In the sunshine state, the Valspar Championship is underway at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, northwest of Tampa. While members from Team RSM are not playing this week, we do have a few familiar faces out on the course. Past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014) are all playing. Starting his day from tee No. 1, Chris teed off at 8:56 a.m., ET; teeing off at 12:40 p.m., from tee No. 10 was Ben; and from tee No. 1, Robert teed off at 1:13 p.m. Best of luck to the three of you this week!
Congrats are in order for Sea Island, home to The RSM Classic. U.S. News released its ‘Best Hotels in the USA,’ and Sea Island Resorts – The Lodge and The Cloister – took the top two spots for the best in Georgia! On the overall list of the best in the USA, The Lodge ranked No. 5, and The Cloister ranked No. 55. These rankings are just the most recent in a steady flow of accolades Sea Island continues to accumulate for its beauty and amenities. We’re looking forward to returning to the island in November for this year’s RSM Classic!
Earlier this week, we learned of some sad news from Team RSM Member Chris DiMarco. On March 6, Rich DiMarco, Chris’ dad, passed away. We at RSM send our deepest condolences to the DiMarco family for their loss. Chris’ organization ‘Tee Up for Life’, partners with the American Cancer Society to help fight against cancer. If you’re inclined to make a donation, please visit the American Cancer Society, in honor of Rich DiMarco.