A recent New York Times article by Karen Crouse showcased our island’s presence in the golfing world:
Three of the 12 players on the United States squad (Ryder Cup) live in St. Simons: Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker, who is one of Love’s four captain’s picks. It seems crazy to consider that an island with a population under 13,000 has four residents participating in the Ryder Cup, and crazier still to contemplate what might have been.
The Ryder Cup did not turn out in our favor, but life goes on, and St. Simons Island is proud to once again host the McGladrey Classic PGA Tour Golf Tournament this week at the Seaside Golf Course. Davis Love III, Zach Johnson and Chris DiMarco will be joined by 129 other PGA TOUR Professionals. The tournament takes place October 18-21, 2012, with a concert by country music star Gary Allan on Wednesday the 17th. Click here for more information.