62 (Charles Howell III, 2010; Trevor Immelman, 2011)
1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - $432,000; 3rd Place - $272,000
Ben Crane *
* - Won in Playoff
Past McGladrey Classic Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
*Ben Crane (265) -- Webb Simpson
Heath Slocum (266) -- Bill Haas
* - Won in Playoff
Top Contenders in the Field
Davis Love III
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Jim Furyk
Darkhorse - Tim Petrovic
Last week's Pick to Win (Nicolas Colsaerts) - Finished tied for 35th
Last week's Darkhorse (Jonas Blixt) - Finished 1st
The PGA Tour travels to Georgia this week for The McGladrey Classic at the
Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Three of
the top 40 players in the world are competing this week - Sea Island
resident Zach Johnson (16), Jim Furyk (23) and David Toms (40). Johnson and
Furyk are playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup. United States Ryder
Cup captain and Sea Island resident Davis Love III is also in the field and
will be the tournament host.
This is the third event of the Fall Series. Ryan Moore captured the
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two weeks ago, and
Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open last week.
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 Harry S. Colt and Charles 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, Ben Crane poured in eight birdies in a 10-hole span in the final
round to get into a playoff, providing him the opportunity to 2-putt for par
on the second playoff hole to beat Webb Simpson. Crane fired a 7-under 63 in
the final round and joined Simpson at 15-under-par 265. Crane's 63 was the
lowest final round by a winner on the PGA Tour in 2011.
In 2010, 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 heads to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic at The Mines
Resort & Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, where Bo Van Pelt captured the 2011 title.
In addition, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf will take place in Bermuda, as Ernie
Els, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and defending champion Keegan Bradley battle
it out. Bradley will be filling in for Rory McIlroy, who committed to the BMW
Masters on the European Tour.
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