Golf

A NorCal man’s hospital room screams alarmed nurses. He was watching the best disc golf shot ever.

Saturday, June 26, was the finale of the Disc Golf World Championships in Utah. It was also the day that Joshua Luiz’s son Clayton was born. 

Clayton’s mother, Samantha Thurman, was two weeks past due when she and Luiz checked into the hospital that morning. Thurman was induced and Luiz was exclusively focused on her health and well-being. (Don’t worry, this is not one of those stories where an absent-minded father is neglecting his partner or newborn to watch DA BIG GAME.)

Clayton was born at 1:51 p.m. the new parents basked in the presence of their big boy — 10 pounds, 6 ounces! — and then mom drifted off to sleep. 


So Luiz held his newborn, and yes, he put the World Championships on his phone. The games had been canceled last year because of COVID-19, and Luiz was pumped to tune in while he passed the time

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UGA golf Alum Harris English wins in dramatic fashion

The Georgia golf program had a fantastic showing at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship this past week.

11 Bulldogs took the course at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. After three rounds, former Georgia standout Bubba Watson held a share of the lead and seven other UGA products were in the top 30, including Kevin Kisner, Russel Henley and Harris English, who were all in the top-five headed into Sunday’s final round.

Watson held the lead for most of the afternoon before losing it to Harris English after a bogey on hole No. 14. English finished at 7-under 65 with the help of a huge birdie on No. 18 and headed to the clubhouse as the leader at 13-under.

English watched Texas alum Kramer Hickok battle back and finish with a share of the lead, which then forced a sudden-death playoff between Hickok and English and that’s where the fun

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Sports World Reacts To Incredible Disc Golf Shot

Incredible disc golf shot.

Incredible disc golf shot.

The most-exciting moment of the sports weekend might have come at the Professional Disc Golfers Association World Championships. No, seriously…

An incredible shot made by James Conrad at the Professional Disc Golfers Association World Championships in Ogden, Utah has gone viral on social media.

In the clip, Conrad sinks a long birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff against Paul McBeth. Conrad drilled a shot from 247 feet out as the crowd went wild.

Check this out:

That’s pretty awesome. Sports fans across the country are loving it, too.

“The most amazing disc golf moment in history?” one fan asked.

“legit might be the most amazing moment in any sport” another added.

“I never thought I’d see someone top Michael Jordan’s “The Shot.” Then James Conrad came along and said, “Hold my disc golf bag,” another said.

Conrad ended up pulling out the win

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Sports Take: Golf is thriving, even with COVID-19

Rickie Fowler hits from the second tee of the South Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

By Jarrod Leicher | Reporter

I always say, “Golf is only boring if you make it boring.”

Golf is a sport that is quite special. It is one of the few sports that anyone at any age can play, there are very few rules that a causal player has to follow and the odds are someone you know plays or has played.

When I was in high school, my friends would make fun of me for playing golf, but then I finally convinced them to actually go to the course with me, and they fell in love with it. We began going out every Saturday to play 18 holes. As a bored teenager, golf

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