McGladrey signs three-year extension with PGA Tour


The status of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series may be clouded but not the future of the McGladrey Classic, an anchor of the post-Tour Championship schedule the past two years.

RSM McGladrey Inc. signed a three-year contract extension on Tuesday to assure the Sea Island (Ga.) Resort stop will remain on the circuit’s schedule through 2015. What’s not as certain is what role the event will play in the future.

According to various sources, the Tour is considering a plan that would make what is now the Fall Series – which includes the Sea Island stop as well as tournaments in Las Vegas, California and Florida – the start of the new season instead of the awkward end.

The move, which would need Policy Board approval and likely not happen before 2013 at the earliest, would be in conjunction with a proposal to consolidate the Nationwide Tour/Q-School process.

“The McGladrey Classic has been an incredible success, and has far exceeded everyone's expectations for the first two years,” said Davis Love III, the tournament host.

The event will be played Oct. 18-21 next year.