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October 13, 2016 - 9:05am
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Aaron Fricke
@Drexelgolf on Twitter
Thanks to the help of a tractor's headlight, Drexel golfer Aaron Fricke chipped in during a sudden-death playoff on Tuesday to lead his team to a victory in the La Salle Explorer Match Play Championship.

A little over a month ago, a UC Davis golfer finished his round in the dark thanks to the assistance of teammates and fellow competitors shining the flashlight from their respective cellphones on the green.

A similar situation unfolded on Tuesday for Drexel's Aaron Fricke (h/t Golf Digest).

This instance was a touch more dramatic.

With Drexel tied 2.5-2.5 in its match against Fairleigh Dickinson in the La Salle Explorer Match Play Championship, Fricke was selected by his coach to go back out for a sudden-death playoff to decide the match.

Darkness set in quickly.

Fricke needed the help of a tractor's headlight to play his chip shot from behind the green of the par 4.

That's when this happened:

Virtually no light? No problem.

Pretty cool way to end a match, no?

Fricke got the Vine treatment after the chip in:

October 12, 2016 - 2:48pm
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Steph Curry, Harold Varner III
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During Wednesday's pro-am at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., PGA Tour player Harold Varner III nailed a long basketball shot seconds after NBA superstar Steph Curry failed to even hit the backboard with his attempt.

Steph Curry is the most prolific three-point shooter in the NBA today. He's also one heck of a golfer.

On Wednesday, Curry was participating in the Safeway Open Pro-Am out in Napa, Calif., playing alongside Harold Varner III.

At various holes along the Silverado Resort layout, there were basketball hoops set up for when Curry and other of his Warriors teammates came through.

On one such hole, Curry and Varner were just off a green -- way downtown -- attempting to shoot to basket against a hospitality tent which looked to be the equivalent of a half-court shot away.

Curry tried first and didn't even hit the backboard.

An announcer said, "We might be here a while."

Just seconds after those words left her lips, Varner went ahead and did this:

What a shot! And with Curry standing right there, no less.

Great moment for Varner, but I still like Curry's chances in a game of H-O-R-S-E. 

October 11, 2016 - 1:18pm
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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:


October 11, 2016 - 10:38am
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Tiger Woods
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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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October 7, 2016 - 12:29pm
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Alex Ovechkin
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?