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WATCH Padraig Harrington’s strange-looking (but smart) new swing

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Padraig Harrington is getting a lot of attention this week. Not because he won the British Open the last time it was contested at Royal Birkdale, but rather because of a more recent development: Some unique changes to his golf swing.

Have a look.

The 45-year-old, who had neck surgery in March, picks up his left foot during the backswing to decrease resistance, it seems. He then steps through after impact to get to his right side without having to continue a twisting motion too far after impact.

Does it look odd? A bit. Is it sensible (and functional)? Absolutely.

And hey, it’s far from the oddest-looking swing we’ve seen. It’s a heckuva lot more aesthetically pleasing than, say, famed European Tour golfer Eamonn Darcy’s motion. Remember this action?

Harrington’s best finish since his 2007, 2008 back-to-back Open wins is a tie for 20th in 2015.

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  1. Mike Wiggins

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Player won 9 majors with that little step forward follow through, and still could hit the ball well into his 70s.

  2. Nick

    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Furyk looks
    Like Darcy

  3. Shawn Clement

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The walk through move is super sound in so far as how we are made and wired! See Shawn Clement’s “walk to a better swing shawn clement” video on youtube for an depth explanation!

  4. GolfCodeWeekly

    Jul 20, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Just watched another clip of him doing a happy Gilmore and talking about his back to back wins, seems clear he is always tinkering and it is what has got him where he is.

    SIDENOTE, watched the Eamon Darcy slow mo, my poor eyeballs I cannot unsee that (Should have a sensitive media warning!)

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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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