Fairway to Heaven: God's golfers
Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and their caddies pray during the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah, Illinois. They were later met by their wives, who also joined in the huddle.
June 3rd, 2013
11:54 AM ET

Fairway to Heaven: God's golfers

(CNN) Forget hitting the greens - it's the fairway to heaven which is on the minds of some of the world's top golfers.

From Augusta's Amen Corner to an Amen on every corner, these golfers practice what they preach.

Players from across the PGA Tour meet regularly at a Bible group, whose members include high-profile stars such as major champions Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Stewart Cink.

Each week, the group will study one particular verse, with some players such as Kevin Streelman taking that particular scripture and getting it printed onto a golf club.

For Streelman, who won his first big PGA Tour tournament at the Tampa Bay Challenge in March, his reawakening has come following a period of struggle in his personal life.

"I would lie if I said that I was previously that way," he told CNN's Living Golf.



Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Church • Sports • United States

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  1. derp

    i'm a big boy

    June 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
    • derp

      big boy

      June 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  2. claryC

    Ya, screw that, i've got better things to do than pray to an imaginary sky wizard. Like play golf. While you Holy Rollers are in church tomorrow, i'll be on the course. Tee time at 9:08.

    Not only is your god imaginary, he is an awful, horrible, worthless being who has done nothing for man,o who the zealots somehow claim is responsible for morality. Morals that come from our brains, which are capable of love, compassion, hatred, and violence. Those last two are your gods biggest functions. Love and Compassion is something bible is devoid of.

    June 16, 2013 at 2:05 am |
  3. faith

    our nazi god-hating fascists r spreading the love of no-god everywhere. o, they blieve in god. hitler is their messiah

    June 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
    • Science

      Hey faithy...the troll.....all creationists...........chadie too ...............COMEDY GOLD links at bottom of post !!!

      The pesky meteorites/chondrites = life .........................not the nasty bible. and Adam and his bone.

      No horn-y red beast needed.......no heaven either..........but they (meteorites) where hot when they where coming in.

      Life-Producing Phosphorus Carried to Earth by Meteorites

      June 4, 2013 — Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space, but new research from a team of scientists led by a University of South Florida astrobiologist now shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.



      And faithy chew on native iron stones all your life...............it drives the medical tests nuts !

      19. Solar nebula (repeat)
      Most meteorites are very old, as old as the solar system (4.6 billion years). Because meteorites haven't changed much since then, they are the best clues we have to the origin and history of the solar system and of the Earth. (Painting by Don Dixon, NASA JSC photo S76-25001)





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      June 19, 2013 at 11:13 am |
  4. tony

    They should study Genesis 1:14. Then study astronomy and astro-physics as god requests, instead of knocking little balls down holes for mammon.

    June 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
  5. faith

    "True Believer
    Palin's butthole is ripe for the pounding. I would donkey punch her until she passed out in front of her ret@rd son."

    June 14, 2013 at 2:06 am |
  6. faith

    where is dm murdock?

    June 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  7. faith

    tee off on lil fatty sambo

    June 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
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