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Presidents Cup 2022: Presidents Cup vet Kevin Kisner told a hilarious story about asking to have Saturday’s afternoon session off in 2017

September 22, 2022

Both the U.S. and International teams are loaded with young blood at the 2022 Presidents Cup. From Cam Young to “Tom” Kim, there’s plenty of first time cuppers on the course at Quail Hollow this week, ready to cut their teeth on the global match-play stage. Kevin Kisner is not one of those guys. The 38-year-old South Carolina smart aleck made his Presidents Cup debut way back in the ancient age of 2017, when COVID sounded like a new handicap system acronym and LIV Golf was but a twinkle in Saudi Arabia’s eye. This week he was asked about that maiden voyage, and he replied, in typical Kisner fashion, with a hilarious college football story we somehow hadn't heard before.

We guess it’s true what they say: It just means more. Can you imagine competing in your nation’s colors for the first time and asking your captain to have the afternoon off so you can watch college football? Of course you can and so can we. That’s what makes this so funny and also what makes Kisner—a rabid Georgia Bulldogs fan, ICYMI—so damn likable.

Stricker ultimately granted Kisner’s request, the U.S. won three of four afternoon fourball matches, and waltzed into Sunday with a whopping 14 ½ to 3 ½ point lead. Georgia, meanwhile, rolled all the way to the national championship. There they fell in heartbreaking fashion to Alabama and some fresh-faced backup by the name of Tua Tagovailoa. Still though, the rookie's request paid off for just about everyone involved … well, except for Tennessee that is.