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March 2, 2016 - 9:20am
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Matt Kuchar
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Matt Kuchar prepares to chip from half-court Tuesday night in Miami.

When it comes down to making otherworldly shots from behind the 3-point arc, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is unmatched. Plus, he's a pretty big fan of golf -- as evidenced by his off-day trip to Augusta National Golf Club last month.

THREE-POINT MASTER: Curry calls Augusta round 'a real treat'

But let's see Curry do what Matt Kuchar was able to pull off for charity Tuesday night during a break in the Miami Heat's game against the Utah Jazz. With a wedge and a wiffle golf ball from half-court, Kuchar finds nothing but net in this video courtesy of the Fox Sports Heat broadcast:



Lucky shot? Not according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. Kuchar repeated his $5,000 performance shortly thereafter.



What's next? Kuchar vs. Curry in a golf game of HORSE?

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John Daly will turn 50 on April 28, and will make his PGA Tour Champions debut in early May, according to the senior circuit. Daly will make his senior debut at the Insperity Invitational, which is set for May 6-8 at the Woodlands Country Club outside of Houston.
Daly hasn't yet commented on the Champions Tour's announcement.
The two-time major champion hasn't yet played an event on the current PGA Tour schedule, but made 10 starts on the PGA Tour in 2014-15. He played the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on the European Tour in January, but missed the cut.
February 28, 2016 - 2:31pm
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Justin Thomas made a fantastic eagle from just off the green on the third during the final round.

Justin Thomas must have been saving up some greenside magic as his round got under way Sunday.

After going par-par to start, he missed the green on his second at the par-5 third.

Never fear. These guys are professionals. As they like to remind us with shots like these.



The eagle took him to 6-under for the tournament.

But back-to-back bogeys on the next two holes put him back to 4-under.

Watch: Sometimes pants are optional on Tour

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Gary Woodland took off his white pants to keep them from getting muddy on this shot in Sunday's final round.

Wearing white before Easter is a fashion faux pas. And Gary Woodland learned that the hard way in Sunday's final round of the Honda Classic.

Woodland's tee shot on the par-4 sixth hole found a muddy water hazard, so he stripped down to his boxers in order to hit this recovery shot.



The bad news? The ball wound up in a greenside bunker. The good news? Woodland was able to not only save par, but to continue the round without an embarrassing stain on his Sunday best.

February 28, 2016 - 12:59pm
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Adam Scott can't believe his tee shot found the water Saturday at the par-3 15th.

Adam Scott had a hole in Saturday's third round of the Honda Classic that every amateur could relate to, and cringe just a little bit.

When he stepped up to the teeing ground at the par-3 15th hole, Scott held a three-shot lead over the field. When he finally tapped in for a quadruple-bogey 7, he was one behind. In between, Scott suffered every amateur golfer's nightmare when facing a carry over a water hazard. Twice.

Here's the official breakdown of Scott's shot-by-shot:

1. Tee shot is short of the green and in the water.

2. Penalty stroke.

3. Shot from drop zone is over the green, bounces in the rough and dribbles into the water.

4. Penalty stroke.

5. Shot from drop zone lands six feet from the flag.

6. Putt lips the right edge.

7. Tap-in.

In case you missed it, or just want to commiserate, here's all seven strokes.





Amazingly, Scott had played incredibly well to that point of his round. At one point, he made four consecutive birdies. Check out this approach shot at No. 9:



And despite that 7, Scott still shot a 66 and shared the lead with Sergio Garcia after 54 holes. If he happens to pull off the victory, according to the PGA Tour, Scott would be the first Tour winner with a quadruple bogey on his card since Phil Mickelson did it on the way to the 2009 Tour Championship.