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August 5, 2015 - 9:38am
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On Wednesday morning, Rory McIlroy posted a clip of his workout to Instagram, showing him put his full weight on his injured left ankle. If nothing else, it seems the recovery is going well.

Whether he defends his PGA Championship next week at Whistling Straits or not, this is a great sign for the physical health of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy:


Working hard every day to come back stronger #dontmindthegrind

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McIlroy posted the video to his Instagram account on Wednesday morning. While his status for next week is still up in the air, it is nice to see the 26-year-old, four-time major winner working out without any support on that left ankle where he suffered "a total rupture of an ankle ligament" while playing soccer in early July.

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Due to the injury, McIlroy has not played since a T9 at the U.S. Open. He has won twice on the PGA Tour this season -- at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play and the Wells Fargo Championship.

Novak Djokovic and friends
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Novak Djokovic (back row, right) are clearly inspired by their discovery of this European Ryder Cup golf cart.
It's not like the Europeans exactly need to cast a wide net for Ryder Cup players. I mean, their record over the last two decades shows that they're doing just fine with who they have.
But that doesn't mean some other athletes don't want to get in on the action. Just today, in fact, world No. 1 men's tennis player Novak Djokovic announced his interest. And from the sounds of his response below, European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke is open to the idea.
Djokovic loves golf – he once pulled a golf club out at Centre Court at Wimbledon, and he's been known to join Rafa Nadal for a round or two in Palm Springs – but I'm not sure how he'd fare under the intense Ryder Cup spotlight. Just in case, though, maybe I'll suggest that U.S. Captain Davis Love III start making friends with Serena Williams.
Kangaroo boxes flagsticks
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One round with a flagstick wasn't enough for this kangaroo, so he took on a second flag before calling it a day.
Daniel Popovic was just trying to get in a little short-game practice when he was rudely interrupted. Make that "kanga-rudely" interrupted.
Yes, a kangaroo was also on hand at Heritage Golf & Country Club in Wonga Park, Australia, but it wasn't so worried about its short game. Instead, as you can see in the video below, the kangaroo was much more concerned with getting in a few rounds of boxing with some of the flags on the practice green.
The roo sees red at first, then decides maybe a blue flag would put up more of a fight. After throwing a left and a right and a left and a right and a left – and, whoo!, even a two-legged kick – it settles for a draw against the resilient flagstick and hops away.
Popovic, by the way, won the 2012 Australian PGA Championship. No word on whether the kangaroo wants to go a few rounds with him next.
August 3, 2015 - 11:26am
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Back in June at PGA Championship Media Day, Rory McIlroy teamed up with the Bryan Bros. for a trick-shot video at Whistling Straits.

Our favorite trick-shot duo -- the Bryan Bros. -- had a very special guest for their latest video... world No. 1, Rory McIlroy.

The Bryan Bros. and McIlroy joined forces at Whistling Straits in mid-June during Media Day for the 2015 PGA Championship, which tees off next week (before McIlroy's injury, of course).

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While there weren't any "new" tricks in this video, which doubles up as an ad for McIlroy's sponsor, Bose, it was still pretty neat to see McIlroy partake.

See it for yourself here: 


August 2, 2015 - 3:34pm
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Zach Johnson
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Zach Johnson shows off a very unusual way to use the Claret Jug.

Open Championship winners find unusual ways to use the Claret Jug, the winning trophy. Most of the time, it's a pretty handy beverage container.

But Zach Johnson is from Iowa, where the "tall corn grows." So after winning this year's Open Championship and earning possession of the Claret Jug, here's how he decided to use it:



A corn holder? That's got to be a first. What would Old Tom Morris think of that?

August 2, 2015 - 2:23pm
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Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods pulled off an amazing shot Sunday from this seemingly impossible lie.

It turns out Tiger Woods may still have a little bit of magic left in the golf bag.

NEARLY HOLED: Tiger Woods comes inches away from a hole-in-one

Words can't describe what Tiger did from this seemingly impossible lie Sunday at the Quicken Loans National, so just watch the video for yourself:



Unfortunately, Woods still wound up making bogey on the hole.

Tiger started out the final round with five birdies in his first 10 holes, but then began giving strokes back -- including the 12th.