As some have speculated, Commissioner Tim Finchem called a teleconference Tuesday morning to officially announce a three-year title sponsorship agreement with RSM McGladrey, one of the country’s leading accounting, tax and business consulting firms. The deal will bring a new PGA Tour Fall Series tournament, the McGladrey Classic, to the Sea Island Resort in Georgia, and will replace the opening left after the Turning Stone Championship was moved to July.
The $4 million event will be played Oct. 7-10, 2010, at the Seaside Course. PGA Tour veteran and Sea Island resident Davis Love III will serve as tournament chairman and his foundation will be the host organization. Zach Johnson, who also lives in Sea Island and is sponsored by McGladrey, will assist on the tournament board and has already committed to play.
Finchem offered some generic comments in the press release:
We are delighted to announce the establishment of The McGladrey Classic and welcome RSM McGladrey to our family of title sponsors. This represents a partnership between a dynamic new sponsor, a host organization founded by a prominent member of the PGA TOUR, and a world-class resort serving as the host venue. This unique collection of partners, combined with the direct involvement of Davis and Zach, brings distinction to the tournament that is unlike any other we have on TOUR.
Johnson recently weighed in with his own nice words:
Hopefully I’ll have more later with additional enlightening thoughts from the Commish’s conference call — if doesn’t put everyone to sleep. Maybe someone will bring up untimely questions about You Know Who and he’ll have another “testy” moment.