"Instant karma doesn't even begin to describe it."
That's how Georgia senior Lee McCoy tried to put into words what happened to him on Friday after he imitated the golf swing of Bulldogs coach Chris Haack. It's one thing to make fun of someone else's golf swing, it's another to make fun of an injured golfer's swing. McCoy started mocking Haack, who was coming off a leg surgery and has a bad back, and he immediately hurt himself, dislocating a rib that put his status for the inaugural East Lake Cup in jeopardy.
"I actually imitated his swing the best I could, and then the next ball, I couldn't swing," said McCoy, who had his rib put back in place on Friday night. "Everybody there thought I was still making fun of him, they thought I was kidding. I was like, 'no, I'm serious. I can't move.'"
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McCoy, a first-team All-American as a junior, played in the 2015 U.S. Open. McCoy learned a lot at Chambers Bay, but this week, he learned an even more important lesson:
"I told him, 'you better watch out making fun of people with bad backs,'" Haack said.