Keith Mitchell Has Impressive PGA Debut

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Keith Mitchell Has Impressive PGA Debut

Former UGA golfer Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell
SEC Golf Championship
Saturday, April 20, 2013
St. Simons Island, Ga.
(Photo by Steven Colquitt)

 
 
Keith Mitchell (UGA Golf 2011-2014) had won $99,163 on the Web.com tour (24 starts) and $44,295 on the PGA’s Tour Latinoamerica before his tie for 11th in the Valspar Championship. Sunday he collected $144,900 for his efforts on Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course.
 
 
Mitchell had and eagle on his first hole…
 
https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/840284910338232320
 
…and a 47-foot birdie on the 72nd
 

 
 
Steve Hummer of the AJC qutoed Mitchell:
 

It’s going to help me a lot the rest of the year knowing if I can compete out here, I can definitely compete on the Web (Web.com Tour) and just try to earn playing out here next year, Mitchell said. That’s the goal this year. And after my good play this week it will really help me with that comfort level and confidence.
 
Playing on the Web I’ve struggled sometimes on weekends. Been close to the lead and haven’t closed out. Learning from those experiences on that Tour really helped me this week. I knew I was playing well. I just had to finish the 18 holes solid and not get in the way, Mitchell said.

 
 
When asked about the number of former Bulldogs on tour, Mitchell respond to Hummer:
 

Man, I’ve got some big shoes to fill with those Georgia guys, he said. They’ve been so awesome to me, helping me prepare and do the things I needed to do to get here. They’ve got a lot of wins and I’ve got zero. I’ve got some work to do to catch those guys.

 
 
 
 

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