Tag Archives: University of Georgia

Mar
13
2016

Lee McCoy, a 22-year-old amateur who plays for the University of Georgia, shot a two-under 69, in difficult conditions no less, at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course, a course that he had played hundreds of times as a local to the area, to post a tournament total four-under. Not only did that vault him to a solo fourth finish at the Valspar Championship — after he made the cut on the number — but he also beat world no. 1 Jordan Spieth, who he was playing alongside with in the final round.

Spieth, however, was impressed with McCoy, who was playing in the event thanks to a sponsor’s invitation. As the crowd surrounding the 18th green gave McCoy a standing ovation after he putted out for his par, Spieth was also clapping for him emphatically. For good reason.

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Mar
12
2015
2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

In the latest development of the Patrick Reed saga, a former Augusta State teammate has agreed to provide his account of Reed’s suspension for the first two events of the 2009-10 season, which occurred following his transfer to the school from the University of Georgia.

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Mar
10
2015

The Patrick Reed saga continues Tuesday with the release of the so-called “affidavit” from University of Georgia men’s golf head coach Chris Haack, and a statement from Jason Payne, an assistant coach during Reed’s time at Georgia.

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Mar
9
2015

At the end of January, author and writer Shane Ryan published an excerpt about Patrick Reed from his upcoming book, “Slaying the Tiger: A year inside the ropes on the new PGA Tour.” In the piece, Ryan wrote that while Reed was a member of the golf team at the University of Georgia, there were suspicions from his teammates that he cheated in a qualifying round and stole money, along with other items. When Reed was kicked out, he transferred to Augusta State University, where his teammates also accused him of cheating, which led to a suspension.

Well, now, Reed is challenging these well-sourced claims. Following the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, he told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis that the cheating and stealing allegations from the book were not true and sent letters to Ballantine Books, which is part of Random House Publishing Group, and Ryan, demanding a retraction.

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Dec
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Lots of UGA on the leaderboard

The sixth and final round of Q-school is underway at PGA West, where 25 guys (and ties) will earn their PGA Tour cards for 2012 at the completion of play. One thing’s for sure at the moment, former University of Georgia golfers are dominating the leaderboard — Brendon Todd, Brian Harman, Harris English and Kevin Kisner, who are all currently in the top ten.

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Dec
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Two-time Walker Cup member hopes to join his pals on the PGA Tour in 2012

Brian Harman, a member of the 2005 and 2009 Walker Cups and the winner of the 2003 U.S. Junior Championship, had a rollercoaster of a round. Just check out his scorecard (he started on No. 10).

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