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August 22, 2015 - 3:40pm
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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 - 11:53am
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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 - 11:37am
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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 - 10:05am
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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.


August 20, 2015 - 12:31pm
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Luckily, no one was injured when the piece of a commercial airplane fell from the sky and landed on a Charlotte, N.C., golf course on Wednesday.

Imagine you're enjoying a nice, peaceful round of golf when suddenly, something falls out of the sky and lands on the green.

Now, imagine that something is a piece that fell off of a commercial plane.

That's exactly what happened at a Charlotte, N.C. course on Wednesday when, "A small panel from an American Airlines flight fell from the plane as it was preparing to land in Charlotte and landed near some golfers on a course in Mount Holly," reported.

RELATED: Wyndham Championship leaderboard | Tiger holes out on first hole, shoots 64

Here's more from the report:

According to American Airlines, Flight 1910 was landing in Charlotte from Dallas when it lost a small panel door prior to landing.

A WBTV viewer says he was golfing with two other men at the Green Meadows Golf Course when they saw an object "falling from the sky, twirling around in circles and land approximately 40 yards to the right of the green" near the 7th hole. It happened around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Thankfully, no one on the ground, nor on the Airbus A321 were injured when the plane lost one of its panel doors that "covers the hydraulic servicing area."

h/t Golf News Ne

August 20, 2015 - 7:29am
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Just when it looked like par would be a great score for Tiger Woods on his opening hole of the Wyndham Championship, he went ahead and gave us some vintage Tiger Woods.

OK, so it's only the first hole in the first round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., but what a start for Tiger Woods.

Woods, who has struggled with his game pretty much all season long, looked to be in trouble yet again on his opening hole at Sedgefield Country Club. Short and left of the par-4 first hole in two shots, Woods was faced with a difficult third.

RELATED: Wyndham Championship leaderboard | Woods makes first Greensboro start

With all the fans that turned out to watch Woods in his first start in the tournament, he decided to give them some vintage Tiger.

Check out this shot:

Fantastic. That's one heck of a way to make a birdie.

Woods needs a big week. He'll need to finish no worse than second to qualify for next week's FedExCup Playoffs opener, the Barclays.