Love anxious to see how RSM changes play out

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – It’s a transition year for the RSM Classic, complete with a new name, date and two-course rotation - all of which makes tournament host Davis Love III curious.

How, for example, will the late November date impact the quality of this week’s field? And what will players make of the addition of the Plantation Course?

“I played in the pro-am yesterday and had a mixed bag of answers,” Love said. “Some guys are ready to go on vacation this week. Some sponsors, some of their guests, some of the players are ready to start Thanksgiving vacation.

“But, a lot of them look at it the other way: I’m going to come to Sea Island to start my vacation for Thanksgiving.”

Love said he thinks this year’s field is better than in previous editions of the tournament, which began in 2010. He was hopeful the forecast would cooperate and allow the expanded field (156 players) to finish on schedule.

“It’s new for us,” Love said. “But the guys I’ve been around from RSM, their clients, have been very happy.”