I don't know what it is with Adam Scott and sprinkler heads, but he's had his share of odd run-ins with them this year.
On Saturday during the third round of the Tour Championship, Scott's ball wound up on the edge of one circling the green at East Lake's No. 14 hole. And here's what happened next:
That's a pretty impressive birdie, considering the situation.
IN THE CORNER POCKET: Rory McIlroy's errant shot finds spectator's trousers
Scott wasn't as fortunate at the PGA Championship last month. His approach shot on the sixth hole at Valhalla seemed to be heading directly for the flag when it caught a sprinkler head and ricocheted left. Scott wound up making bogey on the hole.
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Recently, we've come across some photos of recreational golfers teeing it up from some crazy places. This time, we've got ones from professional golfers.
Danielle Kang, a member of the LPGA Tour, and Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods who is currently on the Ladies European Tour, missed the cut at this week's Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France, but that doesn't mean their weekend of golf was done. On Saturday, they ventured to the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain for some breathtaking photos.
I HAD to take a swing at the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain in the Mont Blanc.. Breathtaking.. I'm so blessed.. pic.twitter.com/yZ1SCvPClc
— Danielle Kang (@daniellekang) September 13, 2014
— Cheyenne Woods (@Cheyenne_Woods) September 13, 2014
If they did hit a ball (we can't be sure based on the photos), how far would they hit it? Math textbook question aside, Aiguille du Midi Mountain, located in the Franch Alps, tops out at an elevation of 12,605 feet. According to her LPGA Tour bio page, Kang has an average driving distance of 254.5 yards and Woods' Ladies European Tour bio page says her average is 243.3 yards. Add in what looks like a less-than-favorable lie and the thin air and it gets way too complicated for me. Let's just call it far.
You have to give them credit for not beeing too bundled up. According to a follow-up Instagram post by Kang, it was minus 2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) at the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain.
While their performances at the Evian Championship may not be memorable, it sure looks like their trip to France will be.
Welcome to our new format for our 'Guess the Course' game.
Instead of just posting a picture to our Facebook page and using the comments field for your guesses, we've decided to post it all here. Plus, down below, you can find the answer -- no more waiting around to hear what it is.
So with that said, here's today's photo. It comes to us from a course in an area of the United States that's about to get very popular as soon as all the leaves change color in the fall.
Can you guess which course it is?
Here's the answer. Thanks to @sblockard on Instagram for sharing it with us.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy recently joined Rachel Nichols from CNN's 'Unguarded,' to talk about their rivalry and friendship.
Which is it?
"Both," Woods said. "First rivals, I think, initially. But we've gotten to know each other over the last few years and we've become pretty good friends."
Later in the interview, Nichols asked Woods which of the two was the face of golf these days with McIlroy having won four majors in the last three years.
"Whether I am, or he is is irrelevant," Woods said. "As competitors and players we just want to win tournaments. He's doing a lot better job at it than I am."
You can watch the clip here:
Talk about a hole-in-one.
Rory McIlroy's drive on the 14th tee during the second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake didn't end up in the cup, but instead the ball found its way into a spectator's pocket. And no, the spectator did not bend down and snatch the ball. Turns out that the ball found him.
As you can see in the video, McIlroy's drive hit some trees to the right of the fairway and ricocheted the ball straight into the right pocket of the spectator.
Clearly, McIlroy was a good sport about this wacky shot and had a good chuckle about it. McIlroy got his ball back and then took a drop en route to a par 4 on the hole.
It doesn't matter what else happens this weekend, it seems pretty safe to say that this is the shot of the week.