April 23, 2017 - 12:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Bud Cauley
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Ugh. Whether you're a weekend worrier or a PGA Tour player, that pretty much sums up the feeling when you inadvertently double-hit a golf shot like Bud Cauley did on Saturday.

An overwhelming majority of the time, PGA Tour players make the game look ridiculously easy.

But, every now and again, they hit that one shot that the rest of the world can relate to -- the kind where, as you stare at the television in disbelief, you say, "Hey! I've done that!"

And that, friends, was the fate of one Bud Cauley on Saturday during the third round of the Valero Texas Open.

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Playing the par-4 12th hole at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course, Cauley just missed the green with his approach shot.

Playing a delicate chip from some sticky rough, Cauley made contact with the ball not once, but twice -- once when he intended to strike it and a second time on the follow through:

Unlike the majority of us, Cauley cleaned up his bogey from the fringe to limit the damage. He would shoot a 2-over 74 for the day and enters the final found tied for fourth, just two off the lead.

For those wondering, Cauley incurred a one-stroke penalty for the double hit, under Rule 14-4: if a player strikes the ball more than once during a stroke, the player must count the stroke and adds a penalty stroke for two strokes in all. The player would play the ball as it lies. 

Bud Cauley double hits short chip shot
April 23, 2017 - 10:34am
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T.J. Auclair
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golf ball, hash browns
If that big, usually delicious, heap of hash browns you just ate tasted a little weird, it may be because it contained pieces of golf balls. No, seriously.

What do you love with your Sunday brunch? Perhaps a coffee, some eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage and a side of hash browns?

After hearing this story, you might want to think twice about the hash browns.

Frozen hash browns by the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands -- sold in nine states -- have been recalled because the potatoes might contain pieces of golf balls.

Yes, you read that correctly.

From CNN.com:

McCain Foods USA's recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials" that "may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product."

"Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth," says the notice of the voluntary recall.

McCain Foods is recalling 2-pound bags of Roundy's Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns from Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick 'n Save supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin.

It is also recalling 2-pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

There's not much else to add, folks. Just be careful at your favorite brunch place, whether that's at home or at a breakfast nook.

Frozen hash browns recalled -- may contain 'pieces of golf balls'