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May 10, 2015 - 12:04pm
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Happy Mother's Day
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Golfers around the world took to social media Sunday to tell their mothers how much they love them. Here are some of the greetings we spotted:
















And this one definitely made us laugh. Well done, TaylorMade:



May 10, 2015 - 11:36am
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Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy takes a full cut but his ball hasn't moved.

The best golfers in the world sometimes make this game look so easy, it's hard to imagine them having trouble on a shot that would give a weekend hacker fits.

Take Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer, for example. On Saturday during the third round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, he faced this daunting flop shot from the rough surrounding the ninth green.

And here's what happened. Take a whiff, literally:



At least in our case, our flaws and foibles are rarely witnessed by thousands of spectators, let alone millions on television.



Caleb Watson
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Move over, Johnny Miller. Caleb Watson tells it like it is, especially when it comes to Dad's putting.

Out of the mouths of babes, literally.

After finishing Saturday's third round of the Players Championship, Bubba Watson posted this short video to Twitter of his son Caleb's opinion of Dad's play:



Hey, sometimes the truth hurts, particularly when it comes from a family member who's familiar with your game and isn't afraid to pull his punches.

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Sounds like Caleb may grow up to be a golf instructor, or perhaps even a golf commentator. Move over, Johnny Miller!



John Daly
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John Daly tends bar before Friday night's Chicago White Sox game.

John Daly got to fill pitchers Friday night but missed out on the first pitch.

Rain interrupted Daly's plans to throw out the honorary first pitch at Friday night's Chicago White Sox game, but he more than made up for it by tending bar at the ChiSox Bar and Grill at U.S. Cellular Field for thirsty patrons.

Check out this tweet:



The White Sox made him a custom jersey for the evening:



In case you were unaware, the "91/95" stands for his 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship victories, not the speeds of his fastball. 


Will MacKenzie
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Will MacKenzie showed the gallery where on the clubface he hit his chip shot up the path and onto the green on the par-3 17th hole at the Players Championship on Friday.
Will MacKenzie has never made the cut at The Players Championship and, alas, he won't make it this year, either.
But that shouldn't take away from his amazing experience on the island-green 17th hole today. The pin was way back and a little left of center, about 174 yards from the tee markers, so MacKenzie aimed that direction.
His shot went sky-high and drifted just a tiny bit left – and, somehow, landed on the pilings surrounding the green with a mighty "thonk." His ball took a huge bounce and, somehow again, landed on the narrow walkway to the green – that path is only about five feet wide. It bounced a few times up the path and settled into the long grass.
From there, Willy Mac faced a delicate chip back to the pin, which he hit with aplomb. He bounced the ball right up the path and onto the green and right up near the flag. That left him with a three-footer, which he drained for what Golf Channel analyst Gary Koch called "an all-world par."
It was certainly the par of the day, if not the week. Take a look:
May 8, 2015 - 1:33pm
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Tiger Woods
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Playing the par-4 seventh hole at TPC Sawgrass on Friday -- his 16th of the day -- Tiger Woods was faced with an incredibly difficult shot and pulled off arguably his best shot of the season.

As the announcers point out in the video clip below, this shot that Tiger Woods faced at the par-4 seventh hole was a 10-out-of-10 in terms of difficulty.

Check it out:


That was some vicious swing by Woods. What a shot.

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He missed the ensuing putt, however, and settled for a bogey to move back to even par for the day and 1-over for the tournament, hovering right around the cut line.

Woods did have one more birdie opportunity ahead at the par-5 ninth hole at the time of this post.