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Jim Furyk Handles Earthquake Like an Absolute Boss (Video)

I said it on Wednesday and I’ll say it again: an earthquake that measures 5.8 on the Richter scale is no joke.  There is no telling how I would react to the ground shaking beneath me if it happened because it never has.  Not once have I ever felt an earthquake, so while I may laugh at people like Torrey Smith I can’t guarantee I wouldn’t react the exact same way.

That being said, I doubt there are many people out there who would handle an earthquake like Jim Furyk did on Tuesday.  Check out the Jim Furyk earthquake video, courtesy of Devil Ball Golf:

Earthquake huh? Well, see ya later. Does anything bother this guy? His alarm clock certainly doesn’t.  What a boss.  Game over — Furyk wins.

Keegan Bradley Drinks Out of the PGA Championship Trophy (Pictures)

Keegan Bradley may never win another major championship for the rest of his life.  As long as he pockets enough winnings to live a comfortable life, he may not care.  The truth of the matter is Bradley was just another bro who took home a massive piece of hardware from a Major PGA golf tournament.  Bradley took the McIlroy approach to celebrating the biggest win of his life by filling his trophy up and enjoying a cold beverage.  Check out the pictures of Keegan Bradley drinking out of the PGA Championship trophy, courtesy of Busted Coverage:

A lot of people are hating on Bradley because he came out of nowhere.  We’re hearing a lot of rumblings that his victory proves “anyone can win” a major tournament.  What does that even mean?  He still won it.  On top of that he’s a down-to-earth kid who said getting a text from Tom Brady was the” coolest thing that’s ever happened” to him.  Younger players winning tournaments makes the game more fun.  You think I like Keegan because he’s a die-hard Red Sawx fan? Psh — give me a little credit.

Pics from Keegan Bradley’s Twitter page.

Jason Dufner Handles Major Collapse Well

Jason Dufner blew a lead in the final round of the PGA Championship and lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff. Dufner, who is winless on the PGA Tour, bogeyed three straight holes at the end of his final round. He also bogeyed the 17th in their three-hole playoff to lose the tournament.

One of the worst aspects of the collapse is the success Dufner had on the final four holes the rest of the tournament. The previous three rounds, Dufner went a combined three under on holes 15-18 without making a bogey. But when it counted the most, he burped big time.

Credit Dufner for maintaining a strong perspective after blowing the biggest opportunity of his life.

“I’m not a history buff as far as golf goes,” he said after the tournament. “I know the media tries to define careers on certain players, ‘you did this, and you didn’t do this’. I’m not into that. I just play golf. I love playing golf. I love the competition, and I want to be as good as I can be.

“If that’s 20th in the world with no majors, or first in the world with 10 majors, or never to win a Tour event, I’ll be fine with it.

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Tiger Woods Says He and Roger Federer Still Text All the Time

Last week we shared a clip from an SI article that suggested Tiger Woods and Roger Federer were no longer close friends. The article inferred the relationship between the two became strained after Tiger’s wife-cheating ways were revealed. However, when asked about his relationship with Roger this week, Tiger indicated it’s still strong.

“Fed and I, we text all the time, still — he’s been a great friend over the years, and we’re always needling each other all the time. I think he’s in Montreal this week playing. We’ve been trying to keep up with each other.”

Who knows if that’s Tiger just playing the P.R. game or if it’s real, but we’ll take his word for now. It’s possible for them to text without feeling as close as they did before. Who really knows how their relationship is? What we do know is that these are two men who used to be at the pinnacle of their sports. Now they’re fading from the spotlight as age takes its course. Looks like they’ll have just as much in common in the future as they did in the past.

Steve Williams Says Adam Scott’s Win Was Best of His Life

Steve Williams was dumped as Tiger Woods’ longtime caddie recently and did not take it well. The New Zealand native is in competition with Tiger, and made it a point to tell the public how much he enjoyed his week on the bag for Adam Scott at the Bridgestone Invitational. Check out this interview he gave following Scott’s win:

Williams also revealed some more details regarding his recent split with Woods.

“He just called me up when I asked him to go and caddie for Adam, and he didn’t agree with it, and thought it was time to take a break,” Williams said. “In caddie lingo, that means you’re fired, simple as that.

“I was absolutely shocked that I got the boot to be honest with you. I’ve caddied for the guy for 11 years, I’ve been incredibly loyal to the guy and I got short shifted. Very disappointed.”

It’s hard to present much commentary on the firing without knowing Tiger’s reasons for the split. What we do know is that Stevie is going out of his way to tell the world how much more he’s enjoying his time with Scott. That comes across as somewhat, I don’t know, petty. Reminds me a lot of this guy, and that’s never a good thing.

Woman Strips Naked at Elks Lodge Charity Golf Tournament

A lot of people find golf to be boring.  Some people enjoy playing golf once in a while but would rather watch paint dry than sit down and enjoy the Masters at Augusta.  Charity golf tournaments bring people a bit more joy, in that you can play golf for a good cause.  When someone decides to strip naked at such an event, people might even have a little more fun.

According to the Oklahoman, a woman decided to strip naked at an Elks Lodge charity golf tournament in Woodward, Okla. last month.  The report says the woman took all of her clothes off during a putting green challenge for absolutely no reason, making the tournament one that would have been rated through the roof it were on TV. Sounds like my idea of a party.

That isn’t the best part.  Tourney chairman Neil Day said the Elks members have had to dispel rumors that the lodge paid for the women to get naked and that she had sex with the tournament players.  People have also been forwarding cell phone pictures of the strip show around the town.  Perhaps it’s even more of a party than we thought.

Golf clap to Dogs that Chase Cars for the story.

Caroline Wozniacki Confirms She and Rory McIlroy Are Dating

Last month we showed you pictures of women’s No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and golfer Rory McIlroy kissing after The Open Championship. That same day McIlroy’s management team informed the press that the young golfer had broken up with longtime girlfriend Holly Sweeney. Although the two have continued to flirt over twitter the past few weeks, nothing was ever made official.

Until now.

Wozniacki was a guest on SportsCenter and was asked by Michelle Bonner if the two of them are “an item.” Wozniacki grinned sheepishly before providing her best response. “Well I’ll definitely improve my golf swing for the next couple of months, that’s for sure,” Wozniacki cautiously said.

Asked about the two helping each other to improve in the other’s sport, Wozniacki said it was mutually beneficial. “Yeah, his backhand needs some improvement. His forehand is doing pretty well,” she said of Rory’s tennis game. “I could use some help with my golf game, so why not help each other out a little bit?”

Wozniacki had a wide grin as she answered all the questions, so you could tell she enjoyed thinking of McIlroy. They may not be the most powerful couple in sports, but there certainly are very few duos that are as athletically talented as they are. I’ll give them a year.