Celebrity Golf Handicaps (updated)

I recently posted a list of celebrity golf handicaps that I stumbled across and a reader pointed out that this list looks either out of date or just wrong.  So, I hunted down an accurate list published by Golf Digest this year.  In fact, here are two lists for your.  The first is a list of the top 50 celebrity golfers and the top 50 athlete golfers in 2007.

http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/hollywood

http://www.golfdigest.com/rankings/2007/athleterankings_gd2007

Top Hollywood:

1- Jack Wagner  – +.3- Soap star plays for pay on celeb tour, for fun with Heather Locklear
2- Lucas Black – 2.3- In “Sling Blade” and “Friday Night Lights” with Billy Bob Thornton
3- Billy Crudup – 4.5- Almost Famous rocker plays at Bayonne G.C., near Manhattan
4- Craig T. Nelson – 4.7- TV’s “Coach” played a coach in Will Ferrell’s “Blades Of Glory”
5- Chris O’Donnell – 5.2- Playing more after “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Company”
6- Joel Gretsch – 5.6- Bobby Jones in “Bagger Vance”; Tom Baldwin in “The 4400” on USA
7- Scott Wolf – 5.7- Bailey from “Party Of Five” lives and plays in Park City, Utah
8- Dougray Scott – 6- The Scot in “Desperate Housewives” and upcoming film “Hitman”
9- Dennis Quaid – 6.1- No. 1 on our ranking in ’05; Index has climbed 5 shots since then
10- Flex Alexander – 6.4- Before “Snakes On A Plane,” He starred on UPN sitcom “One On One”
11- Samuel L. Jackson – 6.9- Highest-grossing actor of all time, according to Guinness Book
12- Thomas Gibson – 7- Regular at Pebble Beach with “Criminal Minds” (CBS) doing well
T-13. – Bill Murray – 7.2- Needed no-cart rule in Sweden, where police detained him
T-13. – Kevin Sorbo – 7.2- From TV’s “Hercules” to “Andromeda” to making movies
15- Kevin Dillon – 7.3- Johnny Drama from HBO’s “Entourage” is show’s top golfer
16- Hugh Grant – 7.4- Puts game on display often at Dunhill Links in Scotland
T-17. – Matt Craven – 7.8- Character actor an “Disturbia” and with Goldblum in “Raines”
T-17. – Andy Garcia – 7.8- Improving game at Lakeside G.C. despite busy film schedule
T-19. – Greg Kinnear – 8- Oscar nominee In ’97 (“As Good As It Gets”); Plays at Bel-Air
T-19. – Bruce McGill – 8- More than 100 credits since he was D-Day in “Animal House” in ’78
T-21 – James Caan – 8.2- Returning to films after four seasons on “Las Vegas”
T-21. – Kurt Russell – 8.2- Former caddie was Stuntman Mike in Tarantino’s “Death Proof”
23- Don Johnson – 8.3- Back in movies again, this fall in “Moondance Alexander”
T-24. – Matthew McConaughey – 8.6- Played high school golf; says he’s made four holes-in-one
T-24 – Aidan Quinn – 8.6- Dark Matter with Meryl Streep won ’07 prize at Sundance
26- Mark Wahlberg – 8.7- Oscar nominee (“The Departed”) making more films, fewer birdies
27- Peter Gallagher – 8.9- The OC dad is doing films again; played with Sabbatini in AT&T
28- Kyle MacLachlan – 9- Dale Cooper from “Twin Peaks” is on “Desperate Housewives”
29- Eric Close – 9.5- FBI agent Martin Fitzgerald on CBS’ “Without A Trace”
30- Haley Joel Osment – 9.6- Teen actor plays at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, Calif.
31- Cheech Marin – 9.8- Down from 14.4 index in ’05 despite busy acting career
T-32. – Dave Annable – 10- Plays Justin Walker on Sunday ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters”
T-32. – Carmine Giovinazzo – 10- Detective Danny Messer co-stars with no. 76 Sinise on “CSI: NY”
T-32. – Gregory Itzin – 10- Emmy nominee in ’06 for recurring role on “24”
T-32 – Richard Karn – 10- Al from “Home Improvement” was also “Family Feud” host
36- Bruce Greenwood – 10.6- Canceled “John from Cincinnati” means more golf in Malibu
T-37 – D.L. Hughley – 10.8- Comedian was Simon Stiles on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”
T-37. – George Lopez – 10.8- Host of Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is down from 14.2 index in ’05
39- Kevin Costner – 11.2- Filming “Swing Vote”; still plays in the AT&T at Pebble Beach
T-40. – Sylvester Stallone – 11.4- Star and director of “John Rambo,” due out in January
T-40. – Luke Wilson – 11.4- Active film career explains handicap climb from 7.4 in ’05
42- Ray Romano – 11.6- TV project and “Ice Age 3” in works; plays mostly at Lakeside
43- Robert Wagner – 11.7- Mr. Wilson in upcoming “A Dennis the Menace Christmas”
T-44. – Eddie Cibrian – 12- TV roles in “Third Watch,” “Invasion” and “Vanished”
T-44. – David James Elliott – 12- After 10 years on “JAG,” he practices law on “Close To Home”
T-44. – John O’Hurley – 12- Hosts “Family Feud”; was King Arthur in “Spamalot” in Vegas
T-47 – Richard Kind – 12.5- Known for “Spin City” but getting lots of movie roles
T-47. – Jack Nicholson – 12.5- Started playing 18 years ago; Fond of Lakeside, Bel-Air, Riviera
T-49. – Brian Baumgartner – 13- Kevin Malone in Emmy-winning sitcom “The Office”
T-49. – Carlos Bernard – 13- Tony Almeida on “24”; Dr. Richmond on “Nurses”

Top Athletes

1- Rhoden, Rick  – plus-2.5  – Won 151 games as a major-league pitcher; has won 43 golf tournaments on the celebrity tour. Some athletes might occasionally have the same—or better—handicaps, but we’re confident Rhoden is the best of this bunch right now.
2- Sheppard, Ray – plus-2.5 – Prolific goal scorer with Red Wings in 1990s.
3- Sharpe, Sterling – plus-2.4 – Ex-Packers receiver now analyst for NFL Network.
4- Quinn, Dan – plus-2.1 – Ex-NHLer is four-time champ in Tahoe event.
5- Hentrich, Craig – plus-2.0 – Tennessee Titans punter for past eight seasons.
T-6 – Longwell, Ryan – plus-1.8 – Vikings kicker spent his first nine NFL seasons with Packers.
T-6 – Van Slyke, Andy – plus-1.8 – Gold Glove outfielder now coaching with Tigers.
T-8 – Chandler, Chris – plus-1.5 – Falcons QB in ’99 Super Bowl loss to Denver.
T-8 – Dilfer, Trent – plus-1.5 – Ravens QB in ’01 Super Bowl win over N.Y. Giants.
T-8 – Tolliver, Billy Joe – plus-1.5 – QB played 12 NFL seasons; two wins in Tahoe.
11- Jarrett, Dale – plus-1.4 – NASCAR driver improved his game in ’06.
12- Del Greco, Al – plus-1.3 – NFL kicker for 17 seasons; celebrity-tour winner.
13- Sabo, Chris – plus-1.2 – All-Star 3B won ’90 World Series with Reds.
14- McGwire, Mark – plus-0.7 – Ex-Cardinals slugger played high school golf
15- Favre, Brett – plus-0.8 – Packers QB can play to scratch during NFL’s off-season.
16- Smoltz, John – plus-0.2 – ’96 Cy Young winner is in 19th season with the Braves.
17- Candiotti, Tom – plus-0.1 – Knuckleballer won 151 games in 16 seasons.
T-18 – Cammalleri, Michael – 0- Led L.A. Kings in points through early April.
T-18 – Fuhr, Grant – 0- Goaltender won five Stanley Cups with Oilers.
20- Hull, Brett – 0.1- Third behind Gretzky, Howe in NHL career goals.
T-21 – Bartkowski, Steve – 0.2- Ex-QB’s “Ultimate Game” began as “Big Stakes.”
T-21 – Elway, John – 0.2- Broncos QB has played Tahoe celeb event 17 times.
T-21 – Sampras, Pete – 0.2- Won 14 Grand Slam tennis titles; plays golf at Bel-Air.
24- Gillies, Clark – 0.3- Hall of Famer part of Stanley Cup run by Islanders.
T-25 – Roenick, Jeremy – 0.7- Coyotes center, in 18th year, nearing 500 goals.
T-25 – Savard, Marc – 0.7- Boston Bruins star tried Canadian Tour Q school.
27- Theismann, Joe – 0.9- Ex-Redskins QB is TV commentator.
28- Anderson, Dick – 1- Defensive player of year in ’73 with Dolphins.
29- Rice, Jerry – 1.1- NFL great had 7-handicap in ’02 (see Final Exam).
T-30 – Allen, Ray – 1.2- Top scorer for Sonics is best golfer in NBA today.
T-30 – Jordan, Michael – 1.2- Charlotte Bobcats parowner still avid golfer.
32- Schmidt, Mike – 1.3- Hit 548 HRs in 18 seasons for Phillies.
T-33 – Del Negro, Vinny – 1.4- Ex-NBA guard plays at Scottsdale’s Whisper

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T-33 – Feely, Jay – 1.4- Kicker left N.Y. Giants for Dolphins in off-season.
35- Roberts, Nate – 1.5- Mogul skiing world champion in ’05.
T-36 – Fernandez, Gigi – 1.6- Top woman won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles.
T-36 – Rypien, Mark – 1.8- Super Bowl MVP in ’92 when Redskins beat Bills.
38- Chang, Michael – 1.9- ’89 French Open tennis champ has taken to golf.
39- Sakic, Joe – 2- Avalanche center was also ’06 Olympian.
T-40 – Langenbrunner, Jamie – 2- Devils right wing is among team’s top scorers.
T-40 – Martin, Todd – 2- Davis Cupper and twice Grand Slam runner-up.
42- Slater, Kelly – 2.1- Surfing great played in his first AT&T this year.
T-43 – Marino, Dan – 2.2- Dolphins Hall of Famer works with Jim McLean.
T-43 – Romo, Tony – 2.2- Cowboys QB attempted to qualify for U.S. Open.
T-43 – Stenerud, Jan – 2.2- Retired Chiefs kicker is still team’s best golfer.
46- Lemieux, Mario – 2.3- Penguins co-owner is a member at Oakmont.
T-47 – Eldredge, Todd – 2.4- Six-time U.S. national figure-skating champion.
T-47 – Larouche, Pierre – 2.4- Won two Stanley Cups with Canadiens.
T-47 – Modano, Mike – 2.4- All-time goals co-leader among U.S.-born NHLers.
T-50 – Morgan, Joe – 2.6- Baseball Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst.
T-50 – Smith, Stan – 2.6- Former tennis No. 1 lives in Hilton Head.

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