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Bubba Watson, one of the most untraditional golfers on the PGA Tour, was the surprise winner of the 2012 Masters Tournament. But golf isn’t Watson’s top priority. Last month Watson’s Tweeted before his final round: “Most important things in my life- 1. God 2. Wife 3. Family 4. Helping others 5. Golf”

Why It Matters: Christians have always been involved in professional sports, so why is the faith of superstars like Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Bubba Watson suddenly getting the public’s attention? Perhaps it’s because these athletes are open and unapologetic about their willingness to share the Gospel. They also keep their priorities in order, winsomely admitting that their life’s callings are secondary to serving the Creator who has called them. To a culture that is both obsessed and disillusioned with fame and fortune, the centered perspective of these superstars provides a refreshingly countercultural witness. (from article here)

Miraculous shot at Masters

PGA Tour logoThe shot from the woods launched by Bubba Watson is definitely one that will stand the test of time with numerous people still saying “Huh?” after the Masters a week ago.

With so many people still bearing that quizzical look, the next logical step was to turn to a player and instructor, a logical choice being two-time PGA of Canada Club Professional champion Danny King, who also teaches at the Performance Academy at Magna in Aurora.

King’s response? ‘Don’t ask me.’

“Everything was wrong from an instructional point of view” said King. “He’s got zero balance. Both toes are facing towards the target and his arms are above his head, so everything’s unorthodox.”

“Unorthodox” is the key word over “wrong,” stressed King.

“It was a closed club face, inside path and just hitting down on it so hard. He’s got a very unorthodox grip, too. It’s not something you teach,” King said. “It works for him like it would work for Moe Norman. No one swung it like Moe. No one’s going to swing it like Bubba Watson. It’s just through repetition that he’s developed that golf swing,” said King.

“He’s got more imagination — his mechanics are obviously good for him to win — but he’s got such an imagination that he creates all these shots,” added King.

“It’s not like he hasn’t done it before. It’s confidence. His whole gait is different. The way he walks, he looks different. He just walks confidently, kind of to his own beat, that’s for sure.”

In Bubba’s wake, he’s left the patrons scratching their heads, the sure sign of a shot that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Tim Tebow is known for often having the Bible verse John 3:16 painted on his ‘eye black’ & being very open about his Christian beliefs – so open, in fact that he makes lots of people uncomfortable and some of them frequent church on Sundays. Why would that be? Tebow is by all accounts & to our best knowledge, no fake – he’s says what he believes & lives by it. Why does it make people uncomfortable? Maybe for the same reasons Jesus made people uncomfortable? This is something that should be explored further.

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Chicago Tribune: In a shocking upset Sunday, the Broncos heisted the Super Bowl dreams of the heavily favored Steelers, capping wild-card weekend with the wildest of wins — a 29-23 victory in overtime. Minutes after the game, Tebow recounted his memories of the final play as if they were snapshots in his head. “When I saw him scoring?” he said. “First of all, `Thank you, Lord!’ And then I was running pretty fast chasing him — like I could catch up to DT — and then I just jumped in the stands. First time I’ve done that. That was fun. Then just got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates.” Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another, pumping new hope into a franchise that backed into the postseason while losing its last three games. Tebow became just the second Broncos quarterback, along with Hall of Famer John Elway, to both pass and run for a touchdown in a postseason game. What’s more, Tebow and Thomas joined Elway and Michael Young as the only quarterback-receiver tandems to connect on a pair of 50-yard completions in the same playoff game.

Line of Fire : Does Tim Tebow embarrass you? Why? Maybe because of how you would be embarrassed if you were in Tebow’s shoes. Are you as open as Tebow about your faith? Should you be? Why are you not?

Also, we understand God doesn’t care who wins the game, but the fact is that Tebow uses his sport as a platform to exalt Jesus & share his faith. Why would God not honour that? It could very well be that this huge attention directed to Tebow was to allow him to do just that.

Albert Mohler : The Tebow sensation the media doesn’t know how to handle!

Some videos – for those that has not yet seen Tim in action & hear him talk about his Lord & saviour.