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 ‚Äî his only collegiate victory ‚Äî 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.