Celebrity Pro-Am Profile: Mark Wahlberg

Name: Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg

Claim to Fame: Actor, producer, businessman

Handicap: Screen shot 2016-03-30 at 8.17.28 AM

Connections to Golf:

Didn’t play golf as a kid. “The only time I would hold a golf club would be to utilize it as a weapon,” he said.

– Was talked into playing golf by his agent, Ari Emanuel, eventually joining Riviera Country Club

– Began playing left-handed, switched to right-handed and eventually, back to left-handed. Still putts right-handed

– Has become good friends with Bubba Watson and played with the two-time Masters champion at the 2016 AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am

– Started a production company called “Closest to the Hole Productions”

– So golf-obsessed that on the set of “Deep Water Horizon” (being released this year) he had a golf simulator to practice his swing

– Recently hit a hole-in-one with a golf ball given to him by Rory McIlroy 

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