Sep 24th, 2017

Kevin Kisner hitches helicopter ride

To the big game in Athens Georgia

Kevin Kisner hitches helicopter ride Kevin Kisner put out a call for help via Twitter on the Friday morning at the Tour Championship: “I need a helicopter to take me to Athens [Ga.] tomorrow after the round to make the game. Who has one in [Atlanta]?”

Kisner would be teeing it up a 1.45 pm at East Lake on Saturday, but he was determined not to miss the 7 pm kick off for the Georgia v Mississippi State game.

Hours later, and East Lake Golf Club tweeted back: “We have lined up a connection for you. Please see our [general manager] if you still have a need.”

Kisner completed his third round in a very tidy 64 strokes, took a quick shower and was in the air just after 6 p.m.

It turns out that it was Justin Thomas who helped arrange for a local helicopter company, Helicopter Express, to land at the Charlie Yates Golf Course, which is next door to East Lake.

“I haven’t played the front nine good, ever. But I started making birdies and felt pretty good. I knew I had plenty of time until [Jason Day] shanked it on 16 and I told him to hurry it up,” said Kisner, who is T2 and just two strokes off leader Paul Casey.

Kisner is paired with Casey for the final round.



Paul Casey leads the Tour Championship

Kevin Kisner hitches helicopter ride

TAGS: Tournaments, Players, FedEx, Tour Championship