Jimmy Fallon chips in from bunker, Mario Batali catches it on video
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Just last week, your faithful Golf Buzz entertainment correspondent brought you the scoop on Jimmy Fallon's burgeoning interest in golf. On Friday night, Fallon showed his brand new – and career best – golf highlight on "The Tonight Show."
Fallon, as we explained, is a longtime golfer but is trying to get even more into the game. He apparently plays fairly regularly with TV star Michael J. Fox and celebrity chef Mario Batali, and they were on the links with him early on Friday – even though, Fallon said on the show, it was cold, rainy and generally miserable.
To make matters worse, Fallon found himself in a deep, daunting bunker on the fourth hole at Bayonne Golf Club in Bayonne, N.J. So while the rest of his group gathered up on the green, Fallon clomped into the bunker, lined up his shot – and knocked it in the cup, much to the delight and amazement of his playing partners.
Making the moment even more special is that Batali caught the bunker blast on his iPhone camera. Fallon didn't say what he shot, or who won, but – as any golfer knows – all that really matters is that the shot of the day was captured on video. So congrats to Fallon – and great job, Mario.
Here's the shot: