Can a 47-year-old underachieving mid-handicapper find long-sought golfing glory by turning things around and learning to play left-handed? The world is about to find out.

Breaking Lefty News ...

From the AP, via

Barkley may switch to lefty for Tahoe celeb golf

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- June 9, 2011 -- It's hard to tell sometimes when Charles Barkley is joking, but it's also hard to watch him play golf.
     So, there's a decent chance he wasn't kidding when he told reporters on Thursday he's seriously considering playing left-handed next month at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
     As Barkley put it: "It can't be worse."
     The NBA Hall of Famer turned TV analyst said it isn't like he's enjoyed a whole lot of success playing right-handed.
     Known for the hitch in his stop-and-go swing, Barkley routinely finishes last at the annual tourney at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. He's a 500-1 longshot to win this year's tourney July 15-17.
     Barkley says he's just as bad from the left side but seems to be more relaxed.

I'd heard inklings that he was working on this. Go HERE to see a YouTube video of Barkley's work-in-progress lefty swing at

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