When Letterman's gone, who'll make fun of golf?


When you think of David Letterman, golf isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Letterman may be from Indiana, the state that also gave us Fuzzy Zoeller, Chick Evans and Robin Hood (the woman golfer, not the man in tights), but he's no golf guy. Fellow comedian Tom Dreesen once recounted on Facebook how he tried to teach Letterman to play. "I took him to a driving range out in Calabasas, CA and after 3 hours I said, 'Let's go play racquetball,'" Dreessen wrote.

Still, Letterman interviewed his share of golfers and took his share of shots at the game. In honor of Letterman's record 33-year run as a late-night TV host, which was set to end Wednesday night, our senior digital video producer Anthony Kazmierczak put together this top-10 list of Letterman's golf-related segments.

10. Top 10 reasons Annika Sorenstam is retiring (2008)

9. Joking about President Obama playing golf (2013)

8. Top 10 questions people ask me about golf - hosted by Justin Rose after his U.S. Open win (2014)

7. Interviewing Masters champion Jordan Spieth (2015)

6. Top 10 surprising facts about Charl Schwartzel - after his Masters win (2011)

5. Letterman assistant “Biff Henderson’s Golf Cart of Death” segment – Letterman and Biff drive into a pyramid of condiments (vintage)

4. Top 10 ways Tiger Woods can improve his image (2010)

3. Talking about reluctantly playing in the AT&T pro-am (2008)

2. Top 10 things Lucas Glover would like to say after winning the U.S. Open (2009)

1. Top 10 text messages sent by Tiger Woods (2009)