Feeling Blues: Maybe Oshie shouldn't quit his day job.
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On the ice, T.J. Oshie is capable of putting the puck exactly where he wants it to go.
On the golf course, well, that’s a different story.
The St. Louis Blues forward and former US Olympic star is at Lake Tahoe this weekend competing in the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament featuring the likes of Charles Barkley, Terrell Davis, Kevin Millar and Larry the Cable Guy.
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Oshie struggled through the first round, and on one occasion he found himself seven feet away from a birdie.
Let’s just say he didn’t get the birdie.
Oshie’s agonizing four-putt turned his birdie opportunity into a crushing double bogey, and as of Saturday afternoon he sat tied for 67th on the leaderboard.
The 27-year-old winger has a special ability to pick the corners on goaltenders that helped Team USA beat Russia in a shootout at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, so we’ll forgive him for his shortcomings on the green.
If Oshie’s putting struggles keep up, though, he might want to consider a Happy Gilmore-style change in clubs.