Ice Bucket Challenge the new cool, or cold, thing in pro golf
Summer is officially here, and everybody's looking for ways to keep cool both on and off the course. One of the craziest ways is the Ice Bucket Challenge.
I'm not exactly sure where or when this started, but over the past several days a multitude of pro tour players have begun challenging each other to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads. The protocol seems to be that someone challenges you, and you have 24 hours to accept or make a donation to charity.
If you agree, you must drench yourself and capture it on social media. Then you get to call out someone else, and the chain just keeps rolling.
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Both male and female players have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I have to give the LPGA contingent the most credit for their enthusiasm and the fact that many of their top players – including Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen – have done it.
I was especially impressed with Wie. I mean, her week began with her first major title at the U.S. Women's Open and ended with a bucket of ice water over the head on the practice range in Arkansas.
You can catch up with this ridiculous, hilarious fad by searching #IceBucketChallenge on Twitter. In the meantime, here are some of the LPGA's best drenchings:
PGA of America Championships
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sahalee Country Club
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club