• Dustin Johnson describes what it was like cashing his first check as a pro golfer
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    Dustin Johnson describes what it was like cashing his first check as a pro golfer

    Ask any pro golfer and they’ll tell you same the thing: That it’s a memorable feeling, the first time you cash your first check as a professional golfer. It’s not usually for very much, like in the case of Jack Nicklaus and his whopping $33.33 prize A post shared by Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:32pm PST Dustin Johnson’s first check wasn’t quite that small, but it set him on his way to the more than $47.5 million (and counting) in career earnings he boasts today. And ahead of this week’s season-ending Tour Championship, the winner of which will likely take home the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize, DJ looks back to his first big payday. Via Golf Digest: “I didn’t have any

  • It took 7 years, but Leishman is back at East Lake
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    It took 7 years, but Leishman is back at East Lake

    ATLANTA – When Marc Leishman qualified for the 2009 Tour Championship, it felt natural, easy even. Now, seven years, three children and three PGA Tour victories later, it’s easy to concede that sometimes things don’t go as planned. The Australian was playing his first year on Tour in ’09 and his trip to East Lake locked up the Rookie of the Year Award. It was also marked the last time he had played the finale before qualifying for this year's edition. “The first year I got in, I wanted to make a habit of being here, and I didn't, so it's nice to be back here this year,” Leishman said on Wednesday. “Golf's a funny game. It can change very quickly.” But then this time Leishman has done much more

  • Nintendo's hidden NES 'Golf' game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata
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    Nintendo's hidden NES 'Golf' game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata

    Looks like that copy of the NES game Golf discovered on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week could be a tribute to Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo. The hidden copy of Golf found on every Switch console appears to reference Iwata in several ways, which is appropriate considering Iwata was the programmer on the original 1984 game. According to Switch Brew, a wiki focused on hacking and analyzing the software powering Nintendo's latest console, the game can only be launched when specific requirements are meant. SEE ALSO: Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch First off, Golf can only be played when the console's date is set to July 11, the date of Iwata's death