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Steve Stricker gets so excited about reaching a par 5 in two that he gives the cameraman a fist bump

December 09, 2016

On Friday, Ian Poulter made headlines for scolding a cameraman after making a quadruple bogey at the Hong Kong Open. Hours later, and on the other side of the world, Steve Stricker had a much friendlier interaction with one.

In the second round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout, Stricker took an aggressive line on a par 5 for his second shot. When his shot carried the hazard and bounced onto the putting surface, the 12-time PGA Tour winner was so happy that he gave the cameraman following his group a fist bump. Check it out:

Of course, Stricker eventually gave teammate Jerry Kelly a fist bump -- as well as a hug. "I didn't want to flare it out into the water on you," Stricker said in the clip.

"I trust you, pardner," Kelly replied.

Stricker, 49, and Kelly, 50, are the oldest team in the field this week, but led after shooting a first-round 56 (in scramble format). They're currently in second place after two rounds, one shot behind Matt Kuchar and Harris English.

Stricker finished No. 1 in Golf Digest's "Good Guys On Tour" ranking a few years back. With moments like this, it's no wonder why.