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Barack Obama outgolfed Jordan Spieth thanks to clutch putting and terrifying trash talk

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Jordan Spieth sat down with James Corden on The Late Late Show last night. Fortunately, the host worked in a couple of questions about his recent golf excursion with 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Spieth, who golf fans should be happy is blossoming into an excellent storyteller, told two stories about his round with the former President.

The genesis for the first story: Spieth asked President Obama about the difficulty of the job and his advice for future Presidents. Obama gave a lengthy thoughtful reply that ended with him talking about…aliens.

You have to hear Spieth tell it. Then, stay for Spieth’s story about how their team match ended.

Great stuff. Obama has a reputation as an on-course trash talker. Spieth, as we know, is a dogged competitor himself and likes a good needle. If you’re a fan of golf, you have to be hoping for and Obama-Spieth head-to-head showdown.

And thanks to the magic of the USGA Handicap System, it can happen. Heck, mic them both up in a match for charity and record the whole thing. You’d watch, right?

Maybe Obama will spill some details about Area 51 in the process?

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  1. nyguy

    Oct 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    yeah, Obama outgolfed Spieth… give me a break…

  2. Drew

    Oct 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Not real, Jordan. Manufactured at Area 51 to get you to accept “protection” from world gov. Not a secret. People who walked away from have already spilled the beans. Absolute power over you from cradle to grave is the motive.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?

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Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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