Kevin Kisner hilariously describes how Kirby Smart wanted no part of the back tees at Augusta National
Georgia coach Kirby Smart is somewhat of a golfer, at least enough to take part in charity events, and play with prominent alumni.
One of those alums is PGA golfer Kevin Kisner, who played with Smart at Augusta National, and recalled the memorable experience during a recent episode of the podcast “Shock and Ship” with D.J. Shockley and Wes Blankenship.
“We play all the time, he’s terrible, but he loves it,” Kisner said. “The greatest thing about Kirby Smart’s golf game is he plays golf like he coaches football. He’s yelling at that ball from the time he touches it until it goes in the hole, the entire hole.”
Kisner recalled playing Augusta National two or three years ago, and how Kisner suggested that he and Smart play the back tees.
“Who cares what you shoot, let’s just have fun and it’s a beautiful day,” Kisner said. “I just want you to see what it’s like back here. He’s like, ‘All right Kis, I’ll do it, I’ll do it.'”
“We go along, he’s playing horrible, and every tee, he’s like, ‘Good God, how do you even play this hole, I can’t even get to the fairway,'” Kisner said. “We get to the ninth hole and he’s like, ‘They want me to hit my drive in between those trees and that far, I got no chance.’ Man, it’s all good, don’t worry about it, caddies will find the ball, we’ll be fine. So he takes it back, and I swear to God on my life, he isn’t even halfway down on his down swing and he goes, ‘I got no business being back here.'”
“I got no business being back here”
— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) February 24, 2021