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Samuel L. Jackson took a selfie at the Open Championship
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014 | 11:24 a.m.
Via the official Twitter handle of the Open Championship (@The_Open), fans have been encouraged this week to submit their best "selfie" using the hashtag "#OpenSelfie."
It looks like they've got a leader in the clubhouse from a photo taken Saturday by none other than actor Samuel L. Jackson:
— The Open (@The_Open) July 20, 2014
Jackson is a noted golf fanatic.
As part of a piece called, "My Shot," that appeared in a 2005 issue of Golf Digest, Jackson had this to say about the one time he considered quitting the game:
"Only once did I feel like quitting the game. We played Carnoustie after Jean Van de Velde almost won the British Open there. It was very cold and windy. My feet hurt. The course was hard as hell, and I looked for my ball on probably 12 holes -- I hate looking for lost balls. I've never felt so bummed and disillusioned as when I left the course that day. But then it dawned on me that my 85 was four shots better than what Sergio Garcia shot. I realized it was the golf course, not me, that made for such a miserable time. When I got back to the States, I played Spyglass Hill, which is also very difficult, and just sailed around. I felt bad about wanting to quit and promised myself I'd keep things in perspective from then on."