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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Kyle Stanley: His future is so bright, he's gotta wear shades!

Sunglasses do more than protect your vision. In poker, they prevent your opponents from seeing where you eyes are looking and can hide certain "tells". In golf, they can hide your feelings and emotions and elevate the intimidation factor. Probably no one used this more effectively than David Duval and his Oakleys.

But I realized something else about sunglasses when I was viewing coverage of Kyle Stanley's meltdown during last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines: sunglasses can change a person's appearance completely. When I viewed Kyle's official page on the PGA Tour website, I just about did a double take. Just compare the picture above to the one below from the PGA Tour website.
I swear that it's the same dude. He's like golf's version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! Let's hope that he can overcome his latest heartbreaking loss with a win soon. He deserves a win with his game.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are both the same Kyle, only the picture without the shades looks like he is about 16. He looks fairly lethal in the shades and I sat up and took notice when I saw him play recently!  


Anonymous Juno said...

Kyle Stanley is such a beast. I hope to see more of that insane swing of his with the driver before he gets too old to swing like that.  


Anonymous FixingDivots said...

The facial hair doesn't hurt either! I'd say he made quite the comeback in Scottsdale. Worth doing a double take on the 18th just for that. Could see him making a Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup soon.  


Blogger NSchrader said...

Don't certain sunglasses help you play better too? I figured that's why he'd wear them. I'm trying to figure out which sunglasses are best for golf before I get some.  


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