PGA Tour pro Blake Adams will join the Georgia Southern men’s golf program as a volunteer assistant coach, the program announced Wednesday.
Adams, of Eatonton, has made 115 starts on the PGA Tour and finished in the top-25 in 21 events, including tying for seventh at the 2012 PGA Championship and 21st at the 2012 U.S. Open. He also has a second-place finish at the HP Byron Nelson Classic and has earned more than $3.5 million.
“We are very excited to add Blake to the men’s golf coaching staff,” Georgia Southern head coach Carter Collins said in a release. “Although he is still in full pursuit of his professional golf career, we are happy to have him as an asset to our program. When his time permits, he will be active with player development, course management and will also have a limited recruiting role. I believe his experiences as a student-athlete as well as a professional athlete will be invaluable to our team moving forward.”
Adams was a two-year letterman for the Eagles and a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. He was inducted into the Georgia Southern athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
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“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help the Georgia Southern golf team when my schedule from the PGA Tour allows,” Adams said in the release. “Georgia Southern has always held a special place in my heart, and it is an honor and privilege to assist Coach Collins and his team. I am confident that my 15-plus years as a professional golfer will add value to the program.
“My goal is to share the valuable experiences I have learned from my successes, failures and adversity on tour to hopefully strengthen these young men both on and off the course. I am humbled by the opportunity to give back just a portion of what this great university has given to me.”