Peyton Manning has had an active offseason, not having to worry about surgeries and rehab. As a result, he has had time to prank a teammate with a fake bill, spoken at a seminar recounting old plays from college, attended a Rockies baseball game with teammates while looking like he came straight from the golf course, and playing the role of pass rusher. The Los Angeles Times has a further breakdown of Manning’s busy offseason, which featured an overseas USO trip to the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, and plenty of golf outings. He’s been so busy, in fact, he hasn’t had time to mentor kids.
Among those golf outings, Manning played Augusta National with John Elway and John Fox. Manning’s best round at Augusta was a 77 in one of the three rounds he played. John Elway (who used to be among the best golfers in the pro-am events among former athletes) shot 79-74-72. Meanwhile, John Fox’s scores went unreported, probably because he kept laying up and playing it safe, willing to take 7′s.
Another offseason highlight was Peyton Manning’s second hole-in-one of his life. The first happened in college. This one happened at Castle Pines in Colorado, while Manning was playing with a random foursome he joined while waiting to play with Elway later in the day. Among the group was a Broncos’ season ticket holder, Tom Harrington, who dresses up in an orange tuxedo for game days. “You’d have thought he made it,” Manning said. “He was that pumped.”
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