It seems like we hear stories like this all the time, especially in Florida. A python and alligator were seen wrestling around on a golf course, and this isn’t the first time something like this has occurred. Most recently, a mongoose was dueling with a cobra-like snake in South Africa on the golf course.
From the look of the video, the python had the upper hand easily, as it wrapped itself around the gator.However, looking closer, you’ll see that the gator had the python’s head in its mouth.
Let this show that, just because the ol’ gator isn’t as flexible as the snake, doesn’t mean it can’t do work on you. Was probably dumb on the snake’s part to allow the gator to take a good bite out of his head.
To make things worse for the snake, pythons are not venomous, so it’s not like the thing could unleash some emergency venom on the gator or in its mouth. Nature duels are always fascinating although it can be certainly scary if dangerous animals are looking on the golf course you’re playing.
Also, let this be clear; don’t let Floridas beaches and palm trees fool you. There may be some danger lurking in the shadows of the swampy landscapes.
Isn’t also ironic that this occurred on the 10th hole? Now that’s quite a halfway house moment!
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Jason Dufner has enjoyed some solid success on the PGA Tour, winning five times including a major. Only five more wins, and we’re talking about a potential Hall of Fame career.
We can also safely say that his swag game is on point as well. Well, he rocked what may be one the greatest golf hat of all-time, with a mini portrait of Hip-Hop legend, the Notorious B.I.G. (also known simply as Biggie Smalls, known for big hits like “Juicy” among others) featured on it.
If you can’t really see the image, here’s another version of it:
As mentioned on Golf Digest’s “The Loop“, it’s too bad that he wore it in January, when people are still drunk on football. It’s not a knock one of my favorite golf tournaments of the year at one of my favorite courses in the world by the way.
Once golf season starts to heat up, perhaps Duf will rock the hat once again. It’s only right for the 2013 PGA Champion, as there aren’t many guys as cool as this man. Plus, golf needs swagger like this anyway.
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Michelle Wie is never one who is shy to show off her expressive personality. She did it once again by poking a little fun at the LPGA Tour’s new dress code which requires players to basically wear more clothing (although the clothes the players were wearing was fine).
She shared an Instagram post of her rocking a golf skirt and a cutoff golf shirt. She also has her dog with her on the course, with driver in hand.
Although I absolutely love the LPGA Tour, the dress code move was still a head-scratcher. Now, they are getting poked with sticks, first by Lexi Thompson who put together a terrific season, and now, Wie.
There’s no doubt that Thompson’s job looked like it might have been the only one, but Wie waited for the right time to make her move. Who knows if this will be the end of the dress code jabs, but, they’re just a reminder of how bizarre the dress code change was.
I still love the LPGA, but I can definitely understand the slight disdain by tour pros. Oh, by the way, the dog? Best caddy in golf.
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Life is good for professional golfers, especially when you’re one of the best on the planet right now like Lexi Thompson. Winning twice in 2017, she would also capture the CME Globe which netted her a cool $1 million prize so there’s no doubt that she is making it rain.
She used a good chunk of her million on a sweet all black Nissan GTR car. The new whip costs about $110,000 according to Golf Digest and with its sleek, slightly futuristic look, that doesn’t seem like a surprise.
It’s the type of car that looks like it belongs in a video game like Gran Turismo. And with Thompson being a fan of hip-hop music, don’t be shocked if she starts bumping some tracks rolling up to the golf course parking lot in her new ride.
While Lexi cruises in her new whip, I’ll be riding around a golf cart. Hey, golf carts are cool too!
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Every golf fan and many general sports fans dream of visiting Augusta National, the house that Bobby Jones built. This is due to the fact that is one of the most beautiful places on earth and hosts one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, the Masters Tournament.
However, what if I told you that Augusta didn’t look as beautiful in the 1950’s? A picture shared by David Poulton on Twiter tells you the tale.
12th Augusta 1952. pic.twitter.com/CKqvrJ3NKx
— David Poulton (@doglegpar3) November 25, 2017
As you can tell, there are no flowers and the rough looks scruffier. The trees are still there, crowding the back side of the green like they always famously do.
The video game, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, has one of the coolest features in video game history where you can play Augusta National in 1934, its first year of existence. The course definitely looked different during that time when you play it in the game, as there were fewer trees and hardly any flowers.
Also, the famous Amen Corner consisted of holes two, three and four instead of 11, 12 and 13 like we know it today. It’s astonishing how much the course has changed and now it is one of the top five golf courses on the planet.
Six years after the above photo was taken, Arnold Palmer would win his first major at the 1958 Masters. This began one of the more dominating stretches of golf in the history of the sport where he’d win seven majors between 1958 and 1964.
Augusta National isn’t as old as a lot of other courses that date back to the 1800’s, but its rich tradition makes it one of golf’s most historic venues. Pictures like this take you back in time and give you a visually deep dive into the ridiculously long lore book about the history of golf.
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— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) September 7, 2017
Justin Thomas is having the best year of his life playing golf, winning five times, shooting a 59 and winning his first major title at the PGA Championship. He may also grab the Player of the Year award, but he can also grab the Swaggiest Golfer of the Year award too (yes, I made that up), thanks to his cool new shoes that he will rock at the President’s Cup.
Michelle Wie, one of golf’s biggest characters, gave the red hot kicks to Thomas as a gift. This is fitting since Thomas is slowly, but surely becoming more known for his style of dress, similarly to Rickie Fowler is golf’s go-to guy in the fashion department.
In particular, Thomas wore a cardigan at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which was a cool way to give a nod to the golfers of yesteryear. There’s no other major that contributes to the history of the game like The Open as we know, which will soon be the final major of the year, starting in 2019.
Bravo to Michelle Wie. If there’s a girl who has a little swagger in golf, it’s Wie, and she delivered (literally) some dope kicks to Thomas. Get ready to witness all the country colors at the President’s Cup, under the watchful eye of the Statue Liberty.
With both team USA and International team rosters loaded with talent, this one should be a straight up doozy. Prepare for battle.
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Paul Casey has quite a resume in the golf world, winning 13 times on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour while also finishing in the top 10 in all four majors throughout his career. He may have also netted the award for golf’s “sauciest” smartphone cover.
The cover features a picture of his wife, actress Pollyanna Woodward, wearing nothing but undergarments in black and white style filter. With Casey still looking for that elusive major championship after coming so close, there’s no doubt that he will have a secondary cover with the picture of a major trophy next if he keeps playing well.
At the end of the day, Casey is a man who really loves his wife who happens to be an actress and model. I will say that he ain’t got nothing on my phone case…well, you know, totally different style. #IamIMS
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— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) August 15, 2017
The Solheim Cup is one of the best events in golf, and one of the game’s most expressive players is ready. Michelle Wie will be rocking some cool, crystallized style shoes for the team event.
These shiny kicks from Nike are one of the coolest you’ll see, and helps continue a tradition that makes the Solheim and Ryder Cups great; the fashion. Lexi Thompson will also be wearing the flame throwing shoes on the course as well.
Two major champs, rocking champion worthy shoes? Makes sense to me.
No doubt that they’ll be turning some heads at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Golf has gotten more and more attention for its fashion choices. And the beautiful thing is that, you have more freedom in your apparel choices in golf (players should be allowed to wear shorts though).
We saw Justin Thomas wear a cardigan at The Open, as well as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley rocking Air Jordans on the course.
Golf is a sport where you can let your swagger game fly. Wie and Thompson just reminded us all that once again.
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If you haven’t heard about the LPGA Tour’s random new dress code rules, it’s basically telling its players to replace skirts with pants and tank tops with more skin covering shirts. Major champion, Lexi Thomspon had a little fun with this new policy, by sharing a picture from last year, of her wearing old fashioned golf attire.
In the photo, she is completely covered, so this throws a little shade at the LPGA Tour. Keep in mind, it’s just a little joke, as Thompson is widely respected as a class act.
The picture taken was in celebration of golf’s return to the Olympics. The idea was to dress players in golf clothes from back in 1904, since that was previously the last time golf was seen in the games.
What’s head scratching about the dress code is that there was never a player who showed too much skin. What some of the ladies wear looks comfortable and probably helps them play their best golf.
What’s funny is that, in a time where PGA Tour pros are praying to be able to wear shorts, the LPGA Tour is going in a slightly opposite direction. PGA Tour players want what LPGA Tour pros had; a little more comfort in on-course dress.
I absolutely love the LPGA and what they do for golf, as well as the excitement of each tournament. However, I kindly disagree with this code, as do many others.
But, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying one of the best professional tours in all of golf. Right now though, I must give a golf clap to Lexi for coming up with this innocent and savage Instagram post.
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As the Greenbrier Classic is making an amazing return to the world of golf after an awful flood occurred last year, the comparison between last year and this year is insane. The PGA Tour shared the jaw dropping side by side photos of the flooded Old White TPC compared to this year’s clean and beautiful venue.
These two photos of The @GbrClassic are just one year apart.
The first tee looks a bit different this year. pic.twitter.com/cq8kJX2NEG
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 6, 2017
The Greenbrier truly is one of the most beautiful golfing locations in the United States. To see it in such a mess was sad to see, but it’s great to see the legendary Greenbrier Classic has made a triumphant return.
As we look back at it, we can say that the course had the largest water hazard in the world for a brief time. The last time the Greenbrier Classic was played, it was back in 2015 when Danny Lee won it.
Certainly for any photojournalist, it has to be a chilling experience to take a picture of the flooded course, and then take another of it after it’s been cleaned up. The Greenbrier is not only home to the Old White TPC, but is home to the oldest course in the United States, Oakhurst Links, a beautiful nine hole track.
It’s just great to have the course back and the tournament back. However, don’t you dare try to find a flooded ditch so you can hit flop shots out of.
My best advice would be to hit flop shots IN the flooded ditch. Hey, it could make for fun target practice.
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