Kevin Kisner, the former UGA golfer who is playing in the Masters, gave a pep talk about perseverance to the Bulldogs football team a few days ago.
It was at the request of UGA coach Kirby Smart, per OnlineAthens.com’s Ryne Dennis.
In the 2018 WGC Match Play Championships, Kisner had a heartbreaking runner-up finish to Bubba Watson, another former UGA golfer. However, one year later (last month), Kisner rallied to win the same tournament, edging out former Georgia Tech golfer Matt Kuchar.
“(Smart) asked if I’d come by and talk about being in that position last year and losing and what it took to come back and win the next year,” Kisner told the website. “He said the team could learn a lot from that.”
Obviously, Smart wanted for Kisner to inspire the Bulldogs after two heartbreaking losses to Alabama to end the last two seasons.
Kisner, who was a member of UGA’s 2005 national championship golf team, is one of the team’s biggest celebrity fans. He famously went on social media to ask for a helicopter ride — in the middle of a golf tournament — in order to go to UGA’s football game at Mississippi State on a Saturday evening in 2017. His wish was granted by a fellow golfer.
Kisner is one of three former UGA golfers playing in the Masters, along with Watson and Keith Mitchell.