Brrrrrrrr. Tiger doesn't forget. That's frequent sparring partner Sergio Garcia on the receiving end of a withering stare during the 2013 BMW Championship. The meeting came a few months after Tiger and Sergio's dust up at the Players Championship, which was followed by a racially-tinged insult from Sergio, for which he later apologized.
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U.S. Ryder Cup Team's 1999 Uniforms
One of the greatest comebacks in sports history is forever tarnished by the terrifying patterned shirts worn by the United States team at Brookline in 1999. Many remember Justin Leonard's miraculous putt, we'll always think of the shirts the Golf Magazine critic called a "fashion disaster."
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Charles Barkley's Swing
One of the best sports commentators on the planet also possesses one of the world's worst swings. Watch it if you must, but it is truly terrifying. Hank Haney fixed Sir Charles' swing on the simulator and on the range as part of Golf Channel's "Haney Project", but Charles could never take it to the course.
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The Phrase "A Pete Dye Design"
Gulp. You know you are in for forced carries, tricky landing areas and slopes in the 150s on a Dye design. Consider the 17th hole at Whistling Straits. Hit your shot left of the green and you'll be in one of the course's hundreds of bunkers, 20 feet below the surface of the green. Jail.
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Playing a Money Game Against Phil
Golf and gambling go together like Dustin and Paulina. It's no surprise that one of the game's best players is also one of its best gamblers. You don't want to find yourself playing Phil Mickelson for money or on the other side of one of his bets. He's the guy who took Mike Weir for $500 when Jim Furyk holed a bunker shot and collected on preseason bets when the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Diamondbacks won championships. He's usually the smart money.
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The 19th Hole at Legend Golf & Safari Resort
Terrifying if you are afraid of heights, merely disturbing if you're not, the Extreme 19th at South Africa's Legend Golf & Safari Resort is the stuff of, well, legend. You can only reach the tee of the world's longest par 3 via helicopter. Launch your drive at the green, which is 391 yards away and more than 1,300 feet below. It'll take 30 seconds for your tee shot to come back to terra firma.
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The Flop Shot
Few shots stir fear in the heart of a golfer like the flop shot. The narrowest of margins separates a high, spinning beauty from a bladed disaster. It's safer to play for the middle of the green. But, if you must flop, here's how to do it, courtesy of short game guru Dave Pelz.
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The 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass
Island, peninsula, call it what you will. It's one of the most nerve-ratting holes in golf. Pete Dye never intended for it to be surrounded by water. He made it that way at the suggestion of his wife, Alice, and the rest is history. Bob Tway made a 12 there during the 2005 Players Championship. Miguel Angel Jimenez aced it in 2002. Of course he did.
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Pat Perez' Temper
A throwback to the likes of fellow furious golfer Tommy Bolt, watch out when Pat Perez gets angry. Here's Pat on anger management therapy: "The Tour suggested it, but I didn't go. I get mad and show it. The only way I won't get mad is if I win every tournament."
Hey Pat, do you like going to the movies? "It's a lot of effort — get up, go, sit down. So I wait until they come out on DVD. It's 20 bucks, the same price either way. Going to the movies is ridiculous." You can read more gems from Perez here.
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Playing in the Group Behind Ben Crane, Kevin Na and Jim Furyk
We know they're nice guys and good pros. But they're slow. Realllllllly slow. It's terrifying to get stuck behind them.
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Tax Day in California for a Tour Pro
Yeah, it's a good problem to have. But it's pretty terrifying to pull out the checkbook and write a check for 13.3 percent of your yearly income to the state of California. Phil Mickelson considered leaving California for tax purposes before later apologizing. It's not just the nice weather that draws Tour pros to Florida, one of the seven states with no personal income tax.
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