Thursday, April 28, 2016

When Nature Visits


This week, the PGA TOUR action is coming from Louisiana where the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is underway. And the TOUR is tipping its figurative hat to the Big Easy by sharing its Top 10 clips of nature intervening with tournaments in the past, including a visit from the infamous “Tripod” – Zurich Classic’s three-legged alligator. Watch the clips to see our very own Team RSM member Davis Love IIIs reaction to a close encounter with Tripod at No. 6 (Think YOU would take a picture if you were that close to an alligator?):   


A few of “our guys” are in New Orleans for the Zurich Classic this week: Team RSM member Chris DiMarco is joined by past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014). Ben teed off first at 7:50 a.m. CT from tee No. 10.; shortly after at 8 a.m. was Robert from tee No. 1; Chris D. started at 9 a.m. from tee No. 1; and Chris K. teed at 12:30 p.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck this weekend, guys…and keep an eye out for any unexpected visitors on the course!
 
Are you hitting the course this weekend? If so, check out this new PGA.com article for tips and tricks to improve your swing speed. The article shares the training routine Jordan Spieth used to add more distance to his shots.   
 
Before closing out this week’s post, we’d like to take a moment to send our best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery to 2012 RSM Classic winner Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey. On Tues., April 26, he informed his fans via his social media accounts that he will be taking a leave of absence from the rest of the 2016 Web.com season, due to a back injury he got while playing at last week’s RBC Heritage Classic.  You can read his full note here. Get well soon, Tommy!
 
Be sure to stop by next week for the latest on Team RSM, as well as other golf-related news  – including, of course, any updates on this year’s RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20).