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February 6, 2017 - 12:27pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Super Bowl 51 was wild. Twitter went bonkers when the New England Patriots completed the biggest come from behind win in Super Bowl history, including pro golfers.

For three quarters on Sunday evening, it looked as though Super Bowl 51 was destined to be a snoozer.

With 15 minutes left to play, the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-9.

As if it hasn't been proven enough over the last 17 years, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick showed the world once again why no lead for the opposition is ever safe.

Brady and his team rallied all the way back to tie the game 28-28 to force the first overtime in Super Bowl history.

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On the first possession in overtime, Brady drove the Patriots 75 yards for a game-winning touchdown run by James White.

Needless to say, Twitter went bonkers... and that included pro golfers.

Here's a sampling of reactions from players:






































February 5, 2017 - 1:34pm
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T.J. Auclair
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It looks like Jack Nicklaus is pulling for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. Jack's grandson, Nick O'Leary, is a tight end for the Buffalo Bills and was high school teammates with Patriots third-string quarterback, Jacoby Brissett.

Jack Nicklaus, the greatest major champion in golf history, wished the New England Patriots good luck in Super Bowl 51 via his Instagram account on Sunday.

The Patriots square off against the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons later today.

Nicklaus, it turns out, has a rooting interest in the four-time Super Bowl Champion Patriots.

The Golden Bear's grandson, Nick O'Leary, is a tight-end for the Buffalo Bills. O'Leary's high school teammate was Jacob Brissett, who happens to be New England's third-string quarterback.

Brissett saw action early in the season for the Patriots when quarterback Tom Brady was serving a four-game suspension and Pats back-up Jimmy Garoppolo was out with an injury.

Brissett was the losing quarterback when O'Leary's Bills took down the Pats, 16-0 back in week 4 -- one of just two losses on the season for the Patriots in what was the last week of the Brady suspension.

Here's the post from Nicklaus:

February 4, 2017 - 4:50pm
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Matt Craig
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A golfer thought it would be funny to document his buddy's bunker troubles, but his heckling was met with a golf ball to the face.

Anyone who doesn't believe in the "golf gods" need only to ask Phil Mickelson.

It always seems that the ball rolls just so, or bounces just right, as to even out the universe. Well in this case the golf gods came for a little payback, when one golfer pulled out his phone to observe the bunker woes of his golfing buddy.

"You're so bad," we hear him say, as his friend sets up for his shot. Next thing he knows, the ball is flying towards him at full speed. Ouch.

Never mess with the golf gods.

(h/t to mailonline for the video and golfdigest for the find)



February 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
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Matt Craig
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jason day, left-handed driver
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World No. 1 Jason Day tried out a left-handed driver at the practice range Friday, and the results were even better than you'd expect.

Jason Day is the No. 1 player in the world. He's also right-handed.

But how good could he really be left-handed? Surely he would struggle to hit a driver while facing the opposite way, right?

Well it turns out, the answer is no. Not only did he not struggle, but he can pipe it 285. And thanks to former PGA Tour player David Lutterus, we have video evidence. Could he make the PGA Tour left-handed? I wouldn't bet against it.

I can't tell whether I should be impressed, or feel bad about how poorly my driver game is in comparison. Either way it's worth a watch.


JD 285 lefty #wow @jasondayofficial

A video posted by David Lutterus (@lutterus) on

February 3, 2017 - 11:54am
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