Last week Smylie Kaufman was
all smiles after firing a blistering 10-under 61 (including an inward 29) to claim
his maiden victory on the PGA TOUR.
Born Carter Smylie Kaufman,
the rookie from Birmingham, AL got his name from his grandmother’s cousin, Smylie
Let’s be honest, nothing
against Carter, but Smylie is way more marketable. Just ask Mr. Eldrick Tont Woods (you might
know him better as Tiger) about the power of a catchy name.
So in honor of Smylie’s “W”
we’ve put together a list of some of the best names in professional sports,
from golf to baseball and everything in between.
Kaufman (Smylie’s brother who also happens to be a really
(9-time PGA TOUR winner and pure striker of the golf ball)
Weekly (Who else but a guy named Boo could ride the bull during
the Ryder Cup)
Incognito (Sadly no one will ever know his true identity)
Shammgod (Former almighty Washington Wizard)
“Sneeze” Achiu (Asian American football player and first
minority to play in any major American professional sports league)
Tootoo (Right Wing, New Jersey Devils; his middle name Kudluk
means ‘thunder’ in Inuktitut … so his name really stinks)
Playfair (Former Buffalo Saber, safe to say he never cheated)
(Olympic star, the guy is faster than lightning)
Sixkiller (Pretty fitting for a former quarterback)
Street (Great skier but even better at finding little kids)
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