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KINGSBARNS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05: Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 5, 2012 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Animals invading golf courses

May 11, 2013

From alligators to monkeys, golfers find themselves sharing the course with wildlife more often than you would think.

  • Bubba Watson's caddie unleashed a brutal zinger on a heckler at the PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It wasn’t even noon by the time former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose got to the 18th tee on Saturday at the PGA Championship. He had one of the rounds of the day going, and after another birdie putt fell on 17 to get him to four under, he had one of the largest crowds on the course, too. That’s when things started getting rowdy. Screams rang out from the crowd even after Rose had pulled his club. His caddie stepped in to help the marshals quiet them down. “No cameras, please!” he shouted. “Quiet, please!” he asked a few more times. The did, kind of, but they were still so loud that Rose needed to back off his shot. “You could feel the crowd starting to get more energized,”

    For The Win
  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no one believes he’ll actually accept it. LeBron James has signed similar deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the past two offseasons, and he figures to do the same thing in upcoming weeks in advance of getting his own record-shattering contract next summer.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Last chance in Loudoun!

    Last chance in Loudoun!

    Virginia Manor’s final phase offers expansive homesites on a quiet street backed by mature hardwoods. From the $630s.

    NVHomes
  • Cubs fan will donate to domestic-violence charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

    The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident. While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused of domestic violence before prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges. Lifelong Cubs fan Caitlin Swieca decided to do something positive to help herself cope with the disappointment she felt in her beloved team.

    Big League Stew
  • Did NHL teams suck fun out of 3-on-3 OT? (Trending Topics)

    A little more than a year ago, the NHL announced that it had officially adopted a 3-on-3 overtime as a means of juicing goal-scoring in the league and avoiding the shootout to as great an extent as possible. At the time, we had little understanding of what the NHL looked like at 3-on-3. From 2007 through the end of 2014-15, all NHL teams combined had played a grand combined total of just 87 minutes in that strength situation.

    Puck Daddy
  • Nationals fill bullpen need by acquiring Pirates closer Mark Melancon

    Mark Melancon is headed to the Nationals in a trade. The Washington Nationals have landed the late-inning reliever they’ve been searching for at this year’s trade deadline. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, Washington struck a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon, acquiring three-time All-Star closer Mark Melancon.

    Big League Stew
  • Now you can join Angie's List for free.

    Now you can join Angie's List for free.

    That means everyone has access to our real reviews that we actually verify - and we can also verify that what goes down doesn't always come back up.

    Angie's List
  • Carmelo Anthony wants nothing to do with a Team USA singalong

    “Can’t we just do Blu Cantrell or something?” (Getty Images) Rarely mentioned in the usual Larry/Isiah/MJ-led discussions about how current NBA players aren’t mean enough to each other these days is the influence of international tournament camaraderie

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Chobra given run of League of Legends at IEM events, more teams, regions, and matches this season

    In an interview with Yahoo Esports earlier this week, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL Michal “Carmac” Blicharz provided new details about League of Legends in the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters circuit. “It’s definitely going to be a more high value product for the League of Legends fans,” he said. Cho, who has previous experience hosting the broadcasts, is much more likely to “yelling at his TD in the production room” at this season’s shows.

    Travis Gafford
  • AAC commissioner: 'It looks like' some members will leave for Big 12

    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The American Athletic Conference will probably lose at least one member to the Big 12. “I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will,” Aresco told Barnhart.

    Dr. Saturday
  • WunderBrow tested by CBS' The Doctors

    WunderBrow tested by CBS' The Doctors

    Are your brows sparse or over-tweezed? Perfect the look of your brows now with WUNDERBROW!

    WunderBrow
  • MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: 2016 German GP

    After seizing the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in Hungary, Lewis Hamilton arrives in Germany looking to extend his advantage over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The gap stands at six points after 11 races, and with Hockenheim hosting the final grand prix before the summer break, now is the perfect time to finish on a high and take plenty of momentum into the run to Abu Dhabi. As ever, MST writers Luke Smith and Tony DiZinno have made their picks ahead of the German Grand Prix weekend.

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Fowler, Thomas, Smylie rooming, living it up at PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It appears SB2K16 is the vacation that never ends. Three months after Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas Smylie Kaufman and Jordan Spieth took the Bahamas vacation heard 'round the golf world, the group remains (almost) inseparable, especially on the road. Their latest adventure comes at the year's final major, where Fowler, Thomas and Kaufman are rooming together and continuing to have the time of their lives.

    Golf Channel
  • Doc Rivers: Clippers were third for Kevin Durant

    The Warriors signed Kevin Durant. The Celtics claimed they finished second for the superstar free agent. And the bronze medal goes to… Doc Rivers on The Vertical Podcast with Woj, as transcri…

    ProBasketballTalk
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    GoToWebinar
  • LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

    LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images) LeBron James is allowed to eat whatever the heck he wants. He averaged nearly 42 minutes per game during his brilliant MVP turn in last season’s NBA Finals win, he’s already played more minutes than

    Ball Don't Lie
  • NFL conditionally reinstates Dolphins' Dion Jordan

    The NFL has decided to conditionally reinstate Miami Dolphins’ pass-rusher Dion Jordan, who was suspended for a year under the league’s substance abuse policy after submitting a diluted test sample. According to the announcement from the NFL, Jordan can join the Dolphins at training camp, allowed to participate in “meetings, conditioning work and similar activities.” He must also secure treatment in the Miami area, and after he’s done that he will be able to play in preseason games. The NFL will re-evaluate Jordan’s case at the start of the regular season, and after meeting with him will determine whether he’s been complying with the conditions of his reinstatement, he will be allowed to participate in regular-season activities.

    Shutdown Corner
  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL

    Big League Stew
  • 2016 Dodge Trucks

    2016 Dodge Trucks

    See what Dodge has in store for 2016! Search for Dodge Truck deals!

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  • Cruz is a full-go as Giants practice for the first time

    Giants receiver Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected. After missing all of last season and being limited to six games over the past two, the Cruz was a full-go as the New York Giants held their first practice at training camp Friday under new coach Ben McAdoo. With the Giants indoors because of overnight rain, the workout looked more like a slow-speed organized team activity. Cruz didn't seem to care. He participated in every drill. He caught passes. He worked at recovering fumbles. The nearby Paterson product didn't show any signs of being limited either by his knee or the calf injury that plagued him last year. The next step will be doing it in practice and then games. Cruz

    SNY
  • Giants turn a 5-4-3 double play

    Conor Gillaspie handles a Ryan Zimmerman ground ball at third then throws it to Eduardo Nunez who completes the 5-4-3 double play

    MLB.com
  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

    Dwyane Wade performs on-stage at the Bud Light Stage Moment at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Three weeks after agreeing to terms on one of the more stunning deals of the summer, the Chicago Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at a Friday afternoon press conference. The All-Star shooting guard got to town a bit early, though — early enough to check out a crosstown interleague baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and to make a special appearance at the opening of Lollapalooza, the massive music festival held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets update on his condition

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted an update on his condition Saturday morning, shortly before Sprint Cup cars were scheduled to practice again without him. This is the third weekend that Earnhardt has missed as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. Jeff Gordon is driving the No. 88 this weekend at Pocono for Earnhardt, who has had issues with balance and nausea. Earnhardt has preached patience in his recovery. Saturday, Earnhardt tweeted: “Update: No change lately. Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience.” Earnhardt said last week he would provide an update on his condition Monday on the Dale Jr. Download podcast. Hendrick

    NASCAR Talk
  • Steve Spurrier joins Florida athletics as ambassador and consultant

    Steve Spurrier is headed back to Gainesville. The Head Ball Coach stepped down as South Carolina’s head coach after a rough start last year and now will return to his old stomping grounds, the University of Florida, to serve as an “ambassador and consultant” to the UF athletic department. Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley announced the news Friday morning.

    Dr. Saturday
  • The Red Sox's season is in its most perilous position yet

    As Xander Bogaerts tugged his navy blue batting practice pullover down over his muscular shoulders inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Angel Stadium on Thursday night, the Red Sox shortstop snuck into an exasperated smile. Boston beat Atlanta 1-0 back on April 25. Coming into Thursday, the Red Sox were 2-27 in games in which they had scored three runs or fewer.

    Big League Stew
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

    Noozley
  • Adam Silver not a fan of LeBron James’, Kevin Durant’s 1+1 contracts

    LeBron James has signed a couple 1+1 contracts since rejoining the Cavaliers. Kevin Durant inked a 1+1 deal to join the Warriors. The superstars are maximizing their compensation under the NBA’s salary-cap rules and extracting leverage over their teams in the process. Risky? Somewhat. If either player gets hurt, he has no long-term security. But LeBron and Durant are so good, teams would still line up to pay them max money after a major injury. There’s a reason even the next class of stars hasn’t duplicated this strategy. But, as limited as 1+1 contracts are, NBA commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t give them a ringing endorsement. Silver, via Cleveland.com: “One of the unintended consequences (of

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Patriots’ Handling Of Deflategate Reportedly Turned Entire NFL Against Them

    To say the whole Deflategate situation hasn’t been kind to the New England Patriots would be a massive understatement. After the NFL shockingly handed Tom Brady a four-game suspension back in May 2015, the Patriots fought tooth and nail to try to get that ruling overturned and bring justice to their quarterback. That effort obviously failed, but in a recent article for SI.com, columnist Greg Bedard revealed that New England’s steadfast support of Brady did not go over well with the rest of the league. From Bedard’s column: “Even if Patriots owner Robert Kraft wanted to seek retribution and lead an ouster of (NFL commissioner Roger) Goodell… it’s not going to happen. NFL owners agreed to the rules

    New England Sports Network
  • Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. Interest in Bruce has a lot to do with how he’s been performing this season, and especially recently. Entering Friday’s game in San Diego, Bruce was hitting .271 with 25 home runs and 79 RBIs through 95 games. Currently, Bruce is enjoying a nine-game hitting streak.

    Big League Stew
  • Agent: Spurs sign David Lee

    David Lee is signing with the Spurs. Free agent forward David Lee has signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, agent Mark Bartelstein told The Vertical. Lee will have a player option in the second year of his deal, which will be worth the veteran’s minimum.

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  • NHL to arbitrate co-owner’s case against Predators

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A judge has ruled against a co-owner of the Nashville Predators in his bid to keep his lawsuit against the franchise in a Tennessee court and allowed the case to go back to the NHL for arbitration. According to online court records, Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle issued her ruling Friday after hearing arguments July 20. But her ruling dismissing David Freeman’s request for a stay of arbitration had not been posted as of Friday afternoon. At least parts of the order likely will be sealed or redacted. The Tennessean first reported the ruling. The former Predators chairman and Commodore Trust sued Predators Holdings LLC and current team chairman Tom Cigarran on June 23 seeking

    ProHockeyTalk