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A Web.com Tour event introduces “walk-up” music to golf

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If you’ve ever been to a Major League Baseball game, you know it’s common practice for the home team to blast “walk-up” music for its players as they approach home plate for their at bat. Typically, they are songs that the individual has chosen that have some meaning to them, or simply get them pumped up.

The tournament hosts of the Digital Ally Open on the Web.com Tour are taking a page out of baseball’s book this week and have asked players for their “walk-up” music.

The player in the group who hits the ball closest to the pin on hole No. 17 will hear the song they selected (as long as it’s appropriate) as they approach the green. For Scott Langley, he opened his song choice up to Twitter, and he was flooded with interesting responses from fellow Tour pros. Below are a few of the song requests.

I’m not sure Justin Thomas’ request — “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent — would pass the Parental Advisory censor provided by the Web.com Tour, but funny nonetheless. In the end, Langley’s song choice came from his daughter, and the runner-up came from Tour pro Kelly Kraft.

If you decide to tune into the action to hear the song choices, look out for “Double Bogey Blues” to hit the airwaves at some point. The song was featured in the movie Tin Cup, which I’d estimate every golfer on the planet has seen… probably multiple times.

Another prediction to make an appearance is “Any Way You Want It,” by Journey, a hit song that was made even more popular among the golfing community by Caddyshack.

And for any fans or friends of John Daly, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear “Hit it Hard,” Daly’s hit single that he’s performed a few times at a few bars in his day.

I’m sure the “no music is allowed on the golf course” crowd won’t be happy about this, but I think it’s an A+ idea from the folks running the Digital Ally Open.

This leaves only one question: What song would you choose as your walk-up song?

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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. Dave R

    Jul 28, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Personally I like a little music while golfing,I guess it depends on the individual . But you still have to respect the others playing.

  2. Sam

    Jul 28, 2017 at 9:53 am

    This is more of a WWE thing than an MLB thing

  3. Matt-78

    Jul 28, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Considering this is web.com and who the sponsor is, I think this could be fun. I would love it at local scrambles, etc! But, I draw the line at PGA Tour events. I think it would be contrived, forced and distracting no matter the event or sponsor.

  4. Dave

    Jul 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Catering to Millenials I see… This will be the thing at the Phoenix Open next year.

  5. Patrick

    Jul 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    When I play , sometimes I can’t get a song out of my head. Lately I’ve been singing ( sort of) lines from the Yes album ” Close to the edge/ close to the border. This mimics those moments when my ball skirts a water hazard or a putt lips out. I know when I get ready to hit a difficult drive I start to sing ( to myself) the Toronto Blue Jays theme song: Okay Blue Jays, let’s play ball. Whatever works I guess. I like the idea of a walk up tune for a golf event. It’s worth a try.

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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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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.

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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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