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October 26, 2015 - 2:35pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick apparently needed a little rush of adrenaline on the golf course recently, so he tried to wrestle an alligator.

Hockey players are a little different than the rest of us.

Jeremy Roenick -- who enjoyed an 18-year NHL career and is one of just three U.S.-born players with at least 500 goals -- did something not so smart on the golf course recently.

First, he taunted an alligator.

Then, he demanded his friend -- with camera phone in hand -- come closer as Roenick... dove at an alligator in an attempt to wrestle it!

Are you serious?

Check it out (h/t For the Win):


Do not try that the next time you're on a course with alligators. 

October 26, 2015 - 11:37am
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Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good -- or just to be creative... like this man who pulled off an unbelievable shot.

Pro, amateur, or hacker, this is likely to be one of the best golf shots you've ever seen.

Check out this video posted to Facebook from the "16th at Leven Links" near Dalmarnock, United Kingdom, on Sunday (nice spot by @BunkeredOnline):


How about this for a shot today on 16th at Leven Links

Posted by Andrew Little on Sunday, October 25, 2015


That was spectacular.

It reminded me of one of my favorite shots of all-time -- this doozy by Miguel Angel Jimenez from the Road Hole at St. Andrews in the 2010 Open Championship:


October 25, 2015 - 5:17pm
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Justin Rose
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Justin Rose poses with a "Quiet Please" sign, a cup of tea and his clubs in this quick recap of his Hong Kong Open victory.

Obviously, Justin Rose wasn't done celebrating his Hong Kong Open victory Sunday.

HONG KONG OPEN: Justin Rose emerges as winner

So in his hotel room, he took to social media to show off his skills as a golf analyst. It's a pretty funny little video he posted to his Instagram account:



Reflecting on a great week! #PSI #MVP @taylormadegolf #UBSHongKongOpen

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Tees. Teas. Quiet please. And the sticks that won the big check. That's a wrap.

TENSION-FREE SWING: Take a tip from Justin Rose and relax

October 25, 2015 - 2:18pm
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Jacques Kruyswijk
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Jacques Kruyswijk prepares to hit a shot that hits back.
Poor Jacques Kruyswijk.
Playing in a recent Sunshine Tour event in South Africa, Kruyswijk's ball lodged right next to a tree stump. Unfortunately, when Kruyswijk tried to advance it from that spot, this happened instead:



The golf ball hit back, and not in a good way at all. Adding insult to injury, that's a one-stroke penalty, meaning Kruyswijk eventually carded a 7 on the hole.

BETWEEN THE LEGS: Golfer clears bunker with trick shot

That's truly hitting below the belt.

Thankfully for all involved, Kruyswijk was able to get up and continue his round.


Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

The newest entry into the Bond family of films doesn't premiere for the general public until Nov. 7.

But Tiger Woods is already giving the movie props.

He sent out this review of "Spectre," which has Daniel Craig returning as 007.



Woods is currently recovering from a second back surgery after doctors discovered a fragmented disc pinching a nerve.



Woods told the Associated Press he expects the rehabilitation process to be a long one.

"The last one, it took me awhile to get back. Some players on tour have done the same procedure and to be back pain-free it took them over a year," he said.

Woods had been scheduled to play with Matt Kuchar in Mexico City for an exhibition event.

But the unplanned surgery forced a withdrawal from play.