Like "The Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones" and "Back to the Future," the Saga of Rory McIlroy's Chucked 3-Iron has become a trilogy.
The story so far from the Cadillac Championship at Doral's Blue Monster ...
On Friday, McIlroy tossed the offending club into a lake parallel to the eighth hole after a mishit.
On Saturday, a scuba diver showed up, waded into the water and retrieved the club.
On Sunday, course owner Donald Trump walked out to the practice area where McIlroy was warming up and presented the world's top-ranked player with the missing 3-iron, saying "nobody should play with 13 clubs, that's unlucky."
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See the video here:
Based on the snippets of conversation heard during the video, it sounds as if McIlroy will give the club back to Trump at the end of the tournament -- possibly to be placed on display at the course, or to be auctioned off for charity.
An enterprising scuba diver waded into the lake Saturday where Rory McIlroy chucked his Nike 3-iron into the water the day before in a fit of anger, and emerged with a prize.
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Here's what NBC's cameras caught on video:
At this point, details are unknown. Some questions are obvious: Was the diver hired by the course? It would be a serious lapse in security to have a fully wet-suited man with a breathing tank slip unnoticed through the gates. And the fact that the cameras were rolling at that time -- when golf was being played on other parts of the course -- leads one to believe that perhaps the recovery efforts were known beforehand.
Not that we're saying anything's fishy. Just check eBay tomorrow to be sure.
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In any case, it's cool that the diver was able to find McIlroy's lost piece of equipment, especially since Marcel Siem reportedly launched one of his own clubs into the drink earlier in the day.
The Blue Monster at Trump Doral is just that -- one tough golf course that seems to be inundated with water. But two golfers got their revenge Saturday in the third round of the Cadillac Championship, making almost identical holes-in-one at the Par-3, 227-yard fourth hole.
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First, Dustin Johnson stepped up with this shot:
D.J. couldn't have putted that ball any straighter. It was like it was on a mission to find the bottom of the cup.
Not long after, in fact just two groups later, J.B. Holmes stepped up to the same tee box and here's what happened:
Almost an instant replay. Cue up the celebration and repeat.