People We Wish Played Golf


People We Wish Played Golf

August 20, 2012

Zach Galifianakis

After a legendary stint by Bob Hope, Bill Murray is the resident comedian on the course these days, while Will Ferrel hosts his own charity tournament. But we'd like to see Zach Galifianikis add his name to the list of comedians who tee it up. His North Carolina heritage makes him the perfect comedic candidate for future pro-ams and a great one-two punch alongside Darius Rucker (aka Hootie of the Blowfish) for golf ambassadors of the Carolinas. And we can all agree no bachelor party is complete without a round of golf.

Lady Gaga

This is purely a PR move. Not to say we wouldn't want the "Born This Way" singer to enjoy herself on the links, but the sport could benefit from her more than 28 million Twitter followers -- the most by anyone to date. The next closest is Justin Bieber, who we already know is working hard on his golf game. Besides, golf hasn't had an army since Arnie's, so maybe it's time for some Little Monsters to roam the fairways.

Stephen Colbert

The king of late night spoofing hasn't left golf off his target list, so we think it's only fair he takes a stab at playing the game if he's going to poke fun of it. All conservative pundits -- whether fictitious or not -- should be comfortable on the course, so we think it's almost necessary for Colbert to take up golf to stay true to his character.

Nicki Minaj

John Daly aside, the PGA Tour could use Minaj's colorful sense of style.

Kate Upton

If you need a reason why Kate Upton should take up golf, may we direct you to her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. Ladies, you're in luck, Brad Pitt and David Beckham already play.

Snoop Dogg (Lion)

It might take him seven munchie-filled hours to complete his round, but Snoop will always remain calm and collected, even when playing poorly. Besides, we totally want to see the uncomfortable post-round interviewafter he plays in his first pro-am.

Mitt Romney

If you think Mitt Romney is fighting an uphill battle in his quest to become the 44th President of the United States, his lack of golf interest might be one of his biggest obstacles. Not since Jimmy Carter has there been a sitting president who didn't play, with 15 of the past 18 Presidents having enjoyed the game at some level. Conservatives might not want their candidate to play 100 rounds, but the ability to work his way around a course could work wonders for his campaign.

LeBron James

You'll never be the next Michael Jordan until you can play 36 holes the day before winning the Olympic gold medal.

Zooey Deschanel

Golf could use some cuteness. Wherever cute is needed, Zooey will be there.

Joan Rivers

Rivers would be to balance out Zooey Deschanel's cuteness.

Insane Clown Posse

While it would be fun to watch a bunch of Juggalos tee it up, this is more of a suggestion to the guys in the band to help their fans out: Nothing screams "we are not a gang" more than playing golf.

Mike Tyson

As someone who cares for tigers and pigeons, and having already proven his worth on Broadway, Mike Tyson is no stranger to success in varying arenas. Not only would he be one of the few facially-tattooed golfers out there, his Zen-like approach to life would be well served in the quiet surroundings of the golf course. But we ask that you please keep all ear-biting jokes to yourself.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is a perfectionist who indulges in both the creative and cerebral, the ideal combination to succeed on the golf course. Not to mention, her inviting, warm demeanor would be a welcome addition on any golf telecast. A self-described "hero worshiper" who wants to see records broken, she would be perfect to narrate Tiger's pursuit of Jack's 18 majors. We're certain she would think "it's a good thing."

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