We could all argue till the cows come home, but the statistics just don't lie: Any way you pile it, a list of the best quarterbacks of all time should have Dan Marino scrambling for the top spot. Consider his 147 career wins (third-most all-time), or six 4,000-yard seasons (just one of two players); his 420 career touchdowns (second all-time), or 36 4th-quarter-comeback wins (most ever), or his countless passing records. But did you know the Dolphins legend also has a three handicap?
An expert in the pocket during his playing days, the 51-year-old has now forged an unlikely but accomplished amateur golf career. We caught up with the 1984 NFL MVP at Samsung's Hope for Children benefit, where he explained that while you can no longer play him on the gridiron, you can play just like him on some of Florida's best courses where he's a regular. Marino gave the lowdown on his choicest greens, as well as what it's like to take money from Greg Norman and watch a teenage Tiger Woods tear it up. Launch Gallery >>
Weston Hills Golf Club, Weston Hills
Despite his various love affairs with other courses, Marino's sentimental favorite is the Weston Hills Golf Club near his former home, where the nine-time pro-bowler and his son began playing together. And it's also where Marino played a round with what would turn out to be the most precocious player in the history of the game. "I played with Tiger at Weston, in the Honda Classic Pro Am," Marino remembers. "I played for the Dolphins and it was me, John Elway and Phil Simms and Tiger when he was just a little kid, 14 or 15. For him to be able to play at that age was special."