Golf Buzz

November 1, 2015 - 8:16am
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Stephen Curry
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Steph Curry loves golf almost as much as basketball.

It's no secret that NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry loves golf. He recently sat down with Steve Smith on NBA Inside Stuff to chat about his golf game, his new daughter and the chances of his Golden State Warriors repeating as NBA champs.

Curry even got Smith to take a few swings, and he's not bad. Not as good as Curry, who plays to a single-digit handicap, but still ...

You can watch the full interview here.




November 1, 2015 - 4:13am
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John Peterson
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John Peterson makes Happy Gilmore proud with this opening tee shot Sunday at the CIMB Classic.

After rounds of 80, 74 and 78 at the CIMB Classic, John Peterson was 77th out of the 77 players who played their final rounds Sunday, so why not do something unique for the fans?

So with that in mind, Peterson stepped up to the first tee -- and after being introduced, did his best Happy Gilmore impersonation:



It must have helped. He shot 66. However, he still finished last in the tournament. But the reaction from his fellow PGA Tour pros was immediate and hilarious.
















November 1, 2015 - 4:00am
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Claret Jug
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Zach Johnson and the Claret Jug pose with some of Iowa's football team for a photo.

Whatever Zach Johnson had to say during his pre-game pep talk before Iowa's game with Maryland on Saturday in Iowa City worked. That, or a chance for the Hawkeyes to touch the Claret Jug that Johnson brought with him to the stadium as honorary captain.

In either case -- or not at all -- Iowa rolled Maryland, 31-15 to improve to 8-0 this season and remain in the thick of the NCAA national championship race.

Iowa assistant coach Chris White posted this to his Twitter page after the game:



For the record, Johnson is a proud Drake University alum, but remains an Iowa football fan at heart.

Scott Piercy's second shot found the hole on the par 4 14th hole.

Scott Piercy was already having a pretty good week in Malaysia at the CIMB Classic.

Rounds of 62, 69 and 69 have him at 16-under and four shots off the lead.

Helping him to that 69 Saturday was this gem of shot on the 358-yard par-4 14th.



Justin Thomas and Brendan Steele share the lead going into Sunday's final round at 20-under.

Follow the leaderboard here.

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Zach Johnson will join the Iowa Hawkeye's football team Saturday as an honorary captain.

Zach Johnson knows all about pressure situations.

He won the 2015 Open Championship in grand style. A playoff.

He has a green jacket.

He's ranked No. 10 in the world.

On Saturday afternoon, he'll find out about football pressure when he takes the field as an honorary captain for the University of Iowa in their game with Maryland. The Hawkeyes shared the news via their Twitter account earlier in the week.



As for Johnson, a Cedar Rapids native and avid Hawkeye fan, giddy might be the best way to describe his response.



As part of his duties, Johnson will be on hand for pre-game coin toss and he'll hang out in the locker room before and after the game.

Ahead of his captaincy, the 12-time PGA Tour winner stopped by his alma mater, Drake University in Des Moines, Claret Jug in hand.




Tiger Woods
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After this second procedure on his back, Tiger Woods is currently on bedrest.
Tiger Woods has undergone yet another procedure on his ailing back, he announced on his website Friday, and continues to say that there is no firm timetable for his return to competition.
Woods underwent what his website described as "a successful follow-up procedure to his September back surgery" to "relieve discomfort." He is currently on bedrest after the operation, which occurred on late Wednesday.
"Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery," said Dr. Charles Rich, the neurosurgeon who performed the procedure in Park City, Utah, in a statement.
"It's one of those things that had to be done," Woods said on his site. "I have an outstanding team of doctors, and I'll be back as soon as I can."
When that will be remains uncertain. Next on his schedule was a Nov. 5 visit to the golf course he's creating at Bluejack National outside Houston, but Woods said that trip was off.
"I'm extremely disappointed not going to Bluejack, but I'm very excited about our grand opening in the spring," Woods said. "It's a fantastic course, and we're very proud of our first U.S. design."
Woods is expected to host his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December, but won't be able to play.