Sunday, November 20, 2016

The RSM Classic: Thanking Those Who Serve Our Country


Following yesterday morning’s $10,000 check presentation to Folds of Honor (insert hyperlink) as part of The RSM Classic’s Military Appreciation Day, Round 3 of the tournament got underway under a spectacular Golden Isles sunny sky. Professional play ended with Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes in the lead. Hughes, who got married in his only week off this fall, has actually led at Sea Island from his opening 61 on the Seaside course. But, the day is young…

Another highlight: fans who donated to Folds of Honor (a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children and spouses of those killed or disabled while serving our nation) throughout the day were given an opportunity to participate in a Million Dollar Challenge immediately following professional play. Participants competed in a closest-to-the-pin contest, with 13 finalists qualifying for a one-shot challenge round. While no one shot a hole-in-one and won the million dollar prize, there was no shortage of encouragement from the fans throughout the contest, which sent the finalist who hit the shot closest to the pin home with a grand prize package, which included a stay for two on the island.   

The highlight of the evening: a public concert by country singing sensation Cole Swindell. The crowd gathered at McKinnon Airport for the concert danced and sang along to many of Cole’s more popular songs, while enjoying a few of his newer releases.

Coverage of The RSM Classic continues today on The Golf Channel. Tune in to watch, and to find out who wins the seventh annual tournament.