mark mcgwire

mulligan, 05 July 2004, Comments Off on mark mcgwire
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Mark McGwire was on Golf Academy Live tonight. His golf game and swing are very impressive. McGwire will certainly be in the baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible. But it’s interesting to imagine what could have been if he chose golf over baseball as a kid.

Since his retirement from baseball, Mark has basically spent his time golfing. He did play as a kid, but eventually became more serious with baseball. Now he has a swing coach and has reduced his handicap to 0. This past year, McGwire was in the Skills Challenge against PGA pros (including Padraig Harrington, Paul Azinger, Peter Jacobsen, Greg Norman, Billy Andrade, Nick Price, and others) and McGwire won! You might think that McGwire is all about the long ball, but what’s most impressive is his short game. During the Skills challenge, his short game was better than most of the pros in the competition. As McGwire describes his game, he has really “soft hands.”

McGwire’s planning on playing in some tournaments. I think he could do really well on the Champions Tour one day (if it’s still around when he’s 50). He’s such a good athlete and could really overpower some of the competition when he’s 50. It would even be very interesting if he received a sponsor’s exemption to some PGA event today, perhaps the John Deere Classic. Or maybe John Daly and he can play the Pebble Beach AT&T together.

Also impressive: Kelly Tilghman can swing the bat! Mark McGwire took one look at her swing the bat and said “there’s nothing he’d change.”


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