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UGA golf Alum Harris English wins in dramatic fashion

The Georgia golf program had a fantastic showing at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship this past week.

11 Bulldogs took the course at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. After three rounds, former Georgia standout Bubba Watson held a share of the lead and seven other UGA products were in the top 30, including Kevin Kisner, Russel Henley and Harris English, who were all in the top-five headed into Sunday’s final round.

Watson held the lead for most of the afternoon before losing it to Harris English after a bogey on hole No. 14. English finished at 7-under 65 with the help of a huge birdie on No. 18 and headed to the clubhouse as the leader at 13-under.

English watched Texas alum Kramer Hickok battle back and finish with a share of the lead, which then forced a sudden-death playoff between Hickok and English and that’s where the fun

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Celtics Alum, NBA Champion Re-Ups With ESPN


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Boston Celtics alums Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce poses before a game.

In recent years, the Boston Celtics have seen more of their former players become trusted voices on national NBA television broadcasts than most teams. Paul Pierce’s recent Instagram faux pas notwithstanding.

Among the multitude of former players with ties to the Celtics to get into the broadcast game, Kendrick Perkins stands apart as one of the loudest voices in hoops punditry. Whether he’s right or wrong about a particular issue, the basketball world takes note whenever the 14-year NBA vet has a take.

As a player, Perkins was well-known for his toughness and tenacity on the court. Regardless of the obstacles he faced on a nightly basis, the 6-foot-10 center was never going to back down from a challenge.

That continues to be the case in his second career as a studio analyst and commentator.

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