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Norm Macdonald obsessed over golf in inimitable Norm Macdonald fashion (golf.com)

Macdonald, who died Tuesday at 61, was an obsessive golf fan — more so as a keen observer of the game than as an active participant on its tee sheets.

“Nobody knows golf more than me,” he proclaimed in 2018. “Nobody.”

Hyperbole? Sure. But scan Macdonald’s tweets and you’ll quickly see how closely he followed the professional game, no doubt in part driven by whatever action he had on a given event. During the Travelers Championship earlier this year, where Harris English outlasted Kramer Hickok in an epic eight-hole playoff, Macdonald tweeted 16 times about the duel, including this observation: “An incredible show being put on here at the 8th extra hole. The 2 players will never forget it. And both want the win at all. For Hicock (sic) it is the first and the first is a breakthrough. For English a touch of redemption.”

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