It’s been a good week for Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes was practicing ahead of his round at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe that begins on July 10, casually draining a putt that was reminiscent of someone on the PGA Tour. And while I’m excited to see Tiger Woods at next week’s Memorial Tournament, Mahomes may be able to hang with him for at least the front nine on a good day.
In addition to being the best quarterback in the NFL, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is also a great golfer, as he showed off sinking this insane putt.
Mahomes was a three-sport star at Whitehouse High School where it looked like he might follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a professional baseball career, but he was also the best basketball player on his team and, well, he was a pretty solid football player too.
As part of the mega-extension Mahomes signed that will lock him up with the Chiefs for the next 12 years when factoring the two years remaining on his rookie deal, he can’t do much physical activity until 2031.
Mahomes joked he can’t play basketball or do anything like ride a jet ski that could potentially leave the half-billion-dollar man with an injury. But golf is one of the safest sports Mahomes can still play. There’s no contact and it still satisfies that competitive desire all great athletes have.
With putts like this, you have to wonder if Mahomes could pick up golf as a serious hobby and make a run at participating in more Pro-Am tournaments like the ACC before going the Tony Romo route and trying to make the cut at tournaments and earn your tour card.
And wouldn’t you know it, Romo is the betting favorite to win this weekend?
It may be worth throwing a few bucks down on Mahomes because he’s never been afraid of being the underdog, and as he showed during the postseason last year, he’s pretty good when he falls behind early. So don’t be dismayed if he’s a few strokes off the lead after Friday.