News & ToursAugust 5, 2015

Add Maria Sharapova to the list of tennis stars catching the golf bug

Pro tennis players and golfers are kindred spirits of sorts. They each play individual sports and in so doing appreciate the trials and tribulations of being the only one to blame when things go wrong. Perhaps that's why you see tennis stars blowing off steam by taking to the links.

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The latest to do so is Maria Sharapova.

Yeah, we're hoping this is the first of many lessons as well. Maybe you can get a game with another Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic. He, too, has the golf bug, as witnessed by his recent tweet about a possible future ambition.

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke should already have a pretty stacked squad when he goes to Hazeltine National next year, but he quickly let Djokovic know he'll have an eye on him in the coming months.

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