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Jerry Rice's golf dream dies

Jerry Rice said last month that he was serious about trying to compete as a professional golfer, even saying after a rocky debut that it reminded him of his NFL debut.

But now Rice says he’s done trying to play as a pro.

Rice was disqualified from the Nationwide Tour event Friday because his caddie used a scope to check yardages, which Rice referred to as a rookie mistake. Even aside from that issue, Rice wasn’t playing well, shooting a 92 on Thursday — the highest score ever at the tournament. So Rice has decided not to pursue the dream of being a pro golfer.

At least he’s got this summer’s enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame to look forward to.

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41 Responses to “Jerry Rice's golf dream dies”
  1. rcunningham says: May 14, 2010 8:20 PM

    I still love you Jerry!

  2. FLYBOY says: May 14, 2010 8:26 PM

    Jerry Rice is a dildo.

  3. Onderin says: May 14, 2010 8:31 PM

    It was a silly thing to pursue. Just have fun in the celeb golf matches and relish in your accomplishment of being the best WR ever.

  4. elways_jock says: May 14, 2010 8:32 PM

    so tiger remains the only black golfer — unless you count vijay singh ..

  5. robert ethen says: May 14, 2010 8:33 PM

    Maybe he should try professional dancing.

  6. robert ethen says: May 14, 2010 8:38 PM

    It was just a Rice Dream, never the real thing.

  7. Lex Luger says: May 14, 2010 8:38 PM

    Running in a straight line isnt the same as golf, but props to him for giving it a shot.

  8. Girard says: May 14, 2010 8:42 PM

    92? Shit, my grandmother can break 90.
    Dude should take up professional knitting…

  9. Raider Pride says: May 14, 2010 8:45 PM

    The man has done more than any other.
    He is an Icon, a legend, an example, an inspiration, a work horse in prep for the season.
    He is simply the “Cut In Stone” game plan for any W.R. that should have the opportunity to step on the field…. That is called the NFL.
    PLUS… He can kick the ass out of 99% of all of us on PFT if we lined up with him on the first tee of any track in the country.
    He is a legend, not only in his own mind, and shower. But in all of our minds and showers as well.
    I respect this fella like very few I respect.

  10. Reginald says: May 14, 2010 8:48 PM

    Please keep us updated on this breaking news.

  11. The Wishbone says: May 14, 2010 9:10 PM

    a 92?! hahahahahahahaha
    clearly, his greatness was limited to football. and Joe Montana and Steve Young had quite a lot to do with that.
    a 92. hilarious. it’s not that hard to break 90. at least not when i play the local par 3…

  12. iusedtobeteddybayer says: May 14, 2010 9:19 PM

    What happened to persistent? What about perseverence?
    Did he score the first time he played? Every time he played? Between his stint with the Broncos, the Dancing With the Stars and this golf thing, retirement isn’t working out all that well for Mr. Rice.
    Might I suggest becoming a Civil War buff?

  13. vtsquirm says: May 14, 2010 9:20 PM

    20 over par????

  14. SKINSFANTOM says: May 14, 2010 9:38 PM


  15. VegasChris says: May 14, 2010 9:43 PM

    FLYBOY said. “Jerry Rice is a dildo.”
    Wow. I admit I have never thought of that before.
    Such staggering intellectual insight.
    FLYBOY really must know a lot about dildos.

  16. VegasChris says: May 14, 2010 9:51 PM

    “He is a legend, not only in his own mind, and shower. But in all of our minds and showers as well.”
    Hmm… I prefer to think about Jennifer Connolly
    in my shower, but, that’s just me…
    Not that there’s anything wrong with thinking about Jerry Rice in the shower if you like that type of thing…

  17. Ray Guy says: May 14, 2010 10:00 PM

    Yeah, I shoot 67 every time I tee it up. I just never know which hole I’ll be on when it happens.
    Gotta give him props for trying.
    The rest of us can just sit here and type.

  18. Brewster says: May 14, 2010 10:04 PM

    Good decision not to pursue a career in pro golf.
    a 92? Hell he could have shot a 67, that is if he quit after the 13th hole.

  19. Tiger Woods says: May 14, 2010 10:38 PM

    Tiger’s Asian.

  20. robert ethen says: May 14, 2010 11:16 PM

    Tiger’s Asian? I guess that explains hitting three different stationary objects with a brand new Escalade while trying to get out of your own driveway.

  21. BigBear123 says: May 14, 2010 11:45 PM

    The greatest wide receiver ever failed at hitting a small ball into a small hole? Say it ain’t so!
    Golf isn’t a sport anyways, more of an excuse to escape the wifey and drink than anything.

  22. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 14, 2010 11:49 PM

    Me and Jerry Rice have a lot in common…

  23. monet99 says: May 14, 2010 11:54 PM

    I would make the NBA at 52 years old before Rice could play golf professionally.

  24. dafish says: May 15, 2010 12:01 AM

    at least he tried even though if he was not Jerry Rice he never would have sniffed an invite to play to begin with.
    Why is he not coaching?

  25. oxpic says: May 15, 2010 12:16 AM

    Never liked Jerry Rice or any other 49er, but why criticize him for giving it a go? Hey, if he enjoys driving fast and Nascar wants to give him a ride, GO FOR IT, JERRY.

  26. sukit says: May 15, 2010 12:36 AM

    Damn….. this dude just keeps setting records. First football and now golf(92)! When is he gonna let the rest of us have some lime light?

  27. LastYooper says: May 15, 2010 12:45 AM

    R.I.P Rice.

  28. tamparays2010 says: May 15, 2010 1:30 AM

    Not that theres anything wrong with that Vegas Chris? I dunno dude, how bout we skip the political correctness..If you’re thinking of Jerry
    Rice in the shower then you’re just a creepy homo.

  29. Bob Loblaw says: May 15, 2010 2:38 AM

    I guess he’ll just have to settle for best reciever of all time.

  30. FinFan says: May 15, 2010 2:56 AM

    in my worst days (PA) I can shoot in the 90’s
    on my best days (Florida) I can shoot in the 80’s… jerry you suck

  31. trademcscab says: May 15, 2010 4:40 AM

    LMFAO to the tigers asian comment and then the comment right after about him hitting shit and asians blowin at driving………..also would like to add an lol to RIP jerry rice……and shout out to the dude that said running in a straight line is not the same as golf……thats some good sh!t….thanks guys

  32. 49erFanLivingInDallas says: May 15, 2010 6:55 AM

    Wow. I think that was the classiest post I’ve ever read by a Raider fan, not even joking.

  33. Brewster says: May 15, 2010 9:18 AM

    @robert ethan
    Very funny comment.

  34. JSpicoli says: May 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    But no one, absolutely no one, can hide in a whorehouse bathroom better than Star80.
    –Mt. View Vice Detective.

  35. norton99 says: May 15, 2010 11:03 AM

    They should give a sponsor exemption to that Little Chocolatier. He’s got a great short game.

  36. Slow Joe says: May 15, 2010 11:23 AM

    I love that guy, no matter what.
    I remember reading in his book that would try pro golf after he retired from football; I did do an eyeroll. But you have to keep in mind Rice is ultracompetitive. It’s what made him such a great wide receiver, and it is also probably driving him crazy right now since he has nothing in which he can compete.

  37. ickeyshuffle says: May 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    jerry who? he played for the seahawks right?

  38. schpetz says: May 15, 2010 11:39 AM

    Best “skinny post” route runner ever….inflating his numbers in the West Coast system…one dimensional. Can anybody name a play where he out jumped and caught a pass in traffic…like L. Swann, R. Moss , C Carter or L. Fitzgerald????

  39. Corey says: May 15, 2010 1:59 PM

    @ FLYBOY
    A dildo ehh?
    So it is safe to say that you will be having a Hall of Fame career in football and then trying to take up another sport?
    Didn’t think so.

  40. dabarber says: May 15, 2010 2:34 PM

    Oh, you must be from Sicily my soul brotha.
    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    May 14, 2010 11:49 PM
    Me and Jerry Rice have a lot in common…

  41. Bious says: May 15, 2010 6:00 PM

    It was funny at first but is now embarrassing
    Just quit trying and stick to retirement, Jerry

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