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Smylie Kaufman Facebook Live at the Presidents Cup

Facebook Live from the Presidents Cup

Ask guest analysts Smylie Kaufman and Ben Crane a question as they set the scene for Sunday at the Presidents Cup.

Oct 12

The Honda Classic - Round One

Smylie Kaufman rights the ship with birdie on No. 15 at Honda

In the opening round of The Honda Classic 2017, Smylie Kaufman rolls in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 15th hole.

Mar 6

Smylie Kaufman holes his eagle putt dead center at AT&T Pebble Beach

In the third round of the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Smylie Kaufman drops in a 17-foot putt for eagle on the par-5 6th hole.

Mar 6

Photo of Smylie

Smylie Kaufman keeps learning, building on rookie success

Forgive Smylie Kaufman if distractions get the better of him this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He’s the defending champion, which brings extra commitments to the table inherent with being the reigning title holder. Add his home for the week — Las Vegas, where the bright lights and potential riches tug at the soul in America’s Playground. And then there is the countdown to his beloved LSU Tigers facing powerhouse and No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.

Dec 7

The Open Championship

PGA Tour Rookie Smylie Kaufman Strives to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims

NORTON, Mass. — The elite of the PGA Tour, the 30 fortunate players who qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship, will have a week of rest to prepare for the Sept. 22-25 tournament. Smylie Kaufman may well be one of those fellows. But he will not spend the third weekend of September with his feet […]

Jul 20

Let's Go

Smylie Kaufman contending at Deutsche Bank after helping in Louisiana

Smylie Kaufman is an internet sensation. You know him as the Natty Light-sponsored LSU Tiger who vacations with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth and played in the final pairing at the Masters earlier this year. Or maybe you know him as the dude who got “RIP Harambe” stamped on his wedge recently. Either way, he’s […]

Apr 27

SB2K16

Smylie Kaufman helps flood victims and fortune smiles on him at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. — The golf gods giveth and the golf gods taketh. Perhaps they’re in a charitable mood this week because of Smylie Kaufman’s own good deeds. The affable 24-year-old rookie out of LSU wanted to do something to help the victims of last month’s Louisiana floods that destroyed or damaged nearly 150,000 homes and […]

Apr 22

Bahamas

Smylie Kaufman has more than playoffs in mind

NORTON — Like a golfer who chunks an iron, it has been pounded into our heads that our little piece of PGA Tour turf, the Deutsche Bank Championship, is part of golf’s playoff, the four-tournament FedEx Cup. That’s great news for local golf fans because it entices the PGA’s best to this neck of the […]

Apr 20

The Masters at Augusta

Smylie Kaufman Rolled Up to the Deutsche Bank Championship Playing the LSU Fight Song

Smylie Kaufman was pumped this morning for LSU’s opener against Wisconsin and he took that attitude with him to the course at TPC Boston for the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Kaufman opened his round with five birdies, an eagle, and a par in his first seven holes before making back-to-back bogeys on […]

Apr 9

The Masters

Determined Smylie grins and bears it at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON – The downward spiral of the amateur golfer can come as soon as mid-round doubts began to seep into their thoughts over just how much worse it could get. Smylie Kaufman had the opposite problem in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday. Starting his round at 7-under through seven holes […]

Apr 9

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SMYLIE Kaufman

Smylie Kaufman

Carter Smylie Kaufman was born on November 30th, 1991 to parents Jeff and Pam Kaufman. Golf was always in his blood, and when he hit high school – this began to shine through.

Smylie was a nationally-ranked golf prospect who signed with Louisiana State University’s golf program, and was ranked number 21 recruit in the country for Golfweek’s Class of 2010. Moving on to the LSU men’s golf team only looked up for him, and his impressive collegiate run showed it. By his senior year with the Tigers, Smylie showed that his golf career was headed straight to the top of the leaderboard – ranking 62nd in the Golfweek rankings for that year and was named the PING All-Southeast Region performer as well. After graduating from LSU in 2014, he decided to go pro.

Smylie joined the Web.com Tour during the 2014-2015 season, where he played 20 events and had five, top 10 finishes. His secured PGA TOUR card for 2015-2016 season, where he captured his first TOUR victory at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in 2015.

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SOCIAL MEDIA Impact

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 20

Tony Romo is making this game electric. #tnf

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 12

RT @MikeTheTiger: duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn. Tiger Shark!…

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 9

Hard to imagine something like this could happen to such a beautiful place. Hoping everyone stays safe and they can… https://t.co/ZOhNvYJV2d

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 2

I still can't believe what happened in Vegas. Incredibly sad and frustrating to watch. Prayers up to the victims and their families.

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

@MattMoscona I'm with him win or tie 😂

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

@bpoynter13 Hard not to love coach O personality. We got our last available option

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

We may sneak out of the Top 25 next week. Officially basketball season. #12millionbuyout 🤔

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

Freshman qb in and we have 7 shifts before the snap. Makes sense. Let's make it as hard as possible to get him comfortable

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

@cicioCASTRO That 12 million dollar buyout coach O has after year one was a great call.

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@SmylieKaufman10Oct 1

The only positive you can take from that half is our jerseys. Gonna be a long year. #LSU