How four Tour pros switched careers when birdies stopped paying the bills

PETER PERSONS
Age: 45
New job: Financial advisor for Morgan Keegan
Golf highlight: Won 1990 Chattanooga Classic
Retired from golf: 1996
Turning point: "The game was changing. It was going to a power game, which was not my cup of tea."
Current job description: "I enjoy meeting new people and providing financial guidance that individuals have to have to live comfortably."
Business philosophy: "It's all about the relationships."

KEVIN BURTON
Age: 45
New job: Men's golf coach at Boise State University
Golf highlight: Played in four PGA Championships
Retired from golf: 2001
Turning point: "I told myself that once my kids hit kindergarten it was time to stay home and be a dad."
Current job description: "I was a teaching pro, and this job takes that to a new level, helping with life skills, too. You're kind of like their dad away from home."
Business philosophy: "School No. 1, family No. 2, golf No. 3, and work hard."

FRANK NOBILO
Age: 48
New job: Golf analyst for the Golf Channel
Golf highlight: Won 1997 Greater Greensboro Open
Retired from golf: 2003
Turning point: In 2002, he ran into TGC's Rich Lerner, who asked if Nobilo had ever considered doing TV.
Current job description: "It's close to playing golf because you make doublebogeys when you say the wrong thing and birdies when you enlighten people."
Business philosophy: "Just try to be responsible to the game."

PAUL TESORI
Age: 36
New job: PGA Tour caddie, currently for Sean O'Hair
Golf highlight: Earning his Tour card in 1996
Retired from golf: 2000
Turning point: Vijay Singh asked Tesori about being his caddie, adding, "Don't take this wrong way."
Current job description: "Providing good yardages and advice; keeping the bag full of towels, water and food; and otherwise being invisible."
Business philosophy: "Show up, keep up, shut up."

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