Thursday, September 8, 2016

All in Good (Golf) Fun


This week, Team RSM is keeping busy – both on and off the course. Team RSM member Zach Johnson is in Indiana for the BMW Championship. Joining him at Crooked Stick Golf Club are past RSM Classic champions Chris Kirk (2013) and Kevin Kisner (2015). All teeing off from tee No. 1, Zach started the day at 10:03 a.m. ET; Kevin at 1:20 p.m.; and Chris is in the last group at 2:15 p.m. Best of luck to each of you this weekend!

Next week (Mon., Sept. 12), Team RSM member Davis Love III (who is not only host of The RSM Classic, but Captain of the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup) will name three of his four captains picks. Following the TOUR Championship, Davis will render his decision on that coveted final captain’s pick. So, we know he’ll be thinking about that a lot over the weekend and the next couple of weeks! Who would you like to see join the team?

In preparation for this year’s Ryder Cup, the European team recently scoured their archives to share 12 memorable rookie moments. Featured in their 1999 spot is Team RSM member Paul Lawrie. An excerpt from the article reads:

The same year, fellow rookie Paul Lawrie was handed one of the most daunting tasks in golf – hitting the nerve-wracking first tee shot at The Ryder Cup. Alongside Colin Montgomerie in the opening foursomes, the Open Champion of the same year put aside some incredible pressure to rifle his drive straight down the fairway. “When I got on the tee I was as nervous as I’ve ever been,” said Lawrie. “There were thousands around the tee, and then you know there are millions of people watching on the telly. There have been so many shocking shots that I was quite proud of myself. Mickelson missed the fairway by about 50 yards."

This year will be fellow European Tour and Team RSM member Andy Sullivan’s rookie year at the Ryder Cup. Maybe we’ll see his performance in a similar future piece? Read the full Ryder Cup article here.

At Sea Island – home of The RSM Classic – there have been some fun activities happening. Past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011) and Robert Streb (2014) played the Tin Cup Challenge. In case you’re not familiar with the Challenge, it’s a bit of a mixture of baseball and golf, which involves the use of a variety of tools, but no bats or putters. It’s quite comical, check out the SKRATCH TV video below:


 
And Sea Island Life recently ran an article about everyone’s favorite topic – food! The publication spoke with several PGA TOUR professionals to see what their favorite food stops are on the island. Check out the article here. For our readers who’ve visited Sea Island, what’s YOUR favorite spot to eat on the island? Never been? Be sure to read the pros’ recommendations before you visit. There’s some “good eatin’” on the island, and these fellas can give you the scoop!
 
Check back next week for the latest developments related to Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20)! It promises to be another stellar event!