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Hollywood star Tom Holland shares Ian Poulter story involving a few gin and tonics

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There are a surprisingly large amount of movie stars that enjoy their golf, but that’s clearly not restricted to the Bill Murray’s of the world.

Witness Tom Holland’s appearance on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ last Thursday when naturally (and paid to) he should have been chatting away about his lead role in the upcoming superhero film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.

However, the conversation turned to The Brothers Trust, Holland’s own charity, highlighting the smaller, less-known, money-raising organisations and then to golf.

The 25-year-old highlighted how much he enjoys the sport, “a great way to stay competitive whilst also staying safe” but “I don’t think they realise how much drinking is involved in golf!”

Furthermore, the actor, who originally came to prominence in the stage performance of Billy Elliot, said that whilst he is used to the company of famous actors he gets “blown away” when he meets athletes, no more so than when one of 3000 or so allowed in at The Masters.

“We’re on the 10th tee watching Tony Finau tee off, and Ian Poulter just rocks up, gin and tonic in hand, and honestly it was the highlight of my year … Just getting all the juicy golf goss … he definitely had a few gin and tonics, I’ll tell you that.”

Having played alongside Jordan Spieth in the pro-am at the Sony Open 2019, we can only presume his name will be atop all lists when it comes around again in a couple of weeks time. Maybe alongside the European Ryder Cup legend.

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Report: Greg Norman spotted following a surprise grouping on Thursday at the Masters

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Greg Norman is at this week’s Masters tournament but found himself in a situation where he had to buy himself a ticket to enter the grounds.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Norman explained why he was at Augusta National:

“I’m here because we have 13 players that won 10 Masters between them. So I’m here just to support them, do the best I can to show them, ‘Hey, you know, the boss is here rooting for you.’ ”

So who was Norman following during the opening round of this year’s Masters? Well the answer may surprise you.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, Norman was spotted following the LIV-less grouping of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele.

We’ll find out a little later today whether Norman will make his third appearance in as many days at this year’s opening major.

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Collin Morikawa makes surprising late putter switch at Masters

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Collin Morikawa has had plenty of success with a blade in his hands over the course of his young career, but after a lean spell on the greens lately, it appears that the 27-year-old is ready to try something new.

The California-native began the year with his TaylorMade TP Soto before switching to a Logan Olson proto last month. Now at this week’s Masters, Morikawa has been spotted with a Spider Tour X, the same flatstick that Scottie Scheffler will be using at Augusta.

The move would represent a big change, but it has been a very frustrating year on the greens for Morikawa, who will hope the TaylorMade mallet can offer him a similar upturn in fortune to that of Scheffler. In 2024, Morikawa ranks 164th for Strokes Gained: Putting, and 157th for Total Putting.

We’ll keep an eye whether Morikawa puts the mallet into action on day one of the Masters.

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Dave Portnoy places monstrous outright bet for the 2024 Masters

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Fresh off of winning $2.76 million on UConn’s victory over Purdue on Monday night, Barstool Sports’ founder Dave Portnoy has just placed a massive bet for this year’s Masters.

Tweeting on Wednesday morning, Portnoy revealed that he has placed $300,000 on Scottie Scheffler to win this year’s Masters at odds of +450.

Should he win, that’d be a total payout of $1.65 million.

Scheffler is one of the shortest priced favorites of recent times at the Masters, and is looking for what would be his third win in his last four events.

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