Former UGA, PGA Tour golfer Tommy Valentine dies at age 64

Former PGA Tour and University of Georgia golfer Tommy Valentine passed away on Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 64.

Valentine starred for the Bulldogs from 1968-71. He was the Southeastern Conference medalist in 1970 — his only collegiate victory — and earned All-SEC recognition in 1970 and 1971. Valentine was chosen as an All-American in 1970 and captained the Bulldogs in 1971.

Valentine spent 12 years on the PGA Tour, recording 12 top-10 finishes. His best season was in 1981, when he posted four top-10s, including a second and a third, and earned more than $97,000.

When Valentine left the PGA Tour, he served as the head pro at Lochmoore Club in Michigan. He retired from that post in 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

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