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After 11 holes on Torrey Pines' North Course, Tiger Woods withdrew during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open because of tightness in his lower back. When media caught up with Woods in the parking lot afterward, he said - and we quote - “It’s just my glutes are shutting off. They don’t activate, hence it goes into my lower back. I tried to activate my glutes the best I could, but they never stayed activated.” As you can imagine, Woods soon became the butt of many jokes. (Getty Images)
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After hitting a root on his approach shot to the ninth hole during the final round of the Masters, Tiger Woods was noticeably in pain. He managed to complete the round, and explained afterward that his pain subsided after some on-course self-adjustment. "A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in," Woods said. Huh? (Getty Images)
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After missing the fairway at Whistling Strait's par-5 fifth hole on Sunday of the PGA Championship, Bubba Watson called in a rules official in an attempt to take relief from an ant hill, leading to an epic exchange about the nature of ants as "burrowing animals." Despite Bubba's best efforts, the rules official maintained ants were loose impediments and not burrowing animals, thus inhibiting Bubba from getting relief. And for the record, ants are insects, not animals - burrowing or otherwise. (Getty Images)
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Sei Young Kim’s caddie, Paul Fusco, was removed from the U.S. Women’s Open Tuesday morning of tournament week after he was discovered in the USGA rules office improperly taking cell phone photos of “internal course setup documents." Players and caddies likened the action to seeing a test before the exam was administered, and Fusco did not caddie for Kim U.S. Open week. Fusco maintained there was a reason he was in the USGA office, but as not to interfere with Kim's chances of winning the U.S. Open, Fusco remained mum on the situation. (Getty Images)
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As Zach Johnson stood over a 30-foot putt on the par-3 16th hole that would have tied him for the lead at 20 under on Sunday of the John Deere Classic, he took the putter back, heard something that sounded like an explosion, and jumped in the air. “I don’t know if it was like a pipe bomb or a backfire from a boat. I don’t have any idea, but I know it was loud, and I know I was about ready to hit my putt.” Turns out, the sound was from an air cannon on a pontoon boat heading down the Rock River, which runs adjacent to the 16th hole.(Getty Images)
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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)
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After missing the cut at the Sony Open, Robert Allenby was at a Honolulu wine bar with friends that Friday night. After that, things get a little murky. The rest of the night involved a kidnapping and beating, according to Allenby. That was never confirmed by police, but they did make an arrest in the case relating to identity theft and 'unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.' (Getty Images)
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Even the most straightforward chips went tragically wrong. Tiger Woods yipped his way around TPC Scottsdale earlier this year, shooting 73-82 (his worst round as a pro until his 85 later in 2015 at the Memorial), leading many to believe he had the chipping yips. To see one of the game's most prolific chippers suddenly lose all touch around the greens was not only one of the most baffling things this year, but that we've ever seen. (Getty Images)
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