Okay, not much in the way of Auburn hate in this article, but as a good Georgia fan you had to at least take a look, right? And so you know, Oakley (a big sponsor for Bubba Watson) built this bullet-proof truck especially for him. It's all Oakley and all camo, but it's still bullet-proof. That's how Bubba rolls, and I hear he likes to drive it.
But the subject at hand is golf. Last week was decent, but could've been so much better (sound familiar?). Kevin Kisner was tied for the lead going into the final round in China, yet failed to go low enough and was passed by eventual champion Russell Knox of Scotland (who had a very interesting time getting to China). Kevin seems to hold his head high and doesn't seem flustered by the lack of a PGA win. When asked if he was annoyed by the second-place finish, Kisner replied, "No, what is that, four this year? That's alright. I'll keep finishing second and I'll keep giving myself a shot and I know I'll win one of them." Other Bulldogs in the event were Harris English (T23), Bubba Watson (T35), and Chris Kirk (T76).
And Brendon Todd didn't fare well either. In a deluge of rain in Jackson, MS at the Sanderson Farms Classic, Todd failed to make the cut.
The undergraduate men's team went to Hawaii and came back with some hardware. The team finished in 2nd overall at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic, ahead of NC State, Cal-State Northridge and South Carolina (no, Spurrier is not coaching the golf team). Even better, sophomore Zach Healy played well enough on his own to earn low medalist honors, his first collegiate individual win. The Dawgs are now finished for the fall, and out of 5 events finished second three times, fourth place once, and sixth place once. They're still ranked #12 nationally. They are off until February, when they tee it up in the Puerto Rico Classic. Yep, that means they go from East Lake (sweet course in Atlanta) to Hawaii, to Puerto Rico.
Now back to those earning money on the golf course and outside the jurisdiction of the NCAA: The Tour travels back to the Western Hemisphere, but makes a stop south of the border in Mayakoba, Mexico. Just south of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, this is an event that rarely draws the big names. It's late date in the year, just before the holidays and just after international travel by the big boys, means that the field is usually open to 2nd and 3rd tier players (those who aren't multi-millionaires from their endorsement money alone). And we have a few Bulldog alums who fit this mold. Those competing this weekend near the landing spot of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs are:
So since the Auburn kickoff is noon, there is ample time to tune in to Golf Channel to see the afternoon coverage of our boys in Red & Black chasing around a little white ball all over the ruins of the Mayan Empire. Any questions on rankings, money, specifics, whatever... just type them below and I'll answer them as best I can. But in the meantime....