Kevin Kisner arrived at the Tour Championship 18th in the FedEx Cup standings. He had enjoyed a successful season to this point but, with the end of the Tour season coinciding with football season, Kisner had more interests in play other than playing well.
You see, Kisner is a die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan. With his favorite team hosting Mississippi State nearby, Kisner was eager to find a way to both complete his round and catch some of the game in person. Given that there wasn’t going to be much time in between his round finishing and kickoff, Kisner sought an unusual source of transportation.
Normally if you or I were to request a helicopter, we would get laughed off the internet. But, when you’re a successful golfer with some money, you can make some things happen.
With plans squared away thanks to some help from buddy Justin Thomas, it would have been easy for Kisner to have struggled through his third round. Quite the opposite happened, as Kisner fired a remarkable six-under 64 and in a tie for second. He was briefly tied for the lead on moving day, but eventually Paul Casey separated himself as the leaders went through their various highs and lows. After the round, Kisner made quick work of his post-round duties and was quickly on a chopper that picked him up at a nearby course.
Kisner probably enjoyed himself, as Georgia comfortably defeated Mississippi State 31-3. With the success of today’s round and the quick and helpful work of Twitter and a handful of local folks, I think it’s safe to say Kisner is going to remember this day for a quite a while.