Watch: Klay Thompson films Marshawn Lynch’s awful golf shot
Marshawn Lynch may be renowned for punishing opponents on the gridiron. But when it comes to his golf game, the only punishment doled out is to those subjected to watching the Oakland Raiders running back’s awful swing.
Lynch took part in a tournament over the weekend hosted by Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson at San Francisco’s Harding Park.
Thompson was paired with Lynch in the Thompson Family Foundation Golf Tournament on Sunday and captured some footage of a comically inept swing Lynch unleashed during one shot.
“Same thing,” Thompson tells Lynch during the video’s filming for an Instagram story. “There you go, camera is on you right now.”
While Lynch boasts a powerful, if awkward and herky-jerky, swing, the lack of solid contact resulted in the ball spitting sideways about 15 feet.
Marshawn with a legendary swing
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Oof. Additional footage surfaced of Lynch’s day on the links in which he’s shown taking a huge swing and miss on the tee box.
Marshawn Lynch golfing pic.twitter.com/shlNKYMt5E
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Lynch of course is not the only superstar professional athlete — retired or otherwise — whose skills in their respective sport does not translate at all to the golf course. That said, Thompson, much like teammate Stephen Curry, boasts an elite golf game. When it was all said and done, Thompson tied for first place in his own tournament.
Results of the 1st ever @ThompsonFamFoun golf tourney: @KlayThompson @RyanSheckler @StephenCurry30 bravo to all for raising for a great cause! pic.twitter.com/gBT5RdFF3l
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) August 20, 2018
Lynch’s name not surprisingly could not be found on the leaderboard. Curry, on the other hand, came in second, one off the pace set by Thompson and professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. The suspicion has to be that Thompson will take advantage of bragging rights, much to Curry’s expected chagrin.