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Pinehurst invites Darius Rucker to play No. 2 and he says yes. Obviously

By Keely Levins

It's just another Tuesday for Darius Rucker. He wakes up knowing he has the sweet voice of an angel, and then gets an invite to play Pinehurst No. 2 from the resort itself via Twitter. Life is good. 

We're not surprised Darius said yes. He's an avid golfer with a solid swing. In fact, here's a pic he Instagrammed of himself leading up to the Masters last year. Nice finish.

But his involvement with golf doesn't end with his own playing. On Friday, his annual golf event, The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, starts at Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island. Seventeen women's teams will compete over the weekend, and the players, coaches, and guests get to go to a private Darius concert -- which definitely never happened at any of my college tournaments. 

Apparently, Pinehurst likes country music as much as Darius likes golf. As Pinehurst mentions in its tweet, he's set to play in Fayetteville, N.C., on April 18 (with the Eli Young Band!). According to Mapquest, it takes an hour and six minutes to get from Fayetteville to Pinehurst, which is definitely doable. And two months out from the U.S. Open, the greens should be manageable. Tee it high and let it fly, Darius!