the Words have a certain weight when they come from Jack Nicklaus, by most experts considered as exercises with the 18 majors on the trofæhylden.
So the former tennis champion, 37-year-old Mardy Fish, may be pleased to hear them.
- He is the best non-professional golfer I've ever seen, says Nicklaus for his american compatriot, who reached the ranglistens seventh place and set tenniskarrieren in 2015.
At the time was the former OLYMPIC silver started with the leg, and he was extremely close to becoming the third man, who has qualified for the U.S. Open in both tennis as the golf.
Nicklaus says to tennis.com he was speechless to see what Fish could accomplish with the small, hard ball, when the two played golf at the beginning of december at a charity event in Florida.
Here said Nicklaus to the Fish:
- You are not getting younger, and you have ten years, if you want to play professional golf.
Ago he told golf - and tennisjournalisten Steve Young about his experience.
- We played nine holes and on each he pitched the ball up in the middle of the fairway with a long, as I have not seen in a non-professional. He spent 31 strokes on the nine holes, and I said, ’Mardy, what are you doing? You have a big talent, and you are young enough to fold it out. You should play golf’.
A call, as the Fish apparently only have a smile to spare for:
What does he know about golf??!! https://t.co/A1zHsFvVN7— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) 14. december 2018
Fish, who was a very well liked player on the ATP tour and has spoken openly about his mental problems, has in recent years played on the Celebrity Golf Tour and won more tournaments.