June 7, 2015 - 5:04pm
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When Erik Compton went out to dinner one night this week in Dublin, Ohio, he never could have guessed the surprise he was in store for.

This is the kind of story that will give you chills.

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Listen to what CBS lead golf announcer Jim Nantz had to say about an experience two-time heart transplant recipient and PGA Tour player Erik Compton experienced this week in Ohio:

 

Can you believe that?

Casual dinner leads to moving discovery for Compton
June 7, 2015 - 3:02pm
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Not all eagles are created equal. Check out the imagination Jordan Spieth used at the par-5 15th today to make a 3 with this nifty chip in.

Jordan Spieth is on fire today at the Memorial.

His chip-in eagle on the par-5 15th hole is a shot you can safely add to the top-5 of his young career.

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Check out the line Spieth takes on this chip from just off the green:

 

Just an amazing imagination.

With the eagle Spieth moved to 6 under for the day and pulled to within two shots of the lead.
 

Spieth takes unbelievable line to hole eagle chip
June 7, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson stopped by a lemonade stand near Muirfield Village on Thursday, bought a $1 lemonade and left the two kids running the stand a $99 tip.

Roland Van Karsen, 6, and his sister Elise, 8, decided to set up a lemonade stand right by Muirfield Village on Thursday.

It turned out to be a lucrative decision for the youngsters.

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In the video below by the Columbus Dispatch, the Van Karsen kids explain how Phil Mickelson pulled up, stepped out of his car and requested a $1 lemonade.

The kids got Mickelson the lemonade. He handed them a $100 bill and told them to keep the change:

 

How cool is that?

h/t Golf News Net 

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June 7, 2015 - 2:01pm
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One day after a career-worst, 13-over 85 at the Memorial, Tiger Woods was 11 shots better on Sunday with a 2-over 74.

One day after carding a career-worst, 13-over-par 85 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament, Tiger Woods was 11 shots better on Sunday.

Woods, the first player off to start the final round and playing alone, shot a 2-over 74 in a round that included double bogeys on two of his last four holes (Nos. 15 and 18).

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"Today I was a lot better," Woods said after his round Sunday at the Memorial, a tournament he has won five times.

According to Golf Channel stat man Justin Ray, the six double bogeys or worse by Woods this week are his most in a single event.

Ray also noted that the 14-over 302 total is Tiger's second-worse finish in relation to par as a pro. He finished 18 over at the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods's next scheduled start is in two weeks at Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open.

Woods closes Memorial Tournament with 2-over 74
Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods' 85 on Saturday was three shots higher than the 82 he shot in the second round of the Phoenix Open in January.
 
I'm not trying to rub it in, but Tiger Woods' 85 on Saturday at the Memorial was by far his worst score as a professional. It was, as Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press reminded us, three shots higher than the 82 he shot in the second round of the Phoenix Open in January, which led to him taking a two-month break from competition until he could get his game in order. 
 
Woods ended his front nine with back-to-back double bogeys for an outward 42. Then on No. 18, he hooked his tee shot into the water, flubbed two chips from short of the green and took a quadruple-bogey 8. 
 
You can read much more about his round here. And if you missed it, the PGA Tour put together a video package recounting Tiger's travails. Even given his recent struggles, you almost have to see the way that quadruple bogey unfolded to believe it.
 
 
Watch: Quadruple bogey on last hole gives Tiger Woods an 85
June 5, 2015 - 3:19pm
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Jordan Spieth has been on fire all season long, so it was no surprise to see him hole this 48-foot eagle putt on Friday at the Memorial.

It's pretty safe to say that Jordan Spieth is the hottest golfer in the world these days. And when you're the hottest golfer in the world, you tend to do things like this:

 

That was a 48-footer that dropped for eagle at Muirfield Village's par-5 fifth hole in the second round of the Memorial this afternoon.

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Spieth, looking to become the first three-time winner on Tour this season, moved to 7 under for the tournament with the eagle (he was 8 under at the time of this post after a birdie on No. 7).

So how good has Spieth been this season? He's got eight top-10 finishes in 15 starts, including the Masters win. He's been a runner-up on three occasions, including a T2 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational after the Masters.

That's awesome stuff.

Spieth holes 48-foot eagle putt