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Robert Streb
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Robert Streb was forced to use a sand wedge on the green after breaking his putter Sunday.

It's not the literal definition of a "sand save," but in Robert Streb's case, his sand wedge might have turned out to be a better putter than his putter.

Streb's putter broke at the base of the shaft when he tossed it towards his bag on the ninth hole during Sunday's final round of the Greenbrier Classic. Unfortunately for Streb, he was still within one shot of the lead at the time. 

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But that's where the trusty sand wedge came to the rescue, as this video shows:



In fact, Streb made this long birdie "putt" on the following hole to move him into a tie for the lead.






And three holes later, Streb steps up with another chance to grab a share of the top spot:





And just to prove a point, after three-"wedging" the 17th hole for a bogey, Streb hit his tee shot on No. 18 to this distance, and once again, wedged in the clutch:




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Streb eventually wound up in a four-way tie and advanced to a sudden-death playoff. That meant he could replace the broken putter with one in his locker. However, in an odd twist of fate, Streb never needed to pull the second putter out of the bag. He missed the 18th green and chipped from the rough -- but was eliminated by birdie putts from playoff winner Danny Lee and David Hearn.



Bubba Watson
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Bubba Watson got his first eagle of the week on No. 16.

Bubba Watson hasn't had the best day on the greens during the fourth round of the Greenbrier Classic, so he decided to keep his putter in the bag and finish things up with an iron. From 121 yards away. 

Take a look at the video of Watson's great shot on No. 16 that gave him his first eagle of the weekend. 



The shot moved Watson to 2-under for the day, and 9-under for the tournament -- good enough to put him in the top 20 with two holes to play.

July 5, 2015 - 1:52pm
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St. Andrews
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A bird's eye view of St. Andrews, courtesy of the Open Championship and a remote-controlled drone.

Here's something to whet your appetite for the next major championship on the schedule.

The Open Championship posted this video on its Twitter feed Sunday of the Old Course at St. Andrews -- from a drone's perspective:



Included in the video are some awesome panoramic views of the Home of Golf: the famous Road Hole, the historic home of the Royal and Ancient and the 18th fairway and green, with the shops and buildings located right across the street.

And something that doesn't show up well on television coverage -- it's amazing how close the sea is to the Old Course. 

St. Andrews ought to be on every golfer's bucket list.


July 4, 2015 - 7:51am
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Michelle Wie was just one of the many golfers to wish America a happy 239th birthday.

Golfers from all around the world took to Twitter and Instagram on Saturday to wish America a happy 239th birthday.

With the third round of the Greenbrier Classic being held on Saturday (leaderboard), some golfers had to trade barbeques for golf clubs (which is still a pretty good trade). But that didn't stop them from showing off their patriotic side.  





A toast to America. #4thOfJuly

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Happy 239th birthday America!! Hope everyone has a fun and safe day celebrating! #ProudtobeanAmerican #MERICA

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July 3, 2015 - 1:04pm
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July 3, 2015 - 11:01am
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Paul McGinley
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Nine months after leading Europe to victory in the 2014 Ryder Cup, Paul McGinley has begun tweeting.

Paul McGinley, the man who led Team Europe to a 16.5-11.5 victory at the 2014 Ryder Cup, has officially joined Twitter. 

Using the handle @mcginleygolf, McGinley sent out his first tweet on Friday morning. 

Maybe most impressively, McGinley's account was verified by noon on Friday and he already had more than 2,000 followers. 

The question lingers about how McGinley will use his new outlet. It would be great to see him follow in some other golfer's footsteps and have some fun on social media.