love III Junior Open is being played at Sea Island Golf Club’s Plantation Course. This is an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event in its third year at Sea Island Resorts. Check out some of the action shots from the tournament: AJGA Facebook page.

Check back next week for the latest and greatest on Team McGladrey and the 2015 MGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-