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June 8, 2017 - 1:50pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Billy Horschel
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Billy Horschel caught a bad break, literally, on Thursday in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic when the head of his putter broke clean from the shaft after he missed a putt from just off the eighth green.

We've all been there. You hit a solid putt that you just know is going in.

And then, well... it doesn't go in.

In a sense of "are you kidding me?" shock, you flip your putter in disbelief and then walk to the hole to tap it in.

For Billy Horschel, the putter flip became the issue during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday.

When he flipped the putter, the putter head fell off the shaft.

Seriously:

Thankfully for Horschel, that happened on the eighth hole, his 17th of the day.

At the ninth, he putted with a fairway wood and finished with a par for a 2-over 72.

June 8, 2017 - 8:18am
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T.J. Auclair
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Bubba Watson
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Bubba Watson was at Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Cleveland, where Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead over the LeBron James led Cavs.

Bubba Watson and Jason Day were on hand -- court side -- for Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night in Cleveland.

Both are huge fans of the NBA and Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is a huge fan of golf and, it turns out, one heck of a player too.

Watson teased his trip to Game 3 earlier in the day by tweeting a photo of a signed LeBron James jersey with signed Kevin Durant shoes right in front of it.

And here's Watson at the game with Day and Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer.

Watson was able to get a little time in with Curry at the game too.

The seats... not bad at all.

And then, at the end of the game, Watson snuck up on Curry during an interview.

Here's the video, where Curry goes on to say he'll be watching Watson next week in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills:

June 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
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T.J. Auclair
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alligator, golf
Fripp Island Activity Center on Facebook
Alligators on golf courses just seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days.

Lately it feels like alligators on golf courses are trying to one-up one another.

Just when I think I've blogged about the biggest gator I've ever seen, BOOM, another sneaks up (as much as something that looks the size of an alligator can sneak up) and proves me wrong.

The latest example comes from the Ocean Point Golf Links at Fripp Island in South Carolina, where -- according to the Fripp Island Activity Center -- this monster of a gator took a stroll across the course's fourth fairway:

Here's the post from Fripp Island Activity Center:

This American alligator traveled down the 4th fairway of Ocean Point Golf Links at Fripp Island this evening! While a small crowd of humans and deer kept watch, he paid us no mind and had only his next pond in his sights. We measured a spot in the grass where this big male laid down, and he measured just short of 12 feet! If you ever see a gator travelling out of water, stay back and let him continue his journey. It's amazing to be able to observe and coexist with these ancient giants, and respect is key! Video by Jessica Miller #onlyonfripp #seeyoulateralligator #bigalwho #naturalistprobs

I must say, I do enjoy experiencing these gator encounters on video rather than in person.