Rory McIlroy is one of the more popular players with golf fans, and apparently dogs, too.
While waiting on the 18th tee at the Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie, a black labrador approached the No. 1-ranked golfer. The result was one of the best 16-second clips you'll see all day.
What seals this as a great video is the fact that Rory uses his Saint Bernard headcover for his 3-wood to play with his new friend.
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It's clear by Rory's reaction that he enjoyed the visit, and it's good to see Rory's laid-back side on the course. After so many weeks of high-pressure, competitive golf, it's a nice change to see Rory enjoying moments like this while playing with his father, Gerry.
McIlroy finished his first round with 1-over 73, and made just one birdie.
When a corn maze is created in your likeness, there is one question that has to be asked: Will you have an advantage finding your way through it?
We may finally get that answer this weekend.
Back in August, word got out that Sweet Seasons Farm in Berrydale, Fla., would be dedicating its corn maze to its local hero and two-time Masters winner, Bubba Watson. Now he's ready to give it a go.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) October 1, 2014
Granted, all Watson said is that he'll be stopping by the corn maze and not actually going into it. But would you pass up the opportunity to venture through a corn maze in your likeness?
This is the first opportunity that Watson will get to go see the finished maze. It opened last week but he was a little busy with the Ryder Cup.
Can't make it down to Sweet Seasons Farm to meet Watson or try to navigate your way through the maze? Well, we found this report from WEAR-TV in Florida that takes you on a tour of the maze.
The Baltimore Orioles have their first playoff game on Thursday. On Tuesday, they brought in a special guest to help them get ready.
Paul Azinger, the captain of the victorious 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, stopped by Camden Yards in Baltimore to bring some inspiration to the American League East champions.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 30, 2014
No video has surfaced of Azinger's speech but it's probably safe to bet that it had something to do with the Orioles' playoff mantra: We won't stop.
This is not the first time the Orioles have brought in Azinger to speak to the team. According to a tweet from Eduardo Encina, the Orioles beat writer for The Baltimore Sun, Azinger addressed the team in the spring.
Since whatever Azinger said in the spring helped the Orioles win 96 games this season, it's no surprise that Orioles manager Buck Showalter, who has a USGA 8.9 handicap at Texas National, would invite him back. Plus, we do know how much baseball players love to spend their free time out on the course. That would make the last U.S. captain to win a Ryder Cup a natural fit to speak to the team before the Orioles’ biggest series of the year so far.
What makes this a little strange is Azinger's baseball allegiances. Take a look at this tweet from earlier in the year.
— Paul Azinger (@PaulAzinger) May 25, 2014
Let's give Azinger a break though. The Rays, a divisional rival of the Orioles, struggled this year and missed the postseason so it's not like they're still competing against the Orioles.
While the golfing world concentrated on the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Tiger Woods was noticably absent. Perhaps now we know why.
On Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post reported that Woods is planning on opening a restaurant near his home called "The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club" sometime next year.
According to the Associated Press, a statement issued by developer Allied Capital and Development of South Florida says the property is still in the works, but is expected to be a 5,900-square-foot restaurant. It's likely to open in the first quarter of 2015.
Woods said in the statement that he envisions "a place where people can meet friends, watch sports on TV and enjoy a great meal."
Quick. Someone tell the trick-shot specialist Bryan Brothers to look out. They have some competition in the form of a 7-year-old.
Meet young DJ Henry, apparently an aspiring golf trick-shot artist based on this video:
Pretty impressive stuff from the little guy, don't you think?
And pace of play doesn't seem to be an issue either. The cameraman barely finishes the introduction and DJ lets it rip.