Peyton Manning reportedly shot a 77 at Augusta National
Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever touch a football. What was that? Tell you something you don’t know? Alright, how about the fact that he is also capable of handling Augusta National as well as some players on the PGA Tour.
We know that there are factors like the pressure of a nationally-televised major and the difficulty of pin placements that make the Masters an incredible challenge for even the world’s best golfers, but Manning still deserves plenty of credit for reportedly shooting a 77 at Augusta National last weekend. According to the LA Times, the Denver Broncos quarterback has done that in addition to sinking a hole in one at a golf course outside of Denver this offseason.
Tom Watson, Hunter Mahan and Padraig Harrington are a few of the golfers who failed to break 77 in at least one of their two opening rounds at the Masters last month, and they went on to miss the cut. That should give you some perspective. Manning played with Broncos coach John Fox and John Elway, who shot rounds of 79, 74 and 73.
As Kyle Porter of Eye on Golf mentioned, these guys need to share the wealth. I’d kill to break 80 at the easiest 18-hole golf course in the near my house, let alone tossing up a score like that at one of the toughest courses in the world. Isn’t winning Super Bowls enough for these guys?