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Marlins' Johnson has PGA career in mind

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08:12 AM ET 04.19 | A no-hitter or a hole-in-one ... Josh Johnson may have the stuff for both. Johnson, who towers on the mound at 6-foot-7, is not ready to abandon baseball, not when he's in the second year of a four-year contract, has flirted with no-hitters in two of his three starts this season and is coming off a season in which he led the National League with a 2.30 ERA. But, when asked how often he has thought about joining the PGA Tour one day -- after his baseball career is over -- he replied, "All the time." ... Johnson said his drives average 300 to 310 yards, or about 20 yards longer than the typical pro. He moved to Las Vegas last offseason for one reason: the golf.

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April 19, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Guarantee you this guy has NO clue what it takes to make it on the tour. Stick with baseball. You will just embarass yourself ala Jerry Rice.

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April 19, 2011  09:32 AM ET

If you hit a 300 foot drive into the woods and a tree falls does anyone hear it?

April 19, 2011  10:47 AM ET

So the reason they say he can play on the Tour is because he can drive 300+? Being on the PGA means being able to play well from inside 100 yards.

April 19, 2011  12:14 PM ET

I'm not surprised that he can consider being a pro golfer some day. I must say however, that I was not aware that the golfing is better in Las Vegas than it is in Florida. Seems like you'd get a greater variety of courses in Florida so you can develop your game more completely.

April 19, 2011  12:15 PM ET

We have over 1250 golf courses in Florida - I think there might have been other reasons that Johnson moved to Las Vegas...

April 19, 2011  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So the reason they say he can play on the Tour is because he can drive 300+? Being on the PGA means being able to play well from inside 100 yards.

You've got that right! You've got to master the short game.

April 19, 2011  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

We have over 1250 golf courses in Florida - I think there might have been other reasons that Johnson moved to Las Vegas...

Maybe he didn't like playing at sea level and needed the light air in Vegas to hit 300 yards?

April 19, 2011  02:04 PM ET

At 6' 7" he must have one hell of a loop in that swing. 6' 3" is about the max height for anyone aspiring to be halfway decent on the tour.

April 19, 2011  02:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

At 6' 7" he must have one hell of a loop in that swing. 6' 3" is about the max height for anyone aspiring to be halfway decent on the tour.

that is one big johnson

 
April 19, 2011  06:03 PM ET

before this elite pitcher join the pga, i like to see the angels sign him for four years deal after all he has prove his endurance as a pitcher that would be great news for the angels fans!!!

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