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Suisham at the AT&T


Shaun Suisham, with father Rick.

When Shaun Suisham--who was just wandering through the AT&T National media center--was just asked who the best golfer on the Redskins was, he didn't hesitate. Derrick Frost. Something about kickers and golf.

"Golf corresponds quite a bit to kicking," Suisham said, pointing out that both activities, once mastered, become primarily mental tests.

As for Suisham, he just finished up running a kicking camp back in Ontario, so he's been away from the course, which he said has punished his game. He called himself a bogey golfer, but he hits the charity golf tournament hard because of the nice courses he gets to play, like Landsdowne and Raspberry Falls. His specialty?

"My pride and joy is going into tournaments and winning the long drive," Suisham said. "That's really my focus. I can hit the ball well over 300. I've won three long drive holes already this offseason. I don't play the game the way it should be played."

I asked what the golfing equivalent of a 110-yard field goal would be. He said 500. I was thinking more like six. Either way, he hits it further than I.

And who's his favorite golfer, you're asking? Should we take the cheap and easy route and assume that he's here to cheer on fellow Canadian Mike Weir?

"Yes, absolutely," Suisham said. "He's from about 45 minutes from my home town."

Then Suisham did what any sensible person in the media center would do; he headed for the media buffet.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 3, 2008; 2:12 PM ET
Categories:  Golf , Redskins  
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