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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hits the golf course with some of the greats

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Ahead of the U.S. Open, the Patriots QB played some golf with a few of the golfing world’s biggest names.

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To nobody’s surprise, Tom Brady is good at golf too.
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Everybody knows Tom Brady was a two-sport athlete growing up. Not only did he excel at football, but he was a pretty decent baseball player as well. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos out of high school, and had he not chosen football (thankfully he did), he might’ve had a nice professional career as a catcher in the Major Leagues.

But Brady also has some skills on the golf course as well. He displayed them ahead of the U.S. Open when he played a round with a couple of well-known professionals – Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson. And according to an article on the official New England Patriots website, Brady was impressive.

“I’ll tell you what, Tom Brady can putt,” Fowler said in a press conference. “So if I can take that into this week, I think that’s the one thing I took off of him that will help me.”

Fowler even went on to say that his caddie, Joe, was nervous about being on the same golf course as Brady – which is no surprise. Just about anyone would be.

“The highlight of my group, Joe, my caddie, played kind of nice,” Fowler said. “I think he was nervous playing with Tom Brady and Jimmy Dunne, who is a legend in the golf world.”

Brady will be turning 41 in August. Generally, when most football players reach that age, they are spending more time on the golf course than they are on the football field. In Brady’s case, however, he’s coming off of a season in which he won the NFL MVP award and his Patriots finished just a few minutes away from winning their sixth Super Bowl.

Instead of regularly hitting the golf course in retirement, Brady is ready to come back for another season of football in which the Patriots will once again be the favorites to come out of the AFC. Maybe one day, golf will be a regular thing for Brady. But for now, football is still his thing.