Thorbjorn Olesen
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Thorbjorn Olesen's light schedule this season can be traced to an unfortunate encounter with a camel.
Thorbjorn Olesen made a bit of a splash in 2013 when he signed with Nike Golf and was featured in some advertisements with swoosh wearers like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. He's been a bit quiet lately – he's ranked No. 130 in the world – and now we know why.
 
He fell off a camel.
 
Yes, seriously. 
 
"I was in Dubai with a few friends; we were riding on motorbikes and did all sorts of other stuff," Olesen explained in a story published today in The Melbourne Age newspaper in Australia. "Then I actually fell off a camel in the desert and pulled my [groin] muscle, so it took a couple months before I was ready to play again.
 
"Sometimes it bounces back and I need to get some treatment, but it's all good now."
 
The 24-year-old from Denmark shared the lead after Thursday's first round of the Perth International in western Australia before slipping one shot off the pace today.
 
He tied for fifth in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and tied for third in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic early in the year, but played only sparingly through the spring and early summer. He began ramping it back up at the PGA Championship, and is making his 13th start of 2014 this week in Perth, where he is looking for his first win since 2012.
 
"Its been a dry period," he said. 
 
Not surprisingly, we note, camels like the dry.
 
Thorbjorn Olesen recovers from camel fall that caused groin injury
Bill Murray and Ellen DeGeneres
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If Bill Murray forgets who gave him these golf pants, all he has to do is look at them.
Bill Murray has been making the TV talk show rounds in recent weeks to promote his new movie, "St. Vincent." And while the movie doesn't have a golf theme, golf is always on Murray's mind.
 
So it wasn't a surprise that, when Murray dropped by the "Ellen" show, host Ellen DeGeneres wanted to talk a little golf. Well, make that golf fashion.
 
"One of the things I love about the game is they have the greatest clothes," DeGeneres said. "And you have some really interesting pants."
 
So, Ellen continued, she got Murray some pants to wear the next time he teed it up. And when she pulled them out of a shopping bag, they were – standard-looking gray slacks, with pictures of Ellen's smiling face stuck all over them.
 
 
Murray got up and tried on the pants – pulling them over the typically tacky pair he wore on the show.
 
"Normally I wouldn't have a pair of pants on underneath these pants," he explained. "But I don't trust myself with this crowd."
 
So when might we see Murray sporting these slacks out on the links? The first round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am next spring might be a good bet.
 
Here's a clip of Murray and DeGeneres. The golf portion begins about 1:30 in:
 
 
Bill Murray gets golf pants from Ellen DeGeneres
October 23, 2014 - 10:40am
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Lewis Black
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Comedian Lewis Black is known for being the king of rants. On a recent visit to Pinehurst No. 2, Black had a lot to say about golf.

Lewis Black, a Grammy-winning comedian, loves his golf like the rest of it.

Black, however, is realistic about his abilities and doesn't take his game too seriously.

Our friend, Alex Podlogar, Media Relations Manager for Pinehurst Resort, passed along an email this morning with a few videos of Black during a recent Pinehurst visit.

Black was at Pinehurst as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Ultimate Golf Experience.

Here, Lewis talks about the worst kinds of golfers:

In this clip, Lewis talks about his own on-course meltdowns:

Finally, Lewis hilariously rants about Pinehurst No. 2's incredibly difficult greens:

Comedian Lewis Black talks Pinehurst No. 2
October 23, 2014 - 10:03am
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Putt
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It might be hard to imagine a 3-foot putt going down as the best holed putt you've ever seen. This one, however, might be just that. Check out where this guy is aiming.

It's hard to imagine calling a holed 3-foot putt the most incredible putt you've ever seen.

However, folks, this birdie putt on the ninth hole at The Golf House Club, Elie, in Fife, Scotland, is just that.

Don't believe us? Feast your eyes on this:

Is this guy kidding?

Yes, we know special effects are an amazing thing these days, but at no point in this particular video could we find an instance where an edit may have occurred (unless our eyes are deceiving us).

That was both the longest and best 3-footer we've ever watched.

h/t Golf News Net 

This is the most insane 3-foot putt you'll ever see
October 23, 2014 - 9:34am
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Tom Watson
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From left to right, actor Paul Rudd, Tom Watson, former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt.

Tom Watson, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, took in Game 2 of the World Series last night to support his beloved Kansas City Royals.

Watson, a longtime Royals fan through thick and thin, was donning a Royals hat and jacket. He took this photo with actor Paul Rudd, former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt:

Watson had to be happy with Wednesday night's outcome, as the Royals knotted the World Series 1-1 with the San Francisco Giants.

Here's an excerpt from Watson's February 2014 Captain's Blog, where he wrote about the Royals before the season even started:

Lastly, being a big fan of baseball and the Kansas City Royals, I'm excited that Spring Training is here. I'm going to Spring Training again this year in Surprise, Ariz., to see the Royals on my way out to the Toshiba Classic in California.

I'm interested in seeing a young pitcher the Royals have named Yordano Ventura. He was invited to Spring Training last year and got called up to the Royals in September. Ned Yost, the Royals manager, said that an umpire came up to him after one of Ventura's outings and asked, "Who is this guy?" He's been known to get his fastball up around 102-103 mph. He's also got a big hook that he can control. He could be the pitcher of the future for the Royals and might even start this year. He's a player to watch and one I'm looking forward to seeing.

I hope the Royals can improve on their 86-76 season last year as the playoffs are but a distant memory. Go blue.

Ventura turned out to be pretty darned good. He led the Royals with a 3.20 ERA in the regular season with a 14-10 record.

And, as Watson hoped, the Royals improved on the 2013 record, going 89-73 with a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1985.

Tom Watson takes in Game 2 of World Series
October 23, 2014 - 8:41am
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Chi Chi Rodriguez
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World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriguez turns 79 years old today.

World Golf Hall of Famer and world-class swordsman (with a golf club, that is) Chi Chi Rodriguez is celebrating his 79th birthday today.

Fast forward to the 1:30 mark below to see the famous sword dance:

Rodriguez, a proud Puerto Rican, turned professional in 1960. Always a colorful character, Rodriguez also had a lot of flash with his game. He was an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour and racked up 22 victories on the Champions Tour, including the 1987 Senior PGA Championship.

More recently, you may remember a Rodriguez blooper, where he took the "Big Break" glass break challenge and, well, it backfired with an unfortunate ricochet.

Chi Chi Rodriguez celebrates 79th birthday