Should’ve Been A… Golfer? Toby Keith Honored With Tribute From The PGA Tour

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Who knew that the “Big Dog Daddy” had a respectable golf game?

Many in the country music world (and the sports world) did know that thanks to the annual golf fundraiser that the Toby Keith Foundation puts on every single year.

Just last year, the late great Toby Keith’s 19th annual event raised upwards of $1.8 million for Pediatric Cancer research. The announcement was something both Keith and his foundation were very proud of, posting this message a couple of weeks removed from the event:

“We hosted the 19th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic and we are excited to announce it was a record breaking year!

We raised $1.8 million for OK Kids Korral! Thank you for all of the the love and support. We are already looking forward to next year!”

Something tells me that everyone will rally together to make the upcoming 20th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic that much more record breaking, in honor of Keith and the charitable work he was so passionate about.

Toby Keith had many passions, and it’s evident that he loved having his three passions in country music, charity, and golf come together in one event. And like I mentioned earlier, he wasn’t half bad at golf…

Tributes have been pouring in all day after the world found out that Keith had passed on after a battle with stomach cancer at the age of 62.

Many artists and friends have put together statements to honor their beloved friend, with fellow golfer John Daly sharing his strong feelings against cancer, and saying that he had lost one of his best friends:

The PGA Tour even jumped in on the tributes by posting this highlight reel of Keith in action out on the golf course below.

Toby played in a number of pro-am and celebrity events, and the PGA gathered together some of his best moments and sent out this video.

He was actually about a 12 handicap so… better than average.

He wrote “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” but maybe he “Should’ve Been A Golfer?”

Toby Keith didn’t give himself too much credit out on the golf course. How do I know? Well, he released a song about his golf game… for those that also hit a little white ball around open green spaces, this one might hit a little close to home:


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock