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From the Fairway: Phil Mickelson Begins Work on First Canadian Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:41 Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:34

altTerry Lenyk/Golf Canada, with files from The Canadian Press

Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) has been signed to create a championship golf course west of Calgary in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Barry Ehlert, Managing Partner of Windmill Golf Group, is developing Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada as a centerpiece of Harmony, a 1,700-acre community built by partners Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments.



From the Fairway: New Ryder Cup Ticket Checker to Protect Consumers Against Fraud

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 08:54 Monday, 15 September 2014 08:48

Ryder Cup Ticket CheckRyder Cup ticket holders are being offered a free online service to check their tickets are valid and guarantee access to Gleneagles when one of the world's biggest sports events tees off in Scotland.

The free-to-use Ticket Check website – – enables customers with General Admission tickets or ticket inclusive Travel and Hospitality packages to enter the details of the company their tickets were purchased from.



From the Fairway: McIlroy’s Tee Shot Lands in Spectator’s Pocket

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:36 Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:27

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — This is one shot even the great Rory McIlroy had no chance to hit.

His golf ball landed in a spectator's pocket.

McIlroy's tee shot on the 14th hole of the Tour Championship drifted to the right, clattered into a tree and dropped straight down. A dozen or so fans tried to figure out where it was before one man realized it was in the front right pocket of his shorts.



Golf Fore the Cure Presented by Subaru Announce Top Fundraising Sites

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 20:14 Tuesday, 02 September 2014 20:08

Golf Fore the Cure

OAKVILLE, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) – In anticipation for next month's National Event, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is pleased to announce this year's top three fundraising sites.

Each of the following three teams are recognized as the leading fundraising sites for 2014:



A Different View of the Green

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 22:13 Monday, 11 August 2014 22:05

altKatrina Owens (Golf Canada)

The RBC Canadian Open means something different to everyone. To some, it's an opportunity to introduce their children to the game, to others, it offers motivation to perfect their swing. Tony Harris, however, looks at the national championship a little differently.

As the official artist of the RBC Canadian Open, Harris recreates some of Canada's most renowned courses on canvas. A golfer himself, he insists on producing imagery that appeals to both the artistically inclined and the golf enthusiast.



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