Golf Buzz

June 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
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T.J. Auclair
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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.

June 1, 2017 - 12:49pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Jason Day
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In support of his adopted home-state Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, Jason Day had a custom pair of golf shoes made for this week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Australian Jason Day calls Columbus, Ohio home. It's where his wife, Ellie, is from.

Having been in Ohio several years, Day has become an avid fan of the Buckeye State's sports teams -- particularly the Columbus Bluejackets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With the NBA Finals between the Cavs and Golden State Warriors tipping off on Thursday evening, Day was going to show his support for the Lebron James-led Cavs with some special Nike golf shoes for the opening round of the Memorial Tournament (in Dublin, Ohio).

Check out the color-scheme on these custom kicks:

You may remember back in December 2015 when -- sitting court-side with her husband -- Ellie Day was crashed into by James attempting to save a ball from going out of bounds. The blow sent Ellie to the hospital and, thankfully, she was OK. She received this message from James on Twitter after the incident:

Clearly, no hard feelings on behalf of the Days who are hoping to see the Cavs successfully defend the NBA crown.