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Martin Kaymer can outdrive many of us just using his putter.

When I was growing up in West Texas, one of the games we played on the golf course was to choose a hole and play it with just one club from the peg to bottom of the cup. The biggest challenge was to play the longest par 5 using only your putter.

One of us would occasionally make a par. That was quite a feat, but nothing like what Martin Kaymer – who won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf last month – and Bernhard Langer – who on Sunday – recently accomplished with their putters.

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As part of a Mercedes-Benz promotion, the two German superstars challenged each other to a long-drive contest using only regulation-length putters. The results, recorded on a Trackman ball flight analysis device, were quite impressive.

Each player got three whacks, and each gained more distance with every swing. The 57-year-old Langer said he was most pleased that he didn't break his putter, but his drives were pretty outstanding  – especially considering that Kaymer is considerably larger and almost 30 years younger. The final result: Kaymer went 212.3 meters (that's 232.17 yards), while Langer's best was 190.2 meters (208 yards).

Here's the video of their showdown:

 

 

Martin Kaymer and Bernhard Langer hit their putters 200 yards
October 28, 2014 - 1:18pm
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Michael Jordan, Keegan Bradley
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Keegan Bradley and Michael Jordan at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The 2014-15 NBA season tips off tonight. As part of the build-up to the big hoops night ahead, Michael Jordan -- His Airness -- took over the Charlotte Hornets Twitter account for a while on Tuesday, fielding questions from fans using the hashtag "#MJTakeover."

The Chicago Bulls legend is also the owner of the Hornets.

So, you're asking yourself, what does any of that have to do with golf?

Good question.

Here's the answer: 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley was one of those "fans" to shoot Jordan a question.

Bradley has become friends with MJ over the last few years and even wears customized "Air Jordan" golf shoes.

So what was Bradley's question to his golf buddy?

 

As of this posting, MJ -- the king of trash-talking -- had yet to reply to Bradley.

We're guessing he'll find a way to squeak a few more strokes out of Bradley during their next round together.

UPDATE: Jordan has responded. As usual, MJ wins.

Keegan Bradley tosses a question to Michael Jordan
October 28, 2014 - 11:09am
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A single-engine plane crashed into a pond on a golf course after attempting a fairway landing on Monday.

This is something you don't see everyday: An airplane in distress attempts to land in a fairway on a golf course, but misses and winds up in a water hazard.

It might sound crazy, but that's precisely what happened on Monday at a golf course near Dallas.

A single-engine plane landed in a pond at Prestonwood Country Club after its engine failed.

Reporter Claire Cardona from the Dallas News wrote:

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the plane went down in the golf course at the country club near Plano Parkway and Midway Road. The pilot, who was the only person on board, tried to land on the fairway, but the plane flipped and ended upside down in the pond, said Plano Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Capt. Peggy Harrell.

Miraculously, the pilot was not injured and got himself out of the plane.

h/t Golf News Net 

Plane attempts golf course landing, finds pond instead
October 27, 2014 - 9:46pm
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John Daly and Yao Ming
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John Daly might have to change his "Big John" nickname after meeting up with Yao Ming in China.
John Daly spent the last week over in China playing in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am and – perhaps more importantly – minging with the celebrities. If you follow him on social media, you saw him post photos with stars like Jessica Alba and Kenny G.
 
Daly posted his most memorable image of the week Monday night, though. As you can see, it shows him standing next to a building on the driving range at Mission Hills. Oh wait, that's no building – it's former NBA standout Yao Ming.
 
"I look like a Mini Me?" Big John asked on Twitter, and the answer to that question is a big fat yes.
 
 
Yao, as NBA fans might remember, stands a cool 7-foot-6. Daly, according to the PGA Tour, checks in at 5-foot 11. That makes Yao 19 inches taller than Daly and, in this photo, he looks every bit of it.
 
"thisguyisbig," Daly added to his tweet, and "andi'mnosmallguy." 
 
No kidding, John. No kidding.
 
Yao, by the way, took up golf a few years ago. Being 7-foot-6 makes getting down to the ball a little tougher, as we can see in this video of Yao from 2012. But he's stuck with the game and, considering how popular he remains, his enthusiasm no doubt is a big boost for golf in China.
 
 
Yao Ming makes John Daly look tiny
October 27, 2014 - 5:31pm
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Bryan Bros.
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The golf trick-shot artists Bryan Brothers are at it again in this unbelievable video that incorporates some basketball.

If you've never heard of "Legendary Shots" they're basically the basketball trick-shot version of the golf-trick specialists Bryan Bros. Put the two together and what do you get?

This absolutely, unbelievable, insane video:

There are so many you've-got-to-be-kidding-me moments packed into this five-minute video shot recently at FarmLinks Golf Club in Alabama that you just need to see it for yourself to believe it.

Here's the description of the video from Legendary Shots:

We teamed up with our friends George and Wesley Bryan, otherwise known as the Bryan Bros, for an epic combination of basketball and golf. All of us had a blast making this video, and we are especially grateful for Farmlinks Golf Club for letting us use their course and facilities. Seriously, they gave us each a personal golf cart to use while we were there, how awesome is that?!

Cool, but not nearly as awesome as all these shots! 

The latest outstanding Bryan Bros. trick-shot video
October 27, 2014 - 10:50am
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These junior golfers from Finland are second to none in the golf-ball juggling game. See for yourself.

Over the weekend, our Andrew Prezioso was out covering the PGA Junior League Golf Championship at TPC Sugarloaf.

While he was there, he shot a cool video of some of the junior league players juggling golf balls.

Since then, we've had some emails roll in of other impressive golf-ball juggling acts from junior players.

This one from Finland (a video that posted to YouTube in May 2013, but sure hasn't gotten the eyeballs it deserves), in particular, blew us away:

 

How about those juggling skills?

Well done. 

Junior golfers with serious juggling skills