GAMBLING CAN MAKE GOLF INTERESTING

07.02.07 10 years ago 17 Comments

This video from Raw Vegas — which sounds a lot dirtier than it really is, I promise — follows around world-class poker player Erick Lindgren on a prop bet with other poker pros.  Lindgren and Gavin Smith had a $100,000 "disagreement" when Lindgren said he could shoot 72 holes of golf in a day — while walking the course carrying his bag — in 100-degree heat, and shoot under 100 in each of the four rounds.  By the time Lindgren finished talking to his "friends," he had $340,000 on the line.

If this sounds familiar, the exceptionally shitty poker movie Lucky You had a similar scene (I think so: I only ever read the script, thank God) which was based on a prop bet performed by Huck Seed.  But yeah: 20 miles of walking with a bag of clubs in the Nevada summer is not something Phil Mickelson or John Daly could do.  And Michelle Wie started crying just thinking about it.

(Aftermath of the bet after the jump) 

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