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"Golf in America" to Feature Fred Wadsworth

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Fred Wadsworth, a 1984 All-American at South Carolina and a 2010 inductee into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame, will be featured on Tuesday's episode of "Golf in America," a weekly program on The Golf Channel that highlights incredible people and how their unique stories and experiences are linked by the game of golf.


Prior to this week, Wadsworth was the last PGA Tour golfer to win a tournament after "Monday qualifying" for the event as he captured medalist honors at the 1986 Southern Open.  Tonight's show will highlight that accomplishment and provide a perspective on his life in the world of golf.


The timing for tonight's show couldn't have been more ironic - just this past weekend at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., India native Arjun Atwal earned his first PGA Tour victory, and he did it in the same manner as Wadsworth - winning the Monday qualifier. He became only the second golfer in PGA Tour history to pull off that feat, joining Wadsworth in a very exclusive club.


Wadsworth was a second-team All-American as selected by the Golf Coaches' Association of America and an All-Metro Conference in 1984 when he led the Gamecocks to a berth in the NCAA Championship. His ninth-place finish remains the highest individual finish for a South Carolina men's golfer at an NCAA Championship.


Tonight's episode is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET on The Golf Channel.


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