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BRISBANE, Australia (CP) — A golfer who was bitten on the leg by a crocodile while playing at an Australian tourist resort said Tuesday he was partly at fault for hitting his ball in the water and disturbing the aggressive reptile while it sunbaked.
John Lahiff, 75, had puncture wounds in his right calf after he was bitten by the 1.2-metre (4-foot) saltwater crocodile on Monday at the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course in the tourist town of Port Douglas on Queensland state’s Great Barrier Reef, police said.
Lahiff told Australian Broadcasting Corp. from his Cairns Hospital bed that he had seen crocs on the course before and should have been more wary of them.
He was attacked after retrieving a ball from a water trap on the 11th hole.
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BOSTON, Massachusetts — Rhode Island native Brad Faxon, winner of eight PGA TOUR events and considered one of the most charitable players in golf, was the guest speaker and honored with the 18th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 65th annual banquet held April 13 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
“We are so thrilled to be able to honor New Englander Brad Faxon not only for his great playing record, but also for his tremendous charitable efforts. The Faxon family has had a special relationship with the Ouimet Fund, and this is a wonderful moment for us,” said Greg Gailius, Ouimet Fund President.
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AUGUSTA, Georgia (PGA TOUR) — Jordan Spieth made history. Now he’s set to make the rounds.
The 21-year-old Texan set several records on his way to winning his first Green Jacket, becoming the first wire-to-wire winner since Ray Floyd in 1976. Spieth had been the hottest player in the world leading into the season’s first major, having won once and not finishing worse than T2 in his three previous starts.
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