Smylie Kaufman has surged into contention at the 2016 Masters, looking to become a major champion after winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last October.
Of course, the name confuses a lot of people. Is that his real first name? No, it's not. It's actually is middle name.
Smylie Kaufman's full name is Carter Smylie Kaufman, and the 24-year-old LSU product has that middle name because it runs in his family. Smylie Gebhart, was a cousin of his grandmother, who was an All-American defensive end at Georgia Tech in 1971 despite his modest stature.
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Believe it or not, Kaufman's brother goes by the name Luckie. Luckie isn't his given first name either, but the name is in tribute to the boys' great-grandfather, Austin Luckie Shipman. His real name is Connor Luckie Kaufman.