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August 23, 2015 - 3:58pm
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Brooks Koepka
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Brooks Koepka prepares to hit his third shot Sunday at the par-5 15th.

If it seems like Brooks Koepka makes at least one eagle every weekend, that's almost the case. The PGA Tour leader in eagles this season, Koepka added his 19th on Sunday at the par-5 15th hole.

But in this instance, Koepka added a higher degree of difficulty. He did it with a sand wedge from a greenside bunker rather than reaching the green in 2:




That also moved Koepka to 6-under for the day and within a shot of the lead at that point.


August 23, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Scott Brown
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Scott Brown is all smiles after a high-five from playing partner Tiger Woods.

The huge gallery following Tiger Woods and Scott Brown during Sunday's final round of the Wyndham Championship expected to do a lot of cheering, but mainly for Woods.

That changed at the par-3 third hole when Brown did this:



It was Brown's second ace of his PGA Tour career, and deservedly earned him high-fives from both his caddy and Tiger.

That's one heck of a way to get a big crowd on your side.

August 22, 2015 - 4:40pm
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Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods gets his first fist pump of the day out of the way on No. 10.

When Tiger Woods is playing well, fans can expect a fist pump or two to punctuate a good shot. That was the case Saturday during the third round of the Wyndham Championship.

After making the turn at 2-under 33, Woods missed the 10th green way right and had to take a drop in deep rough to get relief from the grandstand. His attempt at a flop shot ran by the hole some 24 feet -- and it appeared Tiger might be looking at his first bogey of the day.

Woods, however, had other ideas:



There's the trademark fist pump.

Woods may not be all the way back, but at least his reactions are still classic Tiger.


August 21, 2015 - 12:53pm
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Andreas Harto
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Andreas Harto proposes to his girlfriend in front of the gallery at the 16th hole.

Andreas Harto and his girlfriend will remember Friday's 16th hole of the Made in Denmark tournament for more than just the birdie he made at the par-3.

After sinking the putt, Harto pulled his girlfriend from the gallery, pulled out a jewelry box and then got on one knee.


Surprised but still able to give an answer, she said yes -- to the roar of the assembled fans. 

It's unusual, but not a first. PGA Tour pro Mark Hubbard pulled off his own pop-the-question proposal after his round earlier this year at Pebble Beach.

August 21, 2015 - 12:37pm
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Bubba Watson
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Bubba Watson gets his picture taken with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

The New Orleans Saints' training camp is just down the street from The Greenbrier, and since Bubba Watson lives nearby, it's no surprise he stopped by to see what was going on, especially since the New England Patriots were also in town.

On Thursday, Watson posted a tweet saying he received a few passing pointers from a couple of decent NFL quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Drew Brees.



He's not the only Tour pro with a hankering to toss the ol' pigskin. Phil Mickelson -- who golfs left-handed but throws right -- zipped a couple of balls into the grandstands surrounding the 16th hole during the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

And Brady can hold his own on the links. Here's a breakdown of his golf swing:




August 21, 2015 - 11:05am
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Julian Jax shows off his trick-shot skills with this over-the-shoulder putt.

Julian Jax, a 5-year-old from California, may be the youngest golf trick shot artist in the business, as evidenced by this impressive over-the-shoulder putt submitted to us via Twitter.

At first, it just looks like Julian is aiming the wrong direction, but then watch what happens:



According to the contributor, Julian is a lefty from Walnut Creek, Calif., and a big fan of Phil Mickelson. This video was taken at Diablo Creek Golf Course.

If Julian keeps this up, he might just be chasing Phil's records some day.