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Duluth doctor to help with PGA Championship

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Photo by Kristen Ralph

A Duluth doctor will be taking care of the world's best golfers when they descend upon Johns Creek next week for the PGA Championship.

Dr. Scott Maughon of The Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Institute of Gwinnett has been named the official medical provider for the major golf tournament, held Aug. 8 through 14 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Maughon will "provide both basic and advanced care for all PGA players," according to a news release.

"After years of experience with professional and college athletes, I welcome the opportunity to work with the PGA," Maughon said in the release. "As a lifetime golf fan, I am truly excited about this invitation to work directly with some of the greatest golfing professionals in the world."

After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Georgia, Maughon completed a sports medicine fellowship at the famed Alabama Sports Medicine Institute under Drs. James Andrews and William Clancy.

Founding his own practice in 1992, Maughon has also been in the Gwinnett hospital system for nearly two decades and now serves as the chairman of the sports medicine committee at Gwinnett Medical Center's Duluth campus.

Maughon has provided sports team coverage for many Gwinnett County high schools during his career, and is the team physician for The Wesleyan School.