May 6, 2016 - 1:27pm
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Zac Blair
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PGA Tour player Zac Blair was disqualified from the Wells Fargo Championship on Friday after using his putter after he altered it... with his head.

PGA Tour player Zac Blair summed up his situation at the Wells Fargo Championship on Friday perfectly in a hashtag: "#GottaDoBetter."

Playing the fifth hole in the tournament's second round, Blair became frustrated after missing a birdie putt. He proceeded to hit himself in the head with his putter before tapping in for par.

On the very next hole, Blair realized something: The shaft on his putter had been bent as the result of his head bang.

Blair alerted officials and was then disqualified for using a nonconforming club, outlined under Rule 4-3b in the Rules of Golf, which covers "damage other than in the normal course of play":

If, during a stipulated round, a player’s club is damaged other than in the normal course of play rendering it non-conforming or changing its playing characteristics, the club must not subsequently be used or replaced during the round.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 4-3b: Disqualification.

And so was the case for Blair, who was unlikely to make the cut anyway. He was 7 over at the time of the infraction.

Here's his tweet about the breach:

And he had a little fun with it too, as you can see here, giving us a little "Flashback Friday" by subtweeting the PGA Tour with the most famous of all putter-to-head-bangers, Woody Austin:

Zac Blair disqualified after hitting himself in head with putter
John Daly bobblehead
John Daly via Instagram
John Daly apparently finds his new bobblehead quite tasty.
 
John Daly makes his PGA Tour Champions debut on Friday at the Insperity Invitational in Houston, and tournament officials are marking the occasion in a pretty fun way – they're giving away John Daly bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.
 
The bobblehead is as realistic a depiction as you could possibly expect. He's standing cross-legged and is decked out in some cool aviators and, of course, some eye-popping Loudmouth slacks – and check this out: If you wear Loudmouth clothes to the tournament on Friday, you might be chosen to attend a meet-and-greet with JD after his round. 
 
 
I'm not really sure JD likes his likeness, though – he posted a shot of himself on Instagram taking a bite out of one. Is that a sign of aggression or affection? I'm gonna presume he likes it.
 
With only 1,000 bobbleheads available to the public, I’m also gonna presume that they'll be in high demand on eBay and elsewhere almost immediately. I might have to put in a bid for one myself.
 
Anyway, good luck, John, and go get 'em. We're all expecting you to have a tremendous impact on the senior circuit, and we can't wait to see you make your senior major debut at the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in a few weeks.
 
 

Get ya a @pga_johndaly Bobble Head Friday at the @Insperityinvitational @pgatourchampions tour #nowwerehavingfun

A photo posted by pga_johndaly (@pga_johndaly) on

 
 
 
John Daly bobbleheads to be given out at Insperity Invitat'l on Friday
Graham DeLaet made out of Legos
Jared Jacobs via Instagram
"Lego Graham DeLaet" tips his crowd after making birdie in a hilarious stop-action video.
 
There was a lot of golf on TV today. None of it was as amazing as what I saw on Instagram.
 
As you can see below, a guy by the name of Jared Jacobs has created a stop-action video of PGA Tour player Graham DeLaet – and it's made entirely out of Legos.
 
It only lasts a few seconds, but I can't stop watching it. "Lego Graham" tees off and then he and his Lego caddie march down the Lego fairway. His tee shot avoids the Lego creek, so he knocks his second shot up onto the Lego green. From there, he taps in for a Lego birdie.
 
I love everything about this, from DeLaet's trademark bushy beard to his awesome one-handed swing to the way his approach shot bounces off the backstop behind the green and settles down back by the hole. Heck, there's even colorful Lego flowers behind the Lego teebox.
 
And as one of the commenters on his Instagram page noted, the pace of play is quite good, too.
 
I don't know anything about Jacobs, but I am presuming he's Canadian by the hockey helmet he's wearing in his photo and his clear love for DeLaet, the leading Canadian on the PGA Tour. Regardless of his nationality, though, this little video will make you smile.
 
Golf clap for you, Jared Jacobs.
 
 

Now I can check golfing with #GrahamDeLaet off the ol' bucket list.

A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on

 
 
 
Awesome stop-action video of PGA Tour player Graham DeLaet made entirely out of Legos
Anna Nordqvist
Anna Nordqvist via Twitter
Anna Nordqvist got a high-five after making the coolest putt we've seen this year.
 
The LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic doesn’t tee off until Thursday morning, but it looks like the shot of the week has already been struck. 
 
During her prep for the tournament on Wednesday, Anna Nordqvist faced a medium-length putt that she clearly viewed as not challenging enough. So she whacked the putt a good 20 or 30 feet past the hole and up a slope – and then watched as the ball paused near the top of the slope, then trickled all the way back down and dropped into the cup.
 
Her amazing achievement immediately brought to mind a similarly eye-popping putt that we showed you back in 2014. That one, which you can also see below or by clicking here, looks to have been a little shorter, but the slope it had to traverse covered both green and fringe. 
 
So which one is better? Check 'em both out and tell us what you think.
 
 
 
Anna Nordqvist drains incredible up-and-back putt at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
Star Wars Day
TaylorMade Golf via Twitter
PGA Tour player Daniel Berger can probably hit his drive out of the solar system with his light-saber driver from TaylorMade.
 
As I'm sure you are well aware, today is May 4 – "Star Wars Day" to nerds and geeks and sci-fi fans around the globe. The date, of course, was chosen because of its easy pun of "May the fourth be with you," and is being celebrated even more robustly this year in the wake of last December's release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the latest in the line of "Star Wars" movies.   
 
I don't know much about the fourth, or force, but I do know that lots of folks within the golf industry have been marking the occasion with cute social media posts all day long. Here's a collection of some of the best. Enjoy them, you will: 
 
Golf industry has fun celebrating "Star Wars Day" 2016
May 4, 2016 - 11:38am
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National Instruction Day
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In the spirit of National Instruction Day, we asked our PGA.com Facebook friends to share the best advice they've received from a PGA Professional.

In the spirit of today being National Instruction Day, we pitched the following question to our nearly 350,000 friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation: What's the best advice you've ever received from a PGA Professional?

As is usually the case, you didn't disappoint with your wide-ranging answers, some that made us laugh and some that made us say, "hey, I should try that."

Here's a collection of our favorite answers from you. You can click here to join the conversation.

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Chuck Backer: The 10 step rule - when you hit a BAD shot - you get to walk 10 steps while swearing at yourself -- AFTER those 10 steps -- You're done being upset. Forget about it and move on to the next shot.

Richard Browne: Leave the Index Finger of the Right Hand out of your swing... Even suggested having it amputated. But that was just a suggestion not an instruction. IT WORKS.

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Conor Dondale: Open up your front foot to promote better hip movement and weight transfer.

Damien Ross: Practice everything from 100 yards and in because that's where scoring 90 percent of the time happens.

Dan Sanders: Play your game, don't play anyone else's game.

Joe Jensen: Understanding the proper grip!

Peter Rivas: Maybe try bowling.

Don Gosselin: The great Dana Quigley told me "don't be afraid to go low."

Wayne Garrison: To turn the body and just let arms drop in the downswing.

James Anisko: Keeping that right shoulder back on the downswing. Thanks Billy Ore of PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Wayne Jury: Don't graze over each shot. Deliver the shot in less than 12 seconds.

Sam Nord: Picture your shot before addressing. Have an idea of what the flight should look like.

Timmy Harmon: Move up one set of tees.
 

What is the best advice you've received from a PGA Professional?
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