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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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Feb 16, 2015 | 10:27 am

Coke Is It

If you need an excuse for a failing golf game, blame coke. Not cocaine, but cola, soda, pop. Irishman Peter Lawrie (above), a European Tour player since the late ‘90s, says that giving up Coca-Cola was responsible for his game losing its fizz. According to numerous reports, Lawrie—who fell from around 160th in golf’s world rankings two years ago to 726th this week—realized that he was drinking too much soda and when he gave it up, his golf suffered. “I was addicted to it and I tried to stop it,” Lawrie told a golf show in Ireland. When he started working out in 2013, going cold turkey affected him dramatically. “I went from such a high on sugar to a dramatic low. And I never recovered from it… I lost all confidence in myself… It was just very difficult to deal with all of the situations that were coming at me.” Lawrie said Coke is back in his diet, but a few cans a day rather than liters, and his game seems to be coming back, as well. Last week, a T16 in the Maybank Malaysian Open was his best finish since June 2013. Perhaps things go better with Coke after all.

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