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John Pond proposes to ACC Tournament winner Lauren Coughlin of Virginia during Sunday's awards ceremony.

It might have been the easiest selection Lauren Coughlin had to make all day.

After becoming 2016 ACC Women's Golf Tournament medalist after shooting a final-round 70 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., en route to a 9-under 270 total, the Virginia senior was ready to accept her award. However, boyfriend John Pond -- a member of the Virginia football team -- had an additional surprise for her.

Pond got down on one knee -- yep, you guessed it -- and proposed to Coughlin right there in front of the rest of the winning Virginia team.

Want proof? Here's how it looked on social media:



Coughlin said yes, got the trophy and will have one heck of a story to tell her children some day.


Sergio Garcia
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Sergio Garcia captained one of the four-man teams trying to break the world record for the fastest hole of golf ever played.
Did you know there is actually a Guinness World Record for the fastest hole of golf ever played? That record does exist – and it intrigued a handful of European Tour players enough that they tried to break it.
First, a few details: The existing record was 68 seconds. The hole must be 500 yards or longer. And to attempt to break the record, you assemble a team of golfers who spread out down the hole and essentially try to run a relay race – the first player drives the ball out near where the second player is standing; he then tries to hit it up by the green, where the third player is stationed, and so on, until the ball is in the cup.
Now, the fun part: European Tour stars Sergio Garcia, Raphael Jacquelin and Thorbjorn Olesen each captained a team of their fellow tour players, and they competed against each other on the 500-yard, par-5 fourth hole at Valderrama Golf Club, the site of this week's Spanish Open. The competition involved some running, some cart-rising, some awfully fast golf swings, a lot of laughter, a huge celebration – and a brand-new world record!
Who set it? No spoilers here – you'll have to watch this hilarious video to find out. You can read more about this crazy event and see photos here:
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Bryson DeChambeau, Caddyshack
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Heralded amateur Bryson DeChambeau turned professional this week and then proceeded to drop the greatest Carl Spackler impression we've ever seen.

It's been an amazing two-week stretch for Bryson DeChambeau.

The 22-year-old reigning U.S. Amateur champ finished as low-amateur at the Masters last week and proceeded to turn professional on Monday. He's making his first start as a pro this week in Hilton Head at the Heritage, where endorsement deals with Cobra-Puma and Bridgestone were announced.

Also this week, DeChambeau busted out what just might be the greatest "Bill Murray from Caddyshack" impression we've ever seen.

Check out DeChambeau as Murray's "Carl Spackler":


And, just so you can see how fantastic that impersonation is, here's Murray himself:


Man, if they ever decide to put together a sequel to "Caddyshack"... Oh wait. Forget I said that.

Justin Rose and Niall Horan
Justin Rose via Instagram
When they're not playing golf, Justin Rose and Niall Horan are creating tunes about golf.
Surely one of the big highlights of Masters Week was when One Direction singer Niall Horan, entertainer extraordinaire Justin Timberlake and former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose dropped by the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship finals at Augusta National. The kids had no idea the two superstars would show up for the kids' final preparations, and their appearance made a great event even better.
As we mentioned previously, Rose and Horan have teamed up to use golf as a way to raise money for charity. And now comes word that the two are writing songs together, and the proceeds from their creative collaboration will go toward their charitable endeavors. We're not sure if the songs will be about golf – but hey, with these two collaborating, how can they not be? 
Rose posted a photo with Horan at a piano on Instagram with the caption: "Writing a few songs with @niallhoran for the #HoranRose charity event in May #TeamRose."
No word yet on what the tunes will sound like – and what we really want to know is whether they'll be better than the Golf Boys tunes. That's not possible, is it?
Just kidding. In any case, it sounds like the songs will debut later this spring, around the time of the big golf-and-gala event that Rose and Horan are staging in London at the end of May. Here's Rose's Instagram photo:

Writing a few songs with @niallhoran for the #HoranRose charity event in May #TeamRose

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