Juniors show true colors at TPC Sawgrass

Curtis Thompson sports an LSU visor on the golf course. (file photo)
Curtis Thompson sports an LSU visor on the golf course. (file photo) ( Tracy Wilcox )

Friday, September 3, 2010

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – PGA Tour players aren’t the only ones celebrating College Colors Day today.

At the Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, early commits are showing their pride in their college decisions by decking themselves out in the colors of their future schools.

While some of the celebrations are subtle, such as the miniature Longhorn on the shoes of Texas-bound Jordan Spieth, others are a little easier to spot. Georgia recruit Nicholas Reach is sporting a red shirt and red shoes with black shorts, while Curtis Thompson, who is headed to LSU, is wearing a bright purple shirt with yellow shorts and yellow shoes. Patrick Rodgers, who is headed to Stanford in the fall, has on a red striped shirt to complement his white pants.

Gavin Hall, the uncommitted 15-year-old who shot 62 in the second round of qualifying at the U.S. Junior Amateur, was seen wearing a baby blue shirt.

North Carolina was ranked No. 59 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings last year. Today seems like a good time for the Tar Heels to tell Hall he looks good in blue.

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