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March 12, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Caddie goes nuts over Casey's ace at Doral

In his first event of the season following a snowboarding accident, Paul Casey highlighted his final round at Doral with a hole in one on the par-3 15th, prompting his caddie to believe that he had won the Cadillac on display and doing his best Peter Griffin impersonation

 

Unfortunately, the Cadillac was on display for the 13th hole, not No. 15, and Casey’s caddie’s downturn from complete elation to total disappointment might be one of the saddest things I have seen since the Big East Championship game. 

Sergio's 12

Even professional golfers are prone to an on-course meltdown every now and then (see Kevin Na, Gary McCord, John Daly) and Sergio Garcia is no exception, racking up a 12 on the par-4 3rd. 

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Following his round, Garcia could only muster this gem, according to the Belfast Telegraph:

"I don't have the energy today, sorry guys."

What's worse? TaylorMade didn't even get the right number on Sergio's new hat.

Rick Reilly vs. Norm Macdonald: A Twitter throwdown 

During the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, comedian and Saturday Night Live-alum Norm Macdonald live-tweeted all the action from Doral for his 356,000 plus followers. One of those followers just so happens to be Rick Reilly and he was not a fan of Macdonald’s commentary. Thankfully, Deadspin documented the entire tirade for all our entertainment: 

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Norm's timeline begins to be flooded with Reilly attacks.  Norm then retweets a Reilly "joke."

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Norm then puts it into full troll mode. He starts retweeting users wondering aloud if Reilly is a racist, among other things.

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And perhaps worst of all, for a writer of words and "comedy," Norm goes in for the kill.

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Australian golfers offer support to Lyle 

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle was recently diagnosed with a recurrence of leukemia prior to the birth of his first child, Lusi Joy. Set to begin chemotherapy treatments Monday, Lyle, who spent nine months in the hospital with acute myeloid leukemia as a 17-year-old prior to becoming a PGA Tour professional, has the support of his peers, according to Ben Everill and Melissa Woods of the Sydney Morning Herald

Close friend and fellow Australian golfer Robert Allenby, who befriended Lyle during his first stint with cancer, was shocked. 

"It's a complete tragedy," Allenby said. 

"But I told him he has beaten it before and he can beat it again. 

"He has a big fight on his hands but he has the motivation of being the father and husband he wants to be which will give him strength. 

"My heart goes out to him and his family and we all need to get behind him and support him." 

2011 Australian Open winner Greg Chalmers also gave his support to Lyle in a statement: 

"All Jarrod needs to know is everyone over here on this side of the world are thinking about him and wishing him well.” 

Backing Allenby and Chalmer’s sentiments, Adam Scott voiced his own support to his fellow countryman: 

"My thoughts go out to Jarrod and his family. He is a tough bloke and I wish him all the best in his fight. We all do." 

Lyle matched his best finish on the PGA Tour three weeks ago at Riviera, where he missed a playoff by two shots and tied for fourth.

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