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Nice putt, Alice

January 20, 2009 |  9:01 pm

Alice Cooper

School was out for Alice Cooper on Tuesday at the interview room for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Cooper, the former rock star turned five-handicap golf addict, brought his A game.

On tournament host Arnold Palmer: "He's everybody's uncle.  He's that uncle that would hand you five dollars and say don't tell your mom.” 

On athletes and musicians: “I've never met a baseball player that didn't want to be in a band.  And I never met a guy in a band that didn't want to either play center or be an outfielder.  I think I could actually play for the Lions this year if I really wanted to.  I'm from Detroit, I'm allowed to say that. “

On growing up in Detroit: “When I was a kid we really only had three sports in Detroit, we had baseball, football, and grand theft auto.  So the guys who played golf, we go, golf?  Is that a game? “

His dream foursome: “It would be Hope and Crosby, Martin and Lewis.  I would caddie for those four…. I would carry all four bags just to walk 18 with those guys."

--Steve Horn

Photo: Alice Cooper fields questions at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Photo credit: Chris Carlson / AP.