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Fairway to heaven: God and Golf

Updated 1447 GMT (2247 HKT) January 20, 2015
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Golfer, devout Christian, music maestro...and now part-owner of a baseball club. Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Watson has twice appeared alongside fellow golfers Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan as mock band The Golf Boys. Now Watson has released a Christmas record. He is one of many golfers who are proud to display their religious faith. Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
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. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Hugo Benson, caddy of Finnish golfer Roope Kakko, kneels down on the 14th green and prays during the final round of the 2011 Madeira Islands Open. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Kevin Streelman is fiercely proud of his faith and has the Crucifix embroidered on his golf bag.
Zach Johnson has spoken openly about his faith and believes it has played a key role in his life both on and off the course. "I feel blessed and lucky that I can play this sport. It's a job -- that's crazy -- but I will never forget my number one priority and that's him." Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Bubba Watson, the 2012 U.S. Masters champion, embraced fellow Bible group member Ben Crane after winning at Augusta. Both men have been an integral part of the fellowship which meets weekly on Tour. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Australian Aaron Baddeley revealed he prayed before hitting a putt during his first PGA Tour event just hours after speaking at the morning's Easter service. Harry How/Getty Images
Nun and golf coach, Sister Mary Martina was a regular on the course. Here she shows students how to take an iron shot while on the golf course at Rosebud Country Club, Portsea, Victoria, Australia back in in 1965. Central Press/Getty Images
In Singapore, an onion and a chilli called Tangkal which local religion believes can stop the rain, is placed on the advertising board during the island's 2012 Open. Stanley Chou/Getty Images