Johnny Manziel displayed a dive that showed zero athleticism but the 27-year-old still has enough athletic ability to tee off professionally.
Johnny Backflip? He made news this way:
I would give his backflip (belly flop) dive a 2.3 score. Body awareness?
John is not quite Greg Louganis yet but he can always work on it!
In the midst of his hiatus away from barking out audibles to the offense, I suggest that he capitalize on his athletic ability and attempt to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour and compete towards earning his PGA Tour Card.
I am in the select minority group that is still rooting for Johnny Manziel to stay relevant in the professional sports spotlight. The PR around this dude is unreal. His meteoric rise to stardom evolved during the social media boom which magnified his every move (for better or worse).
In a 2014 interview with Golf Digest, Manziel stated he had a “7-or-8-handicap” at the time. When he was a wee lad, he lived within spitting distance of the 16th tee at the Hollytree Country Club in Tyler, Texas. Imagine if he just applied himself and focused.
Certain things in life are meant to be. Playing on the gridiron might not be his destiny.
A tumultuous ride with the Cleveland Browns. Lawsuits and a short stint in rehabilitation in 2016. Contravening the agreement he signed while playing in Canada. The Alliance of American Football filing for bankruptcy. Sheesh.
Johnny should consider putting the football down and attempt to master every golf club in his bag. Get a caddie that will keep him on a proper trajectory to compete for a Major Tournament.
He has the freedom of time to train. He has the monetary funds for equipment and expert coaching.
Certain Golf-Heads will be offended by what I am writing. Just as they were when Phil Mickelson hit a moving ball on the green. EVERY SINGLE PERSON has done that.
Settle down and cool your jets. It’s just a game.
Can you imagine the ultimate Theatric-Tantrum-Threesome? Manziel, Jon Rahm, and Sergio Garcia.
A Rahm-style temper tantrum that turns into a weed-whacking session:
A possible fill-in would be Patrick Reed (2018 Masters Champion). Who is battling with Aaron Rodgers for the Strangest Family Estrangement Dilemma Of The Year Award. Reed also resembles Ditto, the Pokemon character, when he sports his signature pink polo on Sunday’s.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner has spent the better part of the last three years trying to rekindle the magic that had made him an omnipotent figure in College Station and a 2014 first-round NFL Draft pick.
Based on his recent social media posts, it appears Johnny Country Club has been residing in the greater Phoenix area.
The Silverleaf Country Club is in Scottsdale, Arizona. Johnny seems to be hanging out with yet, another affluent friend circle that he naturally seems to attract.
The city of Scottsdale is well known for housing thousands of women with breast augmentations, the equatorial heat, and watching the Arizona Cardinals while blacked out at Bottled Blonde.
I am curious how the PGA alpha-dogs such as Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, and many other extraordinary golfers would react when the pairing sheets revealed that they would be playing with Manziel for a particular tournament?
This global-pandemic around the world causes my imagination to wander a bit.
Tee it up, Johnny!
photo credit: @irishbrownsfan