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DENVER -- John Elway will trade in the gridiron for the greens when the 39th U.S. Senior Open comes to Colorado Springs in 2018. The Denver Broncos boss was named honorary chairman of the tournament at the Broadmoor Golf Club on Tuesday.The guys that are playing in this tournament are the guys that I looked up to when I was growing up, Elway said. To be involved, its truly an honor.The ever-competitive Elway also hinted he might try to qualify for the tournament itself.I might give it a shot, said Elway, a 1.9-handicap golfer, well under the requisite 3.4.To make that a reality, hed have to improve his putting.But Im like every other amateur, too, you dont go to the putting green, you go to the driving range, right? Elway said. If I went to the putting green it might help a little bit.Elway, 56, took up golf during the springs of his Hall of Fame playing career and really refined his game after retiring in 1999. But he hasnt had as much time to hit the greens ever since rejoining his beloved Broncos as their chief front office executive in 2010.He doesnt get to play much before the NFL draft in April but sneaks in as many rounds as he can before training camp begins in late July, then hits the greens now and then during September and October.Although he doesnt really have the chance to work on his game anymore, he appreciates the games difficulties.Its a game that you can play forever and I think that its a game that is different every single day. Its a game that you can never, ever get your arms around every time, Elway said. Its a different game day in and day out, so its a tremendous challenge.And I think that most importantly it gives us ex-athletes a chance to really compete.Elway guided the Broncos to all three of their Super Bowl titles, two as their quarterback and last years as their general manager and vice president of football operations.His golf resume includes two Colorado Senior Open appearances and he is past president of Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver.The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Clubs East Course from June 28-July 1.Those are greens that Ive never really seen anywhere else, Elway said. I think the last time I played there, I think I hit 18 greens and shot 85. It has my number. 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And thats what you want.The 49ers locker room leader this week signed a $44 million, four-year extension, including $20 million guaranteed, with three seasons left on his prior deal. Hes signed through 2022, when he will be 34.The four-time All-Pro missed all of 2014 after suffering tears in his left anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in the playoffs following the 2013 season. He returned last season to lead the NFL with 154 tackles and was selected for the Pro Bowl.For me, asking for the deal, they understood why. I knew that it wasnt a popular thing to do with three years left. Its basically about being fair, he said. 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I think NaVorro has kind of taken that next step and hes a `follow me or else guy, which are the kind of leaders you need to have to have a great unit in this league.Bowman said his goal entering the NFL was to last 10 seasons and make it to the Hall of Fame. The length of his extension would run through his 14th year.You never want to leave any money on the table, but you definitely want to leave this game being able to walk, Bowman said. Me for instance, being able to keep up with my kids and things like that. I havent thought that far yet, but just glad to be locked in and finish my career as a 49er.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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