WWE's The Miz dishes on NFL and golf at tourney

Sat, Mar 31
Miz and Mike TysonWWE Inc.Mike Tyson dropped by Doral briefly on Friday, hanging out with WWE stars like The Miz.

DORAL, Fla. -- Don't tell The Miz to keep quiet on the golf course.

Heck, the WWE champion will even talk in his own backswing.

That was on full display Friday, when Miz and more than a dozen other wrestlers took to the Blue Monster Course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa -- yes, the same one Tiger Woods walked off weeks ago with an injury -- for a closed-to-the-public pro-am tournament as part of this year's WrestleMania festivities in South Florida.

The group headlined by Rey Mysterio -- who played without his signature mask, at least when cameras weren't pointed his direction -- won the scramble-format competition at 17-under. Miz's fivesome, meanwhile, came in fourth at -13; Sgt. Slaughter's and Zack Ryder's bunches finished at -14.

But score wasn't so much the point for The Miz; it was a best-ball tournament, anyway, so there was room for a few shanks. Instead, the Cleveland native was more interested in bonding with his group (club pro Courtney Burdick, plus Hilda Sultan and her teenage daughters Alexis and Kristi), playing up to whatever cameras zoomed by, saying hi to Mike Tyson (in town for his Saturday WWE Hall of Fame induction and briefly on the golf course Friday), and even spending a couple of holes with a certain ESPN.com reporter.

Oh, and the super-personable Miz had a lot to say. Very little of it about wrestling. Very little of it prompted by said reporter. Some of it while swinging one of his left-handed clubs. Here's a look:

On the NFL: "The Browns have the fourth pick in the draft. Here's what they should do: They either need to get [Alabama running back Trent] Richardson or [Oklahoma State receiver Justin] Blackmon. The problem is people are talking about [Texas A&M quarterback Ryan] Tannehill -- no. He's the same thing as Colt McCoy. He just has a tiny bit better arm."

On other quarterbacks: "The Seahawks stole Matt Flynn from everybody, Dolphins aren't doing anything because they're just losing all the sweepstakes."

On Peyton Manning: "The Broncos are going to the Super Bowl, in my opinion. … I don't know if Willis McGahee is the running [back] that they really are looking for, but Peyton Manning is the man."

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