The 11 most popular golf stories from 2017

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's supposed 490-yard drive was one of the crazier golf storylines of 2017.
By
Daniel Wilco
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 | 11:47 p.m.

This past year was a great one for golf. Sergio won his first major, Tiger’s back, and some random guy fell through a frozen pond when trying to hit a ball off the ice.

Maybe you missed some of the storylines, maybe you want to relive the magic. Either way, we’ve got you covered with a compilation of the 11 most popular stories on PGA.com from the past year.

11. Masters 2017: Jordan Spieth asks, 'What would Arnie do?'

This story falls in our “Can’t watch it enough” category. Jordan Speith, facing a tough shot in the Masters, simply asked his caddie, “What would Arnie do?” Do yourself a favor and check this one out again.

10. Tiger Woods says this is the 'greatest feeling shot' of his life

This may be a surprise to some, but Tiger Woods has hit some pretty good golf shots in his career. Yet, according to Woods himself, one stands out above the rest.

9. John Daly kisses Arnold Palmer umbrella logo on way to first PGA Tour Champions win

Walking up the 18th fairway before winning his first PGA Tour event in 13 years, John Daly made time to pay tribute to the late Arnold Palmer in a fantastic way.

8. Best golf jokes

Last words of a golfer standing in the woods? "I can see a gap." We asked readers to submit some of their best golf jokes, and the compilation is sure to give you plenty of material for the next time a bad round has you in need of some humor.

7. 'The Rock' (yes, that one) smashes 490-yard drive

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hitting a golf ball? Yeah we’re surprised the ball didn’t just disintegrate. Still, this is a pretty amazing story. Even for a man whose biceps are larger than most peoples’ waists.

6. The 10 Greatest golfers of all time

You may be able to tell from the headline here, but this story sparked quite a bit of debate. Do you agree with the list?

5. The real story behind why Mike Reasor shot the highest score in PGA Tour history

In 1974, Mike Reasor — an accomplished PGA Tour professional — shot a 123-114 on Saturday and Sunday of the Tallahassee Open. Yes. You read that right. Now ready why he did it.

4. 9 of your favorite games to play on the golf course

Sometimes you need a little variety on the course. Maybe you turn to skins, or best ball. Maybe you’ve made up a new game all on your own. We asked our friends at the PGA.com Facebook nation, and here are nine of the best game ideas.

3. WATCH: Bubba Watson uses driver to skip across 16th at Masters

The Practice Round at the Masters is always a treat to watch, especially the Par-3 16th hole, where players have come to attempt a skip shot across water each year. This year, Bubba Watson put a spin on the skip.

2. Lexi Thompson assessed four-stroke penalty while leading ANA Inspiration

This was one of the stranger storylines of the year. On her way to what looked like a win at the ANA Inspiration, Lexi Thompson was assessed a four-stroke penalty for an infraction that had happened the day before. Get the full story.

1. Possibly the best golf blooper compilation video ever

Sure, everyone loves sports highlights, but there is one video compilation that is more beloved: Blooper reels. Our most popular story on the year lets you sit back and enjoy six solid minutes of golf-related bloopers.