Yao Ming discovers golf is hard

Yao Ming at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
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Yao Ming's golf game needs some work.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 7:43 p.m.

Plenty of retired athletes have harbored dreams of crossing over and playing competitive golf at some level. Johnny Bench and John Brodie did it. John Smoltz gave it a good shot.

Retired Houston Rockets star Yao Ming will not have those urges, especially after his display in his homeland of China last week at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am.  A video of Yao struggling with a pitch shot is chewing up the Internet. His mortified glare after a whiff and a flub is priceless.

Yao should have called Charles Barkley before committing to the televised event. Sir Charles would have certainly told him: blocking Lebron James in the paint is easy. Golf is hard.

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