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Ted Scott Gets Two Incredible Gifts From his Boss
Being on the bag for a two-time Masters champion certainly has its perks. Be on the bag for a two-time Masters champ who is as generous as anyone on tour and it has some really cool, four-wheeled perks.
It’s no secret that Bubba Watson likes to give back. This week, he was giving back to Ted Scott, the guy who’s been on the bag for Watson for both of his green jackets, and Scott’s wife by upgrading their vehicles:
— ted scott (@jtedscott) August 17, 2014
Watson and Scott have a solid relationship despite a couple of hiccups. Watson can be nearly as volatile as he is generous, but that hasn’t kept the two from success. On his bag for most of Watson’s professional career, Scott is not often surprised by Bubba anymore — except, of course, upgrade the Scotts’ personal fleet.
Photo Of The Week
Rory McIlroy spent the last week celebrating with the Wanamaker Trophy, starting in New York on Monday. He’s scheduled to be in the Big Apple again this week when he and Tiger Woods visits Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” before The Barclays. This past Saturday, the 2014 Open Champion was showing off the other trophy he won this summer — the claret jug — at a Manchester United game.
A die-hard Manchester United fan, McIlroy caused a stir when he mentioned the team in his victory speech at Royal Liverpool in July — in the middle of Liverpool FC country. Safe to say McIlroy was in a little friendlier territory on Saturday.
Tweet Of The Week
Last week, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” took on the PGA Tour when it ran a hysterical superlatives skit, poking fun at some of the tour’s biggest stars. The tour took a shot back at Fallon — all in good fun, of course — that was really funny.
On Fallon’s show, Chesson Hadley was named “most likely to see one of those giant wind sock guys and say … ‘dad?”‘ Hadley’s response won Twitter for the week — and the superlative battle:
— Chesson Hadley (@chadleyprogolf) August 14, 2014
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Iconic Golf Shots in ‘Tin Cup’ Not So Easy to Recreate
On August 16, 1996, the classic golf film “Tin Cup” was released. As with any movie, there are plenty of stories from those who helped create it — from Kevin Costner’s one-putt to the famous “Pelican” shot from the bar, there’s a story to go with the scene.
More specifically, it’s a good time to remember the final golf scene of the movie where Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy and David Sims (played by Don Johnson) are coming down the stretch with only the treacherous 18th hole standing between them and glory. Read More
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If you thought long-drive competitions were crazy, your mind is going to be blown when you find out what Red Bull Hornussen is.
Out Of Bounds
Well, world-renowned sports brand Nike has done it again. The innovators specializing in the freakin’ awesome have built the world’s first reactionary LED basketball court as part of their “Rise” campaign. As you might imagine, it’s ridiculously cool. Even Kobe Bryant is impressed. Take a look for yourself:
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