The Action Network spoke with several of today’s top professional golfers to find out their favorite personal golf betting stories.
- Who: Kevin Kisner
- When: Last year
- Where: John Deere Classic
In the final round of last year’s John Deere Classic, Kisner found himself in a comfortable pairing with frequent practice-round foil Charley Hoffman. Teeing off at 10:16 a.m. twosome, they were mired in a share of 27th place, seven strokes off the lead. In their last round before flying overseas for The Open Championship, they decided to add a little side action to the proceedings.
“Charley and I have a bunch of good stories from playing together in last place in Tour events. We’ve had some Mongolian reversals down the last hole. Birdies or bogeys on the last hole.
“Last year, we were playing for a lot of money, because one of us owed the other a lot.
“We always keep a tally going, because we play together all the time. He was like, ‘We’re going double-or-nothing today.’
“He birdied 15, 16 and 17, then I rinsed my second shot on 18. He made birdie to beat me by one.
“He birdied the last four and I bogeyed 18.
“I don’t know what we were playing for, but it was enough to get your attention.
“It was probably as much as we were playing for being in [almost] last place at the John Deere.”
Other golf gambling stories from the Tour
- Adam Scott’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: Fred Couples, Phil Ivey and $10K
- Tony Finau’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: A $500 Hole-In-One
- Justin Thomas’ Favorite Golf Gambling Story: 36 Holes With Michael Jordan
- Paul Casey’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: A Winning Pitch vs. Lefty
- Marc Leishman’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: The International Hustle
- Rickie Fowler’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: 1-on-1 with Michael Jordan
- Zach Johnson’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: When Doubling Down Goes All Wrong
- Brendan Steele’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: Ratted Out for Winning Too Much