Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network's newest daily feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.
In case you had forgotten, professional golfers aren’t machines; they’re actually people like you and me. Justin Rose reminded us that even a U.S. Open champ and the rest of the best in the world aren’t immune to hitting awful shots from time to time. Rose was in contention at the Valspar Championship but fell back, due in part to shots like this. OK, they weren’t all this bad, but it’s hard to imagine someone hitting a shot like this, then holding the trophy at the end of the week, regardless of who they are.
Afterwards, Rose was in good spirits, happy that everyone enjoyed his moment of folly on the course.
Glad you all enjoyed the chunk in 9! Haha. #BigBallSmallBallAndAllThat
— Justin Rose (@JustinRose99) March 16, 2014
Tweet of the Week
With the help of his wife, Amanda, and their dog, Prince Louie, Jason Dufner dropped a selfie bomb for the ages on Twitter. Dufner finished T-14 in the Valspar Championship and was on his way out of town when he snapped one of the best selfies in recent memory.
Lemme take a selfie!! pic.twitter.com/GNuEgya5Ee
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) March 16, 2014
Dufner is no stranger to the selfie game but has been away for a while. The last selfie he posted to Twitter was way back in April of 2013. The big question left now in the wake of Dufner’s selfie is, of course, will Keegan Bradley have anything to say about it?
For more great tweets, be sure to check out the full edition of "Tweek in Review".
Poor Kevin Na Can't Catch a Break
Kevin Na just missed getting into a playoff at the Valspar Championship after playing well all week and to top things off he got called out by Robert Garrigus' caddie for playing so slowly that it may have cost Garrigus the championship. Garrigus downplayed the comments of his caddie, Brent Henley, saying in an article on Yahoo.com that Na, a notoriously slow player, has improved his pace of play in recent years.
In an interview with Golfweek's Jeff Rude after Saturday's round, Henley said, "It ain’t fair playing with Kevin Na," and that playing with him got Garrigus out his rhythm to the point that it "felt like we were running.” Whether or not Na's slow play was the culprit, Garrigus, who was again paired with Na on Sunday, did shoot a 4-over-par 75 in the final round to drop out of the 54-hole lead and finish T-4.
What's your take pace of play keeping another player out of the winner's circle, Back9Nation? Tweet us your thoughts.
In Case You Missed It
Cheyenne Woods Remixes Uncle Tiger's Classic Nike Ad...Again
She's got the name. She's got the skills. She's got her first major pro tour win. But it looks like Cheyenne Woods wants Tiger Woods' swagger as well.
In her second such video post to Instagram, Back9 Ambassador Cheyenne Woods recreated one of Tiger's most famous Nike ads again... but this time, from a unique perspective.
In Honor of March Madness: Golf's Greatest Cinderella Stories
Ladies and gentleman, the second-best early spring tradition (the best being the Masters, of course) is upon us! The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament – more simply known as March Madness due to the frantic finishes, upsets and "Cinderella stories" that come out of it – is here. No one will ever forget N.C. State taking down Houston in 1983, or Villanova beating Georgetown in 1985, and everyone remembers the consecutive runs to the championship game made by Butler in 2010 and '11. Everyone loves a Cinderella.
In golf, there have been plenty more than just Carl Spackler in "Caddyshack." Here's a look at the most memorable golf Cinderella stories, as well as a couple guys who will be remembered for falling just short.
Read More: Golf's Cinderella stories
Out of Bounds
It may not be the freshest content but it's still one of the most shared videos currently making the rounds on the internet. Most people remember the first Pepsi/Jeff Gordon" prank and how viral that went, right? Believe it or not, some people thought that whole thing was cooked up, fake, scripted. One of those "non-believers" got the ride of his life to prove to him otherwise.
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