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St. Andrews

It doesn't always snow in St. Andrews in winter.

But when it does, we get some breathtaking views of the Old Course.







You can also follow the course conditions in real-time, via the town of St. Andrews' webcam, located here.

RELATED: A guide to golf course web cams around the world

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler hangs out in the GameDay bus prior to his appearance on ESPN.

Rickie likes orange. He loves his OSU Cowboys.

He got to represent both as this weekend's celebrity guest picker on ESPN's College GameDay.


Kirk Herbstreit and company were in Stillwater, Okla. for their weekly college football preview show.

First Fowler arrived via private jet. 


And he wasn't the only one really excited about the appearance. His fellow Cowboys fans brought their sign game - and it was strong.





Fowler's pick for the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State game was not a shocker. Or a Sooner.

"I'm absolutely here to see my boys win," said Fowler.

The shocking part may have been the fact Lee Corso agreed with Fowler.

In true Corso style of course.



Game time is 8 p.m. ET. 


Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth gave caddie Michael Greller a playful punch after his long-distance eagle at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Jordan Spieth posted the best score of the day on Saturday at the Australian Open, a 5-under 67 that left him in solo second place, three shots behind the leader – his good buddy and frequent practice partner Matt Jones.
Spieth ended his round eagle-birdie, and that eagle was spectacular – he holed an 8-iron shot from 181 yards out on the par-4 17th hole. As the TV announcers noted, his shot was on the flag the entire way, and you could tell from Spieth's body language while the ball was in the air that he really liked it.
The ball flew all the way to the green, landed on the front of the putting surface, bounced a few times and motored into the right side of the cup. When it disappeared, Spieth threw his hands into the air, then gave caddie Michael Greller a playful punch in the chest.
Greller, Spieth explained afterward, had helpd him get over a poor start to his round – three bogeys in his first four holes – by having him essentially start over, forget those holes and set a new goal of getting back to even par on the day by the 17th hole. 
As is almost always the case with Spieth, he exceeded that goal. And now he's got a good chance to win the Australian Open for the second straight year. Here's his eagle:
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Zach Johnson and his caddie Damon Green with the Claret Jug at St. Andrews.

Zach Johnson's caddie Damon Green brought a special guest to his family Thanksgiving dinner this year - the Claret Jug.

The beloved trophy was front and center - at the head of the table of course.



After Johnson won the 2015 Open Championship, the Claret Jug has been the subject of some of our favorite social media posts of the year.

Like the time he let pal Jordan Spieth take a drink from it.




And who can forget the Claret-Jug-as-corn-cob-holder incident.



Johnson has not been stingy with sharing the trophy's limelight.



He's taken Claret Jug to places it's never been.



For all of this, we are truly thankful. Stay generous Zach Johnson.

November 27, 2015 - 12:47pm
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Jimmy Walker
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Jimmy Walker's wife Erin captured a Thanksgiving video of Walker showing his lightsaber skills.

So, we already know Jimmy Walker is everyone's favorite astronomy guru on Tour.

He keeps us all updated on his other-worldly hobby with Twitter posts like these.







This week we learned his fascination with outer space reaches the Star Wars Galaxy.

And we have his wife, Erin, to thank for this news.

Watch. Enjoy.



Walker's interest in astrophotography has earned him attention from NASA, too.

More on that here.

You can find more of Walker's stunning photos on his website,

November 24, 2015 - 1:08pm
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mini golf
Sometimes you run into people on a mini-golf course who don't have the brightest ideas when it comes to playing their shots. Like this guy.

Sometimes it takes pain to learn valuable lessons.

Like this one: Bad things can happen when you decide to use your putter and take a "punch, 8-iron" swing at the mini-golf course: