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Stroud watched ‘Bull Durham’ before final round

Chris Stroud watched ‘Bull Durham’ before the biggest round of his life at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hit fairway, win salad?

Chris Stroud says he prepared for the final round of the PGA Championship by watching one of his favorite movies, "Bull Durham," about a baseball team whose stadium had a wooden bull that snorted and a the sign that read, "Hit bull, win steak."

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Stroud, the last player to qualify, was in the final pairing Sunday with leader Kevin Kisner and began the round one stroke back.

Stroud said before his round that he watched "Bull Durham" on Sunday morning. A day earlier, he paraphrased a line from the movie when describing how he didn't want to tinker with a hot streak.

The Durham Bulls, the real minor-league team portrayed in the movie, noticed and tweeted one of the cliche-packed lines delivered by Tim Robbins' character, "Nuke" LaLoosh, "I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out."

No word on whether Stroud also would try to breathe through his eyelids, as LaLoosh was instructed.

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