Former Georgia golfer Kevin Kisner wore an Alabama jersey during the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday to pay off a bet with fellow PGA Tour player Justin Thomas after the Bulldogs lost to the Crimson Tide in the college football title game Monday.
Thomas went to Alabama, and the two placed a bet on the title game, with the loser having to don the jersey of their rival team while on the course in Honolulu this week. Thomas had Kisner’s last name taped on a Crimson Tide jersey, and Kisner promptly bogeyed the 17th hole after putting it on.
“He handled it a lot better than I probably would have if I’d have had to put the Georgia jersey on,” Thomas said after the round. “I don’t know how he feels, but I don’t have the hatred toward Georgia like I do a lot of the other schools in the SEC.
“It was a lot of fun … I just wish Kiz would have at least made par, then I wouldn’t have felt so guilty about making him do it.”
Kisner is a diehard Georgia fan who even chartered a helicopter from the Tour Championship at East Lake last September to watch a football game.
Kisner had Thomas autograph the jersey and is raffling it off to benefit his charitable foundation.
“We don’t get there as often as Alabama, so it was a little more heartbreaking for us,” Kisner said of the title game.
https://t.co/7inifvAtBJ. Here is the link for the raffle of the signed jersey. $25 a ticket, buy as many as you want. Ends next Thursday at 5pm pacific. We will announce winner next Saturday. All money will go towards @KizFoundation @JustinThomas34 pic.twitter.com/rlDtajbmet
— Kevin Kisner (@K_Kisner) January 12, 2018
–Field Level Media