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Golf Channel Begins Celebration of Golf’s Olympic Return at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 23:22 Friday, 21 February 2014 23:19

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As the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi come to a close, the sporting world will begin to turn its attention to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where golf returns to the Olympic program for the first time in 112 years at the 2016 Olympic Games.

On Monday, February 24, 2014, Golf Channel will begin celebrating golf’s road to Rio with dedicated Olympic-themed coverage on air, online and through its social media channels.

The Rio Opening Ceremony will be Friday, August 5, 2016, 893 days from Golf Channel’s celebration on Monday.

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Padraig Harrington Discloses Skin Cancer Treatment

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 22:36 Friday, 21 February 2014 22:32

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Canadian Press

DUBLIN,  Ireland (AP) — Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has disclosed he has undergone treatment for skin cancer.

The Irish golfer, whose father Patrick died from cancer, says he underwent surgery for sun spots.

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Inbee Park Joins True Linkswear

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 22:08 Friday, 21 February 2014 22:02

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — TRUE linkswear has added Inbee Park to its growing roster of professional players wearing the shoes on tour.

"To have someone of the stature of Inbee Park join our roster of brand ambassadors is a testament to the performance and excellence of our shoes," said Jeremy Moore, president of TRUE linkswear. "Inbee has established herself as the most dominant women's golfer in the game, and her passion for and approach to the game parallel ours. We're excited about this new partnership and honored she has chosen to wear TRUE on the LPGA Tour."

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Stacy Lewis and Canada’s Jennifer Kirby to Represent Manulife Financial on Tour

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 21:57 Friday, 21 February 2014 21:53

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Golf Canada with files from The Canadian Press

Manulife Financial has announced a multi-year partnerships with 2013 Women’s British Open Champion Stacy Lewis and up-and-coming Canadian professional Jennifer Kirby. Both Lewis and Kirby will represent Manulife globally during the 2014 LPGA Tour season, donning Manulife branded apparel while they compete.

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Nike Golf Camp for Junior Age Golfers at Wintergreen Resort August 3-7, 2014

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 20:42 Monday, 17 February 2014 20:27

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WINTERGREEN, Virginia — The Golf Academy at Wintergreen Resort and Nike Golf Camps will pair up again for the 2014 season with a week of exciting and educational golf instruction geared for junior age golfers. Enrollment for the August 3-7, 2014 session is now open and limited to 24 golfers (16 overnight campers and eight extended day or day campers)

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