Terry McLaurin's take on golf is one most golfers can relate to

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Terry McLaurin's take on golf is one most golfers can relate to originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

It's not easy to relate to Terry McLaurin — the man can finish a 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds and he's become one of the top wideouts in the NFL despite playing with approximately 19 different quarterbacks in his career already — but on Thursday, he did discuss something that many regular folks can connect with.

While doing a press conference with the media following Washington's most recent OTAs session, McLaurin faced questions about his chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick and how he plans to continue in a leadership role in 2021.

In between those inquiries, though, he was also asked to provide an update on how his golf game is coming along, as it's a new hobby that he just picked up.

And that's when the phenomenal athlete revealed he's not as much of a standout on the course as he is on the gridiron.

"Golf is fun, but it's hard as hell," McLaurin said. "It's like, you can hit one right down the fairway and then the next one's in the woods."

Everyone who's reading this and who's ever played a round in their life is about to get a sore neck from nodding in agreement with every single word in that quote.

Luckily for McLaurin, it sounds like he's got the correct foundation in place as he works to progress from the beginner phase of the sport to the Hey, I actually kinda enjoy this portion of it.

"I officially learned two months ago," he said. "I got fortunate to do a partnership with [equipment and apparel company] PXG, so I went out there in Arizona. They fitted me for clubs and I got a few lessons. That was really cool just to be able to try something different, challenge myself in a new way."

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McLaurin went on to explain that he recently set out to play with teammates Jonathan Allen, Cole Holcomb and Kendall Fuller. That day was the first time he kept a true score, and while he declined to reveal what he shot on the back nine (there's another round of nods from the golfing community, as that's a common practice for any standard player), he was rightfully proud of his 49 on the front.

"I just like challenges," McLaurin said. "I like the game from a mental standpoint and a physical standpoint."

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He still needs to build up a little conditioning, however, because right now, No. 17 is struggling to get through a full outing of 18 holes.

"I tell you one thing, after eight or nine holes, I'm ready to pack it up," McLaurin admitted. "I'm ready to go home."