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The best (and most outrageous) screenshots from the year in golf

December 13, 2023
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Almost another year has come and gone in golf, and somehow, some way, 2023 outdid 2022 when it comes to utterly preposterous screenshots. Few sports produce those hilarious, pause-the-television-and-get-that-up-on-Twitter/X-ASAP moments quite like this one.

In fact, I can think of no better way to tell the story of golf in 2023 than via the screengrab off your television (or off a video you're watching on your phone). That's just what we're going to do right now, chronologically rolling through some of the funniest and most ridiculous (those can be one in the same). The grainier, the better. Professional photographers need not apply. Screenshots are taken by the people, for the people.

Before we get started, I'd like to thank you all for your worthy submissions. This remains my favorite thread every year, and it warmed my heart to see so many others agreed. I wish I could post every last one, because they are all A+, but we're going to keep it to the ones that don't take more than one sentence to explain and provide an instant "LOL" on sight. From January to December, these are the best screengrabs of the year in golf.

JANUARY

Patrick Reed throws tee at Rory McIlroy, McIlroy ignores him

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You forgot about this one, didn't you?

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Patrick Reed's latest rules saga involves binoculars at Dubai Desert Classic

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Expect anything different?

FEBRUARY

Waste Management Phoenix Open streaker gets flag on 16th hole

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Tiger Woods checks off young fan's bucket list (literally) at Riviera

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Streakers, tee-throwing feuds, heartwarming things. We do it all here in screenshots of the year.

MARCH

Eventual winner Kurt Kitayama marks ball hanging on the cup at Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The sauciest move in the history of golf, and possibly the history of mankind.

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Just Jordan Spieth being Jordan Spieth at the Players

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I have a feeling this will not be his last appearance here.

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The Keith Mitchell club slam at the buzzer

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An instant Golf Twitter icon.

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Adam Schenk's heartbreak at the Valspar Championship

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Can we get this man a W in 2024 please?

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Brooks Koepka calls Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad a "traffic cone"

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Somehow only the second-most viral Brooks Koepka clip from a Florida Panthers game (stay tuned).

APRIL

Vintage Phil Mickelson at Augusta National

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Obviously made birdie.

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FIVEGATE

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Nothing to see here. Carry on.

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Pray 4 Greller

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The face of a man who has seen unspeakable horrors.

Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka stare down Viktor Hovland and Patrick Cantlay at the Masters

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Slow play. Pee breaks. A Texas Tech cheerleader landing a modeling gig. This picture was a legitimate content machine. First-ballot screenshot HOFer.

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A fan puts Patrick Cantlay on the clock at Harbour Town

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In fairness, that was a very tough shot.

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Patrick Cantlay gets in a tight spot at Harbour Town

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If only someone timed how long this one took.

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THE BEEEEES!!! THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!!!!

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MAY

Tiger Woods tells Scottie Scheffler he doesn't take divots when he's "flushing it"

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Even Scottie knew this man was talking crazy.

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Jordan Spieth hits first shot of third round of PGA Championship directly into porta potty

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Perfect. No notes.

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Tom Kim takes a muddy dip at Oak Hill

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Looking like he went swimming in the chocolate river at the Wonka Factory.

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Michael Block finds out he's paired with Rory McIlroy at Oak Hill

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Admit it. You are triggered.

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Michael Block finds out he made a slam-dunk hole-in-one at Oak Hill

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Now you're mega-triggered.

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Random dude throws up the 'F I V E' after Brooks Koepka's PGA win

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That "random dude" is actually the legendary Tom Lippard, who makes for an electric podcast guest if we do say so ourselves.

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Brandel Chamblee, Brad Faxon have hilarious stare-off after Brooks Koepka's PGA win

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Never too late to make this the next great meme format.

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Brooks Koepka celebrates PGA win at "Ps" playoff game

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The word "celebrates" is doing some Olympian-level heavy-lifting here.

JUNE

Adam Hadwin gets truck-sticked by security while celebrating Nick Taylor's win

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A great reminder that 99.9 percent of PGA Tour players are unrecognizable in plain clothes.

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Jon Rahm mid-club snap at U.S. Open

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On-brand.

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Adam Hadwin goes into bushes to find putter he threw at U.S. Open

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Eventful month of June for the Canadian.

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Rory McIlroy calls for rules official on Sunday at U.S. Open

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PTSD for Rory bettors, fans, LIV haters, etc.

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Scottie Scheffler rocks himself in the face with ... his own driver

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Better than a putter to the ankle.

JULY

Rickie Fowler completes his comeback at the Rocket Mortgage

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The only applicable reaction for a golfer who had been through hell and back.

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Mark Hubbard flips off caddie after bunker hole-out

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Player-caddie stuff. You wouldn't get it.

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Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas take in Wimbledon

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Guys with receding hairlines being dudes.

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Jon Rahm stares to the heavens at Open Championship

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When you have a 1 p.m. Sunday tee time and she says "don't forget, we need to be at my parents at 1:30 on Sunday."

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Korn Ferry Tour pro Tom Whitney misses shortest putt ... ever?

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Yep. Has to be.

AUGUST

Justin Thomas narrowly misses FedEx Cup playoffs with near chip-in at Wyndham

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Not all T-12 finishes are created equal. This one was must-see TV.

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Tyrrell Hatton finds out he's headed to East Lake, couldn't be less interested

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My goodness, if a picture could say a thousand words.

SEPTEMBER

Zach Johnson looks up at Ryder Cup opening ceremony

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Man saw the European missile coming.

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Hatgate

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Which somehow led to ...

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Matt Fitzpatrick walks in on mom and dad fighting

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*FREEZE FRAME* "You're probably wondering how I ended up here..."

OCTOBER

Wesley Bryan risks it all for a par at Sanderson Farms

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Kept the shoes clean at least.

NOVEMBER

Collin Morikawa gets "the call" to join LAGC

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Still takes my breath away. Man said the call to join a virtual golf franchise, for a league that's been postponed, may have topped the call to be on the Ryder Cup team. If Talor Gooch said something like that, we'd have him tarred and feathered.

DECEMBER

Matt Fitzpatrick chips off the green at Hero World Challenge

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Shotmaking at its peak.

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Jon Rahm signs with LIV, goes on FOX News in LIV letterman jacket

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FIN.