Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Festivities and Features!


Team RSM Member Zach Johnson has a birthday coming up Feb. 24!

To help celebrate his big day, we wanted to share his recent feature in Golf Digest. Below is an excerpt from the articleMy Shot: Zach Johnson”:

“I PLAY A LOT OF H-O-R-S-E in the driveway with my oldest son, Will. He just turned 11. Obviously I’m better than he is, so I let him stay close. I’ll miss on purpose so I’m at H-O-R-S and he’s only at H-O. I can see on his face he thinks he’s got a chance. Then something happens to me. This competitive thing inside me kicks in, and I blitz him. I just can’t let him win. Maybe it’s an Iowa thing, but we’re not “everybody gets a trophy” people. Will’s a strong kid. His day will come soon enough.

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WHEN I WATCH SPORTS ON TV—and I watch a lot—I’m always drawn to the 20-point underdog who keeps it close. At the NCAA basketball tournament, when a small school hangs in there but doesn’t quite pull it out, that’s the team my eyes go to at the end of the game. The TV cameras always focus on the winners, but I’m looking at the losing sideline and thinking, Nice job, guys. I don’t like losing, but there’s beauty in what comes out of it. As a golfer, everything I learned that led to my winning 12 PGA Tour events, including a couple of majors, came from losing.”

You can find the full feature here. We hope you have a great birthday, Zach!

Speaking of features, Team RSM Member, Davis Love III,  recently sat down with Golfweek at the PGA Merchandise Show to discuss a variety of topics, including golf fashion and the involvement the captain has in what the Ryder Cup uniforms will look like. Read the full article “Q&A: Polo ambassador Davis Love III talks fashion, Ryder Cup, Tiger” here!

This week in tournament news, Team RSM Member Chris Kirk is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for The Honda Classic. Also joining him are several of our past RSM Classic winners Mac Hughes (2016), Kevin Kisner (2015), Robert Streb (2014) and Ben Crane (2011).

Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 22:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (ET)
Name
Number
Time (Et)
Chris Kirk
1
7:15 am
Robert Streb
1
8:05 am
Mac Hughes
10
12:05 pm
Kevin Kisner
1
12:25 pm
Ben Crane
10
12:55 pm

Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Everything Old is New Again


 There was some exciting news in the world of golf earlier this week. The R&A announced that golf's oldest championship, “The Open,” will return to the home of golf at St. Andrews in 2021 for the 150th edition of the championship.  Golf Channel provided additional information about the tournament and gave a shout-out to Team RSM Member Zach Johnson! See an excerpt below: 

 “The tournament will be held July 15-18, 2021. It will mark the first Open at St. Andrews since 2015, when Zach Johnson defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a playoff to win his second career major and first claret jug.


Past Open champions at St. Andrews include Bobby Jones (1927), Sam Snead (1946), Jack Nicklaus (1970, 1978), Seve Ballesteros (1984), Nick Faldo (1990) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2005).”

Read the full article here.


This week in tournament news, the action is coming from the sunny Pacific Palisades in California, where the Genesis Open is in full swing. While members of Team RSM are not playing this week, we do have a few familiar faces out on the course. Past RSM Classic winners Austin Cook (2017) and Robert Streb (2014) are playing, and we wish them both the best of luck! Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 15:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (PST)
Austin Cook
1
8:04 am
Robert Streb
10
11:20 am

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news. Next year’s tournament is just nine short months away! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

February freebie fun!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and we want to celebrate! And who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Head over to our RSM Classic Facebook page for a chance to win everything pictured on the right for yourself or someone special! Once you’re on the page, all you have to do is:

1. SHARE the post (can be found here)!
2. Like our Facebook Page!
3. Tag two friends and make sure they like our page, also!

The winner will be announced on Feb 14th! Good luck!

In tournament news, we’re headed to the West Coast for some warm weather!  Team RSM Member Chris Kirk is playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California. He will be joined by a number of past RSM Classic Winners including Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016), Robert Streb (2014) and Ben Crane (2011). Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 8:


Best of luck to our Team RSM “family” this week!

And ICYMI last week, see here for Team RSM’s Andy Sullivan in his brilliant performance of “Never Forget” by Take That – we suspect the National Club Golfer’s new series “Cartpool Karaoke” will have us laughing from here on out!

Stop by next week for more updates on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.




Thursday, February 1, 2018

Scholarships, Swinging and Singing


Earlier this week, Team RSM member Davis Love III was featured in a GoHeels article regarding exciting news – the University of North Carolina and The Rams Club named a men’s golf scholarship after him! The “Davis Love III Scholarship for Men’s Golf” was announced during a UNC men’s basketball game on Saturday. Below is an excerpt from the article:
             
Love played at Carolina from 1982-85 and has been one of the most accomplished golfers on the PGA Tour for three decades. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017, won the PGA Championship in 1997, captained the United States' Ryder Cup winning team in 2016 and won 21 times on the PGA Tour.

It was an absolute thrill to have Davis back on campus and with the Carolina family," says UNC head coach Andrew DiBitetto. "Today's announcement marks a significant day for Carolina Golf. Davis is one of the most successful Tar Heels ever and he is also one of the most accomplished professional golfers to ever play the game. The Davis Love III scholarship will have a major impact on our program and student-athletes moving forward."


Over on the golf course, Team RSM Members Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk are playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. They will be joined by a few familiar faces, including past RSM Classic winners Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016) and Robert Streb (2014). Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 1:









Best of luck to each of them this week!

In other tournament news, Team RSM Member Andy Sullivan played in the Omega Desert Dubai Classic earlier this week. Sullivan also participated in the National Club Golfer’s hysterical new series “Cartpool Karaoke.” Watch his singing performance here!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.