The infamous "We talkin' 'bout practice" quote from basketball player Allen Iverson has developed a life of its own, 10 years after Iverson scoffed at taking practice seriously.
"Practice!" In 2002, the despicable word rolled off Iverson's tongue as if it contained poison. It sounded as if it might be synonymous with the plague.
At the time, Iverson was a pro and played for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Here at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, known far and wide as Q-School, many veteran golf pros are candidates for uttering a golf version of Iverson's quote.
"Q-School!" they might say with equal doses of hate and disdain.
Heath Slocum, 38, has won four PGA Tour titles and more than $15 million in his 16-year professional career. Regardless, he is back at Q-School because he ran out of options. In 29 Tour events in 2012, he won $518,198 to rank 142nd on the official money list.
So he has to face the six-round, 108-hole gauntlet known as Q-School. As Allen Iverson might say, "We t...