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The week in golf on social media: The Rock's big claim, Mark Wahlberg's winter practice and Jon Rahm's fearless driving

sameer
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214   //    29 Mar 2017, 14:04 IST

The golfing world is abuzz with the Masters week just 4 days away and plenty has been happening off the course too. Last week’s WGC-Dell Matchplay produced a few exciting moments worth recounting and celebrities like Mark Wahlberg have been doing their bit in golf too. The Rock had his own moment of golfing fame with his big claim of reaching close to the world record of the longest drive.

Dustin Johnson continued his dominance at the top of the game with a victory at the WGC Matchplay championship but what stood out was that he never trailed in any of his matches throughout the week.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 26: Dustin Johnson (L) and the CEO of Dell Michael Dell pose with the trophy after the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 26, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 26: Dustin Johnson (L) and the CEO of Dell Michael Dell pose with the trophy after the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 26, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With some unpredictable weather on the cards for the Masters week, there could be a lot of nervy moments and it remains to be seen if Tiger Woods and Jason Day will be in play or not. Well, enjoy these social media highlights from this past week as you contnue to get excited for the biggest week of the golfing calendar:

The Austin Show

There’s no doubt about the enormous talent that Jon Rahm possesses but this drive that he hit on the 13th hole during the final match of the WGC-Dell Matchplay at Austin Country Club was just astounding. To produce something like this being 4 down to the No.1 player in the world and facing a must-win situation, shows the character this young Spaniard has. Take a look below: 

But his compatriot, Sergio Garcia had a moment to forget on the same hole. It’s probably one of the worst shots you’ll ever see a professional golfer hit. In Sergio’s defence, it was raining and he completely lost his footing. Golf can be a cruel sport but despite the brutal conditions, he could have judged the situation slightly better. However, he decided to take a rip at it and here’s the not-so-good result:

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sameer
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Massive golf aficionado, former British universities golfer at University of the Highlands and Islands, and big equipment buff. Keen follower of all sports and passions include staying fit and running. PGA Of UK Level 1 Golf Coach who can introduce the basics of the game to beginners. Proud to have played some of the top 100 golf courses in Scotland and England. Golf is great!
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