Stanford’s Maverick McNealy recently made the jump from top-tier amateur and collegiate golfer to professional, although the decision to choose professional golf over a career in business wasn’t necessarily a no-brainer for the son of Silicon Valley magnate Scott McNealy.
For the reigning NCAA Individual champion, Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry, a career in professional golf isn’t guaranteed either, but it’s not for the reasons you’d expect. He’s not considering a natural path into business or real estate — he’s considering competing in a brand new sport, kind of.
“Folf” is the centerpiece of Thornberry and Ole Miss’ spoof of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series. The video was posted to the Ole Miss Men’s Golf Team’s Twitter account last week, went semi-viral and then was capped off with Thornberry actually playing folf at halftime of the Ole Miss-LSU football game on Sunday night.
For a guy who won the NCAA individual title and finished in a tie for fourth place in the FedEx St. Jude Classic earlier this year, the pressure of 100,000 college football fans watching on was nothing. He split the uprights.
— Ole Miss Men’s Golf (@OleMissMGolf) October 22, 2017
In case you were wondering about the wording of the above tweet, Thornberry knocked in an ace on Saturday morning before heading to the football game. Maybe he should stick with actual golf.
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