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Harold Varner does Cam Newton "dab" after making long birdie putt at Phoenix Open

Harold Varner III
PGA Tour via YouTube
The raucous gallery at No. 16 appreciated Harold Varner's long birdie putt, but they really loved his celebratory "dab" after it fell.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 04, 2016 | 4:26 p.m.

Star tight end Matt Heuerman passes on football scholarship to pursue golf

Matt Heuerman
Matt Heuerman via Twitter
At 6-foot-6, Matt Heuerman towers over some of his teammates in Barton Collier High School in Naples, Florida.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota Wild players take selfie with alligator during golf game at Cancun

Hockey players with gator
Nino Niederreiter via Twitter
An alligator on a Cancun golf course was left open-mouthed by its encounter with Minnesota Wild player Nino Niederreiter and three of his teammates.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | 3:33 p.m.

Stewart Cink sinks a full-court putt at halftime of Georgia Tech basketball game

Stewart Cink celebrates
Georgia Tech Athletics via Twitter
Stewart Cink whooped it up with the crowd after making a 94-foot putt during the Georgia Tech basketball game Tuesday night.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 11:23 p.m.

Snow covers Ryder Cup venue Hazeltine National Golf Club again

Hazeltine National
The PGA of America
The Ryder Cup banner is proudly on display in the window in the left-hand photo, while the "Walking Man" statue is trekking through the snow on the right.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 6:22 p.m.

Most prominent new equipment releases from golf's biggest companies at the PGA Show

New golf equipment
Courtesy of Nike Golf, Ping Golf, Cleveland Golf and Mizuno Golf
Among the most intriguing new gear at the PGA Show this week is the (clockwise from upper left) Nike Vapor Flex driver, Ping G Crossover irons, Mizuno S5 wedges and Cleveland TFI 2135 putters.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 10:37 p.m.

New crop of golf balls blossoms in year without ProV1 launch

Callaway golf balls
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The new Callaway Chrome Soft ball (l) features a proprietary Dual SoftFast Core, while the color pattern on the TruVis version provides unprecedented visual feedback.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 9:21 p.m.

Golf, and the PGA, link three generations of Justin Thomas' family

Justin Thomas
USA Today Sports Images
PGA Tour player Justin Thomas, whose father and grandfather are both longtime PGA Professionals, has also grown up in the game.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 10:50 a.m.

Jason Dufner's "Escape from Alcatraz" paves way for sudden-death victory at CareerBuilder Challenge

Jason Dufner
PGA Tour via YouTube
Jason Dufner's tee shot on the par-3 17th was a little rocky, but his recovery shot was a thing of beauty.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 8:38 p.m.

Bill Haas starts parade of long-distance eagles at CareerBuilder Challenge

Bill Haas
PGA Tour via YouTube
Bill Haas knocked in his approach shot for an eagle on his very first hole of his title defense on Thursday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 6:37 p.m.

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