It's no secret that NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry loves golf. He recently sat down with Steve Smith on NBA Inside Stuff to chat about his golf game, his new daughter and the chances of his Golden State Warriors repeating as NBA champs.
Curry even got Smith to take a few swings, and he's not bad. Not as good as Curry, who plays to a single-digit handicap, but still ...
After rounds of 80, 74 and 78 at the CIMB Classic, John Peterson was 77th out of the 77 players who played their final rounds Sunday, so why not do something unique for the fans?
So with that in mind, Peterson stepped up to the first tee -- and after being introduced, did his best Happy Gilmore impersonation:
— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonLSU) November 1, 2015
It must have helped. He shot 66. However, he still finished last in the tournament. But the reaction from his fellow PGA Tour pros was immediate and hilarious.
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) November 1, 2015
Whatever Zach Johnson had to say during his pre-game pep talk before Iowa's game with Maryland on Saturday in Iowa City worked. That, or a chance for the Hawkeyes to touch the Claret Jug that Johnson brought with him to the stadium as honorary captain.
In either case -- or not at all -- Iowa rolled Maryland, 31-15 to improve to 8-0 this season and remain in the thick of the NCAA national championship race.
Iowa assistant coach Chris White posted this to his Twitter page after the game:
— Chris White (@IowaCoachWhite) October 31, 2015
For the record, Johnson is a proud Drake University alum, but remains an Iowa football fan at heart.
Scott Piercy was already having a pretty good week in Malaysia at the CIMB Classic.
Rounds of 62, 69 and 69 have him at 16-under and four shots off the lead.
Helping him to that 69 Saturday was this gem of shot on the 358-yard par-4 14th.
Justin Thomas and Brendan Steele share the lead going into Sunday's final round at 20-under.
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Zach Johnson knows all about pressure situations.
He won the 2015 Open Championship in grand style. A playoff.
He has a green jacket.
He's ranked No. 10 in the world.
On Saturday afternoon, he'll find out about football pressure when he takes the field as an honorary captain for the University of Iowa in their game with Maryland. The Hawkeyes shared the news via their Twitter account earlier in the week.
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) October 29, 2015
As for Johnson, a Cedar Rapids native and avid Hawkeye fan, giddy might be the best way to describe his response.
Excited & humbled to be the Honorary Captain Sat 4 @HawkeyeFootball! Dream come true 4 any Iowa kid. Thx to UofI & all Iowans 4 the support!
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) October 29, 2015
As part of his duties, Johnson will be on hand for pre-game coin toss and he'll hang out in the locker room before and after the game.
Ahead of his captaincy, the 12-time PGA Tour winner stopped by his alma mater, Drake University in Des Moines, Claret Jug in hand.
— Sandy Hatfield Clubb (@DrakeAD_Sandy) October 30, 2015