McGladrey event renamed RSM Classic


The final official PGA Tour event of 2015 will tee off with a new name.

What has been known since its inception as the McGladrey Classic will now be called the RSM Classic, a nod to McGladrey's new global brand name. The company, which provides auditing, tax and consulting services, will change names effective Oct. 26, in time for this year's tournament. The sponsor name change was confirmed Monday during the tournament's media day.

The St. Simons Island, Ga.-based event has been on the PGA Tour schedule since 2010 and its past winners include Heath Slocum, Ben Crane, Tommy Gainey and Chris Kirk. Last year Robert Streb defeated Brendon de Jonge and Will MacKenzie in a playoff at Sea Island Resort to claim his first Tour title.

The signage will not be the only thing changing with this year's event, as the field will expand from 132 to 156 players across both courses at Sea Island. Early-round play will take place on both the Seaside and Plantation courses, while the final 36 holes will be played on the Seaside Course.

This year's event will be held Nov. 19-22.