Georgia golfer Lee McCoy can’t accept $292,800 PGA prize

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You have to feel bad for Georgia Bulldogs golfer Lee McCoy.

Over the weekend, McCoy finished in fourth-place at the Valspar Championship. The fourth-place finish earned McCoy a healthy purse of  $292,800. Unfortunately, because McCoy is an amateur, he was unable to keep the hard-earned money.

While McCoy knows he shouldn’t have looked at the payout chart, he couldn’t help himself.

“I shouldn’t have looked. Lot of money. Lot of money,” McCoy said, via FOX Sports. “I think I got like $350 in my bank account right now, so it’s mostly gas money. It hurt, but there’s so much going great for me right now. I’m just trying to take it all in. Just really grateful to be standing there.”

That’s rough. There are very few people who couldn’t benefit from an extra $292,800 — especially in college — so that has to be a tough pill to swallow. So, on that note, congrats to Lee McCoy for handling everything with such grace.

The good news is that McCoy is just 22 years old.

If he can continue to improve on the course and keep that positive attitude, this isn’t the last we will hear of the UGA standout.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Athens Banner-Herald

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