This is what separates Tour pros from us, according to a former MLB player

As a Globe-Series-profitable major league baseball participant, Cody Ross is familiar with a issue or two about what it requires to contend at the highest level of skilled sports activities. And while Ross’ times on the ballfield are now guiding him, the 40-calendar year-outdated former-outfielder-turned-serious-golfer now keeps his competitive juices flowing by enjoying versus PGA Tour execs like Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell at Whisper Rock, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Regardless of the reality that Ross is a 3-handicap, he states there’s one particular factor he discovered about the way elite pros enjoy the video game that he thinks separates them from the rest of us — even if you take into account your self a fairly excellent participant. In this week’s episode of Subpar, Ross stated to hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz just what impressed him about execs like Reavie and Chappell.

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“The regularity. For you, too, and you, both of those of you fellas,” Ross explained, referring to Knost and Stoltz. (Knost is a longtime PGA Tour veteran and Stoltz has performed in Korn Ferry Tour gatherings). “Just seeing you fellas hit irons. You never pass up the center of the clubface. Hardly ever. I know you do, you assume you do, but for us getting beginner golfers, we strike ’em off the toe [with a 9-iron] and it goes 105 yards, and when you hit it off the toe, it goes 129, 130. Your misses — Chez and Chappy and all those men — it’s just so a lot enjoyable to watch you fellas play and just consistently strike it in the middle each and every one time.”

For much more from Ross — such as what he considers to be a single of his biggest athletic achievements and his vacation regrets all through the MLB time, examine out the total job interview under.

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