On the Range Blog - October 17


On The Range Talent
Host: Jerry Foltz (Golf Channel)
Analyst: Billy Kratzert (4-time PGA TOUR winner)
Analyst: Bill Harmon (Swing Coach & Caddie for Bill & Jay Haas)

This Week’s Event
McGladrey Classic
Seaside Course - Sea Island, GA
Defending Champion: Ben Crane

Featured Player
Jim Furyk
-16 career PGA TOUR wins
-2003 U.S. Open Champion
-1st start since 2012 Ryder Cup
-1-2-0 record for 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team
-3rd in Scoring Average on 2012 PGA TOUR
-2nd appearance in The McGladrey Classic
-Caddie: Mike 'Fluff' Cowan
-Swing Coach: Mike Furyk

Course Survey
Seaside Course
Par 70 - 7,055 yards

On the 2011 PGA TOUR, The Seaside Course ranked 2nd toughest in Putts Per Round and One-Putt Percentage, 5th in 3-Putt Avoidance and 8th in Putting Average. The field averaged more than 30 putts all four rounds, including the final round where it was toughest on TOUR with an average of 30.93.  Last year's winner Ben Crane led the field in Total Putting and ranked 2nd in Putting Average, Putts Per Round and Stroke Gained-Putting. Crane did not miss a a putt inside 9 feet the entire week (60 of 60)!!

Featured Tee Times
Coverage begins Thursday 1:30PM ET on Golf Channel

Thursday - 12:35PM ET
Gary Woodland, Vijay Singh, Charles Howell III

Thursday - 12:45PM ET
Jason Day, Stewart Cink, Bud Cauley

Friday - 12:35PM ET
Zach Johnson, Ben Crane, Davis Love III

Friday - 12:45PM ET
Jonas Blixt, Jim Furyk, David Toms

Next Show - October 31
WGC-HSBC Champions & Charles Schwab Cup
Wednesday 9PM ET