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Russell Knox smiles after finally reaching the island green -- in 7. He'd go on to make a 9.

Russell Knox lived every golfer's nightmare Saturday in the third round of the Players. And yet, he could still joke about it hours later.

Standing on the tee at the iconic No. 17 island green, Knox plopped not one, not two, but three balls in the water before moving over to the drop zone and finally landing one safely on his seventh shot. He wound up carding a 9.

If you want to relive Knox's difficulties, here's a video recap.

 

 

 

 

The second attempt is the hardest to watch, as Knox hit a shank that almost landed on the television camera stand on the other island in the lake, way right of his intended target.

Knox was able to make fun of his shot on social media later, and promised he'd get even with TPC Sawgrass on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

That's a heck of an attitude, especially given the circumstances. 

 

 

Knox keeps his chin up after splashing three balls, carding 9 at Sawgrass' No. 17
May 13, 2016 - 2:47pm
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Will Wilcox
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Until Will Wilcox stepped to the tee at the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass on Friday, it had been 14 long years since the last time an ace had been made on that hole in the Players Championship.

It's been 6,296 tee shots and 14 years since a hole-in-one has been made on the famous par-3 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass in the Players Championship.

That was when Miguel Angel Jimenez turned the trick in the first round of the 2002 Players.

On Friday, during the tournament's second round, Will Wilcox snagged the seventh ace on the 17th in Players history.

Check out this beauty:

 

Is there a better place in golf to make an ace? 

Will Wilcox aces famous par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass
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Lydia Ko and Prince Harry pose for a photo.

Being the No. 1 golfer in the world -- and an ambassador for the Invictus Games -- has its perks. Like meeting a real prince.

The inaugural Invictus Games were held in 2014 as a way for wounded armed services personnel to participate in multiple sports, much like the Paralympics. It was the brainchild of Prince Harry of Great Britain, as a way of making sure the efforts of soldiers who participated in the Afghanistan conflict were fully appreciated, and to "... use sport as a way to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and demonstrate life beyond disability."

So when Orlando offered to host the second Games, Ko was asked to be an ambassador. And on Wednesday, she had the opportunity to meet Prince Harry, as this tweet shows.

 

 

Ko has had a pretty awesome 2016. She was in attendance at the Masters earlier this spring, had a chance to practice putting with NBA MVP Stephen Curry and won a tournament in her native New Zealand despite having an earthquake interruption.

Lydia Ko meets Prince Harry at Invictus Games
May 11, 2016 - 2:43pm
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Tiger Woods
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Here's Tiger Woods -- the Legos version -- recreating arguably the most famous shot of his career on his way to winning the 2005 Masters.

Last Thursday, we brought you the hilarious stop-action video of PGA Tour player Graham DeLaet made entirely out of Legos posted by Instagram user Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller).

Well, this week, Jacobs went all-in on one of the greatest shots in the game's history -- the ridiculous chip-in Tiger Woods had at Augusta National's par-3 16th hole on his way to winning the 2005 Masters, complete with the Verne Lundquist "in your life" commentary.

Check it out (h/t Bleacher Report):

 

In your life have you seen anything like that? #TigerWoods #VerneLundquist #PGA

A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on

 

That is just fantastic. A+.

'Lego' Tiger Woods and the famous Masters chip-in
May 11, 2016 - 8:51am
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Chipper Jones
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Former Atlanta Braves all-star Chipper Jones collected his first career hole-in-one on Tuesday while playing at TPC Sugarloaf.

In a career loaded with night games, it's not surprising that many of the most avid golfers in the world are baseball players.

I mean, come on, what else are they going to do while they wait for a 7 p.m. first pitch?

Not surprisingly, that love of golf carries over into retirement from the big leagues as well.

That's where former Atlanta Braves eight-time all-star Chipper Jones enters the equation.

Playing a round of golf at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. (former home of a PGA Tour event), on Tuesday, Jones scored his first hole-in-one with a 52-degree gap-wedge on a 134-yard par 3.

While there wasn't video of the actual shot, Jones was sure to have his buddies film him as he collected the ball from the hole and gave details of his ace:

 

Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones scores first ace