Former Georgia football standout Billy Payne is the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament.
Photo: Jason Getz/AJC
Photo: Jason Getz/AJC

Billy Payne's grandson signs on to play golf at UGA

Bo Sikes, the grandson of Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne, signed a letter of intent to join Georgia's golf team.

Sikes is a senior at the Marist School in Atlanta where he will start on the golf team for a third time next spring. He averaged 77.5 last year, including a 71 finish at The Invite in Gainesville.

Also signing on to join the Bulldogs is Davis Thompson, the son of former Bulldogs golf captain Todd Thompson.

“With their family backgrounds, they know the history and the tradition of Georgia, and I can tell they’re excited about being Bulldogs,” said Georgia coach Chris Haack.

Billy Payne (87) goes in for a tackle.
Photo: UGA Sports

Payne was a standout on the Bulldogs' football team in the late 1960s and served as the CEO for the Atlanta Committee that brought the Olympics Games to Atlanta in 1996.

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