Barkley may switch to lefty for Tahoe celeb golf

Barkley may switch to lefty for Tahoe celeb golf

Due to his troubles with the driver, Charles Barkley is considering playing lefty.
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — It’s hard to tell sometimes when Charles Barkley is joking, but it’s also hard to watch him play golf.

So, there’s a decent chance he wasn’t kidding when he told reporters on Thursday he’s seriously considering playing left-handed next month at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

As Barkley put it: “It can’t be worse.”

The NBA Hall of Famer turned TV analyst said it isn’t like he’s enjoyed a whole lot of success playing right-handed.

Known for the hitch in his stop-and-go swing, Barkley routinely finishes last at the annual tourney at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. He’s a 500-1 longshot to win this year’s tourney July 15-17.

Barkley says he’s just as bad from the left side but seems to be more relaxed.

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