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T.J. Oshie has trouble sinking putt at American Century Championship

T.J. Oshie showed some deft skills with a hockey stick in Sochi, but those talents didn't follow him to the golf course in Tahoe. Photo:

T.J. Oshie showed some deft skills with a hockey stick in Sochi, but those talents didn't follow him to the golf course in Tahoe.

T.J. Oshie is a wizard with a hockey puck. Give the man a golf club, however, and it's a bit of a different story.

At the 2014 American Century Championship, Oshie, who became a household name after helping the US defeat Russia in a shootout during the Olympics in Sochi, was on the 16th green at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course with a pretty straightforward putt for birdie, but fell victim to the lip of the hole. His second attempt didn't fare much better, and neither did his third. Thankfully, the fourth try gave him some reprieve, but not before the damage had been done on a double bogey.

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On the day, Oshie finished tied for 65th place, putting him well behind ex-NHLers Jeremy Roenick (second) and Joe Sakic (T-4), and on the tail of Martin Broduer (T-62). To his credit, Oshie sits ahead of 1980 US Olympic hero Mike Eruzione (T-72), and is well ahead of women's team counterpart Hilary Knight (86th). Iraq veteran Chad Pfeifer, who is looking to become the first professional tournament golfer to use a prosthetic limb, leads the tournament with 24 points in a modified Stableford scoring system. The made-for-TV event is filled with sports and entertainment stars and features a $600,000 purse.

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