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by Paul on 07/27/10 at 10:46 PM ET
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun at the Montreal Gazette,
Dale Tallon, the general manager of the Florida Panthers and the very first draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, has had a lifelong love affair with golf.
This week, Tallon gets to tee it up with some of the world’s best senior golfers at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee Golf Club near Seattle.
Before heading to Sahalee, he talked about his game with Postmedia News reporter Brad Ziemer:
Postmedia: Is it true you almost didn’t bother going to your qualifier for the U.S. Senior Open?
Tallon: Yeah, I had just gone through a busy six weeks since taking over as GM in Florida and hadn’t played much golf. Fortunately, I had a 9:50 tee time as opposed to the normal 7:50. My wife said, ‘Why don’t you just go for a walk anyway’ and I had made arrangements for a kid to caddy for me and I didn’t want to let him down. So I went out there and after making a bunch of pars I birdied six and birdied eight and then I three-putted nine and bogeyed 10 and thought, here we go. But I made birdie on 11 and made a bunch of pars coming in.
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