January 25, 2013; Ko Olina, HI, USA; AFC quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (18) looks for a receiver during practice at AFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning Hits Hole-in-One, 77 at Augusta


While the Dallas Cowboys have said that Tony Romo is taking the Peyton Manning approach to the offseason by studying the playbooks and committing himself to workouts, it looks like the Denver Broncos quarterback is taking the Romo approach by hitting the links and enjoying some golf and ,apparently, Manning is pretty good at that golf thing. According to Sam Farmar of the Los Angeles Times via CBS Sports, Manning’s offseason golf tour includes a hole-in-one and a 77 at Augusta.

Not too shabby.

While your average man would be thrilled about nailing a hole-in-one, Manning remained level-headed and contained his emotions like he so often does on the football field.

“I made one in college, but I was with some buddies,” Manning said. “This was the first one I’d ever seen go in. In college, we looked in the bunker, the woods, everywhere, and somebody said, ‘It’s in the hole!’ It’s a little anticlimactic. But the guys I was playing with this time, they were so excited.

“I mean, I was excited, but you’ve seen me when I throw a touchdown; I’m kind of ho-hum. These guys went nuts.”

Manning’s offseason golf has been played with head coach John Fox and  executive vice president of football operations John Elway. It’s a pretty good offseaso for Manning, who is preparing to improve off of his incredible season last year. Hopefully for the Broncos, his success in golf will lead to success on the gridiron.

As soon as Romo catches wind of this news, he better ask Jerry Jones to set him up a tee time.

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