200-Yard Putt Contest at Scottish Open Looks As Fun As It Sounds

Golf is the best when you’re playing well, and the worst when you aren’t. So why not make it harder and tee off with a putter…

The European Tour’s annual Scottish Open traditionally takes place a week before the Open Championship. It’s an opportunity for Euro players, Americans and other PGA pros to come together and warm up prior the Major tournament. The tour also likes to get creative during the week of the Scottish Open with fun challenges like “Rory vs. the Robot” and “The Fastest Hole of Golf”.

The contest, this year, was for competitors to tee off from 210 yards out at Castle Stuart and see who could hit it closest to the pin. As you can see, it wasn’t very easy for some of the world’s best golfers…

A few golfers were able to rise to the occasion. Scottish PGA Tour pro Russell Knox hit the best, placing his ball just 9 feet from the hole.

If you happen to be at the golf course later today and there isn’t anyone playing too close behind you, maybe give it a swing with your putter on a Par-3. If you get it on video, share it with us on either Facebook or Twitter

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Jordan Spieth Brings Texas Barbecue to Masters Champions Dinner

We all have that friend from Texas that’s never too shy to say, “You don’t know what REAL barbecue is.” Since winning the 2015 Masters at Augusta National, Jordan Spieth has been that friend.

Tuesday night, Spieth hosted the annual Champions Dinner and ordered “authentic Texas Barbecue” for all his green jacket wearing colleagues.

The Champions Dinner tradition began in 1952, when Ben Hogan suggested and hosted it. Each year, the winners of the Masters get together on Tuesday night before the tournament. It’s setup to welcome the winner from the previous year to their exclusive club of champions, which is officially known as The Masters Club. The previous year’s winner then selects the menu for the evening and also pays for it as well. You can do that after cashing the giant checks at the giant check bank.

Here’s what Spieth’s menu looked like for the evening.

Champions Dinner

It was the first time the group had Texas barbecue since Spieth’s fellow Longhorn, Ben Crenshaw, hosted in 1996. Apparently the meal went over well, according to Tiger Woods.

After Woods won his first Masters, he treated the champions in 1998 to cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes. After both of his wins, Bubba Watson had an entree of grilled chicken breast with sides of green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, served with cornbread, and a dessert of confetti cake and vanilla ice cream.

Competition for the next green jacket (and next year’s menu) begins Thursday, April 7th.

If you won The Masters, what would you have served at the Champions Dinner? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!