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June 7, 2015 - 5:59pm
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Justin Rose
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Justin Rose bounced back from an untimely shank on the 18th hole to make a remarkable up and down par to force a playoff at the Memorial with David Lingmerth.

There's never a good time to hit a shank. But, when you're tied for the lead playing the final hole of a PGA Tour event, it's especially not a good time to hit a shank.

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That, however, is precisely what Justin Rose did on Sunday afternoon from a fairway bunker at Muirfield Village on the last hole of the Memorial Tournament.

You can check it out here:

 

The ball, as you could see, plunked a spectator in the head. Thankfully, the fan was OK.

Somehow, Rose overcame the shank and made an unbelievable up and down for par to force a playoff with David Lingmerth.

June 7, 2015 - 5:04pm
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Erik Compton
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When Erik Compton went out to dinner one night this week in Dublin, Ohio, he never could have guessed the surprise he was in store for.

This is the kind of story that will give you chills.

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Listen to what CBS lead golf announcer Jim Nantz had to say about an experience two-time heart transplant recipient and PGA Tour player Erik Compton experienced this week in Ohio:

 

Can you believe that?

June 7, 2015 - 3:02pm
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Jordan Spieth
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Not all eagles are created equal. Check out the imagination Jordan Spieth used at the par-5 15th today to make a 3 with this nifty chip in.

Jordan Spieth is on fire today at the Memorial.

His chip-in eagle on the par-5 15th hole is a shot you can safely add to the top-5 of his young career.

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Check out the line Spieth takes on this chip from just off the green:

 

Just an amazing imagination.

With the eagle Spieth moved to 6 under for the day and pulled to within two shots of the lead.
 

June 7, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson stopped by a lemonade stand near Muirfield Village on Thursday, bought a $1 lemonade and left the two kids running the stand a $99 tip.

Roland Van Karsen, 6, and his sister Elise, 8, decided to set up a lemonade stand right by Muirfield Village on Thursday.

It turned out to be a lucrative decision for the youngsters.

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In the video below by the Columbus Dispatch, the Van Karsen kids explain how Phil Mickelson pulled up, stepped out of his car and requested a $1 lemonade.

The kids got Mickelson the lemonade. He handed them a $100 bill and told them to keep the change:

 

How cool is that?

h/t Golf News Net 

June 7, 2015 - 2:01pm
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Tiger Woods
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One day after a career-worst, 13-over 85 at the Memorial, Tiger Woods was 11 shots better on Sunday with a 2-over 74.

One day after carding a career-worst, 13-over-par 85 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament, Tiger Woods was 11 shots better on Sunday.

Woods, the first player off to start the final round and playing alone, shot a 2-over 74 in a round that included double bogeys on two of his last four holes (Nos. 15 and 18).

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"Today I was a lot better," Woods said after his round Sunday at the Memorial, a tournament he has won five times.

According to Golf Channel stat man Justin Ray, the six double bogeys or worse by Woods this week are his most in a single event.

Ray also noted that the 14-over 302 total is Tiger's second-worse finish in relation to par as a pro. He finished 18 over at the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods's next scheduled start is in two weeks at Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open.