By Michael Terrill @MichaelTerrill on May 18, 2014
There are so many professional athletes who love to spend their time in the offseason on the golf course. On top of that, most of them are actually very good golfers. Some of them have even won amateur tournaments. Every time I watch a pro-am golf tournament, I wonder what it would be like to spend time with my favorite athletes on a golf course. Here are 15 athletes you’d love to shoot a round of golf with.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is remarkable at golf. In fact, he’s arguably the best professional athlete golfers aside from the guys who get paid to swing a club. On top of that, Romo is said to be one of the nicest guys around, which just adds to the reason why fans should want to shoot a round with him.
Rafael Nadal isn’t considered to be one of the top athlete golfers. However, spending some time with one of the greatest tennis players of all time certainly would be interesting.
Like most quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers thoroughly enjoys spending his free time on the golf course. He’s also known to frequently play in charity events where he has been known to have a good time with the people in his group.
Peyton Manning is one of the most respected athletes alive. The legendary quarterback appears to be one of the coolest, funniest, most laid back people in sports, which is why spending 18 holes with him would be a dream come true for any sports fan.
Now that Emmitt Smith is retired he has plenty of time to shoot a round of golf. More importantly, he’s able to use his star power to raise money through his charity golf events to help children with education. Considering Smith is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, there are several reasons why playing 18 holes with the legend would be worthwhile.
Albert Pujols is easily the best baseball player of the past 13 years and arguably one of the greatest to ever play the game. He’s much better at the plate then he is on the green, but that shouldn’t prevent anyone from wanting to pick his brain for a few hours.
Tom Brady showed off his golf and comedic talents in an episode of “Entourage.” He’s is a good golfer who really strikes the long ball well, and he’s a generous man who would have fun with any fan on the course.
Hockey legend Bobby Orr is a solid golfer who enjoys giving back to the sport that has brought him joy after retirement. Spending time with Orr on a golf course would be great, but what would be even better is playing a round at a golf club he owns. Orr is one of 12 members who bailed out the Ridge Club in South Sandwich, Mass., from closing its doors for good last year.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is an extreme competitor on and off the football field. That especially includes on the golf course where Brees is constantly trying to improve his game. If you ever want to push your golf skills to the limit against a famous athlete, Brees is most certainly the man to go up against.
John Elway is known as the savior of Denver sports after he led the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s. However, what many might not realize is that Elway continues to help Denver as much as possible outside of football. His charity golf tournament, which he combined with Jack Vickers, has raised more than .5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Dan Marino is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever step on a gridiron, and that’s without ever winning a Super Bowl. Marion is an outstanding golfer who knows the ins and outs of the game. He would be a great companion for 18 holes, especially since he could give pointers in two different sports.
Legend Brett Favre is basically a child trapped in a man’s body. Whether he’s playing football, spending time with his friends, or on the golf course, he always seems to be having the time of his life. For that reason, playing 18 holes with him just might be the most entertaining activity you ever do.
Michael Jordan has been known to smoke cigars and gamble on the golf course, which definitely could lead to some very interesting moments with the greatest basketball player to ever live. Even though you may not have deep enough pockets to go head-to-head with Jordan when the stakes are raised, being in a moment like that is once in a lifetime.
Charles Barkley seems to be one of the truest people in sports. What you see on television is what you get in person. He’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind, and he’s guaranteed to make you laugh even when he’s not trying to do so. Watching Barkley freak out after a bad shot would be worth it all by itself.
Shooting a round with Tiger Woods would be a dream come true for every golfer on the planet, regardless of how you feel about his personal life. Years ago, an auction on eBay apparently went over 0,000 to play 18 holes with Woods. All the money went to charity, and one lucky person had one of the best afternoons a person can have. Asking Woods for golf tips is the main reason why playing a round with him would be great.
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