Hunter Mahan broke The Barclays trophy


Hunter Mahan capped off an exciting final round at The Barclays on Sunday when he rattled off three straight birdies on the back nine en route to a victory. His day ended with a broken trophy.

Mahan may have broken the crystal trophy at some point while celebrating with his wife Kandi and adorable daughter Zoe. When he posed with 21-year-old David Finn — a fan who struggles with muscular dystrophy — after the tournament, Mahan placed the trophy down emphatically and noticed that it was in two separate pieces.

“David did it!” Mahan joked, according to John Munson of The-Star Ledger.

You can see more photos of the broken chalice here.

Mahan later joked that he had “no idea” what people were talking about when he was asked about the mishap in the media tent. While Mahan may be atop the FedEx Cup standings for the time being, he clearly isn’t as smooth as Rory McIlroy. Our boy Rory would have saved the trophy.

H/T Eye on Golf

Brandt Snedeker gets Hunter Mahan funny gift for his new baby

Brandt-SnedekerBrandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open last month with a little help from mother nature. Hunter Mahan was the leader in the tournament after 36 holes, but he withdrew when his wife went into labor. There’s no telling if Snedeker could have won the event without Mahan bailing early, but it certainly didn’t hurt.

Snedeker thanked Mahan’s wife, beautiful former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Kandi Harris, after the victory and joked that he would be getting the couple’s new daughter a very nice gift to thank her for arriving early. From a creativity standpoint, Snedeker and his wife delivered.

Given the amount of money Snedeker won after Mahan withdrew, he could have dug into his pockets a bit deeper than that. In any event, the Snedekers get an A+ for creativity. I’m sure Mr. and Mrs. Mahan appreciated the gesture.

H/T Eye on Golf

Tiger Woods: My son is not going to dress like Rickie Fowler

Rickie-FowlerTiger Woods shared an emotional moment with his son after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. It showed a side of Tiger, who is one of the more intense golfers to ever play the game, that many of us are not used to seeing.

After the win, reporters asked a number of questions about Tiger’s 4-year-old. Woods was asked if his son has begun playing golf, and he said that he likes to emulate his dad’s swings but that he would never force Charlie to play golf or any sport that he didn’t want to play.

“But it’s like what my dad did, and that’s keep it fun,” Tiger said, via ESPN.com. “Go out there, no lessons, and just have fun. He just emulates what I do. I would go and hit balls and it goes kind of quiet for a while, and then the next thing I know and he’s looking over my shoulder and he’s kind of watching and just kind of eyeing me.”

Tiger will, however, be calling the shots with his children to an extent when it comes to golf attire. When asked if Charlie would ever dress like Rickie Fowler, Woods chuckled and gave the following response.

“My kid is not going to wear a flat bill (cap),” he said.

Doesn’t he want to be a cool dad? Flat brims and orange Pumas are what the kids where these days. Who knows what they’ll be wearing in 15 or so years when Tiger’s son would be entering his golf prime. A flat-billed hat might be the least of his worries by then.

H/T Golf.com

The Golf Boys are back with a new song called ‘2.Oh’ (Video)

Bubba-Watson-Golf-BoysGolf has a reputation for being a pretty stuffy sport, but a certain foursome that calls itself “The Golf Boys” tends to deviate from the norm. Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Ben Crane have released another song as a follow-up of the hilarious music video called “Oh Oh Oh” that they introduced to the world a couple of summers ago.

The new track is called “2.Oh.” While I don’t find it quite as funny as their boy band debut, there are still plenty of laughs to be had and plenty of Watson’s chest hair to go around. PGA enthusiasts will appreciate the references to Fowler’s flat brims, Bubba’s button-ups and Mahan’s facial hair.

It’s refreshing for golf to be able to feature guys who have girly golf clubs and pull off hilarious pranks. It keeps the younger demographic involved and helps casual fans relate to people who are making more money in a weekend than many of us will make in our lives. Most importantly, all proceeds from their music video are donated to charity. What more can you ask for?

Video via The Big Lead

Hunter Mahan Stops Mid-Shot, Blasts Fan for Making Noise (Video)

If there’s one thing I learned from attending my first PGA golf tournament over the summer, it’s that the players don’t like to be distracted. By distracted I mean they don’t want to hear people talking, see people moving, or hear you take a sip from your beer when they are about to take a shot. Somehow Albert Pujols can smash three home runs in a World Series game on balls that are coming at him at a rate of 80-95MPH and could curve, go straight, or sink. Guys like Albert can do that with 50,000 screaming fans watching, but a golfer cannot hit a ball that is resting in front of him or her unless there is total silence and serenity.

That’s just the nature of the sport, and the golfers and their caddies take it very seriously.  Hunter Mahan gave us an example of that on Friday at the Presidents Cup when he stopped in the middle of a shot to roast a fan who was making noise.  Check out this video that Devil Ball Golf shared with us:

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Hunter Mahan: My New Favorite Golfer

I know, I’ve already sung the praises of Rory McIlroy’s girlfriend and told you that I think he’s the real deal and the future of golf.  What can I say?  I’m a big flavor of the week type of guy and I just caught wind of the fact that Hunter Mahan is engaged to a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.  Did I mention she’s hot?  That’s right, I don’t need to because I already said she was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

Mahan won the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday — where Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson fared miserably to say the least — after shooting a 12-under for the tournament.  He and the lucky lady, Kandi Harris, have been engaged since June.  Hot name?  Hot name.  The smokin’ hot sports girlfriends list welcomes you today, Kandi.  Here are some photos of Hunter Mahan’s girlfriend Kandi Harris:


Mahan enjoys whirlwind year on and off course [Akron Beacon Journal via The Big Lead]