Who is Rick Rhoden?

July 12, 2008

Meet Rick Rhoden, a former MLB pitcher who has a nice career as a professional golfer. See photos and read a biography of Rick below.

Rick Rhoden took a two point lead over Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at the American Century Championship, which is touted as the richest celebrity golf tournament.

The modified Stableford scoring gives players six points for an eagle, three points for a birdie, one for par, and none for a bogey. It’s minus two for a double bogey or worse.

Rhoden finished Saturday with a two day total of 45 points, Romo behind at 43, and NHL players Jeremy Roenick and Pierre Larouche are tied with 41 points. Play resumes Sunday.

As a biography, Rick Rhoden was born on May 16, 1953 in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is 55 years old. He went to Atlantic High School in Delray Beach,Florida, where he was the pitcher for the baseball team. Upon graduation, he went straight to the minor leagues in Daytona Beach, El Paso, and Albuquerque. He made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 5, 1974, at the age of 21. He became a Pittsburgh Pirate in 1979 and remained with the team until 1986. He played for the New York Yankees from 1987 to 1988, and played his final MLB game for the Houston Astros on September 29, 1989, after which he retired.

Upon retiring from baseball, Rhoden played quite a bit of golf, and qualified for the United States Senior Open. He has participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe on several occasions, and is a six time winner. He has amassed over $$340,295 in earnings as a professional golfer.

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