Golf: Bama men bringing a National Championship to the Capstone proves it can still be done

T he Alabama Crimson Tide’s latest National Championship is unique in that it’s their first in the sport of achievement: men’s golf.

The Tide’s defeat of Illinois over the weekend in what some termed as the “Gordon Gee Cup” (Big Ten vs. SEC) saw Bama add a crown in an area it had never enjoyed…proving these things can still be done.

You listening men’s basketball? Hear this baseball? How about you women’s hoops? (Nobody cares about swimming.)

Led by the fiery head golf coach Jay Seawell, Alabama ended its season with victories in the SEC Championships, the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and the NCAA Championships.

Said Seawell after the victory, “We’re a national power.” The coach saw his team come painfully close to the crown last season as the runner-up to Texas, losing on the last hole.

The national title was actually Bama’s first in a men’s sport other than football…which was news to Seawell.

“That’s really cool,” he said. “Coach (Nick) Saban actually called me right after the tournament and gave me my congratulations. It was really special that he did that. He’s a friend of mine. … I look forward to getting a right and showing off my bling. He’s got four, so there you go. He’s still trumping me.”

There was a time a natty in golf wasn’t on the radar in Tuscaloosa. Then along came Jay Seawell who asked “why not?” Shouldn’t competing for championships be the end goal for every program in Tuscaloosa? Here’s looking at you Mitch Gaspard and Anthony Grant. Making a showing in the postseason isn’t enough. The Tide nation would like to see you get it done like Sarah Patterson, Patrick Murphy, Mic Potter, and yes, Nicholas Saban. And now of course, Jay Seawell.

On a side note, Alabama junior Bobby Wyatt entered the NCAA Championships ranked No. 3 in the nation. Junior Cory Whitsett was ranked No. 4 and sophomore Justin Thomas was ranked 8th. Whitsett and Thomas now head to Ohio to compete in a U.S. Open qualifier. Wyatt will compete in a qualifier in Memphis.


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8 Responses to “Golf: Bama men bringing a National Championship to the Capstone proves it can still be done” Subscribe

  1. finebammer June 4, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    ROLL TIDE!

  2. The Conduit June 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    What’s the tally now? 7 titles in 14 months or something?

    That’s a big Roll Tide.

    • LMAO June 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      And yet as of May 30th bama wasn’t even in the top 10 in the Director’s Cup race. Maybe the golf championship will move bama into the top 10 and bump A&M, who is in the top 10, out.

      • ITK June 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

        I love that you eat, sleep and breathe Bama athletics even more than we do. We in ‘dat head, boy!

        • LMAO June 6, 2013 at 10:57 am #

          What a typical self absorbed gump you are ITK to assume, that just because I have posted here several times, that I don’t also read and post at sites of other SEC teams or even national websites such as ESPN, Rivals, Fan Nation, or The Bleacher Report.

          I’m not sure if you are smart enough to add up the times between my post, but I would say I spend less than 2% of my week reading and relplying to the articles and/or stupid comments posted at this site. That leaves pleanyt of time to eat, sleep and breath many other things. So don’t flatter yourself so much to think just because someone post here, it is all they do.

          But it’s interesting to see, based on your comment to me, that my post here are obviously in YOUR head or even better under your skin!

          • ITK June 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

            Sit, eat, breathe…but spend zero time with the fairer sex, no doubt. But you can always fantasize. It seems you do that a lot here.

          • LMAO June 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

            Wow ITK, my friend who lives in Mobile told me you bama fans were a bunch of ignorant morons, but this is like shooting fish in a barrel.

            You know you have someone mentally whipped or that you are just dealing with an immature person, when they can’t debate you on the facts and so therefore, they can ONLY resort to personal attacks, or making stupid perverted sexual comments like you did here and you have done in previous post.

            And by the way ITK, you should stick to making comments about bama sports, something you seem to know a little about, unless of course TO YOU, the fairer sex is another man, because I spend plenty of time with the beautiful young woman that I have been in a relationship with for the past six years.

            Do my postings here really get under your skin so much that you have to stup to stupid immature comments like this? LMAO

  3. JimmyO June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    If JT stays for another year…look for a repeat. RTR!!!

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