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No. 1 Zen Golfer: Don Cheadle

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Don Cheadle, 45, is a producer, author and Academy Award-nominated actor.

When did golf hook you for good?
It repeatedly loses me and re-hooks me. It's not a constant. It's a love-hate thing. When I love it, it's the ability to stay within myself—to not wig out and just play my game. But it's not easy. Other than having kids, golf is the hardest thing you'll ever love.

What's your No. 1 course?
Oh man, that's tough. Either Shadow Creek or Pebble. Probably Pebble.

Because...
It's Pebble!

What's your No. 1 go-to club?
My 7-iron. I hit can it 180 yards when I really get it. I just love that clean connection you can make with an iron. You know what the golf swing is? It's the truth. When you swing a club, and you connect with the ball—whether you hit it good or bad—the truth happens. What was supposed to happen, happens.

The truth will set you free.
That's right.

We'd like to take a photo before you tee off. Can our makeup artist touch you up?
Nah. I already look good.

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