The McGladrey Classic
Site: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Course: Sea Island Resort, Seaside Course (7,005 yards, par 70).
Purse: $4 million. Winner’s share: $720,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Last year: Ben Crane beat Webb Simpson with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Seven strokes behind with 11 holes left, Crane finished with a 7-under 63. Simpson missed a 3-foot par putt on the final hole of the playoff.
Last week: Sweden’s Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif., holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. Blixt is the third PGA Tour rookie to win this season, following John Huh and Ted Potter Jr.
Notes: The tournament is the third of four Fall Series events. ... Jim Furyk is making his first start since the Ryder Cup. ... Blixt is in the field along with fellow 2012 winners Potter, Zach Johnson, Ben Curtis, Scott Stallings and Mark Wilson. ... Heath Slocum won the inaugural tournament in 2010. ... The CIMB Classic is next week in Malaysia, followed by the WGC-HSBC Champions. The Fall Series will conclude Nov. 8-11 with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.