So how do you celebrate your victory in the Presidents Cup, or salve your wounds in defeat?
Well, Angel Cabrera – who won his singles match against Phil Mickelson on Sunday – decided to check out the wigs that teammates Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel wore to the first tee on Thursday after their notorious haircuts earlier in the week. And we have to agree, El Pato looks much better as a brunette than a blonde.
Meanwhile, over at Team USA headquarters, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson – a duo as formidable as it was laid back all week – celebrated the only way they knew how: by Dufnering with the Presidents Cup. Man, are those two guys party animals or what?
If you somewhow missed our coverage of the Presidents Cup, you can catch up on all the happenings right here.
Hey, all you federal employees in South Florida looking for something to do while you're out on furlough, check this out.
Davie Golf and Country Club just north of Miami is offering furloughed federal employees half-price green fees as long as the government shutdown continues.
''There are thousands of laid-off federal employees in South Florida, sitting home with no pay,'' Dave Harris, director of marketing at Davie Golf, told WFOR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Miami. ''So we decided to do something to show our support for them. Hopefully a relaxing game of golf will help our federal employees get through this difficult time.''
Both full-time and part-time federal employees can qualify for the discounted rate by showing their current federal employee ID and stating their furlough date. The discount deal is valid on weekdays only, though, so you'll probably have to spend Sunday watching golf on TV.
Davie G&CC, by the way, used to be known as Arrowhead Golf Club, which closed a few years ago and then was taken over by the Town of Davie. In the interim, the course was redesigned and regrassed, and the new course management is promoting the facility as a fun and economic golf experience.
Green fees range from $19 to $49 depending on the time of day and season, and the club says the 50-percent discount will average out to about $15 per player.
At the Presidents Cup Friday night, the players gulped down their dinner and went to bed early. The tournament staff puzzled over how best to handle the remainder of the event after not one but both of the first two days were interrupted by rain. And unofficial host Jack Nicklaus went to a hockey game.
Specifically, the Golden Bear – well known as quite the sportsman – dropped the ceremonial first puck at the Columbus Blue Jackets' opening game of the new season against the Calgary Flames. Dublin, Ohio, where Muirfield Village is located, is just outside Columbus.
Alas, the Blue Jackets couldn't perform like Nicklaus in pursuit of a green jacket, as they fell to the Flames, 4-3. That result, no doubt, was more popular with International team member Graham DeLaet, who's a huge Flames fan.
The best part of the night, though, had to be the jersey that that Jackets bestowed upon Nicklaus. Instead of the usual tradition of giving a celebrity a jersey with 00 or the year on it, the Golden Bear's jersey boasts the number 18. So even with the Jackets' loss, that made the evening a major success.
Sammy the Squirrel stole the show on Thursday at the Presidents Cup, and on Friday it became evident that he didn't want to give up the spotlight.
As we all know by now, U.S. Assistant Captain Davis Love III found the baby squirrel on the second hole at Muirfield Village, and the little guy quickly decided to spend the whole day with Love. The two traveled all over the course together, with Sammy nestled contentedly in Love's lap or pocket. He even spent a little quality time with several team members and their wives and girlfriends – it was Steve Stricker's wife Nicki who named him – as the U.S. team took the first-day lead.
On Friday morning, Love put Sammy back in a tree at Muirfield Village. The only problem was, Sammy wasn't so eager to go – he quickly jumped onto the shoulder of a TV cameraman.
Enough was enough, though. Love said that Sammy eventually was taken to a wildlife shelter where, hopefully, they'll keep the Presidents Cup on TV so he can see if his new friends on the U.S. team can finish what he started.