Dudley Hart caught the full force of Mother Nature's wrath Thursday in the first round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. Chipping for birdie on the 18th hole, his ball is stopped by the wind and then rolls almost all the way back to its original location.
GOLF RULES: What if the wind blows your ball into the hole?
Remember, the wind was gusting at or above 30 mph at the time and it didn't help that the green is severely sloped.
It's really almost too difficult to describe without the video:
The most amazing thing is how Hart seems unfazed, steps up and drills the putt into the center of the cup for an unlikely par from 38 feet.
LESSONS: Five tips for conquering the wind
Cheyenne Woods -- niece of 14-time major champ Tiger Woods -- is playing in the LPGA's Kia Classic this week.
On Wednesday, the LPGA posted this slow-motion video of Cheyenne's swing. And, well, it's a thing of beauty.
Check it out:
As some commenters noted, it looks similiar to her uncle's swing from the early 2000s.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md., announced Thursday that Tiger Woods is the first individual donor to the school's scholarship fund that will honor the memory of the late Dr. Charlie Sifford.
UMES issued a release on the donation, which read in part:
Woods' personal gift of $10,000 will launch the Sifford Fund, which UMES is creating to "provide need-based scholarships to highly talented students who demonstrate a passion for the game of golf... and who are from populations underrepresented in the golf industry."
UMES is the nation's lone historically black university that offers a bachelor's degree in professional golf management accredited by the PGA of America (PGA.com profiled the school in 2011).
"The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is honored to accept this generous gift from Tiger Woods to support our professional golf management program and to partner with us in acknowledging Dr. Sifford's role as a sports pioneer," UMES President Juliette B. Bell said.
Sifford, who broke professional golf's color barrier in 1961, died at the age of 92 on Feb. 3.
Sifford and Woods were very close. After his death, Woods wrote to the Associated Press in an email, "It's not an exaggeration to say that without Charlie, and the other pioneers who fought to play, I may not be playing golf. My pop likely wouldn't have picked up the sport, and maybe I wouldn't have either."
Woods has also referred to Sifford as, "The grandpa I never had."
Back in November 2014, Sifford -- a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and the 1975 Senior PGA Champion -- was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
The next two weeks on the PGA Tour provide us with a tournament within a tournament.
First, this week, the Valero Texas Open takes place at TPC San Antonio. The top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking come Sunday night -- if not already exempt -- will lock up their respective invitation to the Masters in two weeks. The winner -- also if not already exempt -- will head to Augusta National as well.
Then, next week, the Shell Houston Open is the final chance for players not otherwise exempt for the Masters to punch a last-minute ticket. That will require a win.
For now, we'll focus on the Valero Texas Open, where Steven Bowditch is the defending champion. The field features 13 major champions, including Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III.
Here are five players to watch.
5. Ben Curtis
Best finish in 2014-15 season: T29 at Sanderson Farms Championship
Reason to watch: Curtis will be the first to admit that it hasn't exactly been a season to remember to this point. He's missed the cut four times in six starts, including the last three in a row. The last time he made a cut resulted in a T44 at the OHL Classic back in the middle of November. I'm just taking a chance on Curtis this week. Something's got to give. He won the event in 2012, so he has familiarity and past success to draw on. Things need to turn around for the former British Open champ, so why not this week? He's one of those guys who will need a win to make the Masters.
4. Ryan Palmer
Best finish in 2014-15 season: T2 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Reason to watch: It's hard to believe that this three-time Tour winner hasn't won more. He seems to be in contention an awful lot, but just has a problem closing out. It would mean everything to this native Texan to win in the Lone Star State. Palmer tied for ninth in the Texas Open in 2010. Palmer is already in the Masters, so I want to see him firing at pins this week and letting it all hang out.
3. Zach Johnson
Best finish in 2014-15 season: 7th at Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Reason to watch: Johnson is a former two-time champion of this event. However, those wins came in 2008 and 2009 when the event was still played at La Cantera. Since the move to TPC San Antonio in 2010, Johnson has played just twice. He missed the cut in 2010 and tied for sixth in 2014. I like Johnson mainly because I always like him in the state of Texas, where he's captured four of his 11 PGA Tour wins. His T9 last week at Bay Hill might have been a little momentum builder for the former Masters champ.
2. Jimmy Walker
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the Sony Open in Hawaii
Reason to watch: Yet again, Walker is enjoying another outstanding season -- four top 10s (including a win) in nine starts and no missed cuts. He's established himself as a favorite whenever and wherever he tees it up. A win this week would be his fifth on the PGA Tour and few would be as sweet as this one would come in his home state.
1. Jordan Spieth
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the Valspar Championship
Reason to watch: This is Spieth's first start since winning his second Tour event two weeks ago in Tampa. The 21-year-old is establishing himself as a star and it would be sweet to shine again this week in his home state. Notice the theme here? Lots of Texans in the field. Also, Spieth has his sights set on the Masters, where he was a runner up in his first start a year ago. His game -- always consistent -- seems to be peaking at just the right time.
5. Henrik Stenson -- 2nd
4. Keegan Bradley -- T49
3. Rickie Fowler -- T29
2. Adam Scott -- T35
1. Jason Day -- T17
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