Video clips show the amazing effort and precision behind the creation of a floating logo, using 140,000 golf balls, for this weekend’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. And former baseball star Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez demonstrates a unique flair for tee shots, before then playing a trick on fellow big-leaguer David Ortiz.
Two videos, recently posted on CBSSports.com, are presented for your Friday viewing pleasure:
• How 140,000 golf balls were used to build a floating logo for Waste Management, sponsor of this weekend’s Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, that was then positioned on a water hazard on the 18th hole. A similar logo was constructed for last year’s tournament, after which all of the golf balls used were donated to the Junior Golf Association of America.
(A slideshow of photos of the logo’s construction can also be viewed at http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/photo-gallery.html?func=viewcategory&catid=3331)
• Former star Major League baseball catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriquez pulls off an impressive “two-club” tee shot, popping the ball into the air off the tee with a golf club and then driving it from mid-air down the fairway after picking up a baseball bat that had been stood on its head next to the tee. With the help of golf trick-shot artist Trevor “Macho Man” Consavage, Rodriguez then sets up Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz for a special surprise when Ortiz tries to pull off the same stunt. It was all filmed during Ortiz’s Children’s Fund Celebrity Golf event in the Dominican Republic.
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