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October 7, 2016 - 1:29pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Alex Ovechkin
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Alex Ovechkin is one of the best hockey players on the planet. Based on a Vine that's making the internet rounds, it's clear that the same assessment does not apply to his golf game.

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is one of the best hockey players on the planet.

Based on a Vine that's making the rounds on the internet the last couple of days, the same cannot be said for the seven-time NHL all star's golf game.

This is what we're talking about:

 

 

Ouch. Not a good look, Ovi.

Also, white socks with black shorts and black shoes?
 

October 7, 2016 - 9:46am
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T.J. Auclair
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Tiger Woods
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After a 13-month+ absence from the PGA Tour following back surgery and rehab, Tiger Woods on Friday committed to next week's Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., the first event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour schedule.

It's official.

For the first time in over 13 months, we will see Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour event.

A few weeks back, Woods said that he hoped to return for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season-opener, the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., but left the door open for possibly not playing if he wasn't feeling right.

On Friday, however, Woods confirmed -- well before the 5 p.m. ET deadline -- that he would in fact be competing in the event, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 13.

In his last start on the PGA Tour, the 14-time major champion and 79-time PGA Tour winner finished T10 at the Wyndham Championship. It was his only top-10 in 11 starts that 2014-15 season. Just after that, he left the PGA Tour for another back surgery and has endured over a year of rehabbing since.

Woods, who once spent a record 281 consecutive weeks as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, will begin the Safeway Open ranked No. 767.

October 5, 2016 - 8:26am
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T.J. Auclair
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Dowd Simpson
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Webb Simpson and wife, Dowd, channeled their inner Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy to re-enact some of the best celebrations from last week's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

Players often say there's nothing like the Ryder Cup. That was quite obvious last week at Hazeltine. You could see it in the reactions that certain shots would illicit from players -- specifically Sunday's match up between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy.

There was screaming. There was bowing. There were fist pumps. There was shushing.

Webb Simpson, a two-time Ryder Cup participant, and his wife, Dowd, enjoyed it all so much that they decided to put together a video re-enacting some of the best Ryder Cup moments.

This is great: