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Kevin Na bet Bubba Watson $100 he couldn’t drive a 363-yard hole

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The 14th hole at Muirfield Village was playing at 363 yards yesterday. Traditionally, players lay up short of the water and play a wedge to the angled putting surface. Not Bubba Watson though, as egged on by Kevin Na.

The carry to the putting surface looked to be about 330 yards, and with neither player anywhere near contention, it seems Kevin Na decided to place a little wager with the longest hitter in his three-ball, Bubba Watson.

Per this tweet from the APTC (Association of Professional Tour Caddies), it looks like Na bet Watson one hundred bones he couldn’t drive the green.

As you can see from ShotLink, Bubba uncorked one and found the putting surface.

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And as you can see from the tweet, Bubba gave his winnings to a kid in the gallery.

We reached out to the APTC for more details on the drive-the-green wager and will update this story with any additional information that comes across our desk. No word on what the newly enriched kid plans to do with the Benjamin — although we’d understand if he went in for $100 worth of Memorial milkshakes.

Watson finished at even par, tied for 65th. Na, finished tied for 74th at five over (and $100 poorer).

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  1. cgasucks

    Jun 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I wish I could hear more stories of players who have no chance of winning a tournament would screw around during a competitive round…be great for the fans….

  2. Ian

    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Lol – They don’t make characters like Ted Ray in golf anymore – WRXers lament boring golf characters.
    Enter Bubba Watson – big swinging, big mouthed – WRXers can’t stand him.
    I say You go Bubba, keep slinging those rediculous drives! Maybe in 100 years they’ll look back and say they don’t make characters like Bubba Watson in golf anymore…

    • Christosterone

      Jun 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Agree completely…I am flummoxed by the disdain for Bubba…

      He is seemingly a great son, husband and father….what more can you ask?

      -Christosterone

  3. Dave

    Jun 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Comes under who cares

  4. ooffa

    Jun 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Very slow news day I guess.

    • Chris

      Jun 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      This is a golf website. What else do you expect to read here? This fits in perfectly on this site and some of us actually enjoy reading positive stories like this.

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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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