Video: Charles Barkley Shows off New Golf Swing at PGA Tour Champions Event

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMay 5, 2021

TUCSON, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 27: Charles Barkley plays his shot from the first tee during Capital One's The Match: Champions For Change at Stone Canyon Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Oro Valley, Arizona. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images for The Match)
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Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is looking a little more natural on the golf course.

On Wednesday, Barkley competed in a pro-am ahead of the PGA Tour Champions Regions Tradition. The 58-year-old unleashed a solid drive to get his round underway.

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Barkley's swing used to be a total mess, with the NBA legend having multiple pronounced hitches in lieu of a fluid motion and follow-through. His quest for improvement was the subject of the Haney Project, a television series in which he worked with prominent swing coach Hank Haney.

In the video shared by the PGA Tour Champions, Barkley credited Stan Utley with finally getting things right.

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Last November, Barkley showed off his golf game when he teamed with Phil Mickelson to beat Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning 4-and-3 in Capital One's "The Match: Champions For Change."