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BANDON, OREGON | Pity the poor defensive tackle in the National Football League. In addition to butting heads constantly with exceedingly big and strong men, he never seems to get credit for being athletic, even though he is skilled enough to play at the highest level of the game. It is even that way with his off-field pursuits, which is why people are surprised that a recently retired, 6-foot-2, 280-pound Buffalo Bill named Kyle Williams also happens to be a hell of a golfer, good enough to have qualified with partner Greg Berthelot for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and then made it to the round of 16 in match play earlier this week.
“Nobody is ever surprised about kickers and quarterbacks having low handicaps,” says the 35-year-old Williams, who played all 13 seasons of his NFL career for the Bills and was good enough to have recorded 48½ sacks and been selected for six Pro Bowls. “But they don’t usually th...
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