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I have never been a Rory McIlroy fan but after watching Nike’s latest commercial I might have to soften my stance a tad.  My gripe with Rory centers around an interview he gave around the time Tiger’s life/career came off the rails.  McIlroy was quite cocky about his game and Tiger’s lack of game at the time and I saw McIlroy as a cocky little tyrant.

This commercial changes my view of him a little.  Nicely done PR firm.

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Could Green Bay Packers lineback A.J. Hawk be gearing up for a sequel of Happy Gilmore? Instead of being a hockey playing golf pro, perhaps Hawk will be the football verison?.  You see recently at the American Century Championship Celebrity Pro Am a fan asked Hawk to tackle him (probably another strike against the availability of alcoholic bevvies on the course).  Hawk acquiesced to the fan’s request.

 

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Jason Dufner hoists the Wannamaker Trophy after winning the 95th PGA Championship on Sunday at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Jason Dufner (he of the everyman physique) carved his way to victory yesterday at the PGA.   Dufner set the course record at Oak Hill on Friday, shooting a 63, so it only feels right to watch him take home the victory. The win marks Dufner’s first major victory of his career. The closest he came to winning one prior to this had been at the PGA Championship in 2011, where he lost in a playoff to Keegan Bradley.

His skill full play throughout this past weekend is quite easy to admire, but all that aside methinks I admire his post game celly a bit more.  Dufner eschewed the normal long embrace a champion tends to do with his wife (or girlfriend, partner, caddy) for the more unconventional buttocks grab.   Again pretty hard not to admire this guy.

A GIF of the Jason Dufner-wife-butt-squeeze. Perfect techniqu... on Twitpic

Perhaps this celebration will make some forget DUFNERING?  Umm…probably not.

Jason Dufner channels Spaulding Smails

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