Jan 19, 2010 at 05:50 PM
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RSM McGladrey Announced As Title Sponsor For New PGA Tour Event

The PGA Tour and RSM McGladrey, a national accounting, tax and business consulting firm, have announced a three-year title sponsorship that will bring a new PGA Tour event to Georgia's Sea Island Resort in 2010.

The McGladrey Classic will be held October 7-10 as part of the PGA Tour Fall Series with a $4 million purse. The tournament’s charitable beneficiaries will include Special Olympics, the official charity of RSM McGladrey’s golf platform, and charities in the Sea Island-Brunswick area.

“We are delighted to announce The McGladrey Classic and welcome RSM McGladrey to our family of title sponsors,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. “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 unlike any other on Tour.”

RSM McGladrey already has endorsement deals with professional golfers, including: six-time PGA TOUR winner and Masters Champion Zach Johnson, three-time PGA Tour winner Chris DiMarco and LPGA Tour pro Natalie Gulbis.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for RSM McGladrey to enhance awareness of our brand while expanding relationships with clients and prospective clients,” said RSM McGladrey President C.E. Andrews. “The real power of any relationship comes through understanding, which leads to trust. At RSM McGladrey, we know our clients and prospects enjoy playing and watching golf. Partnering with the PGA Tour enables us to connect with these individuals in a meaningful way, while also providing a new platform to strengthen our support of Special Olympics and other philanthropic organizations. We are honored to sponsor The McGladrey Classic.”