Theismann shakes off rust at Pro-Am
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann, who is turning into a pro-am stalwart in his post-Monday Night Football broadcasting days, was asked to sign a football by an enterprising fan on the practice range at TPC Southwind. Next thing you know, Theismann was slinging fastballs to Tour veteran Vance Veazey.
“Is this how you loosen up to play?” Veazey asked.
When Veazey broke into a pattern, Theismann hit him in stride, but when the next pass was overthrown Theismann barked, “You’ve got to sell out for that.”
He then signed the football and posed for pictures with its owner.
Other celebrities in the pro-am included former Arkansas head football coach and current Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt, who played with Arkansas alum John Daly.
“My mom used to say to me all the time, ‘Champions come from the heart.’ He put it up in the locker room at the University of Arkansas,” Daly said.