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FTF Video: ‘Tis the Season for BubbaClaus

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:27 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:19

altIt wouldn’t be the holiday season without an appearance from BubbaClaus, the December alter-ego of PGA TOUR player Bubba Watson.

Watson’s BubbaClaus tradition, which includes an annual 12-day social media giveaway to his Twitter followers, has been going strong for years, but he has stepped things up a notch this year, issuing a rap video with friend and artist Thi’sl.




From The Fringe: John Daly Gets Engaged - Then Wins!

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2014 23:29 Sunday, 07 December 2014 23:00


John Daly, the volatile, loveable two-time major winner announced on Twiitter and Facebook last Thursday that he has asked his girlfriend of seven years, Anna Cladakis, to marry him.

She said yes...and then Daly promptly went out and recorded his first professional win in 10 years to celebrate.



From the Fringe: European Tour – A Year in Quotes

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:19 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:12

altWords can sometimes paint a thousand pictures, so to help you relive what was a special season on The Race to Dubai, here's the best quotes from the 2014 campaign...



Brazilian Central Bank Launches Rio 2016 Commemorative Coins

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014 21:44 Sunday, 30 November 2014 21:36

Rio 2016 Commemorative CoinsThe first batch of commemorative coins for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now on the market. The Brazilian Central Bank launched the nine coins – one gold, four silver and four for ordinary circulation – on Friday (28 November). A total of 36 coins celebrating the first edition of the Games to be held in South America will be minted between now and 2016.

The first gold coin to be launched depicts the Christ the Redeemer statue on one side and a homage to the 100m sprint on the other, underneath the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger).



From the Fringe: PGA of America Establishes Deacon Palmer Award

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 22:32 Monday, 24 November 2014 22:27

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (The PGA of America) — The PGA of America has established the Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold Palmer’s late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA Professional. The Deacon Palmer Award bestows special recognition upon a PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in his/her life.

The inaugural award, presented at the 98th PGA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer. The award was accepted by Arnold Palmer, whose only coach was his late father.



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