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PGA - The McGladrey Classic Preview
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DATES: Thursday, October 13th through Sunday, October 16th
SITE: Seaside Course, Sea Island, Georgia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Harry Colt & Charles Hugh Alison (1929),
         Joe Lee (1973), Tom Fazio (1999)
PAR: 70
YARDAGE: 7,005
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 417 yds10 - Par 4 418 yds
2 - Par 4 415 yds11 - Par 4 425 yds
3 - Par 3 204 yds12 - Par 3 223 yds
4 - Par 4 429 yds13 - Par 4 408 yds
5 - Par 4 409 yds14 - Par 4 442 yds
6 - Par 3 179 yds15 - Par 5 565 yds
7 - Par 5 582 yds16 - Par 4 407 yds
8 - Par 4 368 yds17 - Par 3 192 yds
9 - Par 4 452 yds18 - Par 4 470 yds
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35 3,455 yds35 3,550 yds
 
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 2-5 p.m. (et),
Defending Champion:  Heath Slocum
Runner-Up:  Bill Haas
Tournament Record:  266 (Heath Slocum, 2010)
54-Hole Record:  198 (Heath Slocum, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  130 (David Toms, 2010)
Course Record:  62 (Charles Howell III, 2010)
Total Purse:  $4,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - $432,000; 3rd Place - $272,000
 
2010 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Heath Slocum266Joe Durant269
Bill Haas267Charles Howell III269
Robert Allenby268Bo Van Pelt269
Arjun Atwal268Aron Price270
David Toms268Jeff Quinney270
John Senden270
 
Past McGladrey Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010Heath Slocum (266) -- Bill Haas

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2010
Heath SlocumWon
Robert AllenbyT-3
Arjun AtwalT-3
David TomsT-3
Bo Van PeltT-6
Zach JohnsonT-12
Webb SimpsonT-12
Matt KucharT-25
Davis Love IIIT-33
Mark WilsonT-33
Jonathan ByrdT-66
Lucas Glovermc
Henrik Stensonmc
Paul Casey---
Rickie Fowler---
Jim Furyk---
Graeme McDowell---
Bryce Molder---
Sean O'Hair---
Louis Oosthuizen---
Vijay Singh---
Brandt Snedeker---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Carl Pettersson
Darkhorse - Adam Hadwin
 
Last week's Pick to Win (Spencer Levin) - Finished tied for 7th
Last week's Darkhorse (David Hearn) - Finished tied for 7th
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to Georgia this week for The McGladrey Classic at the Seaside Course in Sea Island, Georgia. Ten of the top-40 players in the world are competing this week, led by world No. 9 and 2010 money champion Matt Kuchar. He is joined in the field by Webb Simpson, who is second on the money list this year. Simpson trails Luke Donald by $68,970 for the money lead. Also playing this week is 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and Rickie Fowler, who is coming off his first professional victory last week at the Korea Open on the Korean Tour.

This is the third event of the Fall Series. Kevin Na captured the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two weeks ago and Bryce Molder won the Frys.com Open last week.

Sea Island resident Davis Love III is in the field and will be the tournament host. Love will serve as captain to the United States Ryder Cup team next year.

The Seaside Course is ranked as one of the top-100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest. It is situated on the southern tip of St. Simons Island and is a true oceanside course. Seaside was originally built as a nine-hole course by Colt and Alison in 1929. Joe Lee designed the Marshside nine in 1973. Tom Fazio transformed the two nines into the current Seaside Course in 1999. The tournament sponsor, McGladrey, is one of the country's leading accounting, tax and business consulting firms.

Last year, Heath Slocum made a key 60-foot birdie putt from off the 16th green to win by one shot over Bill Haas. With a sturdy stroke, Slocum sent his ball motoring toward the hole from the far side of the green. The putt, traveling too fast for all its 20 yards, was stopped dead in its tracks by the flag stick and dropped into the cup.

Next week, the PGA Tour will finish up the Fall Series with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Florida, where Robert Garrigus captured the 2010 title.

10/11 15:48:41 ET

As of October 11, 2011, at 03:48 PM ET