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Jimmy Walker holed out for eagle Sunday on the par-4 17th at Trump National Doral.

Jimmy Walker's had a stretch of forgettable Sundays this winter. He shot 77 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to fall out of contention, then struggled to a 72 at Pebble Beach two weeks later. He missed the cut at the Northern Trust and after a third-round 79 at the Honda Classic, was able to salvage a 72 on Sunday at PGA National.

But Walker's game returned to a sharper focus at Trump National Doral in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He put together one of the best rounds of the day, making five birdies and capping things off with this sterling shot from 83 yards out on the par-4 17th.




Walker finished with a 6-under 66, including 32 on the back nine, as he gained 11 positions on the field.

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Bubba Watson's putter was on fire Sunday, as evidenced by this 61-footer for eagle.

Bubba Watson's putter was making magic in Sunday's final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. Consider this 61-foot putt for eagle on the par-5 eighth hole.

Just lagging it close for birdie? Watson will have none of that when he's charging for the lead.




Billy Horschel
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Sometimes you just have to give yourself a hand when you make a greenside save.

We know Billy Horschel likes to have fun on the golf course.

Today he went next level after driving his ball in the water and then missing the green on the par-4 third.



{Insert golf clap here}

The last time we got to see Horschel's celebration skills on full display was earlier this year at Torrey Pines when Colt Knost made a ridiculous putt in the wind.

The good-natured social media exchanges between Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are alive and well.

If you were a kid watching TV in the 1990s - or a parent watching their kids watch TV in the 1990s - you know what "Blue's Clues" is.

And you know who Steve Burns is - the super amiable host of the Nickelodian hit kid's show.

Well Rickie Fowler indulged in a little retro-teasing of Jordan Spieth this weekend with this post on Instagram.



#SteveSpeith #JordanBurns #wheresBlue? Assist goes to @annie_verret haha

A photo posted by Rickie Fowler (@rickiefowler) on


Point Fowler. Bonus point for the #stevespieth hashtag.

Now we wait to see how Spieth responds. Although he may be bald (explanation on that here) before he gets payback.

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Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas
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Either Jordan Spieth (l) or Justin Thomas could be minus some hair if they go through with a proposed bet on Saturday.
Looks like it we won't see a bald Justin Thomas any time soon.
Despite their young age, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are longtime friends and rivals on the golf course. They're grouped together in Saturday's third round at the Cadillac Championship, and their pairing might bear a little extra attention.
It appears are discussing a wager – whichever of the two of them scores worst has to shave his head!
Now, let me be clear – we are not sure if this bet has been accepted. Spieth suggested it late Friday night on Twitter, and Thomas responded with a joke. That seems to be the end of the conversation, but a lot of their friends chimed in – mostly with jokes about how both players are follically-challenged – and the pressure might be on to go through with it.
We'll just have to tune in and find out. Their tee time is 12:15 pm ET, and you can bet we'll be there. Meanwhile, here's the tweets:
Kristoffer Broberg
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A chagrined Kristoffer Broberg got a congratulatory pat from his caddie after his wedge shot dropped into the 16th hole on the fly Friday at Doral.
At No. 68 in the world ranking, Kristoffer Broberg was about the last man into the field for this week's Cadillac Championship. And after an 11-over 83 to open on Thursday, it's pretty clear that he'd didn't quite have a handle on the Blue Monster.
This afternoon, however, the 29-year-old European Tour player from Sweden hit a shot he'll remember a long time after he forgets the start to his week. 
Broberg was sitting 86 feet away from the flag on the par-4 16th hole, and pulled out a wedge to try to knock his ball up close and salvage a par. He made solid contact – maybe a little too solid – and his ball flew all the way to the flag – and dove into the hole for an unlikely birdie. The ball never hit the ground – and had it not hit the flag, it would have finished up waaaay past the hole.
Broberg's chagrined reaction was as hilarious as his shot was eye-popping. But hey, a birdie is a birdie – and we're happy to report that he's playing much better today. That slam-dunk birdie was the second of three in a row for him, and he's 2 under par for the day as he plays his final nine holes.
Here's his shot: