College senior wins $292,800 on PGA Tour, can't keep a penny

Published Mar. 14, 2016 10:11 a.m. ET

22-year-old college senior Lee McCoy spent his Sunday walking around the Innisbrook Resort alongside Jordan Spieth, and shot a 2-under round of 69 to finish fourth at the Valspar Championship, just three strokes behind winner Charl Schwartzel. 

McCoy, a Georgia Bulldog, was ineligible to receive his winnings for the finish, which means he had to turn down $292,800.

Spieth told McCoy on the course that he shouldn't look at the payout list after his finish, but McCoy did anyway.

Via the AP:

Charles Howell III and Graham DeLaet, who finished tied for fifth at 3-under par, got to split McCoy's winnings.


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