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Jerry Rice's professional golf debut didn't go so well

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jerry-rice-golf.jpgSoon-to-be Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice made his professional golf debut yesterday and it went about as well as you might suspect.

Rice shot a 12-over 83 in the first round of a Nationwide Tour event in Hayward, California.

The NFL's all-time touchdown leader shanked his first shot off the tee into deep weeds and ended up with a double-bogey. Things didn't improve from there.

He does, however, think things are going to get better.

"My first NFL starts were bumpy -- I was dropping footballs all over the place," Rice, who is tied for 153rd place in the 155-player field, said in a blog he's writing for the PGA Tour's Web site. "And my putter is toast. I am going to melt it down. You won't see it again."
Rice is the eighth player from another sport to try his hand swinging a club on the Nationwide Tour, joining Brett Hull and Ivan Lendl.

In his blog, Rice said he was hoping to shoot his jersey number, which was 80. He'll try again today.

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GO Jerry Rice!! I applaud you sir! Most non Athletes cant comprehend the drive, determination, and intestinal as well as testicular fortitude to take on these types of challenges. You cant un-bundle the package. It's what makes you great and what makes them er uh critics. I wonder if the greatest golfer in the world would have the heart to step onto the field and participate in an NFL practice, or div 3 practice. You're the GOAT!! Jerry

VINCE

I really like this article as it gives a lot of knowledge about sport I love watching. Also, so far the source from where I was keeping myself updates was Link World golf. This site also provides the updated knowledge about golf and resorts. But I like this blog as well and try to follow your further posts.

I believe in you, Jerry!

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