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John Smoltz Misses The Cut In His Nationwide Tour Debut

Former Braves pitcher John Smoltz is known as an avid golfer. He's also known as a very good golfer, playing scratch golf for much of his Braves career and beyond. However, that didn't translate to success in a real tournament.

According to ESPN.com, Smoltz shot a 27-over 171 in two rounds at the South Georgia Classic, a Nationwide Tour event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga. He missed the cut by 27 strokes.

Smoltz opened with an 84 on Friday and finished with an 87 on Saturday. He finished nine strokes worse than the second-highest total. It's safe to say he didn't take advantage of this sponsor exemption very well.

Knowing the relationship Smoltz has with his former Braves rotation mates, I would venture to say he might get some ribbing for this debacle. After all, he's the one that has played with Tiger Woods among others, and is considered the best of the group.

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