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How many putts would you need to make this seven footer?

With a bonus why would you ask an NFL player to tackle you question.

TJ Oshie stands over his first putt.
TJ Oshie stands over his first putt.
Image: YouTube Screengrab

YOU MIGHT KNOW the name TJ Oshie but it’s not for his exploits on the golf course.

The American became something of a cult hero earlier this year when he took six of the USA’s eight shots in their Olympic ice hockey clash with Russia in Sochi.

However, the St. Louis Blues forward is also a keen golfer and plays off a handicap of two which made him one of the favourites for this weekend’s American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe that raises funds for charity.

He was doing quite well until this happened:

Source: cjzerovids/YouTube

It wasn’t the only strange incident at Lake Tahoe as this fan found out exactly what happens when you ask an NFL star – in this case AJ Hawk – to tackle you.

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Source: National Football League (NFL)/YouTube

H/T: Deadspin

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