A golfer in New York changed his mind about a certain hole after the ace.
Talk about getting a mulligan.
Golfer Dan Lennon, 66, returned to the 17th hole at the Rockville (N.Y.) Links Club — the very same one on which he suffered a massive heart attack 10 months earlier — and uncorked a hole-in-one.
“It’s an awful lot of coincidences, but the good Lord was smiling,” Lennon told News 12 Long Island. “I never really liked the hole, but now I like it a lot more, because I lived and I got a hole-in-one.”
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Flag on the play
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apologized for trying to stick an OU flag into Ohio State’s “O” at midfield after OU’s 31-16 win over the second-ranked Buckeyes.
In his defense, though, he couldn’t find a fork.
Playing for Peanuts
Wyoming punter Tim Zaleski totally whiffed on a kick against Iowa.
On the bright side, his first text of condolence he received came from Charlie Brown.
“What Happened” went flying off the bookshelves last week as inquiring minds sought to learn how:
a) Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election
b) the Patriots got blown out by 15 at home in their season opener
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Unless you’re Marshawn Lynch, where a bird in each hand is worth minus-$12,000.
Tackle for loss
The NFL suspended Texans LB Brian Cushing for PED use again, this time for 10 games.
League officials suspected something was amiss when Cushing missed a tackle and knocked over a goal post.
Running Start Dept.
Just to show that MLB hasn’t cornered the market on obscure records, the Texans’ Deshaun Watson broke Tim Tebow’s record for the longest TD run by a QB making his first NFL start, with a 49-yarder against the Bengals Thursday night.
If it’s any consolation, Tebow’s 40-yarder remains the record for a left-hander.
Talking the talk
• Blogger Chad Picasner, after the Yankees’ Chase Headley and Starlin Castro matched their uniform numbers by hitting their 12th and 14th homers in the same game: “Where the hell is Aaron Judge (No. 99) when you need him?”
• Marlins manager Don Mattingly, to reporters, pondering his defensive strategy after Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins hit his 17th homer in just 33 games: “We can’t put guys in the seats, can we now?”
Stuck in reverse
Louisiana Tech, after a fumble-filled 87-yard loss against Mississippi State, found itself in a ghastly third-and-93 situation.
Top that, New York Jets!
Winning for losing
Nebraska extended football coach Mike Riley’s contract for an extra year through 2020 — just two days after his team trailed Oregon 42-14 at halftime.
So what would’ve just a two-TD deficit have been worth — another three seasons?
Numb and number
“8 and 24” is big news in Los Angeles because that’s:
a) Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers that the Lakers plan to retire
b) the pace the once-mighty Dodgers might finish the season on
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after Florida A&M was docked four timeouts against Arkansas because the Rattlers’ jersey numbers didn’t contrast with the base color: “The ref who called this is undoubtedly the same kid who reminded the teacher she forgot to assign weekend homework.”
• NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, on the Jets’ 1000-to-1 odds to win the Super Bowl: “That means if you bet just one dollar … you will lose just one dollar.”
• Norman Chad of The Washington Post, on why Jesse Owens racing a horse in a 100-yard dash in 1936 was a more legitimate sporting event than the Mayweather-McGregor fight: “At least the Olympic gold medalist and the 5-year-old gelding both knew how to run.”
• Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., on Marshawn Lynch starring in his own reality show: “Which may get old watching a half-hour of Lynch looking into the camera saying, ‘I’m here so I won’t get fined.’ ”
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, on the Warriors signing a uniform ad-patch deal for $20 million a year with Rakuten: “Over-under on the first year NBA uniforms will look like NASCAR’s?”
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after Real Madrid midfielder Marco Esensio sat out a game because of a follicle infection from shaving his legs: “He’s listed as a healthy scratch.”
• Comedian Argus Hamilton, on the new Apple iPhone X’s ability to track activities such as jogging, stair climbing and mountain biking: “But will it have any features for Americans?”