If you're choosing teams for a pick-up hockey game and St. Louis Blues star and U.S. Olympic hero T.J. Oshie is available, you'd make him your first selection.
Oshie, you'll remember, led the U.S. to a preliminary-round victory over Russia in the Winter Games when he scored four times in six tries during a shootout.
Now... if you're choosing a partner for your weekend golf match and Oshie is an option, you might want to take a pass -- even though he might have some game based on something we saw earlier in the year.
During the first round of the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Oshie four-jacked from just a few feet.
In Oshie's defense, those were a couple of serious power lip outs.
It happens to the best and the worst of us. Nice to know we're not alone.
Rory McIlroy is hoping to do something this week that has only been done six times in the long history of the Open Championship -- win from start to finish.
Ted Ray (1912), Bobby Jones (1927), Gene Sarazen (1932), Henry Cotton (1934), Tom Weiskopf (1973) and Tiger Woods (2005) are the only players to win the Open wire-to-wire.
McIlroy began the third round of the Open on Saturday at Royal Liverpool with a four-shot lead at 12 under over Dustin Johnson.
According to Justin Ray, a researcher for Golf Channel, in major championship history, players with a 4+ shot lead after 36 holes have gone on to win 51 percent of the time.
So, yes, the odds are in McIlroy's favor, but perhaps not as severely as you'd think.
It should be noted that McIlroy is included among that 51 percent -- he won the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional after taking a six-shot lead into the weekend (he was also the wire-to-wire winner there).
Should McIlroy win come Sunday, he'd also join Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players in history to win three majors (since the Masters became a major) by the age of 25.
Tiger Woods waited until the final hole in his second round of the Open Championship on Friday to make his first birdie of the day.
Better late than never and it came just in the nick of time.
Woods needed a birdie -- in all likelihood -- to avoid missing the cut, which was projected to fall right at 2-over 164. He had just come off a triple-bogey 7 on the par-4 17th hole after hitting his tee shot out of bounds.
Woods was just right of the green in two shots on the par-5 18th hole, but was faced with a tricky chip shot from behind a pot bunker. He hit a stellar third shot, but still had six feet left for birdie.
After giving the line a good look, Woods dropped the putt in for a 5-over 77 to avoid missing the cut in consecutive starts for the first time in his professional career in a round that also included a double bogey on his opening hole. Woods also avoided missing the cut for just the fourth time in a major.
Even though Woods has struggled this season -- before and after back surgery -- CBS analyst Peter Kostis put Tiger's remarkable career in perspective with this tweet:
For me, the most special Tiger stat? 10 MC's so far and 14 Major wins so far in his career. Who else has fewer missed cuts than Majors!
— Peter Kostis (@peterjkostis) July 18, 2014
That's incredible when you really think about it -- over a career that's 17 years strong, Woods has four more major wins than he does missed cuts.
Rickie Fowler is the only player in the world with top-5 finishes in each of the season's first two majors.
If the 25-year-old keeps plugging along the way he is at Royal Liverpool this week, there's a very good chance he'll make it 3-for-3 at the Open Championship.
Fowler -- who tied for fifth at the Masters and tied for second at the U.S. Open -- is at 6-under 138 through two rounds at the Open Championship this week. At the time he signed his scorecard, that gave Fowler a share of the clubhouse lead (Rory McIlroy was still finishing up his second round, leading the tournament at 10 under through 15 holes).
On Friday, Fowler matched the 3-under 69 he turned in on Thursday.
With the way he's played in the majors, it's hard to believe that Fowler's lone win on the PGA Tour came in 2012.
In a way, it's also unfortunate for Fowler that he could be the victim of a runaway for the second time in two majors. Germany's Martin Kaymer ran away with the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 where Fowler had that tie for second with Erik Compton.
And this week at Royal Liverpool, it appears everyone will be chasing McIlroy on the weekend.
The most important point is that Fowler is putting himself in position... frequently.