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Charles Barkley fixed his golf swing?

Posted on: July 19, 2011 12:38 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 12:39 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

When talking about golf, Charles Barkley is familiar with last place. Despite the worst swing in the 600-year history of the sport, Sir Charles continues to persevere, often with thousands, if not millions of people watching. He was featured on Golf Channel's "Haney Project," a reality show where swing coach Hank Haney was tasked with fixing this. Not surprisingly, Barkley's hitch won out.

But there is a happy ending of sorts. Last week was the American Century Championship, an annual celebrity golf event in Tahoe, Nevada, where Barkley finished dead last a year ago. This time around, with a shiny, new swing in tow, Barkley finished 81st out of 83 players (if you're interested, Jimmer Fredette brought up the rear this time around).

Hey, it's progress. And more than that, Chuck appears to have conquered the demons that had taken over his body. No longer does he appear to have a seizure mid-backstroke.

Via Haney, who tweeted on Saturday: "Check out my man Charles Barkley's 325 yard drive on #8 today":



And to celebrate the occasion, Charles did the "Dougie" (of course he did):



via Dogs Chasing Cars




Comments

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:58 am
 

Charles Barkley fixed his golf swing?

He had to hit a ball one-handed this weekend because the hitch was back in his swing.  Looked like he hit it about 250 with one hand.  Impressive.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Charles Barkley fixed his golf swing?

LOL. I know it's a very slow "sports" day and I'm bored as hell that's why I'm writing this comment. I wonder if that $15.99 4 course meal deal at the Red Lobster is still on. Hmmm, yummy, makes my mouth watery just thinking about it. Can't even remember what this post was all about. Can't believe the NFL lockout is still on but I do like the automatic booth reviews of all the scoring plays though. I'm not sure why some fans are complaining that it will make the game longer as if it matters. Haven't these people heard of the NFL Redzones? Obviously not.


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