ED JAMES: I'd be remiss if I didn't say thank you, Paul and Luke, for your support to the Cialis Western Open and our sole charity, the Evans Scholars Foundation. It's appropriate to note, I believe, that Luke developed his golf and artistic talents at Northwestern University, where the Evans Scholarships were founded 75 years ago, in 1930.
Today, 44 Evans scholars live in the Northwestern Scholarship House. I'm a firm believer in the value of education, and the appreciation of art is a vital component of the a well rounded education, so we're proud for the past two years, our sponsor Lilly ICOS has sponsored an Artists' Experience showcasing the talents of local artists through on course paintings created during our Championship.
Luke's painting highlights this new partnership between golf and art, and we invite everyone to watch the artists from the school of the art institute in the Artists' Experience tent as they create their paintings.
Luke, thank you for creating such a compelling work of art for us, and Paul, thank you and everyone at Cialis for your leadership in supporting our championship and the Evans Scholarships. Thank you.