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At 52, energetic Funk out to prove he can still play with the younger crowd

Originally Published: November 14, 2008
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Fred Funk has treated his profession like the French approach dinner.

What's the hurry?

He didn't make the PGA Tour until he was 31, a decade later than most of his tour pals.

He played some of his best golf after he turned 45, when he also was discovered by golf fans, who enjoyed his exuberant, on-course personality.

He won the Players Championship against the toughest field in golf at 48, seven years later than the previous oldest winner.

And now, at age ...

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