News & ToursJuly 30, 2007

Bill Walsh loved golf, too

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Golf Digest contributing editor Mark Soltau remembers the time he left during the middle of a Stanford football practice and accompanied Coach Bill Walsh to the nearby Stanford driving range. Walsh, who died Monday at age 75, needed a cure for the shanks, and Soltau was able to help.

A couple of years later, Walsh developed a lasting bond with Tiger Woods.

Read Soltau's memories, "The football genius who's crazy for golf".

--Craig Bestrom

(Photo: Gary Newkirk)**

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