Golf Digest editors picks

Top 150 Athlete Golfers

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* HANDICAPS WITHOUT A DECIMAL POINT ARE UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATES

RANK/NAME HANDICAP COMMENTS
T-56. Larry Bird 4.1 Back spasms and Pacers job have curtailed his golf.
T-56. Trent Edwards 4.1 Bills QB aced 168-yard fourth at Stanford Golf Course as a student.
58. Tim Wakefield 4.3 Red Sox knuckleballer plays on Cape Cod.
59. Peyton Manning 4.6 Playing in his first AT&T at Pebble Beach, missed cut with pro Webb Simpson.
60. Ray Allen 4.8 Celtics guard is still best golfer among NBA starters.
Swing sequence: Ray Allen
T-61. Kyle Korver 5 Jazz F shot 86-87 in the Utah Amateur after a 74 on media day.
T-61. Justin Verlander 5 Tigers ace is one of the best pitchers in baseball.
T-61. Jerry West 5 "I'm hitting the ball places I never dreamed it could go," says frustrated NBA legend.
64. Troy Aikman 5.2 Cowboys Hall of Famer and Fox broadcaster was blasting 1-irons in college.
65. Mike Eruzione 5.6 Captain of 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic team.
66. Bobby Orr 5.8 Bruins great belongs to The Ridge in Massachusetts and Jupiter (Fla.) Hills.
67. Mike Ditka 5.9 Won NFL title game as Bears TE in 1963; won Super Bowl as their coach in '86.
T-68. Brandon Inge 6 Tigers All-Star 3B is one of team's top HR hitters.
T-68. Emmitt Smith 6.0 Eight-time NFL Pro Bowler won new fans on "Dancing with the Stars."
70. Jerry Bailey 6.1 Hall of Fame jockey plays at Grande Oaks in Davie, Fla.
71. Boomer Esiason 6.2 NFL's MVP in 1988 plays at Atlantic and Garden City on his Long Island home turf.
72. Jason Kidd 6.6 As a Maverick, NBA star plays at Dallas National G.C.
T-73. Kevin Millwood 6.7 Texas Rangers pitcher also plays at Dallas National.
T-73. Doc Rivers 6.7 An NBA guard for 13 seasons; now Celtics coach.
T-75. Oscar De La Hoya 7 His Golden Boy Promotions has limited golf time, which he especially enjoys at Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico.
T-75. Reggie Jackson 7 One of Tiger's biggest fans plays fives times a week.
T-75. Josh Johnson 7 Marlins All-Star pitcher can hit for power, too--three HRs through early September.
T-75. Bode Miller 7 Skiing's bad boy has been trying to play more.
Swing sequence: Bode Miller
T-75. Carson Palmer 7 Bengals QB has been plagued by injuries.
T-75. Matt Schaub 7 Earning $17 million this year as Houston Texans QB.
81. Stephen Curry 7.6 NBA rookie plays golf with dad, Dell, in Charlotte.
T-82. Marcus Allen 8 Hall of Fame RB is devoted to improving his golf game.
Read: "My Game: Marcus Allen
T-82. Jerome Bettis 8 "The Bus" shot a 79 at Shinnecock in May.
Read: My Game: Jerome Bettis
Swing sequence: Jerome Bettis
T-82. Tom Brady 8 Patriots QB showed golf skills on HBO's "Entourage."
Read: Interview with Brady's coach, Bill Belichick
T-82. Chad Hedrick 8 Won three Olympic speed-skating medals in '06 Games.
T-82. Ozzie Smith 8 Hall of Fame SS is playing in lots of charity golf events.
T-82. Josh Willingham 8 In July, Nationals LF was first since '03 to hit two grand slams in one game.
T-88. Brian Roberts 8.1 Orioles 2B maintains his handicap at Whisper Rock.
T-88. Aaron Rodgers 8.1 Out from under Favre's shadow, Packers QB saw his handicap rise last summer.
90. Bob Cousy 8.6 Celtics legend plays near his Holy Cross alma mater at Worcester C.C. and at Bear Lakes in West Palm Beach.
T-91. Anthony Gonzalez 9.0 Colts WR caddied for Peyton Manning in Quail Hollow pro-am with Tiger.
T-91. Joe Mauer 9 Going for third American League batting title with the Twins.
T-91. Rafael Nadal 9 Tennis great is pals with Sergio Garcia; says favorite courses are Pula in Majorca and Madison at La Quinta.
T-91. Joe Nathan 9 Twins All-Star closer.
T-91. Mike Richards 9 Flyers captain was team's No. 2 in points last season.
T-91. Jessie Vetter 9 Goalie/Olympic hopeful was NCAA female hockey player of year at Wisconsin.
97. Todd Heap 9.2 Ravens TE since 2001.
T-98. Bo Jackson 9.9 Two-sport icon (NFL and MLB) now an Illinois banker and business owner.
T-98. Eli Manning 9.9 Giants QB belongs to exclusive Garden City G.C.
T-100. Rod Laver 10.0 Tennis legend was a single-digit handicapper before his 1998 stroke.
T-100. Albert Pujols 10 Cardinals leader has two MVPs, a World Series ring and is nearing 400 HRs.
T-100. Mark Teixeira 10.0 Yankees 2009 All-Star is No. 14 on SI's Fortunate 50 with $181 million contract.

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