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Video: Yao Ming may be worse at golf than Charles Barkely


Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming of China hits a bunker shot onto the 18th green on the final day of the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament at the Mission Hills golf resort in Haikou on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on October 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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Who is the worst retired NBA star turned golfer?

For years Charles Barkley was the runaway winner in this category, but now he has some competition. Yao Ming played in a celebrity golf tournament in China and... he’s not good. Not that you really expect him to be — when you are 7'6" there are a whole lot of things that can go wrong in your swing. But he’s not good. The stance is awkward, the club seems too short (can you say custom-made shafts?) and there is just a whole lot of badness.

But it’s for charity, so we’ll just laugh it off. And if you want to compare it to Barkley...

Hat tip to The Point Forward.