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Our Favorite Viral Videos Of 2013

From commercials to unusual shots, we count down our favorite 25 viral videos from an eventful year in golf

Tiger Woods

Where did the epic Woods-Palmer EA Sports commercial, "The Rumble," rank in our list?

December 2013

A lot happened during 2013 in golf, and fortunately, most of it was recorded on video. What clips stood out for you? We'd love to know -- not that it will change our minds. So, without further ado, here's our list of the 25 best viral golf videos of the year.

25. "Sammy The Squirrel"
Tiger Woods may have been the MVP of the U.S. squad at this year's Presidents Cup, but "Sammy the Squirrel" wasn't far behind. Here, the two meet, thanks to Woods' girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn. Something tells us Woods didn't take the little guy home with him afterward.

24. Rory McIlroy vs. the trash-talking robot
It wasn't McIlroy's best year of performances in tournaments, but he still managed to light up the screen with a handful of entertaining commercials. Here, he takes on a trash-talking robot.

23. Club pro makes SportsCenter
We tried to avoid great shots for this countdown, but when a club pro earns the No. 1 spot on ESPN's top plays, we'd say that's pretty viral. Congrats to Labritz on not only hitting the shot of his life to qualify for the PGA Championship, but being lucky enough to have it caught on video:

22. Phil Mickelson falls on his butt at Pebble Beach
We love Phil, but seeing him fall while looking for a ball in the Pacific Ocean was hysterical/amazing. Did he actually think he would hit a shot from down there? Oh, right, it's Phil. Of course he did.

21. Ben Crane makes fun of himself
Golf's surprising funnyman added to his collection of amusing videos by making fun of his reputation for being a slow player. In the video, Crane sees a therapist about being slow at other daily activities like driving and brushing his teeth. We'd still like to see him pick up the pace on the course, but we love that he's willing to poke fun of himself on this issue.

20. Euro Tour player strips down to hit shot
What a year for Henrik Stenson. Not only did he become the first golfer to win both the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year, but he's also not the only golfer known for hitting a shot in his underwear anymore. We present Andreas Harto:

19. Golf Boys "2.Oh" music video
Many have been critical of this group's musical/dancing talents, but we enjoyed its second music video more than the first, thanks in part to a seemingly high budget. We also give these guys a lot of credit for being so comfortable in their own skin, especially considering none of them are what you would call physical specimens.

18. Jason Dufner's pep talk to Auburn football
This story just gets better and better. Dufner visited the Tigers before the college football season started to give a pep talk to his alma mater, which went just 3-9 the season prior. Two miracle wins and another victory in the SEC title game, and Auburn finds itself a surprising participant in the national title game. Dufsanity! What can't this man do?

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