Jordan Spieth touched down at 5 a.m. in Dallas and was greeted by a huge group of family and friends at the airport. They had a champagne party and posed with the coveted Claret Jug. The group included Spieth's girlfriend, Annie Verret, as well as his brother, sister and parents. It looks like a good time was had by all, and something tells me this is not going to be the last time this kind of celebration takes place for Team Spieth. All of this, of course, came on the heels of Spieth partying with the Jug with his pals Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas. What an Open, and what a celebration. A post shared by Christine Spieth (@mcspieth) on Jul 24, 2017 at 6:22am PDT A post shared by Christine Spieth
Long Drive competitions are quite the event. The event is rather self-explanatory — extremely strong golfers gather together to see who can hit golf balls farther than anyone else in the world. Think of it as golf's Home Run Derby, an event meant to show off the strength of its competitors and their very specific ability outside of the larger sport. Long Drive competitions are also similar to the Home Run Derby in that they give athletes an opportunity to let loose. Whereas over-the-top celebrations are somewhat frowned upon at Augusta National, Tuesday night at the Mile High Showdown, they were all but encouraged. And no one had better celebrations on Tuesday than eventual champion Maurice Allen.
July 26 (UPI) -- A group of golfers at a course in Arizona helped out a wounded and thirsty coyote by offering it a glass of water. Ryan Taplin shared photos and video of the "once in a lifetime experience" after the coyote approached him and his friends at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale. "Out on the front 9 at Talking Stick Golf Club, we noticed him stalking an animal," Taplin wrote in the Facebook post Sunday. "When he realized we were watching, he came right up to our cart. It's crazy how gentle a wild animal can be when in need of help...Poor little guy." Taplin told azfamily the coyote kept approaching him and his three friends, but said the animal kept a safe distance. "He would