Thursday, July 14, 2016

Goodbyes and New Beginnings


It’s a bitter sweet week for Team RSM member Zach Johnson. With it being the week of The Open, it was time for Zach to say goodbye to the Claret Jug, after “owning” it since his win in last year’s tournament. However, he IS playing in this week’s tournament so…he could be the proud owner of the Jug for another year – fingers crossed! Do you think Zach will bring home the Jug again? If not, who do you think has the best chance of lifting it? We’ll find out soon. In the meantime, Zach had a little fun sharing his sad ‘goodbye’ to the Claret Jug on Twitter. Check out the photos he posted.

Joining Zach in Scotland is fellow Team RSM member Andy Sullivan, along with past RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015).  Their tee times are below:

PLAYER
TEE NO.
TEE TIME
Chris Kirk
1
9:58 a.m.
Robert Streb
1
11:58 a.m.
Kevin Kisner
1
12:20 p.m.
Andy Sullivan
1
1:37 p.m.
Zach Johnson
1
2:15 p.m.

Back in the states, a few other previous RSM Classic winners, Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011), are playing in the Barbasol Championship in Auburn, AL. Heath tees off at 12:42 p.m., ET from tee No. 10 and Ben starts at 1:04 p.m. from tee No. 10.

Best of luck to all our guys” during this week’s tournaments!

In other state-side news, Team RSM Member Davis Love III underwent a successful arthroscopic hip surgery last week. He expects to make a full and complete recovery, and is looking forward to serving as U.S. team captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup, September 30 through October 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN. You can read further details on www.rsmclassic.com!

Davis also recently filmed a video with Ryder Cup USA team members at beautiful Sea Island (home of The RSM Classic). It’s a great video where Davis shares interesting stories while reflecting on some of the past US Captains. You can watch the it here.

Be sure to stop by next week for new updates on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic!