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Welcome to this week’s round-up of all the goings-on on social media. We’re just over a week from the start of the US Open – and Sectional Qualifying for the event was as gruelling as ever.

But one PGA Tour pro, Will Wilcox, didn’t bother trying qualifying. Why? Because Oakmont is ‘a joke’, apparently.










One guy who did make it through Sectional Qualifying was Luke Donald, although he had to wait overnight before coming through a play-off on Tuesday morning.

And as he revealed on Instagram, he probably wouldn’t have qualified had it not be for… hitting a spectator!

Mission accomplished! This piece of paper means a lot to me! Can't wait to get to Oakmont next week for the US Open. It was a long day yesterday, spent 15 hours at the course waiting to see if my score was good enough to qualify, then had to come back this morning for a playoff to book my spot. I've had to qualify the last 2 years for the US Open, haven't liked it, but somehow making it this way feels pretty damn rewarding. I do want to apologize to the gentleman I hit on the hand on the 6th hole yesterday afternoon. You had left for the clubhouse before I could see how you were and say sorry. If my ball hadn't of hit you on the hand, it would probably have been in a much worse position. I ended up getting up and down for birdie, and that one shot helped me get to the US Open! Sorry and thanks! #USOpenBound

A photo posted by lukedonald (@lukedonald) on




A couple of great throwbacks now, both of which involve 2016 Ryder Cup vice-captain Thomas Bjorn.

On Sunday, he posted this on Twitter. Just look at the size of those shoes!




And yesterday, young Belgian star Thomas Pieters uploaded this pic with The Great Dane. Bjorn’s reply? ‘You’ve grown!!!’




With a bit of downtime before the Lyoness Open, Joost Luiten decided to try a few unorthodox methods of putting.

First up, the ladder…




Next up, the hoover…




So, we’re guessing players are a bit bored in Austria. To prove this, check out Edoardo Molinari breaking the speed limit on foot.

Got a speed ticket tonight in Austria...speed limit was 20 km/h! @europeantour

A video posted by Edoardo Molinari (@dodomolinari) on




And finally…


If you follow the bunkered social media channels, we’re sure you would’ve seen this video of 102-year-old Kirkintilloch Golf Club member Willie Cuthbert still swinging it great at the Glasgow course.




Well, the video also caught the eye of nine-time major winner Gary Player, who sent Willie this message.




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