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Football players who could have had good golf careers

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger Woods and Tony Romo at Pebble Beach. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods and Tony Romo at Pebble Beach. (USATSI)

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The NFL kicks off this Thursday which means the following two things:

1. FOOTBALL IS BACK!!

2. Golf will be largely ignored for the rest of the year.

My editor, Andrew DeWitt, says the FedEx Cup Playoffs should end before Labor Day as to not try and share the stage with the NFL and he's probably right but that's another post for another time.

Right now I want to take a look at a list of football players who would have made darn good golfers (possibly PGA Tour-level golfers), starting with your favorite Dallas Cowboys QB.

1. Tony Romo (QB) -- If we were having a golf tournament with NFL players only and my life was on the line, I'm going with No. 9.

2. Sam Bradford (QB) -- Once said he was jealous of Anthony Kim, probably not the case anymore.

3. Peyton Manning (QB) -- Shot a 77 at Augusta this offseason which is great because he's a guy who really needs to catch a break or two.

4. Tom Brady (QB) -- Teamed up with Manning to take (probably) lots of cash off two businessmen while they were (probably) playing Spyglass this summer.

5. Johnny Manziel (QB) -- I don't know if he's a pro yet or not (I always assumed accepting money for the things you did made you a pro, I could be wrong though) but he's a dang good golfer given that he was shooting par at age 11.

6. Mark Ingram (RB) -- This is solid...

7. Kyle Williams (DL) -- According to this article on Golf.com Williams is a self-proclaimed zero handicap. That's good enough for me.

8. Drew Brees (QB) -- Once said he might make a run at pro golf when he's done with football.

9. Aaron Rodgers (QB) -- Finished T22 at the American Century Championship earlier this year which, from a quick glance at the leaderboard, is top three for NFL players who entered.

10. Ryan Longewell (K) -- That swing!

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