Georgia's Kevin Kisner pays off bet to Alabama's Justin Thomas at the Sony Open in Hawaii
HONOLULU — After Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner and Jason Dufner finished teeing off on the par-3 17th hole Thursday at the Sony Open, it was time to pay off a bet.
Thomas, an Alabama alum, pulled out a Crimson Tide jersey and gave it to Kisner, who graduated from Georgia, and he put it on as the two walked toward the green.
Alabama beat Georgia, 26-23, for the College Football National Championship on Monday night. Making matters worse for Kisner was that he went on to bogey the hole.
“If I’d have got the points, he’d have been wearing it,” said Kisner, who will raffle the jersey off to raise money for his foundation. “I was lobbying for the points the whole week, and he didn’t give them to me. So I’m still not sure about this bet.”
Added Thomas: “I’m sure Kis and I would both agree that we would gladly sign right now to have that same exact bet happen next year.”
Alabama is favored to repeat next year, with 5-2 odds. Georgia is the third-highest favorite at 8-1.
“Well, we did wax them in basketball last week,” Kisner said. “But neither one of us are very good, so I wouldn’t get too fired up about that.”