September 18, 2020

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Golfweek Skills Challenge: Which NFL kicker is the best chipper?

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Golfweek invited four professional football players to take part in the first ever Golfweek Skills Challenge.” data-reactid=”13″>Golfweek invited four professional football players to take part in the first ever Golfweek Skills Challenge.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Host Averee Dovsek guides Robbie Gould of the San Francisco 49ers, Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers, Brandon McManus of the Denver Broncos and Jake Elliott of the Philadelphia Eagles through each battle.” data-reactid=”14″>Host Averee Dovsek guides Robbie Gould of the San Francisco 49ers, Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers, Brandon McManus of the Denver Broncos and Jake Elliott of the Philadelphia Eagles through each battle.

These kickers have all faced chip-shot field goal attempts during their careers. But how are they chipping a golf ball?

Round 2 of the competition shows us the answer.

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The rules are easy, as the longest tee shot takes the prize in this category. Each player got three chances to hit the long ball, with the longest drive worth 16 points, second longest worth 12, third good for 8 points and last place getting four points.

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