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.