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  • Oscar de la Hoya details how he saw Donald Trump cheat at golf

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf13 hrs ago

    Boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya is an avid golfer, and he's one to play by the book -- something that will no doubt bring a smile to the faces at USGA headquarters.

    Imagine, then, De La Hoya's shock when he played a few holes of golf in 2014 with presumptive Republican presidential nominee and golf real estate mogul Donald Trump at his Trump National Los Angeles course.

    “I was teeing on the first hole and next thing I know here comes a golf cart. It’s Donald Trump: ‘Oscar, can I play with you?’," De La Hoya explained, saying he told Trump that it was his property, so of course.

    The Golden Boy said Trump hit four balls off the first tee: The first found a water hazard, then pulled another left out of bounds, a third into the water and then a fourth into the bushes. According to De La Hoya, Trump said he was just warming up, although that's a generous two balls more than the typical two-off-the-first okie-dokie on the first tee.

    After four balls, Trump still hadn't found a safe lie. However, since Trump went first, he hopped in his cart, went down to the middle of the fairway and said he'd found his ball right down Broadway.

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  • Power rankings: Wells Fargo Championship

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf1 day ago

    The PGA Tour heads into North Carolina this week, playing the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

    The home of the 2017 PGA Championship plays host to defending champion Rory McIlroy, a two-time winner here, as well Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and J.B. Holmes. 

    With so much talent assembled the week before The Players, it's hard to nail down favorites for this week. However, here are our top five players for the Wells Fargo Championship:

    1. Rory McIlroy -- Quail Hollow is to Rory what Bay Hill is to Tiger Woods. It's the place he knows he can jumpstart his season. Last year was a runaway. He's also won here from the cut line. He owns the course record.

    2. Phil Mickelson -- Phil Mickelson loves himself some Quail Hollow. He's never won this event, but he's made the cut all 12 times he's played. He's got six top-5 finishes here.

    3. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler finished T-20 in the weather-shortened New Orleans event. He's a past winner here. He's scoring well on most any course he plays.

    4. J.B. Holmes -- Holmes is both playing well of late and has been a winner here, back in 2014.

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