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December 14, 2016 - 2:09pm
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December 14, 2016 - 12:36pm
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Supermodel Cindy Crawford wasn't going to pass up the chance to drink from the Ryder Cup trophy when Rickie Fowler had it with him during his 28th birthday bash.

Rickie Fowler celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday.

It's not a milestone birthday by any means, but it might just be the coolest of Fowler's life to date because of some hardware he had with him... the Ryder Cup Trophy.

As part of the Ryder Cup Trophy tour where each member of the winning USA team will have time with the trophy at home, Fowler took it out for his birthday.

If that wasn't cool enough, he even bumped into supermodel Cindy Crawford, who wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to drink out of one of the coolest trophies in sports:


Oh do you want your #RyderCup back, @RickieFowler? Just wait 'til I finish my @Casamigos!

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Did you think Fowler was going to tell Crawford, "no?!"

Here are a couple of Snapchat videos Fowler filmed too. All in all, it looks like having the Ryder Cup as your wingman isn't so bad.


December 14, 2016 - 12:22pm
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When it comes to putting an identifying mark on a golf ball, it can be as simple as a dot or line for putter alignment. Or, it can get a lot more elaborate.

When it comes to putting an identifying mark on a golf ball, it can be as simple as a dot or line for putter alignment.

Or, it can get a lot more elaborate.

We reached out to the hundreds of thousands of our followers in Facebook Nation to ask the question: How do you mark your golf ball?

RELATED: Why does Jordan Spieth mark his ball with a "Z?" | on Facebook

You guys came through, as usual, with loads of great answers. Here are nine of our favorites, who also included a photo of their art work... some of them with the kind of art that'd be sure to make you feel even worse than you already did about losing that little, white nugget.

9. Eric Newbold submitted this photo of his golf ball with a logo for "The Punisher," a comic-book character from the Marvel Universe.

8. Ken Dresser provided this photo of, presumably his favorite sports team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since this writer is a big-time Boston Bruins fan, I got a kick out of the first comment under Dresser's post from a Facebook user named TherealMike Traficante Sr.: "Always 'losing' that ball, eh?"

Well played.

7. William L. Wilson sent us a photo of his TaylorMade golf ball with loads of creative swirls.

6. Jose Luis Alcala Escobedo kept it simple with some orange strips that almost resemble one of the rocks you find at a driving range. Perhaps it works well for reverse psychology on water holes. Everyone has that golf buddy who uses a "lousy" ball on water holes "just in case" he hits it in the water, right? Well, with this art of range-ball-looking deception, you can still use your coveted Pro V1 without losing it!

5. Zachary Arms, clearly proud of his Irish roots, opts for a clover on his golf ball. His profile picture also featured him wearing a hat with a clover. Luck of the Irish? On the golf course, you'll take any luck you can get.

4. This entry from Juan Carlos RJ made us think it might take him longer to draw on his dozen golf balls than it does to complete an 18-hole round of golf. That is some elaborate work!

3. Chris Gagle sent us the first of two submissions with a box full of golf balls featuring smiley faces. I like the idea of looking down at a smiling face before hitting my shot. Maybe it's a good reminder that you're enjoying a day on the course instead of doing something else.

2. Gaggles second entry included scenes of winter. Very cool design, but it sort of feels like you're tempting fate, or spitting in the eyes of the Golf Gods by drawing a snowman on your golf ball.

1. Finally, Rob Thomas sent along a photo of his golf ball keeping it simple with a smiley face.

December 14, 2016 - 9:41am
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Dad will not be disappointed this Christmas if he wakes up to find Ryder Cup gear under the tree.

Back in October, the U.S. won its first Ryder Cup since 2008, defeating the Europeans 17-11 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn.

It was a magical week that will be talked about for years to come.

Was your dad at Hazeltine? If not, was he glued to the TV taking in the action all three days?

Either way, we've got nine Ryder Cup-related gift ideas dad's sure to love for you last-minute shoppers out there struggling to find something that will wow. And the best part? It's not too late to receive any of the items before Christmas. If you place your order in the Ryder Cup Shop by 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, 12/15, and choose standard shipping, you can still receive it by 12/23.

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With that, here's our list of nine Ryder Cup gifts, perfect for dad, at a variety of price ranges.

9. 2016 Ryder Cup Full Color Hampton Mug. Does dad love that morning cup of coffee? He'll love it even more in this mug emblazoned with the Ryder Cup logo. It could make a great stocking stuffer at just $12.99.

8. White 2016 Ryder Cup 40" x 20" Official Team USA Golf Towel. One of the biggest investments a golfer makes is in his or her golf clubs. Believe it or not, not all golf towels are created equal. To take the best care of your clubs that you can, you need a waffled towel that holds water and will give your sticks a good cleaning after each shot. This particular towel fits the bill and -- best of all -- it also happens to be the official team towel of the Ryder Cup USA players. Price: $29.99.

7. Men's Under Armour Royal 2016 Ryder Cup Tri-Blend Performance T-Shirt. Who doesn't love a comfy t-shirt? This t-shirt featuring HeatGear technology from Under Armour, which regulates your body temperature and wicks away moisture, has distressed graphics and a vintage look for just $39.99.

6. Men's RLX Navy 2016 Ryder Cup Sunday Active-Fit Jersey Polo. The last time your dad saw this polo, it was likely drenched in champagne. That's because it's the same polo Ryder Cup USA team members wore on the final day of the competition and celebrated in afterwards. Price: $89.50.

5. Men's Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Ryder Cup Pivot Down Jacket. If you have a fashion-forward dad, this is the perfect option. It's also on sale. Originally priced at $264.99, you can snag this jacket for $210.99 now.

4. Men's Ahead Navy USA 2016 Ryder Cup Champions Classic Sandwich Adjustable Hat. Bragging about your team's hardware after a championship is nice, but the best part that comes out of it for fans is the championship gear -- like this unstructured, relax fit, Ryder Cup Champions hat for just $24.99.

3. Black 62" 2016 Ryder Cup Hazeltine Map Umbrella. It doesn't rain on the golf course, but if for some strange reason it did, dad -- and his clubs -- will be covered with this Ryder Cup umbrella for $62.99.

2. Men's Navy/Red 2016 Ryder Cup Cotton Bucket Hat with Oxford Trim. For the "bucket hat dads" out there, this will make for a great accessory the next time he hits the course with his buddies. $24.95.

1. Brown 2016 Ryder Cup Bi-Folding Wallet. Dad needs a place to put those on-course winnings. So why not this Ryder Cup wallet for $24.95?