Tom Brady’s Retirement Means More Time For NFL Legend To Hit The Golf Course

Seven-time Super Bowl champion and GOAT of the NFL Tom Brady can hit the golf course more now after retirement

NFL legend Tom Brady on the golf course
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The NFL has lost it’s greatest ever player after seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady retired recently, but American football’s loss could be golf’s gain.

The 45-year-old retired last year in a move that lasted just 40 days until the thirst to put on his shoulder pads again became too much, but this time Brady says his decision is “for good” after what was in many ways his toughest season.

On the field he endured a first ever losing record as a starting QB in his career of over two decades, while off the field he got divorced from Giselle Bundchen with reports a lot of that was down to his decision to reverse his retirement.

Brady won’t be on the field anymore, but he could be on the TV as he’s signed a huge deal with Fox to be their lead NFL analyst, but with much more spare time on his hands chances are he’ll be hitting the golf course.

A lot of people have already seen Brady’s golf game is in decent shape, as he’s been involved in three different editions of The Match - and as you can see from the below video, he's got the game.

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Brady has one of very few losing records in The Match, going 1-2 when winning alongside Aaron Rodgers to beat fellow quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, but losing twice alongside Phil Mickelson.

Brady has also been seen in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, although given it’s timing he’s usually still involved in the NFL play-offs when it’s being played out in California.

And moments after he confirmed his retirement, another nailed-on Hall of Famer JJ Watt threw out an invitation to an ex-players golfing get together, with Brady having to buy the beers as the new guy on the tee.

Another former QB Tony Romo is a famous golf nut and tried to qualify for the US Open along with playing in several Pro-Am events on the PGA Tour, so we’re likely to see Brady in some of these major ones now he too can add ‘former’ before his name.

Paul Higham

Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website.  Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.