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Golf on 'The Honeymooners': Celebrating the late Gleason

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Raise your hand if you knew that it were possible to lose two holes on one hole in match play. Yeah, us neither, until this year's Presidents Cup. With the match between Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson and Internationals Adam Scott and Jason Day all square through six holes, Mickelson teed off on the 560-yard, par-5 seventh hole with what he called a “firmer [golf] ball,” which was not the same model as the version with which he began the match. By switching balls, Mickelson violated the one-ball rule. After teeing off, Mickelson questioned a rules official about whether the one-ball condition was in effect. He was told it was and that he was disqualified from finishing the hole. The penalty for a breach of the one-ball condition in match play is a one-hole "adjustment to the state of the match." With Mickelson in his pocket, Johnson played by himself and lost to Adam Scott and Jason Day. The loss of hole combined with the penalty adjustment meant that the U.S. effectively lost No. 7 twice, going from all square to 2 down. You got that? (Getty Images)  - 

When the Honda Classic was founded in 1972, it was named after "The Honeymooners" star character - the late Jackie Gleason. The Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic, to be exact. So it's only fitting that on the day of Gleason's birth (Wednesday, February 26) - which happens to coincide with the present-day Honda - the Grill Room celebrates one of the most iconic, legendary comedians of all-time. Enjoy this clip from an episode of "The Honeymooners" where Gleason's character Ralph Kramden attempts to learn how to play golf.