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July 27, 2015 - 10:59am
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T.J. Auclair
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Who doesn't love a good golf gag? This one would frighten most, but luckily it was just for a prank show -- a skeet-shooter visits unsuspecting golfers at a driving range.

Golf is a game that lends itself to some great gags. Whether it's tossing your friend a new golf ball that explodes on impact, sounding off an air-horn in a friend's backswing, or taking the reinforcement strap off the clubs before the motorized cart takes off, there's always room for a good laugh.

For the record, I don't condone any of those things... just pointing out some of the funnier stuff I've seen.

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Well, this morning, I came across a great one -- definitely don't try this at home.

The video, by "Just for Laughs Gags," is a few years old and is tagged as, "Golf Shooting Range Pranks."

Here's the premise: Unsuspecting folks are enjoying a bucket of balls at the driving range. The pranker, meanwhile, is nearby with a shotgun pretending he's skeet-shooting. Instead of skeets, however, he's taking aim at the golf balls.

The expressions on the golfers' faces are priceless -- everything from frightened to can't stop laughing.

Check it out:


In fairness to skeet shooters, there was that one time when Brandt Snedeker took to the skeet-shooting range with his golf club. And this happened:


July 27, 2015 - 9:35am
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When a player wins on the PGA Tour, he sometimes receives more than just a beautiful trophy. In the case of Jason Day at the RBC Canadian Open, his prizes included, "Justin Beaver."

Six days removed from major heartbreak in the Open Championship at St. Andrews, Jason Day bounced back impressively with a victory in the RBC Canadian Open -- the fourth win of his PGA Tour career.

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Along with a beautiful trophy, Day was also the recipient of this strange souvenir -- Justin Beaver (obviously a play on the name of Canadian pop-star, Justin Bieber):


That should make for an interesting "conversation piece" in the Day household, don't you think?

July 27, 2015 - 8:33am
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Jordan Spieth
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No matter how old, or how successful you are, your good friends are always there to bust your chops and take you down a notch. Jordan Spieth is learning that on his 22nd birthday.

Friends are the best. No matter how old, or how successful you are or become, they're always there to bust your chops.

Today, Jordan Spieth -- winner of two of the last three majors -- celebrates his 22nd birthday.

While there were plenty of well wishes sent his way via Twitter by many in the world of golf, here are the three that truly stood out among the rest.

First, from good buddy Justin Thomas:


If Spieth starts to "actually play some good golf," Thomas and his peers are in deel trouble.

Then there was this from Colt Knost:


Funny stuff. But, making it even funnier was the sub-tweet by Graham DeLaet:


It's funny because it's probably true.

July 26, 2015 - 5:03pm
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Jason Day
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Jason Day raises his putter in triumph after burying a birdie putt on the final hole Sunday.

One knock on Jason Day has been his supposed inability to make putts in the clutch.

Well, consider what Day did Sunday in the final three holes to win the RBC Canadian Open. Birdie. Birdie. Birdie. 

If this putt on the final hole isn't clutch, then I don't know what is:



That gave Day a two-shot cushion -- forcing Bubba Watson and David Hearn, in the fairway and watching the entire chain of events, to have to make eagles to force a playoff. 

When they didn't, Day walked off with the victory. And showed his critics something as well.

July 25, 2015 - 9:49am
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Former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio played golf on Saturday.

It's a busy weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., with the Class of 2015 being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Yet that didn't get in the way of two of the inductees getting in a round of golf.

On Saturday morning, former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio and pitcher Randy Johnson, who pitched for six teams but most prominently the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, played golf roughly 24 hours before they see their plaques get put in the Hall of Fame. 



Craig Biggio and @rj51photos hit the links on this beautiful Saturday morning. #HOFWKND

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Maybe most surprisingly, we haven't seen any evidence of John Smoltz joining his class members on the course. Smoltz, a scratch golfer who has competed professionally, was a member of the Atlanta Braves teams in the 1990s that featured fellow Hall of Famers and golf enthusiasts Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. 

That's not to say that Smoltz didn't have golf on his mind this weekend. On Friday, the Baseball Hall of Fame had a Twitter question-and-answer session with some of the inductees and naturally, the conversation with Smoltz turned to golf. 




July 24, 2015 - 4:10pm
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