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Lightning strike leaves mark on Iowa practice green

lightning
Rick Tegtmeier
A golf course is no place to be during a thunderstorm. Check out the mark a bolt of lightning left on a practice green in Iowa last week.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Published: Monday, July 18, 2016 | 9:15 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Henrik Stenson walks in 51-foot birdie putt

@TheOpen
In a final round loaded with great moments, Henrik Stenson added another on the 15th hole when he nailed this 51-footer for birdie to take a two-shot lead over Phil Mickelson with three holes to play.
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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 1:00 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Thomas Pieters angrily snaps, tosses golf club

Thomas Pieters
Thomas Pieters, disgusted with his play on the 11th hole at Royal Troon on Sunday, took a page out of Bo Jackson's playbook when he snapped his golf club over his knee and then tossed it.
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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 10:10 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Phil Mickelson gives kiss to Claret Jug before first tee shot

Phil Mickelson
Before teeing off in the final round of the Open Championship as he plays for his sixth major championship victory, Phil Mickelson made it a point to go over and sneak in a kiss with the Claret Jug for some good luck.
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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 9:50 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Jamie Donaldson 'goes swimming' in gorse bush

Jamie Donaldson
Twitter
Playing-wise, Jamie Donaldson wasn't exactly having a career day at Royal Troon on Sunday. Rather than get mad, he got silly.
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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 7:51 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Golf's new cult hero: Andrew 'Beef' Johnston

Andrew Johnston
USA Today Sports Images
Believe it or not, there was a time not long ago when Andrew "Beef" Johnston didn't have that distinctive beard.
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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 6:28 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Protracer of wayward Rory McIlroy shot, ensuing club toss

Rory McIlroy
@NBCSN
Rory McIlroy wasn't pleased with his second shot at the par-5 16th hole in the third round of the 145th Open Championship and proceeded to toss his club in frustration.
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Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 12:15 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Tony Finau's near-ace at Postage Stamp turns ugly

Tony Finau
@TheOpen
The Postage Stamp -- playing just 100 yards on Saturday -- was not kind to Tony Finau. After what looked like a brilliant tee shot turned ugly in a matter of seconds.
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Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 11:58 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: World No. 1 Jason Day shanks shot at Royal Troon

Jason Day
@GolfChannel
It happens to all of us... even the No. 1 player in the world. Check out this shank that Jason Day hit in the third round of the Open Championship.
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Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 9:02 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


British Open: Brandt Snedeker chip goes sideways into TV tower

Brandt Snedeker
@GolfChannel
Attempting to pitch out back into the fairway, Brandt Snedeker's plan at the par-4 ninth on Saturday was derailed when the rough snagged his club and sent the ball directly into a TV tower.
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Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 5:58 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


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