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Two-Sport Stars?

Aug. 09, 2004
Aug. 09, 2004

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Aug. 9, 2004

Two-Sport Stars?

LAST WEEK former home run champ Mark McGwire, who has stated that
he plans to try his hand at pro golf, played in the prestigious
Western Amateur. Big Mac didn't fare too well, shooting 84-76 to
come up 15 strokes short of qualifying for match play. Still,
McGwire's quest is neither impossible nor unprecedented. Below
are other pro athletes who've crossed over to golf from the sport
that originally won them fame.

This is an article from the Aug. 9, 2004 issue

PLAYER
JOHN BRODIE

FIRST SPORT
Football

GOLF TOUR
Champions

TOUR STARTS
230

GOLF RESULTS
$735,473 (one win)

[PLAYER]
ALTHEA GIBSON

[FIRST SPORT]
Tennis

[GOLF TOUR]
LPGA

[TOUR STARTS]
194

[GOLF RESULTS]
$24,437 (one top 10)

[PLAYER]
RALPH TERRY

[FIRST SPORT]
Baseball

[GOLF TOUR]
Champions

[TOUR STARTS]
96

[GOLF RESULTS]
$162,310 (one top 10)

[PLAYER]
JESSE WHITTENTON

[FIRST SPORT]
Football

[GOLF TOUR]
PGA, Champions

[TOUR STARTS]
27

[GOLF RESULTS]
$27,961 (two top 25s)

[PLAYER]
JOHNNY BENCH

[FIRST SPORT]
Baseball

[GOLF TOUR]
Champions

[TOUR STARTS]
10

[GOLF RESULTS]
$10,101

[PLAYER]
RICK RHODEN

[FIRST SPORT]
Baseball

[GOLF TOUR]
Champions

[TOUR STARTS]
7

[GOLF RESULTS]
$91,305 (one top 10)

[PLAYER]
DAN QUINN

[FIRST SPORT]
Hockey

[GOLF TOUR]
Nationwide

[TOUR STARTS]
4

[GOLF RESULTS]
MC

[PLAYER]
IVAN LENDL

[FIRST SPORT]
Tennis

[GOLF TOUR]
Nationwide

[TOUR STARTS]
3

[GOLF RESULTS]
MC

[PLAYER]
MIKE SCHMIDT

[FIRST SPORT]
Baseball

[GOLF TOUR]
Champions

[TOUR STARTS]
2

[GOLF RESULTS]
$1,760

[PLAYER]
MARK RYPIEN

[FIRST SPORT]
Football

[GOLF TOUR]
PGA, Nationwide

[TOUR STARTS]
2

[GOLF RESULTS]
MC

[PLAYER]
AL DEL GRECO

[FIRST SPORT]
Football

[GOLF TOUR]
Nationwide

[TOUR STARTS]
2

[GOLF RESULTS]
MC

[PLAYER]
BRETT HULL

[FIRST SPORT]
Hockey

[GOLF TOUR]
Nationwide

[TOUR STARTS]
2

[GOLF RESULTS]
MC, WD

Retired NHL goalie Grant Fuhr fell a shot short of qualifying at
the spring 2004 Canadian tour Q school.

COLOR PHOTO: FRED VUICH (MCGWIRE) Mark McGwireCOLOR PHOTO: HEINZ KLUETMEIER (BRODIE)B/W PHOTO: BILL CHAPLIS/AP (GIBSON)B/W PHOTO: TSN/ICON SMI (TERRY)B/W PHOTO: VERNON BIEVER, GREEN BAY PACKERS (WHITTENTON)COLOR PHOTO: RONALD C. MODRA (BENCH)COLOR PHOTO: CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/AP (RHODEN)COLOR PHOTO: DAVID B. PARKER/RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL/AP (QUINN)COLOR PHOTO: SEAN GALLUP/REUTERS (LENDL)COLOR PHOTO: GEORGE TIEDEMANN/GT IMAGES (SCHMIDT)COLOR PHOTO: HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES (RYPIEN)COLOR PHOTO: MIKE DERER/AP (DEL GRECO)COLOR PHOTO: JASON COHN/ICON SMI (HULL)