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Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus Pay Respects At George H.W. Bush Memorial

12/4/2018 2:37 PM PST
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Sports legends from all over the country gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to pay tribute to George H.W. Bush

Those in attendance include Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Evert, Jim Nantz, Fred Couples and Jim Calhoun

The body of the 41st President of the United States is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda until his funeral service on Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral where his son, former President George W. Bush, will deliver the eulogy.

After the service, Bush's remains will go to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and then to a ceremony at a church in Houston before he's finally laid to rest at a family plot at his Presidential Library in College Station. 

Bush was big into sports -- he played baseball at Yale and was a huge fan of the Houston Astros. He also played a lot of golf and horseshoes, and famously enjoyed skydiving. 

Bush was 94. 

RIP

Phil Mickelson Loses $200k Bet to Tiger But Wins $9M Pot!!!

11/23/2018 5:19 PM PST
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5:07 PM PT -- Phil might have lost the battle but he did NOT lose the war ... 'cause he's walking away with $9 MILLION after beating Tiger!!! Phil needed a sudden-death playoff to fend off Tiger in the winner-take-all match. Mickelson won 3 side bets worth $600k while Tiger won 1 side bet worth $200k. That money will go to a charity of each player's choice. Well, it's already been a pretty costly day for Phil Mickelson ... that $200,000 bet with Tiger Woods didn't exactly go his way. 

Remember, earlier this week, Phil bet Tiger $100,000 that he would birdy the 1st hole at the big pay-per-view golf match on Friday. Tiger was so confident, he told Phil to "double it."

Phil didn't completely botch the hole -- he had a perfect opportunity to win the bet ... but when he hit the putt that woulda given him the birdy, it stopped short. 

He hit the next shot for par -- but the damage had already been done. 

Tiger smirked and commented, "That hurts the pocket."

The two tied on the first hole. They've been super friendly throughout the match so far, talking about everything from their kids to how cool Samuel L. Jackson is. 

They're expected to make more side bets during the match as they compete for that $9 million winner-take-all grand prize

Good luck!

Originally Published -- 12:41 PM PST

Tiger vs. Phil The $9 Million Money Shot!

11/20/2018 4:36 PM PST

Ever wonder what $9 MILLION in cash looks like?  Well, here ya go ... 

Here's the cash prize that's being offered to the winner of the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson 1-on-1 golf tournament on Friday. 

While the guys were getting ready for Tuesday's big media event at Shadow Creek in Nevada to promote "The Match" ... our friends at "The Vegas Take with Sharp and Shapiro" snapped a pic of the cash prize on the table in the clubhouse locker room. 

Each yellow band of $100 bills contains $10,000 in cash -- and, if you need some help with the math, it takes 900 of those stacks to make $9 mil. 

Phil previously told TMZ Sports ... some of the money will go to the Children of the 58 fund -- which will provide scholarships to the children of the 58 people killed in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

Another portion will go to Birdies for the Brave -- a foundation started by Phil and his wife -- dedicated to supporting wounded military vets. 

The golf legends are already making personal bets with each other -- including a $200,000 wager on the 1st hole! 

We're hoping that money goes to charity too! 

Old PGA Golfers Butcher Fortnite Dance Moves

11/7/2018 9:36 AM PST
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Buncha old PGA golfers trying to do young people stuff -- this time, they're recreating the celebration dances from Fortnite.

Are they terrible at it? Yes. 

Are they trying really hard? Yeah, sure. 

Guys like 59-year-old Tom Lehman and 61-year-old Bernhard Langer gave it their best shot before heading into the final event of the PGA Tour Champions season. 

They're all really good golfers -- but the dancing needs work. 

It's almost like if your favorite Fortnite character suddenly got arthritis and was considering a reverse mortgage loan. 

Meanwhile, the guys are all gearing up for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship which goes down at the Phoenix Country Club. 

Langer is currently the points leader and gunning for his 4th Schwab Cup in 5 years. 

So, if he wins ... victory dance? 

Phil Mickelson Gambling Advice For Tiger Woods Showdown

10/26/2018 9:24 AM PDT
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Why should you put your money on underdog Phil Mickelson beating Tiger Woods in their huge upcoming $9 MILLION 1-on-1 match? 

It ain't 'cause he plays better with his back against the wall ...

"I think it pays better!"

PHIL'S GOT GAMBLING JOKES!! 

But seriously, 48-year-old Lefty tells TMZ Sports he officially started his training Thursday for the day-after-Thanksgiving, pay-per-view battle ... explaining, "I gave myself a month to get ready for it."

It's not just about fattening his bank account, Phil says he's REALLY excited about the money the event will raise for charity. 

Phil says some of the money will go to the Children of the 58 fund -- which will provide scholarships to the children of the 58 people killed in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

Another portion will go to Birdies for the Brave -- a foundation started by Phil and his wife -- dedicated to supporting wounded military vets. 

Props to Phil ... now go hit the range and get ready -- Tiger's waitin'!

Michelle Wie Surgery To Fix Gnarly Hand Injury ... My Season's Over

10/18/2018 3:15 PM PDT
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Michelle Wie's callin' it a season ... 'cause her hand is COMPLETELY JACKED.

The superstar golfer announced she had surgery Thursday to fix a right hand that not only had a small avulsion fracture in it ... but also had bone spurring AND nerve entrapment.

The good news ... Wie says the surgery should fix the pain she's been dealing with FOR MONTHS.

"It’s been disheartening dealing with pain in my hand all year but hopefully I am finally on the path to being and STAYING pain free!" Wie said.

Michelle tried to stick out the season ... saying she even got 3 cortisone injections -- but it just became too much.

Wie says her season's now over ... but rehab and a big 2019 are comin'.

"I cannot wait to start my rehab so that I can come back stronger and healthier than ever."

She also quoted an inspirational lyric from a John Mayer song. It's from this song. Enjoy ... 

Famous Giant Gator Returns to Florida Golf Course ... 'Hey, Chubbs!'

10/16/2018 11:52 AM PDT
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CHUBBS IS BACK!!!

Yeah, that massive 15-foot alligator sauntering through a Florida golf course has a name -- because he's become a "regular" ... and miraculously, no one's been eaten yet! 

Chubbs was first spotted at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, FL back in 2016 -- and has become a social media sensation ever since ... mostly because he's a giant, green monster. 

But, the gator returned on Saturday -- with stunned golfers crapping their pants as the carnivore strolled through his home course. 

Course officials have said Chubbs is almost like a pet -- he does his own thing and doesn't bother anyone. 

Just as long as you keep your distance. 

As for his name, guessing it's inspired by "Happy Gilmore" -- you remember the guy who lost his hand to a DAMN ALLIGATOR!!! 

Ryder Cup Fan Exploded Eyeball Injury The Gruesome Photo

10/2/2018 7:51 AM PDT
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12:19 PM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained a photo of the "exploded eyeball" injury ... and warning, it's pretty gnarly.

The person who shot the photo tells us everyone in the area was "freaking out" -- but fortunately, medical personnel were able to keep their composure and treat the victim.

Brooks Koepka also issued a statement saying, "I was deeply hurt and saddened by the tragic accident that occurred when a shot I hit off the 6th tee struck Miss Remande."

"I spoke to her at the time on the golf course and after now learning her condition is worse than first thought, I have made contact with her/family to offer my sincere and heartfelt sympathy."

"I am heartbroken by the incident. My thoughts remain with Miss Remande and her family, and I have  asked to be kept informed on her condition."

The woman lying on the ground in this photo claims her eyeball "exploded" when she was struck by a Brooks Koepka tee shot at the Ryder Cup ... and now she's threatening to sue. 

49-year-old Corine Remande was watching the USA vs. Europe event on Friday morning at the Le Golf National club in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (near Paris) ... when Koepka's 6th hole tee shot hooked left and smacked her in the face.

Remande crumpled to the ground while fans and medical personnel rushed to tend to her. Koepka also raced over to check on her and gave her a signed glove. 

The woman was transported to a local eye specialist. It was revealed she had suffered a "fracture of the right socket and the explosion of the eyeball."

Now, Remande is pointing the finger at Ryder Cup tournament officials -- claiming they failed to properly warn and protect spectators from wild golf shots.

She's considering her legal options -- but hasn't filed a lawsuit yet. 

However, a Ryder Cup spokesperson says "fore" was shouted several times before it hit the fan.

Koepka commented on the incident after winning his match with Tony Finau, saying "It doesn't feel good, it really doesn't. You feel terrible for them."

"You don't want to hit anybody in the face, especially not a woman, and it's not a good feeling."

Paulina Gretzky French Kissin' Dustin Johnson ... We're Back On!

9/28/2018 2:03 PM PDT
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Huge victory for Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup in France -- Paulina Gretzky's letting him KISS HER again!!! 

Seemed like it'd never happen again after she scrubbed him from her Instagram in the wake of cheating rumors ... but Dustin's put in the work and now he's back!!! 

The couple arrived to Paris for the Ryder Cup recently and Paulina immediately put him to work -- making him shoot video of her for her IG page ... even though the page is still void of any DJ pics. 

Dustin and his partner, Rickie Fowler, lost their matchup with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose on Friday and the USA is currently losing to Europe -- but who cares, DJ's got his baby mama back!

As for the cheating rumors, the alleged "other woman" has denied hooking up with DJ. 

Only one hurdle left for Dustin ... he's gotta get Paulina to put his pic back on her IG page. 

Good luck ...

Paulina Gretzky Puts Dustin Johnson to Work ... Smile and Take My Pic!

9/26/2018 3:06 PM PDT
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Dustin Johnson is working his way out of Paulina Gretzky's doghouse ... and it seems to be working -- the two were just spotted together in Paris holding hands.  

It's the first time we've seen them out since Paulina wiped the PGA star from her Instagram page amid rumors he banged a model that golfs at his home course back in L.A. (rumors she denied BTW). 

But Wednesday, the two arrived to the Ryder Cup Gala at the Palace of Versailles dressed to the nines. 

DJ clearly knows the way to Paulina's heart -- snapping pics of her on the way in. Smart dude. 

Earlier this month, Johnson put out a statement acknowledging the two were going through a rough patch -- but didn't specifically address the cheating rumors. 

"Every relationship goes through its ups and downs," Dustin said ... "but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family."

So, why are they in Paris? Dustin is part of the Team USA Ryder Cup squad which takes on Europe on Friday.

Tiger Woods is also on the team. These guys seem to have a lot in common. 

Common Tiger Beat His Demons ... He's Back!

9/24/2018 8:07 AM PDT
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Chicks. DUI. Chicks. Injuries. Chicks. Donald Trump. Chicks. Chicks. Chicks. 

Tiger Woods has had A LOT of drama over the years ... but Common says he's incredibly proud of the guy for fighting through it all and finally WINNING again!

"Tiger, we happy for that brother," Common told us outside Delilah in L.A. 

"It's something when you go through some stuff and we all recognize that and honor that."

In fact, the hip-hop legend seems to think Woods will have even more success in the future -- and says everything he's been through (a whole Hooters, basically) will make him stronger.

The links wasn't the only place Tiger won. He shook hands with Big Boi from Outkast and shocked the entire Internet -- watch below and you'll be amazed too.

Tiger Woods Wins 1st Pro Golf Tournament ... Since 2013

9/23/2018 3:19 PM PDT
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Tiger Woods' 5-year golf tournament drought is OVER -- 'cause he just won his first PGA Tour since 2013 ... and he did it in glorious fashion.

Tiger came out on top Sunday during the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course in Georgia, where he finished 11 under par ... and 2 strokes ahead of Billy Horschel, who came in 2nd. 

The final hole was crazy ... a massive crowd of spectators followed Tiger as he approached the green and hit his way out of a sand trap. He had a chance for birdie, but had to settle for par after he missed the hole by mere centimeters. It got the job done though ... and people lost it.

During his exit interview where he was asked what he proved to himself, Tiger said ... "It was just a grind out there, and I loved every bit of it." He went on to say about his return to form ... "At the beginning of the year, certainly, that was a tall order. But as the year progressed, and I proved that I could play, I found a swing and put pieces together. And, I knew I could do it again."

His interview was interrupted by a massive "TIGER" chant behind him, and it nearly moved TW to tears. At win #80 ... we'll say the comeback is complete.

Congrats, Tiger!

Trump Admin Officials Sued We're Up S**t's Creek Cause We Can't Canoe ... Thanks to Trump's Stupid Golf Games!!!

9/20/2018 4:19 PM PDT
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President Trump's pissed off a bunch of canoers who say in a new lawsuit his excessive golfing's gotten them banned from the Potomac River.

The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington sued Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the Coast Guard claiming an Administration rule prohibits canoers from accessing 2 miles of the Potomac River near Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

In docs, the canoers claim the Coast Guard and DHS initially had temporarily imposed restrictions but have created a "permanent security zone" in June 2017, and they've been turned away at least 32 times.

The Association claims DHS promised it would address the gripes but went radio silent. As we first reported, Trump's playtime on the green has cost taxpayers at least $300k in golf cart rentals alone for his Secret Service.

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