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Top-5 putts ever on the Price is Right’s “Hole-in-One” game

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The Price is Right “Hole-in-One, or Two” game entices as much excitement, passion and nerves from its competitors as golfers feel in major championships. Instead of competing for a million dollars, golfing notoriety and a trophy/Green Jacket, however, Price is Right contestants win a shiny new car — which is almost just as good (until they have to pay taxes on said vehicle).

Aired on Friday, this 84-year-old woman lit up the Price is Right stage with her throwback stroke.

But where does her Sam Snead stroke stack up against the best holes-in-one, or two, of all-time on the show?

I rank my top-5 favorites.

Broomstick

For all the golfers looking to replace their anchored putting strokes in 2016, here’s the pseudo-anchored (yet legal), cross-handed broomstick stroke.

The engineer

The engineer, using all of the angles to her advantage. This putt probably would have ranked lower on the list if it wasn’t for the stereotypical 90s outfit, hairdo and Bob Barker’s wittiness — nostalgia played an unfair advantage in the making of this list, so for that I apologize.

Natalie Gulbis, bank shot

Natalie Gulbis — who admittedly adds another level of bias to this list — makes a cameo to show this guy the line, with Drew Carey breathing down her neck. The contestant rims the putt out, but utilizes the backboard better than a Tim Duncan mid-range jumper — and it falls into the cup at the perfect speed.

Thanks, Natalie.

Don’t choke!

It’s less pressure to make a 10-foot putt than a 3-footer. That’s just a fact (well, kind of). How about a 1-footer, which should be a guarantee, in front of hundreds of screaming fans, with a $87,000 car on the line? Pressure cooker.

Before the putt, Drew Carey tells him “I don’t even golf, I could make this putt.” Thanks for putting his mind at ease, Drew.

But with the entire Price is Right audience on his back, fending off potentially crippling embarrassment, this kid from Clemson stepped up and knocked it home. The people’s champ.

Heartbreak Hotel

The best “Hole-in-One, or Two” putt video of all-time goes to this sequence of two putts.

A 1964 Vintage Bentley on the line? No big deal, this guy just steps up and knocks it in the back of the cu… TOO FIRM! Dikembe Mutombo came out of no where and swatted it out of the cup.

The contestant was visibly flustered, and rightfully so. He thought he sunk it. Drew Carey, the audience and even the Bentley’s front-side driver seat thought he sunk it — truly devastating.

Golf is about overcoming adversity, however, and not letting the bad bounces get you down. That’s where this contestant showed his true mettle as a golfer and competitor.

It takes icy veins and a short memory to step up and knock the second putt in after that kind of heartbreak. And by dropping that putt, he truly earned the No. 1 slot on this list, and the vintage Bentley (which is also a nice prize, too).

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Dick

    Mar 31, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I think Tiger once was on the show as a kid and made the putt. you should have included that one.

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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