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April 21, 2015 - 9:39am
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Mathias Schjoelberg, a golfer at Arizona State University, pulled off an incredible backward shot.

Golf trick shots sure are fun to watch, but because of the incredible Bryan Brothers, it's rare now to stumble across something that blows my mind that I haven't seen before.

However, this is one of those times.

Ryan Ballengee of Golf News Net spotted these Instagram videos of Arizona State golfer Mathias Schjoelberg performing a couple of shots sure to make you say, "Wow!" at your desk.

This one was my favorite:

 

Getting good at the shots I'll never need. #golf #golfer #asu #asugolf #sundevils

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There was also this one, from a bunker. The shot itself is fantastic, but difficult to appreciate because of the camera angle.

 

Sunday funday! #golf #golfer #golfgods #golfgrinders

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What is it with Arizona State golfers and their proficiency in backwards shots?

Here's a former Arizona State golfer you may have heard of -- Phil Mickelson -- and one of his backwards gems.

Even better than the shot? Mickelson's inflection when he said, "This shot is fun!"

Here's one more:

April 20, 2015 - 8:33am
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April 20, 2015 - 7:25am
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Sei Young Kim chipped in on the final hole of regulation to force a playoff in the Lotte Championship, then sank a long-iron shot from more than 150 yards out for the victory.

As far as last-minute dramatics are concerned, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything in golf more special than what S.Y. Kim did Sunday on the LPGA in the Lotte Championship in Oahu on Saturday.

Playing the 18th hole in regulation, Kim needed a par to force a playoff with Inbee Park.

RELATED: Sei Young Kim wins Lotte Championship with hole-out eagle

After hitting her tee shot in the water, it wasn't looking good for Kim... and that's when the fireworks started.

From just off the green, Kim managed to chip in for an incredible par to earn her spot in the playoff. That was sensational, but the grand finale was still to come.

On the first hole of the playoff with Park -- playing the same hole -- Kim found the fairway with her tee shot, barely clearing the water.

Then, from 154 yards out with an 8-iron in her hands, Kim couldn't have dreamed up a a better ending -- she holed the shot for eagle and a walk-off win.

Here's video of the chip-in, followed by the tournament-ending eagle:

 

April 19, 2015 - 10:18am
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Brendon Todd almost can't believe his final chip of the day found the bottom of the cup.

Talk about finishing a great round in style.

Brendon Todd was already well on his way to shooting the best round of the day Saturday in the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town when his ball landed just shy of the green at No. 18. Nearly everyone in the crowd -- and television commentators alike -- thought just getting the ball close to the hole for a nice up-and-down would suffice.

Q&A: Brendon Todd

But Todd obviously had other ideas. Watch:

 

 

There's something magical about the 18th at Harbour Town. It's the same hole where Matt Kuchar holed out from the bunker on the final hole to win the tournament last year.

April 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
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Stephen Curry chats about his dream golf foursome with NBA TV's Ahmad Rashad.

NBA MVP candidate Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors sat down recently with NBA TV's Ahmad Rashad to discuss, among other things, his golf game.

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During a segment on NBA TV's One-On-One with MVP candidates, Curry -- who doesn't get to play much during the basketball season -- admitted he's a scratch golfer when he plays frequently. And when asked to choose his "dream foursome," here were Curry's three picks:

  • Tiger Woods
  • President Barack Obama
  • Michael Jordan

"I've been on the same course with MJ," Curry said during the interview. "But never actually played with him. Those other two guys, they obviously could probably tell some great stories about their journeys.

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"I probably wouldn't be able to focus on my game with all the storytelling going on in that group."

Rashad -- who worked at the Golf Channel and Back 9 Network -- was suitably impressed with Curry's choices.

"That may be the best group I've ever heard," Rashad said.

Watch the entire interview here, beginning at the 27-second mark.