Justin Thomas gets Kevin Kisner helicopter ride to Georgia game

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Justin Thomas gets Kevin Kisner helicopter ride to Georgia game

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Justin Thomas gets Kevin Kisner helicopter ride to Georgia game

It must be nice to have friends who can get you a helicopter ride on short notice…

Kevin Kisner put out a message Friday that he was in need of a helicopter ride from Atlanta to Athens, Ga., in hopes that somebody could help out.

The reasoning behind Kisner’s plea is that his tee time Saturday was for 1:45 p.m. Eastern. Let’s say the round takes four hours: That means he’s done just before 6 p.m.

The point of going to Athens is for Kisner to attend the Georgia-Mississippi State game as he roots on the home Bulldogs (his alma mater).

Well, the game starts at 7 p.m., and East Lake is roughly a 90-minute drive from Sanford Stadium, which would mean Kisner would almost certainly arrive to the stadium well after kickoff if he drove there.

Thus, the helicopter request.

If you possibly thought, “Silly Kevin, this isn’t going to work,” you look foolish now.

Kisner told Golf Channel that Justin Thomas arranged for Helicopter Express – a local helicopter company – to land at nearby Charlie Yates Golf Course and take Kisner to Athens.

The flight should leave at 6:15 p.m., which means Kisner should be arriving in Athens before kickoff.

What a guy, that Justin Thomas. What can’t that guy do?

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UPDATE No. 1 (5:41 p.m. ET): 

Kisner is in with 6-under 64, and at 10 under he is one off the lead and has a chance at the 54-hole lead by day’s end. Now he’s got a helicopter to catch. Pretty nice day for Kiz.

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UPDATE No. 2 (11:30 p.m. ET): 

Kisner did indeed get his ride in the end! And his Georgia Bulldogs pummeled Mississippi State, 31-3. This worked out incredibly well for Kiz.

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