PGA Tour pro practices on side of the road in snowy traffic jam
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PGA Tour pro practices on side of the road in snowy traffic jam


You can spot a golfer pretty quickly. They're the ones gripping and ripping an imaginary golf club all the time. In the office. In the bathroom. At a bar. They have golf on the brain.

So it kind of makes sense that John Peterson, the winner of the Tour Finals money list and a PGA Tour rookie in 2013-14, saw a snow-induced traffic jam as an opportunity to practice his game. He took it a step further, however, getting out a few clubs and a ball and practicing on the side of the road.

Peterson, an LSU product, was stuck on I-20 in Texas in some cold weather. At a dead stop, he busted out a wedge and a metalwood and got to work.


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