Pick a sport, any sport, Danny Woodhead will beat you

Danny Woodhead started his golf career just four years after leaving the NFL.
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I find it both awe-inspiring and awe-inspiring when an athlete can play two sports at the same time, let alone choose one, and in a relatively short period of time become better than many who do it for a living go crazy.

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead, 37, retired from the league four years ago to switch to golf. Now, the 5-foot-8 Nebraska native is one step closer to qualifying for the U.S. Open in June in Brookline, Massachusetts.

He made a long putt here (and made fun of his celebrations) on Wednesday with a 71 in the final round of the local qualifying round at Omaha Country Club.

Woodhead, who needs a top 10 overall in all divisional events to move on, told the Omaha World-Herald Since leaving football, he has been “honing” the sport.

“It’s only been four years, but it’s a tough job. …I was able to see a little bit of the last four games I played in the state match play last year. I just want to stay as good as possible. That’s me We’ll see what happens, but I’ll try to prepare for the split next month and see what happens,” Woodhead said.

Granted, not everyone can try golf in their 30s, but is that really the case? Four years? this is all? I’ve been playing for decades and I still suck. That’s no surprise to Woodhead, though, since he’s been a sports freak since high school.

He holds the high school career sprint field record in Nebraska, and Holds 21 secondary college football recordsincluding marks for most common yards in a season (3,159) and career (9,480), most 200-yard rushing games in a career (19 of his 44 games at Chadron State), and most consecutive games for array (38).

(Among the 3 million reasons why my family can’t say Bill Callahan’s name, he’s in the top 3 for denying a scholarship to Woodhead in Nebraska. Fucking lucky for Malone during his short tenure A coach who has set aside countless screens as the Huskers’ coach who didn’t see the value of homegrown talent/future all-round pros was unconscionable at the time, considering Woodhead’s career is unforgivable now. Fuck you, Bill Callahan. Sincerely, fuck you.)

Where am I? Oh yes, Woodhead is one of the better major sports players who has transitioned from the field or pitch to the tee in recent years. Tony Romo ran in the divisional qualifiers in 2010, but hasn’t returned since. Weather delayed the game due to a schedule conflict with the Cowboys’ OTA, and he had to withdraw.

North Carolina A&T’s Academic Athlete of the Year JR Smith started the sport during his NBA career and doubled down on his retirement.he too Trading with NIL,Why not.

John Smoltz actually raced in the U.S. Senior Open.it doesn’t go greatbut casually compete with older pros because Your life lacks competition Requires a level of coordination and motor skills that few people can relate to.

We’ll see how Woodhead plays in his divisional qualifiers because the game is going to be a lot better. If he does return to New England in June, it will be an interesting storyline because I’m sure a Patriots fan favorite, he rushed for 2,238 yards and had 2,698 catches as a pro, he Would be immediately accepted by the crowd…and miss the cut because, let’s be honest, if he even starts from there, that’s the end of the game.

Whether he qualifies for the U.S. Open or not, it’s yet another incredible but not-so-shattering development in life in North Platte, Nebraska, product — and a reminder that with a little dedication Mentally, most professional athletes are probably better than 95% of normal people at any sport.


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