April 6, 2015 - 10:21am
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Ripple
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Nike's new golf film 'Ripple' captures the relationship between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy recently admitted that he not only idolized Tiger Woods growing up, but he wrote a letter to his hero telling him he'd be his rival one day.

That day is now. And Nike's newest golf ad, "Ripple," explores that relationship in an emotionally satisfying way. Watch the whole thing and I promise you won't be disappointed:

 

 

 

The Rory-Tiger relationship continues this week at Augusta National Golf Club. Woods is returning from a long layoff after missing last year's Masters. McIlroy, now the No. 1 player in the world, only needs a green jacket to complete his career Grand Slam.

 

 

Nike's new golf ad stars Tiger, Rory
April 5, 2015 - 2:16pm
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Golf ball fire
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A manufacturing plant containing some 4 million golf balls went up in flames Saturday.

Some four million golf balls went up in flames when the manufacturing plant of a Canadian company burned to the ground Saturday morning northeast of Montreal.

According to a report from the CBC, the fire started around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the golf ball recycling facility. All 20 or so employees inside the plant at the time were able to escape without serious injuries, but the thick, black smoke created by the burning plastic forced authorities to close a major highway in and out of the city for much of the day. 

Here's a video recap:

 

 

According to the CBC report, Mulligan International in Beloeil, Quebec, recycles 27 million balls a year. Damage to the plant was estimated at $2 million.

Fire destroys 4 million golf balls
April 4, 2015 - 1:48pm
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Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed addresses the ball moments before making a hole-in-one Saturday at No. 16.

Patrick Reed seemed to be favoring his knee Friday en route to a second-round 71 at the Shell Houston Open. 

But if his knee was bothering him any Saturday afternoon, it wasn't apparent -- particularly after he made a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th. Watch this:

 

 

Knee problem? What knee problem? Not after Reed, with a huge smile on his face, races full-speed after his caddie toward the green after celebrating with the rest of his threesome. 

And Reed didn't hush the gallery on this occasion.

Watch: Patrick Reed's amazing ace
April 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
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Lee Westwood
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The route that this ball took to find the bottom of the cup for a Lee Westwood eagle was pretty cool.

Hole-outs are just so much fun to watch.

But, let's face it -- some are a lot cooler than others.

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My favorite? The slam-dunk. But, this dancer of an eagle by Lee Westwood from a fairway bunker on Friday in the second round of the Shell Houston Open is of the "a close second" variety for me:

 

That was from 104 yards out on the par-4 10th hole at the Golf Club of Houston, the same hole where Phil Mickelson chipped in for birdie to start his round on Thursday.

Westwood shot a 1-under 71 in the second round and at 2 under, was hovering below the projected cut line at the time of this post. 

Westwood holes out for eagle