Do you have the balls to bet against a woman like Janet Jones in golf?
This Sunday afternoon on the High Stakes Golf Tour airing on ESPN, 20 players will be putting up $250,000 each in a two-man best ball tournament.
19 of the players are Y-Chromosomes.
The one woman who thinks she has the cojones to beat these high rollers? Janet Jones, former actress and dancer and wife of Wayne Gretzky. She’s teamed up with jack-of-all-trades Vince Van Patten.
It’s a bit of a head-turner, hanging out at Bali Hai practice green and seeing a score of middle-aged guys with five o’clock shadows and big egos. Then among chatterboxes like Phil Hellmuth is one unassuming, blonde woman preparing more meticulously than the rest of the chummy fellows.
So how does Jones stack up on the course when the big cash is on the line? You’ll have to watch the action Sunday on ESPN to find out. But Bill Walters, who’s been betting big money on golf in Las Vegas since the old Binion tournaments decades ago, played in the same group as Jones and was impressed.
“She’s an incredible lady and athlete,” said Walters. “She’s got a competitive spirit that I’ve seen in very few people regardless of what their sex is.”
No way would I bet against a woman in golf. I would however put all my money against them in Trivial Pursuit or NTN trivia. The male brain has far more capacity for retaining random, useless info. It’s scientific fact.
After all, how often does a woman ever win in Jeopardy!?
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And RonMon, if you are going to correct Brandon on spelling, it's "Tocchet".