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Take notes, Bubba Watson. This is how you lighten up. Watson made news Tuesday at Valhalla — site of this weekend’s PGA Championship — when he refused to participate in a long drive contest during a practice round. Instead of unloading on one drive at the par-5 10th hole, Watson pulled out his 3-iron and hit a quick tee shot in apparent protest. Luckily for golf fans, Padraig Harrington didn’t take himself too seriously. The 2008 PGA Championship winner embraced the long drive contest on Tuesday, as he channeled his inner-Happy Gilmore.  Filed under: Golf, Top Stories

Bubba Watson Protests Harmless Long Drive Contest By Hitting Iron (Video)

Professional golfer Bubba Watson sometimes comes off like a fun-loving guy who just likes to play golf for a living, but the big-hitting lefty can be, well, a bit of a whiner. He was back to acting like a brat on Tuesday as he prepared for this weekend’s PGA Championship. The PGA’s best took to Valhalla Golf Club for a practice round Tuesday where there was a little bit of...

Padraig Harrington goes Happy Gilmore at long drive contesst

The PGA Championship held its annual Long Drive Competition yesterday at Valhalla in Louisville. Some guys take the competition a little more seriously than others – the top-three finishers receive $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 in charity donations, respectively – but it tends to be pretty entertaining for fans regardless. Padraig Harrington did his best to entertain the crowd...

PGA Championship 2014 Scripting for Bubba Watson

Current Masters Champion Bubba Watson is primed and ready for this week’s 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla. As evidenced by this week’s apparel scripting, Oakley is making sure their guy will look the part as well. Here are a few of the features apparent in Bubba’s on-course wardrobe for the week. Thursday: Lyndon Polo ($75.00)  Sublimated interlock polo with self collar...

For the second time in his career, Padraig Harrington pulled off the Happy Gilmore swing

The Fringe: Bubba Watson Won’t Drive for Show

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature created to keep you up to date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Bubba Watson Won’t Take Part in Long-Drive Contest  On Saturday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Bubba Watson unleashed a monstrous 424-yard drive on the 667-yard par-5 16th at Firestone Country Club. It was the longest drive...

Bored Tiger Woods Throws Paper Airplane at Bubba Watson

The final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a short one for Tiger Woods as he withdrew after nine holes due to an apparent back injury. Before taking himself out of competition, however, Woods had a little fun during the rain delay. That “fun” had nothing to do with golf, though. Paired with funny-guy Bubba Watson, Woods decided to break out his amusing side while...

WATCH: Padraig Harrington Performs Happy Gilmore Swing in Long Drive Contest

I don’t think Paddy made the swing look quite as powerful but he did pull it off. At the PGA Championship long-drive contest, Padraig Harrington did just that and hit the famous Happy Gilmore swing where he starts from a certain distance from the tee, runs towards the ball practically and smashes the ball. It looked like he just might have hit a little too much tee on that one...

Agent: Tiger Woods has not been ruled out of PGA Championship

Tiger Woods’ agent told on Monday that Woods has not been ruled out of the PGA Championship this week at Valhalla. Woods withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with a back injury. Mark Steinberg told it was too early to determine whether Woods would play in the year’s final major in Louisville, Kentucky. “Way too early. He has to rest...

GIF: Padraig Harrington Goes ‘Happy Gilmore’ At PGA Championship

  Remember Padraig Harrington? Remember 2008 when the guy won $4,313,551, the British Open and the PGA Championship? It’s been all downhill from...

Tiger Woods will play practice round at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has arrived at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla. BREAKING: Four-time PGA champion Tiger Woods has arrived at Valhalla Golf Club for the 96th PGA Championship. — Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 6, 2014 Tiger Woods will play 2 p.m. practice round today. First time at Valhalla since beating Bob May back in 2000. — Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 6, 2014 Woods...

Tiger Woods will play in PGA Championship

Tiger Woods will play in the PGA Championship at Valhalla. Woods arrived at Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday, and after playing a nine-hole practice round, he confirmed that he will be competing in the tournament. Woods, who won the PGA Championship in 2000 at Valhalla, withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone after hitting his tee shot on the ninth hole because of a back injury. He said...

Padraig Harrington does 'Happy Gilmore' impression at long-drive contest

Padraig Harrington does 'Happy Gilmore' impression at long-drive contest

Watch The 2014 PGA Championship Live Online (Live Stream)

Glory’s last shot for PGA Tour players begins Thursday in Kentucky. The fourth and final major of the season kicks off Thursday morning, as the PGA Championship gets underway at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. The action begins bright and early, with the first threesome of Round 1 set to tee off at 7:30 a.m. ET. Plenty of attention will be paid to the featured group, set to...

PGA Championship | Rory and Phil Photos

The 96th PGA Championship will tee off from Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, August 6th.   The field is comprised of 156 of the best golfers in the world, and will be highlighted by this pairing; Tiger Woods will tee off with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington at 8:35 a.m. ET on No. 10.Frank Davis captured some great photos of Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson...
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