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Golf Guy's golf/football starting line up

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VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Oliver Wilson of England tees off on the 12th hole during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 20, 2010 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)  - 

With all the hoopla surrounding the NFL Draft, the Golf Guy got to thinking of a roster of players to fill out a starting line up on both sides of the ball. But with a twist ... with professional golfers – not NFL players. And like usual, let's agree to disagree on my selections.


Quarterback – Phil Mickelson: Love the size and athletic ability (think Big Ben). Can go deep but also possesses an incredible knack for picking apart defenses with short routes and quick slants.

Running back – Lee Westwood: Bruising back that can carry the load and wear down defenses.

Wide receiver – Dustin Johnson: A match made in heaven for out patterns and red zone scoring.

Wide receiver – Rory McIlroy: Young, hungry, willing to work to be the best. Mature beyond his years.

Wide receiver – Sergio Garcia: Good all-around athlete, speed, nice big chip on his shoulder.

Tight end – Robert Karlsson: Huge target down field, great for clutch third-down pick ups.

Left tackle – Retief Goosen: Big, solid, no frills offensive lineman. A quarterback's dream.

Left guard – Kevin Stadler: Quiet, unassuming player that stop defenses cold at the line of scrimmage.

Center – Tim Herron: Smart, seasoned veteran, trusted by QB to do the job.

Right guard – John Daly: Paired with Stadler and Herron, gives QB and running back support in the middle to make positive yardage on every play.

Right tackle – Ernie Els: Bookend South Africans that just go about their business and deflect fame unlike the skilled positions players crave.


Defensive End – Thomas Bjorn: The Dane has the size and strength plus a rock-solid jaw line that simply says ‘I’m all business.’

Defensive Tackle – Colt Knost: Run stopper that gives up no ground. Period.

Defensive Tackle – Chad Campbell: Texas tough, with ample amounts of size and strength.

Defensive End – Jhonattan Vegas: Brings youth and passion to defensive line. Star potential.

Outside Linebacker – Vijay Singh: An old-school, mean SOB. Size, strength. Think Mike Ditka.

Middle Linebacker – Tiger Woods: Sees the game better than anyone ever. Owns a nasty streak that clearly intimidates opposing offenses. Think Ray Lewis.

Outside Linebacker – Gary Woodland: Completes a devastating, dominating linebacker unit with youth and plenty of strength.

Cornerback – Ben Curtis: Tough, durable and never gives up. Just when you think he's down and out, he surprises you.

Cornerback – Jerry Kelly: Gritty, grizzled veteran coupled with his speed and tenacity equals a long day for opposing wideouts.

Safety – Jeff Overton: When his head is in the ballgame – and not sticking out of the roof of a limo – he brings plenty of passion.

Safety – Camilo Villegas: Athletic specimen built to run down wideouts and deliver big hits.

Kicker – John Daly: Think Sebastian Janikowski … always a threat to score from long distances.

Punter – Luke Donald: Precise, cerebral player that can pin down opponents deep in their own territory.

Coach – Golf Guy: Players coach. Brings fun and enthusiasm to the squad. Players and fans love’em. Owners don’t.