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.
Fresh Prince of Golf
If you haven't been introduced to Jason and Amanda Dufner's dog, consider this a treat... don't worry, I won't make you sit for it. After winning the 2013 PGA Championship, the Dufners added a couple things to the household. One obviously being the Wanamaker trophy, but something else was also put on display: Prince Louie Dufner. The couple has been posting pictures of Louie from the day they picked up the little guy and this past weekend's photo proves that dogs indeed are "man's best friend."
"@aduf99: Louie consoling his dad after a rough day on the course. #teamdufner #dufner #puppylove"
Now how can I stop at just one picture? Here are a few more of Prince Louie, from posing in the private jet to daily adventures with Amanda:
Drop The Mic
Just a day after his third win in eight months on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed joined Harry Arnett and the Callaway team for a special edition of "Callaway Talks." Here's what Reed had to say following his highly criticized comments from his post-round interview:
Going Once, Going Twice!
A little more than a year ago, Rory McIlroy became a Global Ambassador for the Bose Corporation. This year, they've teamed up to highlight McIlroy's charity, the Rory Foundation. Beginning with last month's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, McIlroy is carrying one of two bags, which display the Bose logo, during eight of his tournaments. Over the course of select fundraising events, the bags will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to benefit the children’s charities supported by the Rory Foundation.
To learn more about the Rory Foundation, click here.
Who wore it best? That's answer I'm looking for after Ian Poulter tweeted this picture following the Ian Poulter Charity Classic today:
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) March 10, 2014
Shout out to Luke Donald for really teeing that one up. Hey, while we're at it though, can someone get Poults to break it down like Czervik so we can have a dance-off contest?
But really though, let's dance!
In Case You Missed It
We've all encountered different types of wildlife on the golf course and this past weekend Andrew Loupe had a run-in at the Puerto Rico Open. On the 16th hole during his final round, an iguana literally tried to EAT his golf ball. You just can't make this type of stuff up. Here's a look at the legendary iguana and other animal encounters through the years.
Next time you go through a sleeve of golf balls and you're feeling a little down about it, just remember someone's always got it worse. The guy in front of you may have carded a "snowman" on the par-3 fifth hole because it took him five shots to get out of the bunker. You may also find that guy taking five "shots" at the 19th hole prior to his round, but the point here is that even the course gets the best of the pros sometimes. Here's a breakdown of the ridiculous number of golf balls that found the water this past weekend at Trump National Doral.
Out of Bounds
Zach Galifianakis is back with another edition of "Between Two Ferns" and this time he's got a special guest: Barack Obama. Enjoy!
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