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'I Love Lucy' and more golf-themed TV episodes

From left, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball,

From left, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz out golfing in the television series "I Love Lucy." Credit: Getty Images, 1951

Sunday is the final day of the Masters (2 p.m., CBS/2), so before we find out who gets to wear the Green Jacket, now's as good a time as any to look back at five TV shows that have aired golf-themed episodes.


1. I LOVE LUCY (May 17, 1954) -- After Ricky (Desi Arnaz) gets a set of clubs from Lucy (Lucille Ball) for their anniversary, he and Fred (William Frawley) become obsessed with the sport. Lucy and Ethel (Vivian Vance) feel like "golf widows," so they decide to take up golf themselves.


2. THE HONEYMOONERS (Oct. 15, 1955) -- Ralph (Jackie Gleason) must learn how to play golf in less than a week (with Norton's able assistance) to impress a links-loving bus-company executive who could give him a promotion.


3. SEINFELD (Feb. 10, 1994) -- Kramer (Michael Richards) has acquired 600 Titleist golf balls from a driving range, so he decides to practice his driving skills by hitting them into the ocean. One of his balls lands inside a whale's blowhole, threatening the mammal's life -- and it can only be rescued by George (Jason Alexander), who's pretending to be a marine biologist to impress an old female friend.


4. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (Oct. 20, 1997) -- Ray (Ray Romano) has an anxiety attack while golfing. The doctor suggests more golf to calm him down.


5. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (Nov. 1, 2009) -- At his country club, Larry (Larry David) is accused of murder when another golfer has a fatal heart attack after Larry yells at him for playing too slowly.

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