Honda Classic 2017: 3 highlights from Day 3

Washington Nationals presidents made an appearance at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. It was Tire Kingdom Family Day. (Sarah Peters/The Palm Beach Post)

Washington Nationals presidents made an appearance at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. It was Tire Kingdom Family Day. (Sarah Peters/The Palm Beach Post)

Many fans at the Honda Classic were excited about Jupiter resident Rickie Fowler’s rise to the top of the leader board Saturday, but there was plenty to check out off the course, too.

Here are three stories from outside the ropes on the third day of the PGA Tour tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

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City youth learn lessons in life and golf: Check out the story of how 35 boys and girls from Boca Raton to Riviera Beach are learning the game of golf and picking up life skills along the way. They gathered at the Honda Classic Saturday, the first time many of them have been to a golf course. Read more.

There was A LOT for kids to do: Saturday was Tire Kingdom Family Day, which meant lots of freebies and entertainment for the younger demographic. The first 1,500 kids through the entrance got a giant golf ball for autograph signings. There were 10-foot-tall stilt walkers and other entertainers greeting fans. A trio of Washington Nationals Presidents also made an appearance.

There’s a new photo opp. PGA National quietly debuted a new, seven-foot, 700-pound replica of the original Golden Bear statue just in time for the Honda Classic. You’ll find it at the bottom of the valet loop in front of the clubhouse year-round. Read more.

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