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Trending: Don't worry Peyton, there's always golf

March 07, 2012

The fate of Peyton Manning's football career will be decided today at noon, with sources confirming the Colts--namely owner Jim Irsay--will release the former Super Bowl MVP in lieu of paying a $28M bonus to retain him. While most experts support the decision, chalking it up to the "business" of football, it's difficult to watch one of the most celebrated quarterbacks of my generation get tossed to the curb because it's good business. As ESPN's John Clayton said, the Colts might be rebuilding, but Manning made that franchise.

But today is not about looking back, we've had nine months to do that. No, let's look to the future--as in Peyton Manning's on the links. Regardless if he's played his last season in the NFL, based on his swing, the perennial all-star has a long, fruitful golf career ahead of him. Here are three views of his golf game as of 2009, including a swing comparison with his younger brother Eli.

Behind the scenes with Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning at the 2009 Quail Hollow Pro-Am

Peyton and Eli Manning swing comparison at the 2009 Zurich Classic Pro-Am

[*-- Derek Evers

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