The PGA Tour’s Fall Series continues this week with a new tournament in the shape of the McGladrey Classic. Davis Love III is the tournament host at Sea Island in Georgia.
After their narrow defeat in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar will tee it up in Georgia as will Corey Pavin’s vice captain Davis Love III. The Sea Island native will host this tournament.
There are 10 Major winners in the field including Justin Leonard, Lucas Glover and Lee Janzen. The UK will be represented by Brian Davis and Greg Owen.
The Seaside course at Sea Island is a classic Harry Colt and Charles Alison design dating from 1929. Tom Fazio completed a renovation in 1999. It’s the first time the course has been used on the PGA Tour but it’s been the venue for some significant amateur competitions over the years including the US Senior Amateur an the US Senior Women’s Amateur.
It’s a course where the wind can have a big impact on the test. However, the forecast for this week looks set calm so the ocean breeze might not have such a part to play.
Venue: Seasisde Course, Sea Island, Georgia
Date: Oct 7-10
Course stats: par 70, 7,055 yards
Defending Champion: Inaugural tournament
Thursday 7 – Live on Sky Sports 3 from 8.30pm
Friday 8 – Live on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm
Saturday 9 – Live on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm
Sunday 10 – Live on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm
Robert Allenby – The consistent Australian is one of the top ranked players in the field. He’s one of just four on the start sheet who competed in the Tour Championship. He’s a superb ball striker and, if he can get some putts to drop, will be tough to beat.
John Senden – Another Australian who is coming on to some form. In fact, he’s had three top-15 finishes in his last four starts.
Jonathan Byrd – He finished tied fifth last week but, more importantly, this is his home course. He should be able to turn local knowledge to his advantage.
Skills required: Ball striking. It’s a par 70 so the key to scoring well is hitting the greens on the par 4s.