Top 10 Athletes Turned Golfers

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10. Ralph Terry

If it weren’t for a car accident that fractured Ralph Terry’s hip, he might have been a better baseball player. But he might never have had his second career as a professional golfer. Terry couldn't run in spring training in 1958 due to the accident and turned to golf as therapy for the injury.

As a pitcher, Terry won 107 games in his 12-year career. But he is better known for his postseason play. With the Yankees in 1960, he gave up the home run to the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski that won the World Series. Two years later, he got some redemption, winning two of his three starts against the Giants in the World Series, including a shutout in Game 7. Terry was named the World Series MVP.

After retiring, he turned to golf and played in five PGA Tour events but failed to make the cut in any. When he turned 50 he joined the Senior Tour and had moderate success. He played in 96 senior events with one top-10 finish.

Top 10 Athletes Turned Golfers

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