Buck used to have the putting yips, figuring fans eyed him and thought, "OK, Mr. World Series."
"Then I realized people worry about their own game, not yours," he said.
George Halas' Bears in 1930 and '31, and Buck loves talking to Brian Urlacher to prepare for games.
He also said this: "If the Cubs win the World Series, I would be the happiest guy. I want to be sitting there when it happens. It would be the most intense experience of my career. If you don't like the Cubs, you're not American."
His worst golf experience came in a BMW Championship pro-am at Cog Hill, after which Ian Poulter sniffed: "I've never played with a group that did less for the team than you people."
His best round was ultra-satisfying — shooting 1 under at El Dorado in Los Cabos, Mexico, to take $70 off Hank Haney, Tiger Woods' former coach. "He was challenging my idea of a one-plane swing," Buck said.
On this day, Buck had a solid round, carding no worse than a bogey. He raved about Edgewood Valley ("As good a golf course as I have played, literally, anywhere") but ripped himself liberally.
After three-putting the 16th green, Buck called out the title of the Cee Lo Green song "Forget You." The R-rated version, naturally.
18 holes with … Joe Buck
Five-second bio: Fox's lead play-by-play announcer on NFL and MLB telecasts will call his 14th consecutive All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Where: Edgewood Valley, La Grange (tournament tees: 6,685 yards).
Buck's handicap: 5.
What he shot: 79.
Buck on his golf game: "My inconsistency drives me nuts."