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A non-traditional path to Medinah

Mike Scully spent more time on the gridiron than the golf course growing up

Updated: September 12, 2012, 6:05 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Mike Scully always loved golf. It's just that some indisputable truths were always going to prevail.

"Being a 6-5 kid, over 200 pounds and golf the same time of year as football, the football coach is going to win out over the golf coach," recalled Scully, 46, now the director of golf operations at Medinah Country Club, host to the 39th Ryder Cup, Sept. 28-30.

The Prospect High star ran into some similar conflicts at the University of Illinois, where he captained the 1987 Illini ...

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