Table tennis phenom takes on TOUR pros

September 15, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

LEMONT, Ill. -- Grant Li, a 16-year-old table tennis phenom on the USA Table Tennis National Team, challenged a group of PGA TOUR professionals at the 2011 BMW Championship on Wednesday.

Li took on all comers and demonstrated his skills versus challengers including Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Frederick Jacobson. Jacobson, who was a nationally-ranked table tennis player 20 years ago in Sweden, provided the best competition and was dubbed the best "golfer/ping-pong player in the world" by Li.

"I had heard about Freddy, and what people don't realize is that he can really play," said Li.

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