NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin practiced golf on an airplane

June 23rd, 2016

Practicing my short game on an airplane just shot to the top of the list of “things I want to do on an airplane.” Unlike NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, I don’t have a private plane to play golf on, so I’ll just have to live vicariously through him in this clip: When the flight is 5 hours, you come up with things to do. @TheGolfGuysTour pic.twitter.com/U2AlD7tMlZ — Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) June 23, 2016 That is some impressive stuff from Hamlin who hits the center ring of the practice net for a perfect chip. Hamlin — who’s pals with Bubba Watson — told PGATour.com last year that he’s a 5 handicap and his strength is his short game, so here’s the proof. brightcove.createExperiences(); More NASCAR!A cute little groundhog delayed NASCAR practice in Michigan2w agoDale Earnhardt Jr.'s steering wheel fell off mid-race and he kept his cool01 MayWatch a NASCAR pit crew hilariously fumble over a runaway tire24 Apr

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Bubba Watson says he’s all in for the Olympics in Rio

June 20th, 2016

Bubba Watson says he’s all in for the Olympics in Rio

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Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing Olympics (The Associated Press)

June 20th, 2016

Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team. The two-time Masters champion was in Connecticut on Monday promoting the Travelers Championship, which will be played Aug. 4-7, the week before the Olympic men’s golf tournament. Watson said as defending champion he’s committed to playing in Connecticut, which comes the week after the PGA Championship in New Jersey.

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Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing Olympics

June 20th, 2016

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team. The two-time Masters champion was in Connecticut on Monday promoting the Travelers Championship, which will be played Aug. 4-7, the week before the Olympic men’s golf …

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Watch Bubba Watson stick his approach out of the Oakmont mud

June 18th, 2016

Watch Bubba Watson stick his approach out of the Oakmont mud

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Road Trips, Rainouts and Lack of Sleep at US Open

June 18th, 2016

Russell Knox went to Maine to prepare for US Open, while Bubba Watson gets a break on his beauty sleep for second round

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The 2016 U.S. Open is setting up so perfectly for Jason Day

June 15th, 2016

OAKMONT, Pa. — I’ve written that the 2016 U.S. Open is primed for a random, out-of-nowhere winner, and I stand by that.But at the same time, you’d be foolish to overlook the big guns, especially because so many legendshave won U.S. Opens at Oakmont in the past. And of golf’s current big guns, there’s one name I can’t look past this week: Jason Day. The easiest way to explain whyis by process of elimination. Why Jordan Spieth won’t win First, a caveat: Jordan Spieth might win. It wouldn’t be that surprising, because Jordan Spieth is the most well-rounded, adaptable player on tour. But I’m not all-in on Spieth because the cornerstone of Jordan’s game rests on one thing: Managing his misses. Spieth doesn’t win because hits the ball longer or straighter or better than everyone else on tour, he wins because his bad shots arestill awesome. The problem is that U.S. Opens are designed to disproportionately punish mistakes. When Spieth misses it at Augusta, there’s no rough, so he’s essentially fine. When he lets one get away from him at the U.S. Open, he’ll have the hammer thrown down on him.Yes, he won the U.S. Open last year, but that wasn’t a “traditional” U.S. Open setup. (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Why Rory McIlroywon’t win U.S. Opens are about toughness. About how you recover not if, but when you get slapped down. Rocky Balboa would do well in a U.S. Open. For all the wonderful qualities inRory McIlroy’s game, that kind of grind-it-out mentality isn’t something you’d ordinarily associate with him, Rory’s a streak player, and when he’s on, there’s simply no one better. But the inverse is true, too. Rory will make bogeys this week, and whenhe does, he probably won’t bounce back as strong as others would. (David Cannon/Getty Images) Why the other big names won’t win Dustin Johnsonis good enough from tee-to-green, but I’m sorry, you’re never going to convince me that the man who has choked away multiple majors is ready for revenge one year after his worst one yet. Justin Rose? Wouldn’t be surprised. A brilliant ball-striker who thrived onthis kind of setup at Merion in 2013, but he’s nursing an injury and only began to hit drivers a few days ago.The timing just isn’t great this year. Rickie Fowler? Three missed cuts in his last five (including at the Masters and Players Championship) doesn’t scream confidence. Adam Scott isn’t afantastic putter. Bubba Watson doesn’t seem like the guy with the kind of grind-it-out mentality that’s needed. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) WhyJason Day will Which brings us to Jason Day. While every other big gun seems to have clear cut, discernible reasons why they won’t win (although, admittedly, all have the ability to overcome them), whereas Day doesn’t really. He’s played well in this major before, he’s in form, he hits it far and hehas a proven ability to grind out results.As far as the big names go, he’s my guy. June 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Jason Day addresses the media in a press conference during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Jun 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; A general view of the clubhouse with the 18th green grandstand during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Jun 13, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Jordan Spieth signs autographs on the 18th green during the practice rounds on Monday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Rory McIlroy (center) watches Rickie Fowler (right) hit his tee shot on the 16th hole during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 13, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Mark Anguiano hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the practice rounds on Monday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 13, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the practice rounds on Monday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Luke Donald hits his fairway shot on the 15th hole during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 13, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Jason Dufner smiles on the 18th green during the practice rounds on Monday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports Jun 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Spectators walk the pedestrian crossover above Interstate 76 headed to the Champions Pavilion and the clubhouse during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Jun 14, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Rory McIlroy (center left) talks to USA TODAY golf beat writer Steve DiMeglio (center right) on the 16th tee during the practice rounds on Tuesday of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont CC. 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Bubba Watson figures out Oakmont’s rough! (Unfortunately, his method breaks the rules)

June 15th, 2016

Bubba Watson figures out Oakmont’s rough! (Unfortunately, his method breaks the rules)

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Bubba Watson the latest golfer to wear high-tops, and they’re bold

June 14th, 2016

Bubba Watson the latest golfer to join high-top craze

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Watch Bubba Watson stand up to a Rickie Fowler heckler at the Memorial

June 3rd, 2016

Watch Bubba Watson stand up to a Rickie Fowler heckler at the Memorial

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