Fly Fishing People: Golfer Paul Azinger

May 22, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

When I guided Paul Azinger in the first Key West S.L.A.M. tournament twenty years ago, he was the tour’s leading money-winner. Azinger won several top prizes at that event, and it was partly because when he got instructions like “cast at 10 o’clock, sixty feet,” he knew exactly what that distance and direction were — he could place a lure within a couple of feet of where I was looking, even when he didn’t see the fish.
Azinger went on to beat lymphoma and become Ryder Cup captain and regular on the Champions Tour. Now he’s written a brand new book on team-building called Cracking the Code: The Winning Ryder Cup Strategy: Make It Work for You.
In the Denver Post this morning Azinger answers reader questions about tactics, Tiger, and bonefishing in Hawaii.