Football didn't cut it for the former Morgan State fullback. So Thorpe took up golf, honed his game at Forest Park and Mount Pleasant and, in 1972, turned pro. He won three times on the PGA Tour and, at 63, has taken 13 events on the Champions (Senior) Tour, defeating, among others, Tom Watson and Tom Kite. Thorpe served a year in prison (2010) for tax evasion and continues to compete.
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