TJ Oshie’s legend status is officially confirmed.
During his illustrious athletic career, Oshie has beaten the Russians in an Olympic shootout, won a Stanley Cup with the Capitals, and drank a beer through his jersey during a championship parade. Now he’s managed to do the impossible: make golf cool.
Oshie did so with a Happy Gilmore-esque edition to his putting wardrobe. While going for par on the 17th hole of the American Century Championship, Oshie wore a beer-guzzling helmet.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 15, 2018
Anddddddd… he sinks the putt!
In the days previous, Oshie sunk a hole-in-one with his daughter Leni, danced with Jeremy Roenick, and hit a long shot from downtown while shooting hoops. The man is living his best life.
This follows Oshie’s legendary beer chug at the Caps parade where Nicklas Backstom remarked of the team’s Cup win that “finally, we played hockey like we can party.”
Oshie was likely inspired by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the prior round, who went viral on Friday after nailing a throw to a fan on a boat.
Aaron Rodgers to the man going full send off the boat 💦 pic.twitter.com/6fN8ZKxapl
— NBCSAuthentic (@NBCSAuthentic) July 13, 2018
The 17th hole is a short par-3 that parallels Lake Tahoe’s sandy shoreline and it’s a party-like atmosphere.
[The hole] crawls with action during the annual celebrity golf tournament, giving it a well-earned reputation as the most lively and festive place for fans to post up for a day.
“The 17th hole is the place to be,” said Taylor Bakios of Reno, clutching a beer as she made the short walk from her party’s boat to the ropes separating the celebrities on course.
Her friends couldn’t agree more.
“You can sit on your boat, get drunk and watch from the beach,” said Kellie Soule of Sparks, sipping a brew.
There’s another reason the beach swarms with party people: Access to the 17th hole is free of charge, so long as people stay on the beach side.
In my book, Oshie one-upped Rodgers.
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