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When Rainey Statum got pulled over by the cops, he had a hard time explaining what he was doing so far from Houston.

“I said, ‘I’m going to Myrtle Beach to play mini golf. No, seriously, here’s my putter’”.

Rainey is one of the best mini golfers in America, but he’s but one competitor in one of the most grueling events in his sport. Every year, professional putters from around the world descend on Myrtle Beach for the US Pro Mini Golf Association’s Masters tournament, competing for cash prizes, bragging rights, and the elusive green windbreaker.

The whole thing — the tournament, and the USPMGA itself — is the brainchild of Bob Detwiler, a businessman who’s been pushing the Masters tournament for over 20 years. And he’s hoping that one day, his event will be in the Olympics.

VICE News dropped in on the latest tournament to see what it takes to be a professional putt-putter.

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Jay Cosnett
2:25 I thought I was watching Donald Trump
Ryan W
By definition, the word professional implies you do something for a living. So, there is really no such thing as a Professional Mini Golf player. Maybe semi-professional.
Fabedog9
Lame......
Jungsuk Lee
Bro just stream this on Twitch. EZPZ.
Kai Yang Jude
Golf is not a sport.... but this is
ImPatrick
Live stream that shit
Obviouslee
You have to make sure you stretch properly, you don't want to pull anything in this physically demanding sport.
Vader
No mention of 1980ish pro tour in mini golf with awsome pro PBA bowler Chris Barnes??? Don't believe me... YouTube it.
Sponge AAMP
Mini golf is more of a sport than curling. And that nonsense is in the olympics.
Omar E
why does Vice have clown reporters? seriously?
Matt Walls
People have no idea the physical and mental toughness it takes to perform this SPORT at the highest level. These men are true Titans and belong on the world stage!







Just kidding....
Joshua
1:43 why is this lady pouring beer from a can with that much concentration?
Joshua
you have to be shitting me
Robert Gollnick
There's videos on youtube of early 90's professional minigolf tournaments.
John Lawlor
I wouldn't call them athletes, competitors is more appropriate.
jakethemuss3
First prize gets a corn dog and a snow cone.
AnarchoHumanism
Finally a game I can be a pro at!
Customkid chacon
It used to be on ESPN when put put was still around
Old School Muscle
If I was one of these guys I'd hire some hot chick to be my caddy.
Old School Muscle
Do these guys have groupies?
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