Mardy Fish, who has not played a tennis tournament since the summer, has been trying his hand at pro golf, recently playing two events on the All-American Gateway Tour, a circuit for pros who are trying to get their PGA Tour card.
The former Top 10 player began experiencing heart problems in 2012 and developed subsequent anxiety issues that have prevented him from resuming a full-time tennis career. Fish only played five ATP events in 2013 and is currently ranked No. 369.
The 31-year-old failed to make the cut at golf tournaments in Arizona. Fish is a scratch golfer and shot a 78 and 75 in both events.
USA Today reached Fish by email, and the American did not deny he was trying to make a go of it in pro golf, even training with a PGA pro for three weeks in Florida this fall. But he told the newspaper he did not want to discuss it until he had “a few days to think about things.”