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Feb 20, 2015 | 12:11 PM

Hooray For Hollywood

The eyes of the world are on Los Angeles, and not just because the Northern Trust Open is being contested this weekend. The Oscars will be handed out Sunday night, and one golf manufacturer used the occasion to celebrate the connection between flicks and sticks. TaylorMade held a party Wednesday night at Riviera Country Club, where stars of the PGA Tour mingled with stars of a few notable golf movies. According to Variety, an hour-long montage of golf clips played on a giant screen while Sergio Garcia and others talked to Don Johnson (“Tin Cup”), Christopher McDonald (“Happy Gilmore”), and, of course, Michael O’Keefe (Noonan in “Caddyshack,” shown above 35 years ago with Chevy Chase). Alas, there are no golf-themed films up for Oscar glory this year, but given the early good play and even better weather in Tinseltown, it will probably take a “birdman” to win at Riviera Sunday afternoon.

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Feb 19, 2015 | 06:11 PM

Book Her, Danno!

Attention Michelle Wie fans! The 2014 U.S. Women's Open champ plays herself tonight on an episode of Hawaii Five-0 (9–10, ET/PT on CBS). Wie advises McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) on how to best beat Grover (Chi McBride) in a charity golf tournament. The guest appearance came about after co-star Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly, played in Wie's charity Ping-Pong event last year in Hawaii. Kim has become a good friend, paying a visit to Pinehurst to watch Wie win her first major while he was filming a movie in Atlanta. He even Instagrammed a couple videos and photos while he was there. The golf scenes come at the beginning and the end of the episdoe.

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Feb 18, 2015 | 10:09 AM

Aztec Empire

The San Diego State women's golf team, the Lady Aztecs, takes the trick-shot video to the next level by throwing in cartwheels, back handsprings, juggling, and more, all sent to Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk Featuring Burno Mars. Talk about teamwork!

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Feb 17, 2015 | 10:04 AM

It’s Davis and Darren

It's still unofficial, but the 2016 Ryder Cup Captains have been chosen—Davis Love III for the U.S. and Darren Clarke for Europe. The formal announcements will come tomorrow for Europe and next Tuesday for the U.S. The choice of Love comes as a surprise, with the smart money having been on Fred Couples and Paul Azinger, but it will give Love a chance to even the score from 2012 when he captained a team that went into the final day with a four-point lead and then shockingly lost 8 1/2 of the 12 singles points. He will also join some heady company—the only other Americans to have made at least six Ryder Cup appearances as a player and two as a Captain are Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus.

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