October 11, 2016 - 2:18pm
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hero challenge
Ahead of the British Masters this week on the European Tour, some stars are taking part in the "Hero Challenge" on Tuesday night -- a one-of-a-kind golf competition played at night and under the lights.

The British Masters is being played this week on the European Tour.

But, before the tournament proper starts, there's a fun event featuring the likes of Luke Donald, Andy Sullivan, Andrew "Beef" Johnston, Shane Lowry and some celebrities, including Piers Morgan -- it's golf under the lights for the Hero Challenge.

Taking place Tuesday evening, European Tour stars will go head-to-head in the fast-paced, one-hole knockout contest, in the dark, under floodlights.

Eight players in all will take part in the challenge, consisting of "seven quick-fire head-to-head straight knockout matches, the last man standing will be crowned champion, with the entire contest concluded in less than an hour," according to the European Tour.

Here's what it will all look like:


Night golf on the European Tour
October 11, 2016 - 11:38am
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The 2016-17 PGA Tour season begins this week in Napa, Calif., with the Safeway Open. There's a long season ahead, so we decided to make five bold predictions, including one that fans of Tiger Woods might not be crazy about.
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5 Predictions for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season
October 7, 2016 - 1:29pm
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Alex Ovechkin is one of the best hockey players on the planet. Based on a Vine that's making the internet rounds, it's clear that the same assessment does not apply to his golf game.

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is one of the best hockey players on the planet.

Based on a Vine that's making the rounds on the internet the last couple of days, the same cannot be said for the seven-time NHL all star's golf game.

This is what we're talking about:



Ouch. Not a good look, Ovi.

Also, white socks with black shorts and black shoes?

Alex Ovechkin's golf swing is, well, not textbook
October 7, 2016 - 9:46am
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After a 13-month+ absence from the PGA Tour following back surgery and rehab, Tiger Woods on Friday committed to next week's Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., the first event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour schedule.

It's official.

For the first time in over 13 months, we will see Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour event.

A few weeks back, Woods said that he hoped to return for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season-opener, the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., but left the door open for possibly not playing if he wasn't feeling right.

On Friday, however, Woods confirmed -- well before the 5 p.m. ET deadline -- that he would in fact be competing in the event, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 13.

In his last start on the PGA Tour, the 14-time major champion and 79-time PGA Tour winner finished T10 at the Wyndham Championship. It was his only top-10 in 11 starts that 2014-15 season. Just after that, he left the PGA Tour for another back surgery and has endured over a year of rehabbing since.

Woods, who once spent a record 281 consecutive weeks as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, will begin the Safeway Open ranked No. 767.

Tiger Woods officially commits to play Safeway Open