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Competition that lasts a lifetime
Ron Kroichick’s article (“Golf offers ex-sports stars extra innings,” July 12) is a Well, duh! moment for me.

What else do people who participated in sports do when they retire and still want to be active and competitive? Play golf! I think these tournaments are great, as long as these ex-pros take the time to give back to their fans at the tournament. 

Playing golf after retirement is beneficial to the player at any level. Anyone who has played sports likes to compete. After several injuries and still being sore from the previous game when it came time for the next one, I turned to golf at age 46 because it's something competitive I could do for many more years.

I’m 71 and still going strong ... well, sort of.

Ken Byers
Kennewick, Wash.

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