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October 02, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: McIlroy still No. 1, Poulter jumps to No. 5

Posted at 10:24 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (122, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: 3-2-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship; 1, BMW Championship
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (88, 0, 2) - Last three finishes: 0-3-1, Ryder Cup; 8, TOUR Championship; T4, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

3. Jason Dufner (72, 0, T4) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T20, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 10

4. Keegan Bradley (67, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T23, TOUR Championship; T59, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

5. Ian Poulter (62, 1, -) - Last three finishes: 4-0-0, Ryder Cup; T12, BMW Championship; T47, Deutsche Bank Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 26

6. Luke Donald (45, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; 3, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 3

T7. Dustin Johnson (44, 0, T4) - Last three finishes: 3-0-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship, T6, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

T7. Brandt Snedeker (44, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: 1-2-0, Ryder Cup; 1, TOUR Championship; T37, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

9. Phil Mickelson (41, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T15, TOUR Championship; T2, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 16

T10. Justin Rose (22, 0, 12) - Last three finishes: 3-2-0, Ryder Cup; 2, TOUR Championship; T16, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

T10. Bubba Watson (22, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; T5, TOUR Championship; T12, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 7

Others receiving votes:
Zach Johnson (13)
Webb Simpson (12)
Ernie Els (11)
Graeme McDowell (10)
Nicolas Colsaerts (9)
Sergio Garcia (8)
Lee Westwood (8)
Louis Oosthuizen (7)
Jim Furyk (5)
Nick Watney (1)
Davis Love III (1)

September 25, 2012

Ryder Cup Twitter roundup: Best tweets from players, WAGs and celebrities

Posted at 9:44 AM by Golf.com

Players from both teams enjoy the days before competition begins:

Many of the players wives and girlfriends (WAGs) will be in attendance this week:

Celebs and fellow golfers share their Ryder Cup excitement and show their support:

Fans arrive to the course for practice rounds and the U.S. Past Captain/Celebrity Scramble:

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Both U.S. and Europe team members express their excitement for the week as they arrive in Chigago:

Everyone on the plane to Chicago for RYDER CUP........... Yeh #Avit t.co/cf5XmPOr

— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 24, 2012
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Let's go USA! So pumped for the Ryder Cup. Out at Medina right now!

— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) September 24, 2012

Just landed in Chicago. Enroute to team hotel. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Team get together this evening. #itbegins#Europe

— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) September 24, 2012

Just landed in Chicago!! #RyderCup

— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) September 24, 2012

Rory McIlroy looks back at his favorite moments from the 2010 Ryder Cup:


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September 04, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: McIlroy unanimous No. 1

Posted at 1:33 PM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (130, 13, 1) - Last three finishes: 1, Deutsche Bank Championship; T24, The Barclays; 1, PGA Championship
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (114, 0, 2) - Last three finishes: 3, Deutsche Bank Championship; T38, The Barclays; T11, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Jason Dufner (87, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T18, Deutsche Bank Championship; T7, Wyndham Championship; T27, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

4. Keegan Bradley (64, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T13, Deutsche Bank Championship; MC, The Barclays; T3, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

5. Sergio Garcia (49, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T3, The Barclays; 1, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 17

6. Ernie Els (46, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T26, Deutsche Bank Championship; T54, The Barclays; T48, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 21

7. Nick Watney (35, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T20, Deutsche Bank Championship; 1, The Barclays; T31, Wyndham Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 20

8. Luke Donald (31, 0, T8) - Last three finishes: T26, Deutsche Bank Championship; T10, The Barclays; T32, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

9. Louis Oosthuizen (28, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: 2, Deutsche Bank Championship; T5, The Barclays; T21, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

10. Webb Simpson (26, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: T18, Deutsche Bank Championship; MC, The Barclays, T22, Wyndham Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

Others receiving votes:
Graeme McDowell (23)
Bubba Watson (18)
Adam Scott (14)
Dustin Johnson (13)
Brandt Snedeker (13)
Lee Westwood (10)
Zach Johnson (5)
Matt Kuchar (4)
Steve Stricker (4)
Jim Furyk (1)

August 28, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Garcia, Watney enter Top 10

Posted at 9:15 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (129, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: T24, The Barclays; 1, PGA Championship; T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (102, 1, 2) - Last three finishes: T38, The Barclays; T11, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Jason Dufner (80, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T7, Wyndham Championship; T27, PGA Championship; 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

4. Sergio Garcia (65, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T3, The Barclays; 1, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 14

5. Keegan Bradley (63, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: MC, The Barclays; T3, PGA Championship; 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

6. Ernie Els (54, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T54, The Barclays; T48, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 21

7. Nick Watney (43, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: 1, The Barclays; T31, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 19

T8. Luke Donald (37, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: T10, The Barclays; T32, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

T8. Graeme McDowell (37, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: MC, The Barclays, T11, PGA Championship; T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

10. Webb Simpson (27, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: MC, The Barclays, T22, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

Others receiving votes:
Bubba Watson (22)
Lee Westwood (15)
Adam Scott (13)
Zach Johnson (10)
Brandt Snedeker (6)
Dustin Johnson (5)
Matt Kuchar (3)
Steve Stricker (2)
Paul Lawrie (1)
Louis Oosthuizen (1)

August 21, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: McIlroy holds top spot, Garcia fails to make Top 10

Posted at 5:48 PM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (129, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: 1, PGA Championship; T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T60, British Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (103, 1, 2) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T3, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Keegan Bradley (74, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T3, PGA Championship; 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T34, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

4. Jason Dufner (72, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T7, Wyndham Championship; T27, PGA Championship; 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

5. Ernie Els (68, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T48, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; MC, RBC Canadian Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 18

6. Graeme McDowell (55, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

7. Webb Simpson (47, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T22, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship; T7, The Greenbrier Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

8. Adam Scott (44, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; 2, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

9. Luke Donald (27, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T32, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

10. Bubba Watson (24, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T19, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T23, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

Others receiving votes:
Zach Johnson (23)
Sergio Garcia (11)
Justin Rose (11)
Steve Stricker (10)
Lee Westwood (9)
Matt Kuchar (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (2)
Ian Poulter (2)
Jim Furyk (1)

August 07, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Tiger still No. 1, Bradley rises to No. 8

Posted at 12:14 PM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (114, 7, 1) - Last three finishes: T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T3, British Open; MC, The Greenbrier Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

2. Ernie Els (97, 3, 2) - Last three finishes: T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; MC, RBC Canadian Open; 1, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 17

3. Jason Dufner (76, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T31, British Open; T4, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

4. Webb Simpson (71, 1, 3) - Last three finishes: T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship; 1, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

5. Luke Donald (65, 1, 4) - Last three finishes: T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open; T16, Scottish Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 1

6. Graeme McDowell (53, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open; T17, ALSTOM Open de France
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

7. Zach Johnson (48, 0, 7) -  Last three finishes: T40, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T9, British Open; 1, John Deere Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

8. Keegan Bradley (37, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T34, British Open; T46, The Greenbrier Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

9. Adam Scott (26, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; 2, British Open; 3, AT&T National
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

T10. Rory McIlroy (19, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T60, British Open; T10, Irish Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 3

T10. Lee Westwood (19, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: 70, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T45, British Open; T40, ALSTOM Open de France
- Official World Golf Ranking: 4

 

Others receiving votes:
Matt Kuchar (17)
Jim Furyk (1, 16)
Louis Oosthuizen (16)
Hunter Mahan (11)
Bubba Watson (11)
Dustin Johnson (6)
Brandt Snedeker (6)
Justin Rose (4)
Fred Couples (4)
Geoff Ogilvy (1)
Steve Stricker (1)

July 31, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Tiger still No. 1, Els No. 2

Posted at 12:42 PM by Golf.com

Each week, 14 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (126, 8, 1) - Last three finishes: T3, British Open; MC, The Greenbrier Classic; 1, AT&T National
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

2. Ernie Els (104, 4, 2) - Last three finishes: MC, RBC Canadian Open; 1, British Open; T52, Scottish Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

3. Webb Simpson (99, 2, 3) - Last three finishes: T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship; 1, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

4. Luke Donald (75, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T16, Scottish Open; MC, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 1

5. Graeme McDowell (70, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T17, ALSTOM Open de France; T16, Irish Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

6. Jason Dufner (68, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T31, British Open; T4, U.S. Open Championship; 2, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

7. Zach Johnson (59, 0, 7) -  Last three finishes: T9, British Open; 1, John Deere Classic; T64, Travelers Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

8. Adam Scott (40, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: 2, British Open; 3, AT&T National; T15, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

9. Lee Westwood (32, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: T45, British Open; T40, ALSTOM Open de France; T10, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 4

10.  Bubba Watson (24, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T23, British Open; T2, Travelers Championship; MC, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

 

Others receiving votes:
Matt Kuchar (19)
Hunter Mahan (16)
Rory McIlroy (15)
Dustin Johnson (9)
Brandt Snedeker (6)
Fred Couples (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (2)
Rickie Fowler (1)
Padraig Harrington (1)
Geoff Ogilvy (1)

July 24, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Els wins British Open; Woods still in No. 1 spot

Posted at 11:11 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 14 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (118, 8, 1) - Last three finishes: T3, British Open; MC, The Greenbrier Classic; 1, AT&T National
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

2. Ernie Els (110, 5, NR) - Last three finishes: 1, British Open; T52, Scottish Open; 9 U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

3. Webb Simpson (91, 1, 2) - Last three finishes: T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship; 1, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

4. Jason Dufner (86, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T31, British Open; T4, U.S. Open Championship; 2, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

5. Luke Donald (69, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T16, Scottish Open; MC, U.S. Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 1

6. Graeme McDowell (64, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T17, ALSTOM Open de France; T16, Irish Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

7. Zach Johnson (48, 0, 5) -  Last three finishes: T9, British Open; 1, John Deere Classic; T64, Travelers Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

8. Adam Scott (39, 0, NR) - 2, British Open; 3, AT&T National; T15, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

9. Lee Westwood (30, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T45, British Open; T40, ALSTOM Open de France; T10, U.S. Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 4

10. Matt Kuchar (23, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T9, British Open; T8, Travelers Championship; T27, U.S. Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 9

 

Others receiving votes:
Hunter Mahan (17)
Bubba Watson (17)
Rory McIlroy (15)
Dustin Johnson (14)
Y.E. Yang (9)
Rickie Fowler (7)
Brandt Snedeker (6)
Louis Oosthuizen (4)
Fred Couples (1)
Padraig Harrington (1)
Geoff Ogilvy (1)


July 17, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Tiger remains No. 1, Johnson rises to No. 5

Posted at 9:16 AM by Golf.com

SI-Golf-RANKINGEach week, 14 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com vote for their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (131, 11, 1) - Last three finishes: MC, The Greenbrier Classic; 1, AT&T National; T21, U.S. Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 4

2. Webb Simpson (117, 3, 2) - Last three finishes: T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship; 1, U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

3. Jason Dufner (107, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T4, U.S. Open Championship; 2, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial; 1, HP Byron Nelson Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

4. Lee Westwood (87, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T40, ALSTOM Open de France; T10, U.S. Open; 1, Nordea Masters
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

5. Zach Johnson (61, 0, NR) -  Last three finishes: 1, John Deere Classic; T64, Travelers Championship; T41 U.S. Open Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

6. Luke Donald (59, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T16, Scottish Open; MC, U.S. Open; 12, Memorial Tournament
- Official World Golf Ranking: 1

7. Rory McIlroy (53, 0, 6)  - Last three finishes: T10, Irish Open; MC, U.S. Open; T7, FedEx St. Jude Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

8. Matt Kuchar (34, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T8, Travelers Championship; T27, U.S. Open; T26, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
-Official World Golf Ranking: 8

9. Bubba Watson (30, 0, T8) - Last three finishes: T2, Travelers Championship; MC, U.S. Open; MC, Memorial Tournament
- Official World Ranking: 6

10. Hunter Mahan (29, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: T8, AT&T National; T11, Travelers Championship; T38 U.S. Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 10

Others receiving votes:
Rickie Fowler (17)
Graeme McDowell (11)
Padraig Harrington (9)
Dustin Johnson (6)
Justin Rose (6)
Louis Oosthuizen (4)
Jim Furyk (3)
Adam Scott (2)
Steve Stricker (2)
Fred Couples (1)
Branden Grace (1)


July 13, 2012

Truth & Rumors: LeBron James names newest Nike shoe after Arnold Palmer

Posted at 12:48 PM by Mark Dee

Who is LeBronold Palmer, you ask? It's actually a "what." Specifically, it's a shoe, according to Jonathan Wall at Yahoo's Devil Ball Golf blog. That's right: King James's new Nike basketball shoe, the "LeBronold Palmer 9 low" is a shout out to The King, Arnold Palmer. Or, at least, a shout-out to a certain delicious canned beverage that shares a name with a professional golfer (an image of the beverage is emblazoned on the insole). Unclear which. LeBron tweeted out a picture of the shoe earlier this week. Drink it in, folks:

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A lot about this is hazy, but one thing here is clear: it's impossible to see those shoes and not hear Jan Hammer's synth-y theme to Miami Vice pinging in your head. Welcome to 1986, Miami, prepare to ride a New Wave. Our current over/under on how many pairs Pat Riley will purchase: seven.

Fairway Feud
The Casta del Sol golf course in Mission Viejo, Calif. is usually a quiet place to play the game of kings. Most courses are. But on Thursday things went Royal Rumble in the 18th fairway, as ABC 7 of Los Angeles reports. According to police, that's where Michael Payne picked a fight with the entire foursome ahead of him. The cause? Payne allegedly claimed they were stealing the golf balls he couldn't find:

Investigators accuse the 46-year-old Payne of punching one golfer in the face, then attacking Chambers' friend with a golf club, bashing him on the wrist as the victim tried to leave in a golf cart.

"He got in the cart to go get the marshal and go get help, and then he was chased down by the golfer with a golf club," said Chambers.

Payne then allegedly ran to the hillside.

The wrist looks like the worst injury. His playing partner put it in terms sure to horrify anyone who loves the game: "It's bad enough that he's not going to be golfing here anytime soon."

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