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News // Charles Barkley tells Dan Patrick his golf handicap is ‘back to a 10’ (golfweek.usatoday.com)

News // Charles Barkley tells Dan Patrick his golf handicap is ‘back to a 10’

Former NBA great and now NBA analyst, TV pitchman, and apparently much-improved golfer Charles Barkley sounds as confident as ever in his game.

Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, Barkley steered the conversation towards golf with a compliment and then a zinger.

“You’re one of my favorite people,” Barkley told Patrick. “You’re a coward on the golf course.”

That was just the beginning.

“Dan, let me tell you something. You ain’t got no chance of ever beating me again. I’ll come to your house, I’ll come wherever. You ain’t never going to beat me at golf again. I’m saying never. Ever.”

Patrick wasn’t backing down: “You know if we played for money all these years, you wouldn’t have any money. You were a charity case.”

Then Barkley insisted he’s almost back to a single-digit handicap.

“I was the worst player in the world, but I’m back now, brother. I’m back now with a vengeance. When I was crappy on the golf course, y’all trashed me…

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