May 13, 2016 - 2:47pm
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Will Wilcox
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Until Will Wilcox stepped to the tee at the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass on Friday, it had been 14 long years since the last time an ace had been made on that hole in the Players Championship.

It's been 6,296 tee shots and 14 years since a hole-in-one has been made on the famous par-3 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass in the Players Championship.

That was when Miguel Angel Jimenez turned the trick in the first round of the 2002 Players.

On Friday, during the tournament's second round, Will Wilcox snagged the seventh ace on the 17th in Players history.

Check out this beauty:

 

Is there a better place in golf to make an ace? 

Will Wilcox aces famous par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass
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Lydia Ko and Prince Harry pose for a photo.

Being the No. 1 golfer in the world -- and an ambassador for the Invictus Games -- has its perks. Like meeting a real prince.

The inaugural Invictus Games were held in 2014 as a way for wounded armed services personnel to participate in multiple sports, much like the Paralympics. It was the brainchild of Prince Harry of Great Britain, as a way of making sure the efforts of soldiers who participated in the Afghanistan conflict were fully appreciated, and to "... use sport as a way to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and demonstrate life beyond disability."

So when Orlando offered to host the second Games, Ko was asked to be an ambassador. And on Wednesday, she had the opportunity to meet Prince Harry, as this tweet shows.

 

 

Ko has had a pretty awesome 2016. She was in attendance at the Masters earlier this spring, had a chance to practice putting with NBA MVP Stephen Curry and won a tournament in her native New Zealand despite having an earthquake interruption.

Lydia Ko meets Prince Harry at Invictus Games
May 11, 2016 - 2:43pm
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Tiger Woods
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Here's Tiger Woods -- the Legos version -- recreating arguably the most famous shot of his career on his way to winning the 2005 Masters.

Last Thursday, we brought you the hilarious stop-action video of PGA Tour player Graham DeLaet made entirely out of Legos posted by Instagram user Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller).

Well, this week, Jacobs went all-in on one of the greatest shots in the game's history -- the ridiculous chip-in Tiger Woods had at Augusta National's par-3 16th hole on his way to winning the 2005 Masters, complete with the Verne Lundquist "in your life" commentary.

Check it out (h/t Bleacher Report):

 

In your life have you seen anything like that? #TigerWoods #VerneLundquist #PGA

A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on

 

That is just fantastic. A+.

'Lego' Tiger Woods and the famous Masters chip-in
May 11, 2016 - 8:51am
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Chipper Jones
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Former Atlanta Braves all-star Chipper Jones collected his first career hole-in-one on Tuesday while playing at TPC Sugarloaf.

In a career loaded with night games, it's not surprising that many of the most avid golfers in the world are baseball players.

I mean, come on, what else are they going to do while they wait for a 7 p.m. first pitch?

Not surprisingly, that love of golf carries over into retirement from the big leagues as well.

That's where former Atlanta Braves eight-time all-star Chipper Jones enters the equation.

Playing a round of golf at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. (former home of a PGA Tour event), on Tuesday, Jones scored his first hole-in-one with a 52-degree gap-wedge on a 134-yard par 3.

While there wasn't video of the actual shot, Jones was sure to have his buddies film him as he collected the ball from the hole and gave details of his ace:

 

Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones scores first ace
May 10, 2016 - 9:16am
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Greg Owen
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Greg Owen took time from his Players Championship preparation on Monday to save a baby blue jay in distress after it fell out of a tree and into the pond on the 16th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

If Greg Owen -- a journeyman still in search of his maiden PGA Tour victory -- wins this week's Players Championship, you can chalk it up to great play and great karma.

Owen, one of the all-time "good guys" on Tour, took time away from his Players Championship preparation at TPC Sawgrass on Monday to make a rescue.

Walking off the 16th tee with Brandt Snedeker, Owen noticed a baby blue jay fell out of a tree and into the pond. The bird was struggling to get across the pond. Without hesitation, Owen stripped down to his skivvies and walked into the pond to save the bird.

Lucky for us, this act of kindness was captured on video by Tony Ziegler of the Ziegler Golf School, Owen's instructor.

Check it out:

 

That should be worth a bunch of "birdies" for Owen this week.

Owen strips down at TPC Sawgrass to save bird in distress