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Hugh Royer Passes Away at 78

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:31 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:22

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Hugh Royer, who won the 1970 Western Open and played five full seasons on the PGA TOUR, died September 12, 2014, in Columbus, Ga. He was 78.

Royer, a native of Eastman, Ga., made his TOUR debut as an amateur in 1958, tying for 65th at the Carling Open. He turned pro a year later and made 123 cuts between 1959 and his final TOUR appearance, in 1990.

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Greg Norman Nearly Loses Left Hand in Chain-Saw Accident While Cutting Trees at Florida Home

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:02 Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:39

Greg Norman Chainsaw Accident

Canadian Press

ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

"At least I can still play tennis," Norman told The Associated Press by phone Sunday morning.

Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch.

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Latrobe Field House Named for Alumnus Arnold Palmer

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 01:31 Friday, 12 September 2014 01:23

altArnold Palmer was honored again in his hometown with the placing of his name on the field house at the new athletic complex at the Greater Latrobe Junior/Senior High School.

The ribbon-cutting, attended by family, friends, community and academic leaders and citizens and the 1,400 students of the high schools, took place on Palmer's 85th birthday Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

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World Golf Hall of Fame to Present Inaugural World Golf Village Golf Festival

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 00:33 Friday, 12 September 2014 00:16

altST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — The inaugural World Golf Village Golf Festival is a day-long event celebrating what makes the game great. It will feature interactive activities throughout the day, with something for golf fans of all ages including appearances by Hall of Fame members, a Demo Day at Slammer & Squire, unique playing experiences and golf movies at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. The entire event is free to the public and will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout World Golf Village.

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Happy Birthday! Arnold Palmer Turns 85

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 22:25 Wednesday, 10 September 2014 22:18

Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer, a 62-time PGA TOUR winner and seven-time major champion, celebrates his 85th birthday, September 10, 2014.

In a two-decade stretch from 1955 through the mid-70s, Palmer amassed his 62 titles, 55 more top-3 finishes and 242 total top-10 showings. Palmer added 10 Champions Tour titles in the 1980s including five senior majors.

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