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Chez Reavie’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: Taking on Lefty at East Lake

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Adam Hagy, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Chez Reavie

The Action Network spoke with several of today’s top professional golfers to find out their favorite personal golf betting stories.

Chez Reavie

When: September, 2011
Where: East Lake GC

Before this year, the last time Reavie qualified for the Tour Championship was eight years ago. He finished in a share of 26th place that week, but the most memorable moment might have taken place before the event ever started, as he competed in a practice round match alongside some big-name fellow pros.

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“You know, we have a lot of ‘em at Whisper Rock, a lot of fun matches with good players who give each other a bunch of shit when they’re playing together.

“But I had a good one [at East Lake] the last time I played the Tour Championship. It was Dustin [Johnson] and I against Keegan [Bradley] and Phil [Mickelson]. It came down to the last hole.

“It was when the par-3 [now the ninth hole] was the last hole. Dustin knocked it on the green, I missed the green, but I chipped it up there close.

“We ended up tying with pars and pushing the match. It was exciting. We had guys come out and follow us the last couple of holes, just because they heard what was going on.

“I think we were all happy we tied. I was playing for a little more money than I normally do, so it was a nice to not lose anything.”

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