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8 golf things you can do with your now-worthless March Madness bracket

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

It's that time of year again: March Madness. If only it wasn't for those ridiculous early round upsets, you'd be cruising toward a billion dollars of Warren Buffett's hard-earned cash (on the bright side, at least you didn't pick your bracket based on the school's quality of golf).

But don't fret. Look at your bracket as an opportunity to improve your golf game before the upcoming season.

1. Start with your drives. Hit some of those, and don't hold back.

2. Sometimes angry swings lead to wayward drives. Best to practice your knockdown shots, too.

3. And plugged lies. If you're like our Web Editor Sam Weinman here, you're guaranteed plenty of those this season.

4. When your bracket's below your feet, remember to keep your spine angle the same through impact. Give that a try.

5. Your short game probably needs practice. Another handy use for your bracket.

6. On your longer chip and pitch shots, let your bracket release to the hole.

7. Be assertive on your short putts. . .it'll impress the crowd.

8. And probably the most important thing to practice with your bracket: Penalty drops.

Maybe next year.