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Video: Bubba Watson’s Insane Mini-Golf Putt

It’s Friday, so let’s have some fun, shall we?

And who better to give us a little golf than Masters Champion Bubba Watson?

Ah Bubba, who, it seems, plays miniature golf backwards.

And plays it insanely well. (And trust us, we KNOW miniature golf at Pinehurst.)

You already know our affinity for trick shots. Now we can add Bubba to our stable.

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Pinehurst’s U.S. Open Champions had much in common

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Payne Stewart’s and Michael Campbell’s journeys to their respective U.S. Open Championships at Pinehurst were similar in many ways

BY LEE PACE

Sadly neither of Pinehurst’s U.S. Open champions will grace the fairways of No. 2 on June 12 when the 2014 championship begins. Payne Stewart lost his life in an airplane mishap only three months after winning the 1999 Open, and Michael Campbell’s game peaked with his triumph in June 2005 and he recently announced that injuries and personal troubles would prevent his entry this year.

But for one week in the American national championship, they were the very best in the business, this Missourian with the plus-fours and graceful swing and this gritty New Zealander with steel nerves over a 4-iron and razor-sharp putter.

Each had paid his dues in professional golf by the time the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens came to Pinehurst No. 2. Stewart was 42 with eleven PGA Tour wins, Campbell was 36 with six victories on the European Tour. Both were married and the father of two children.

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To all players visiting Pinehurst – try to top this

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OK, the bar has been set.

A couple of days ago, Lydia Ko and Danielle Kang left Williamsburg after the Kingsmill Championship for a couple of practice rounds on Pinehurst No. 2 to prepare for the U.S. Women’s Open in a few weeks.

Because Kang is one of the best follows on Twitter – seriously, go follow her now – this photo appeared following their lunch in the Donald Ross Grill.

It got us to thinking – will any pro coming by Pinehurst in the next few weeks top this? Can any pro coming to Pinehurst top this? Is there a pro who can top this?

Nothing like two U.S. Amateur Champions, roaming – and messing around – in the famed halls of Pinehurst.

So pros, take heed – let’s see what you got.

Just remember to Tweet them @PinehurstResort.

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VIDEO: Morgan Pressel has advice for Lucy Li

Tuesday at Pinehurst, LPGA star and major champion Morgan Pressel reflected on her experience as a 13-year-old playing in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in 2001, and offered Lucy Li plenty of advice. Li, just 11 years old, became the youngest to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open after winning medalist honors Monday.

 

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Lucy Li, 11 years old, qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst

What did you do today?

Lucy Li, at 11 years old, qualified Monday night for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, shooting rounds of 74-68 at Half Moon Bay in a U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier. She will be the youngest competitor in U.S. Women’s Open history, a mark previously held by Morgan Pressel and then Lexi Thompson.

Last year, at 10, Li reached match play of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Publinx. She’s also already won at Augusta National.

Again, what did you do today?

Tuesday at Pinehurst, LPGA star and major champion Morgan Pressel reflected on her experience as a 13-year-old playing in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in 2001, and offered Li plenty of advice:

 

 

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