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"Duck Dynasty" Cast Among Stars At Greenbrier

Reported by: Send eMail Kennie Bass
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 11:28 PM EDT
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White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County , West Virginia

The final practice day at the Greenbrier Classic saw plenty of familiar faces take to the course.

There were plenty of big names on the golf course Wednesday afternoon for the final pro-am of this tournament week. Hollywood stars, sports figures - but perhaps none bigger than two stars from one of America's favorite reality shows, "Duck Dynasty."

Surrounded by the biggest galleries of the week, two stars of "Duck Dynasty" joined Greenbrier owner Jim Justice and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson for the afternoon pro-am event.

Jace Robertson and Justin Martin represented the reality show. Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson was scheduled to be there, but sustained burns on his legs, forcing him to cancel.

“Martin is the alternate, because Willie tried to pour boiling water into a glass pitcher,” Robertson said. “He said as soon as the water hit the pitcher. he said, ‘Maybe I shouldn't be doing this.’ And then it went boom. It was actually pretty severe.”

Fans in the hundreds followed the foursome around the Old White TPC couse. Justice said Robertson was right at home on the links.

“Jace said he loves two things in life, other than first and foremost he's a Christian beyond belief. And secondly he loves to duck hunt and he loves to play golf,” Justice said. “That's what he said.”

The foursome appeared relaxed, interacting with their fans all day, posing for pictures and signing autographs. But followers of the "Duck Dynasty" show admitted it was a bit odd seeing the stars out of their familiar settings.

“It's a lot different, because, on the show, it's all about hunting and all that,” Micah Caro of Greensboro, N.C. said. “ But then, when you see them play golf, they're pretty good. So it's a lot different than I expected.”

While other celebrities played in the event, including comedian George Lopez, the "Duck Dynasty" stars were the biggest attractions. Robertson said, while he loves the game of golf, he keeps something in his bag, just in case the ball doesn't go where he aims it.

“I have duck calls in my bag,” he said. “I have them at all times, because that's what I'm good at. So if the golf gets really bad, I start blowing a duck call and say, ‘See, I can actually do something, just not this.’”



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