Disgraced Olympian Oscar Pistorius Dreams of a Career in Pro Golf

Tuesday October 20th, 2015
Pistorius, an 18 handicap, partnered with Paul McGinley during the tournament, which pairs amateurs with pros.
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What’s a disgraced Olympic athlete to do? Dream of a “lucrative” golf career, obviously.

Oscar Pistorius, a gold medal-winning sprinter in the Paralympic Games, is making plans to reclaim athletic glory on the golf course, reports The Daily Star. “The Blade Runner,” as he’s known in his home country, was released from prison on Monday. Last October, a judge sentenced him to five years for culpable homicide in the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend. He will serve the remainder of his term under house arrest.

While he won’t be eligible to compete in professional sporting events until after his five-year sentence elapses, sources say Pistorius is already working on his game.

Now 28 years old, Pistorius fears that he’ll be too old to keep up in track by the time his punishment period is over, and golf seems like a solid alternative to running. Pistorius previously played in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2012. 

However, with a handicap of 18, Pistorius’ fairway fantasies are likely to remain just that. 

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