Three Famous Athletes You Did Not Know Were Golf Fanatics

Not only is golf a pro sport that players work all their lives to play as their career, it is also an extremely popular and historic pastime for people all over the world. It is one of the least stressful and fast paced of the sports, which make it both relaxing and inclusive as almost anyone can play. With that in mind, it makes for a perfect release for athletes in other sports to de-stress.

1. Tony Romo

(source: cbssports.com)

(source: cbssports.com)

While most know his as the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo is also an avid (and very good) golfer. While he is not being chased down by defenders or being criticized by media, Romo likes to hit the links. Not only this, he is one of the only active athletes with a plus handicap and has also attempted multiple times to qualify for the U.S Open, and has almost made it a few times as he did well in qualifiers.

2. Wayne Gretzky

(source: zimbio.com)

(source: zimbio.com)

While hockey players are known for playing golf in the off season away from their own sport, Gretzky takes this love to a different level. The guy loves to not only play when he can, but does his best to check out a ton of different tournaments around North America and participates in charity tournaments as well. His daughter, Paulina, is also engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson.

3. Charles Barkley

(source: golf.swingbyswing.com)

(source: golf.swingbyswing.com)

A monster on the court, Barkley has taken up a love and interest in this much more calm and relaxed sport. He has also appeared on golf related television shows and attended various charity tournaments. But when most people think of Barkley as it relates to golf, they usually think about one thing; his swing. While it appears to work, Charles Barkley’s golf swing is one of the ugliest things out there, just turrible.

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