Negreanu supposedly hits the greens at $20K a hole
Poker great Daniel Negreanu has an affinity for golf. When he’s not sitting down at the poker felt, he’s practicing his swing with a golf simulator he has at home. When he’s not virtually swinging the clubs, he breaks out the real ones and hits the greens. He took in a little link action recently, but couldn’t stay away from the thrill of the wager. He reportedly took part in a game that had a $20,000 price on each hole.
In a recent vlog, which started with shots of his workout routine, Kid Poker ends up on the greens with a female player, identified as "Nancy," asking her if they were playing for $20,000 a hole. She suggests $25,000, but Negreanu opts to stay at $20,000 since he "hasn’t played" in a while.
On the first hole, Negreanu was already up $20 grand. They played nine holes and Negreanu took the day for $160,000.
If it seems sick to play for $20K a pop, it is. On the way home, with the vlog still being recorded, Negreanu explains that he didn’t actually collect the cash. "Just in case some of you people took me seriously, that we were playing for $20K a hole, I was kidding."
In the end, his opponent gave him $20. Still, it’s probably a good feeling to know that he could have pocketed a sizable amount of cash if he had wanted to.
Negreanu begins to wonder if he’s being hustled, but keeps his cool and continues to play strong.