Faced with a difficult shot in the water during the Honda Classic yesterday, golfer Shawn Stefani did what any honorable professional would do: strip down to his skivvies to play the ball out of danger and avoid a one-stroke penalty.
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Not since the days of Happy Gilmore has a golfer rejected the game’s formalized culture with such force. Just look at those tighty-whities. And that backswing. Stefani chopped at the ball with the sun cascading onto his pasty back, while his poor caddie watched over his pants.
Despite his semi-nude efforts, Stefani did not make the tournament’s preliminary cut and advance to the next round. He did however, play golf in his underwear on live television, which is a feat only the brave can attest to.
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