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The great intimidators in golf history are legendary: Walter Hagen,  Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer,  Patty Berg, Jack Nicklaus, Mickey Wright, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tiger Woods, and…Eddie, the guy from Ireland I played with last weekend. That’s right: We deal with intimidation even among amateurs on the muni all the time. There’s the guy who plays the black or blue tees while we tiptoe up to the whites. Then there’s the gorilla who cracks it 280 down the middle…just about every time. And the guy who keeps making par after bloody par while we scratch out bogeys. We’re impressed. We’re embarassed. We’re humiliated. We’re intimidated.  “I’m very intimidated,” Ray Romano said to Hank Haney, “by anyone (more…)

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