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Check out this photo of two Babes kissing on the golf course (It's not what you think)

By Alex Myers

What to make of this picture of Babe Ruth and Babe Zaharias kissing before a charity golf tournament?

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Let's break it down:

-- First, some background. Zaharias, who was married to wrestler George Zaharias, and Ruth, who was married to actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson, were not an item. This was a friendly kiss that occurred at Babe Ruth's Cancer Fund Golf Tournament in Miami on February 29, 1948. Sadly, the Yankees legend would die of cancer less than six months later.

Related: Babe Ruth: the Sultan of Swat and the King of celebrity golf

-- Onto more happier things, it's a picture of Babe Ruth and Babe Zaharias, arguably the greatest male and female athletes ever! Ruth re-wrote baseball record books and was a celebrity golf pioneer. Zaharias won 10 major championships as a golfer and two Olympic gold medals in track and field.

-- Babe Ruth's golf shirt is awesome. It's literally a Hawaiian shirt, listing places within in the state and showing people surfing and swimming. I want one.

-- Is that Raymond Floyd behind Ruth's right arm?

Here's another pic from that day:

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-- Love Babe Ruth putting with a cigar hanging from his mouth. Not even Miguel Angel Jimenez pulls off that look as well.

-- Love Babe Zaharias being so excited about the other Babe's putt.

Related: Why was Michael Jordan chasing Sergio Garcia at St. Andrews?

-- Love how everyone seems to be watching intently where that ball is going -- except for the younger golfer (identified as University of Miami golfer Al Besselink) behind Zaharias. What is he looking at?! It's Babe Ruth putting! Show some respect!

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The greatest golf photo of all time? Tiger Woods hanging off a London trolleybus

By Alex Myers

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This promotional gem was taken prior to the 2006 HSBC World Match Play in London.

Why it qualifies:

-- Because it's a reminder that WORLD Match Play Championships have been played in countries other than the U.S.

-- Because it's a reminder that Woods used to be on good terms with HSBC.

Related: Why was Michael Jordan chasing Sergio at St. Andrews?

-- Because Tiger is rocking one of those mock turtle necks he used to love. Not that we miss them. . .

-- Because "Frank" the headcover is riding shotgun.

-- Because are those spikeless golf shoes years before they became commonplace? Trendsetter!

-- Because this could be a scene from a musical. Doesn't it look like he's about to break into song and dance?

Related: Warren Buffett, Kathy Ireland, and... Ndamukong Suh?

-- Because look at the license plate! HSBC spared no expense.

-- Because it's probably the last time Tiger ever used public transportation.

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The greatest golf photo of all time? Shaquille O'Neal carrying Bubba Watson

By Alex Myers

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Shaq. The definition of a gentle giant.

Why it qualifies:

-- Because Shaq's golf outfit is incredible.

Related: This photo of Michael Jordan chasing Sergio Garcia around St. Andrews is fantastic

-- Because Shaq is a beast. It's not like Bubba Watson is a small person, but he looks like a little kid in Mr. O'Neal's arms.

-- Because it makes us really want to watch Shaq swing a golf club.

-- Because we like seeing Bubba smiling on the golf course.

-- Because we dare anyone to criticize Shaq to his face for wearing pants with pleats.

Related: Luke Donald attended an ugly Christmas sweater party and it looked fun

-- Beacause, again, Shaq's outfit. Where do we get a hat like that?!

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Celebrity

The greatest golf photo of all time? Warren Buffett, Kathy Ireland and Ndamukong Suh

By Alex Myers

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Why it qualifies:

-- Because it's tough to think of a more eclectic trio. Ever.

-- Because for once, the controversial Suh is pictured doing something other than trying to end another NFL player's career.

-- Because Kathy Ireland is Kathy Ireland.

-- Because the random guys in the background are randomly wearing cowboy hats.

Related: Why was Michael Jordan chasing Sergio Garcia at St. Andrews?

-- Because look how into it these guys are! Ireland took off her shoes to get a better feel for the turf. Buffett is crouching to get a better view. Is his entire net worth riding on this putt?

-- Because Buffett was just as into it when it was his turn to putt:

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-- Because that's the best "Did you see me get robbed on that putt?!" face we've seen in awhile.

-- Because even with the knowledge that these photos were taken at a 2013 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders conference in Omaha, Neb., they still don't make sense.

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