Troy Matteson chose Georgia Tech because of an ideal combination of academics and golf. He was interested in engineering and competing in golf at a high level. Matteson won the 2002 NCAA Championship and graduated with honors with a degree in civil engineering. He says the decision to play at Tech helped put him on the path toward becoming a successful professional golfer. He has two PGA Tour victories. Matteson recalled why college played such an important part in his life.
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