Not wanting to miss his grandson's NFL game on the Sunday of Ryder Cup week, Jack Nicklaus (right, with Tony Jacklin at the 2016 Ryder Cup) went to Gillette Stadium for the Patriots-Bills tilt and streamed the Ryder Cup on his phone throughout.
Jack Nicklaus made, for him, a very difficult decision 55 years ago when he elected to leave the amateur ranks and play golf as a professional. As it turns out, that decision was one of the best he's ever made.
As golfers everywhere -- no matter the level of ability -- can attest, bad shots are not our fault. Is there a better sport in which a player can make an excuse for something going wrong than in golf? Here are 21 great excuses.