Jim Cantore

'I don't play a lot, but when I do, it's always in a charitable event. Someday I'd love to slow
down enough to host an event of my own.'

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has the gear to play in the worst possible conditions but prefers to tee it up under sunny skies. A high-handicapper whose rounds at home in Atlanta are limited by his almost constant travel, Cantore plays in as many charity events as he can, for favorite causes ranging from Boys & Girls Clubs to the South Carolina charities supported by the "Monday After the Masters." Unlike on airplanes, where fellow passengers dreading severe weather at their destinations routinely greet him with groans, "The Can Man" enjoys positive receptions from tournament galleries. Active on behalf of research to combat Fragile X syndrome, which affects his two children, Cantore hopes to host a tournament eventually.

When it comes to improving his game, he's philosophical: "My forecast depends on Mother Nature. My handicap has a direct correlation to the number of million- or billion-dollar weather events we have in a year. That number has been going up."

• Fragile X Syndrome

December 2013