‘We Call It the UGA Tour’: Georgia Alum Kevin Kisner Sings the Praise of His Alma Mater

Published 01/16/2022, 7:00 AM EST
Aug 14, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Kevin Kisner hits his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Kisner is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He turned professional in the year 2006 and is a four-time PGA Tour winner. Kevin played college golf for 4 years before graduating from the University of Georgia in 2006. He won the 2005 NCAA National Championship along with his fellow professionals, Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk.

The field in the 2022 Sony Open includes nine University of Georgia players and Kevin Kisner, being one of them is praising the other 8. Bubba Watson is the only former UGA golfer missing this week.

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Kevin Kisner calls it the UGA Tour

The 37-year-old American had a strong finish at the season opener at Hawaii. He finished at tied eighth position with an overall score of 24 under par for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions. However, he continued his good form into the next event, the Sony Open. He shot three consecutive rounds in the ’60s with a low 64 in the second round and backing it up with a 65 in the third round. He is currently at tied seventh position with a score of 13 under par and five shots off the lead heading into Sunday.

Watch this story: 2022 Sony Open prize money breakdown.

The leader of the pack Russell Henley is also a UGA golfer and enjoys a two-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama. Kisner said about his fellow UGA friends who are playing this week.

He said, “We call it the UGA Tour,” Kisner said. “Ten guys out here, ten guys making the cut, one guy leading right now. Heck of a program to produce that much talent and continue to do it. Guys continuing to come out here year after year and pretty it’s impressive.” 

Kisner and his fellow UGA faithfully gathered to watch the Bulldogs win their first school championship since 1980.

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Aug 13, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Kevin Kisner studies his putt on the eighteenth green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Henley leads by three

The 32-years old from Georgia leads the tournament with an overall score of 18 under par. Russell shot three consecutive rounds in the ’60s with a low 62 in the first round and 63 in the second round. He shot a three-under-par 67 in the third round.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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