Weekend to Remember for Lee McCoy
By Peter Santo
What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, University of Georgia senior Lee McCoy was playing alongside world number one Jordan Spieth and finishing T4 on the PGA Tour.
Following a 7.5 hour overnight drive to Athens, Georgia, McCoy was back on his own bag on Monday, playing in a college tournament for the Bulldogs.
McCoy followed up his T4 finish at the Valspar Championship by carding rounds of 71 and 70 to help lead his beloved Bulldogs to victory.
McCoy would’ve earned a payday of approximately $292,000 dollars, but because he is still an amateur, he is not allowed to collect that money.
“I think I have like 350 bucks in my bank account right now so it’s mostly gas money. It hurt but there’s so much going great for me right now,” McCoy said. “I’m just trying to take it all in, just really grateful to be standing here.”
Though McCoy got the better of Spieth on Sunday, there Mondays were quite different. While McCoy was grinding it out in Athens, Spieth donned his green jacket on a New York City TV tour to help promote the Drive Chip and Putt championship at Augusta National in April.
PGA Tour Roundup:
- Charl Schwartzel’s win at the Valspar Championship means the last five Masters champions have all won on the PGA Tour this season. The win was Schwartzel’s third in his last six worldwide starts.
- Crazy stat of the week: Schwartzel hit just 5 of 26 fairways in the first two rounds and still managed to win the golf tournament.
- Graham DeLaet finished fifth at the Valspar despite ranking last in the field in strokes gained putting. There is now no question that the putter is the only thing keeping DeLaet out of the winners circle.
- Click here for Mark Broadie’s strokes gained report from the tournament.