Thursday, March 23, 2017

Golf, with a side of weird

We’ve just passed the eight-month mark until the eighth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19, 2017), so while we still have plenty of time before this year’s tournament, we’re already planning and celebrating (at least to some extent). Join us by watching this video. The shared values between Sea Island (home of The RSM Classic) and RSM US LLP (“RSM”) make the island the perfect location for the tournament, a PGA TOUR event that RSM is proud to sponsor. Bill Gorman, COO for RSM US LLP, sat down with Sea Island’s President and CEO Scott Steilen, to discuss what makes Sea Island such a special place.  

Want to know what the Ryder Cup USA and Arnold Palmer mean to Team RSM Member Davis Love III? In an interview with Kingdom, Davis shares his thoughts on 2016, a memorable year for him personally and for the game of golf. During 2016, Davis served as captain of the American Ryder Cup Team, which took home the trophy for the first time since 2008. Also last year, Davis was invited into the World Golf Hall of Fame, and sadly, he lost a dear friend when Arnold Palmer passed away on September 25. The article does a great job of delving into some of Davis’ personal thoughts into the year’s highs and lows.  

It’s a good week for golf fans, as two tournaments are underway! The Puerto Rico Open is taking place in Rio Grande, and the World Golf Championship – Dell Technologies Match Play is happening in Austin. In Puerto Rico, past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011) and Chris Kirk (2013) are playing. Chris started his day at 7:40 a.m. UTC, teeing off from tee No. 1 and Ben started shortly after at 7:50 a.m. from tee No. 10. In Austin, Team RSM members Zach Johnson and Andy Sullivan are joined by one other past RSM Classic winner, Kevin Kisner (2015). All starting from tee No. 1, Kevin started at 10:14 a.m. CT; shortly after at 10:58 a.m., Zach teed off; and Andy starts his day at 2:05 p.m. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

In the event you’re not familiar with Austin, the city’s Independent Business Alliance adopted “Keep Austin Weird” as the city’s slogan in 2000, and that attitude of ‘celebrating uniqueness’ spills over into the game of golf – even impacting the way they predict the World Golf Championship winner, which involves dogs and pizza. Seriously. Sid, the Dog Mayor of Austin, recently made his pick. Watch this video and let us know if you agree with his prediction…  

Continuing our focus on the (ahem) uniqueness of the vibe in Austin, the PGA TOUR recently shared some of golf’s quirky swings, wacky clothes, and more in this somewhat offbeat article here. Wonder what we’ll see on the course this week? You can bet we’ll be tuning in to find out!

Check back next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and other fun golf-related topics!

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