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From Justin Rose to Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods received plenty of good wishes on his 40th birthday.
 
Tiger Woods turns the big 4-0 today, and he's getting a lot of birthday love on social media. If you ever wondered what his fellow pro tour players thought of the Big Cat, the messages give you a pretty good idea. 
 
Here is a representative sample, from tour players and others throughout the world of golf:
 
PGA Tour players wish Tiger Woods a happy birthday on social media
December 29, 2015 - 10:17am
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Got a hankering for golf, but experiencing life on a frozen tundra this time of year? No problem. Just lace up the skates.

People who are addicted to golf will go to great -- even preposterous -- lengths to play the game they love.

Well, some folks from Sweden are taking that to another level. In case you didn't know, it's cold there this time of year. We're talking snow and a lot of ice.

How the heck are you supposed to hit the links in conditions like that?

Easy. Just lace up the ice skates.

Check out this find by GolfDigest.com's Joel Beall, a video from a man named Jacob Grahn, who -- as Beall notes, "wasn't going to let a little thing like 'the course is covered in ice and snow' stop him from teeing it up."

 

Not exactly the safest form of golf these eyes have ever seen. 

Man plays golf -- on ice skates -- in Sweden
December 29, 2015 - 9:57am
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We've long known about Steph Curry's affection for golf. Now we get to see a photo of the NBA superstar from his high school golf team.

By now we all know that NBA superstar Steph Curry is a golf nut.

On Monday night, ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted out a photo of Curry with his high school golf team.

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Check it out:

 

Curry, whose Golden State Warriors improved to an unbelievable 29-1 record with a 122-103 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday, carries a handicap between 2-5.  

Check out Steph Curry's high school golf team photo
December 26, 2015 - 10:02am
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Bubba Watson takes a pie to the face on Christmas Day while son Caleb watches in amusement.

Santa Claus could have gotten Caleb Watson something a little less messy for Christmas, like "Chutes and Ladders" or "Twister."

Instead, he brought "Pie Face." And dad just had to give it a try.

Watch as Bubba Watson gets a face full of whipped cream as Caleb watches with glee:

 

 

All in all, it could have been worse. There's an actual game out there called "Doggie Doo." We'll let you look up the specifics.

 

Watch: Bubba gets a 'pie face'
December 26, 2015 - 9:35am
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Tiger Woods poses for a Christmas photo with his children and pets.

In his most recent "Christmas letter" posted to his website, Tiger Woods reflected on the ups and downs of a difficult 2015, his hopes for a return to competitive golf in 2016 -- and his feelings about turning 40 on Dec. 30.

Here are a few excerpts. You can read the full letter here.

On the past season:

As far as 2015, it was a tough year physically and took a toll on my body. I had to battle through a swing pattern change and get that organized, because it was awful at the beginning of the year. I didn't play for the longest time because I was stuck. To come back on the hardest venue of any course on the short game at Augusta National and tie for 17th, was pretty special to get myself back into it.

On what he expects in the near future:

The thing I'm looking forward to the most about 2016 is getting back out there again. I've missed it, and I would like to do it pain-free. I haven't done that in what seems like a long time. I've had it in spurts the last few years and have done some pretty good things, but I'd like to have sustained health.

Hopefully, I'll be able to play my way onto the Ryder Cup Team. Either way, I'm excited about being named a vice-captain. It will be new, fun and special. To have Davis appoint and trust me is pretty special. If you look back to when we played together in 1999 at Brookline, I don't think either one of us would have foreseen this. But here we are in leadership roles.

Hopefully I can play and lead at the same time and not just be on the sideline. All of us who have been a part of any of the teams over the years, once you've experienced it, you want to be a part of it. It's really hard to describe unless you've been in one of those team rooms and know what goes on.

And Tiger on the big 4-0:

My friends keep asking me how it feels to be turning 40 at the end of the month and my response is, "It depends when you ask me." Mentally, people who know me know I'm like a five-year-old. Physically, sometimes I feel old and sometimes I feel like a teenager. I don't like the polar opposites of the two. I'd like to be somewhere in the middle where I feel 40.

Tiger reflects on turning 40
December 25, 2015 - 8:00am
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