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From the Fringe: McIlroy Opens Child Cancer Centre

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:12 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 23:56

altRory McIlroy has opened a new support centre for children with cancer and vowed to see it replicated elsewhere.

The World Number One golfer returned to Northern Ireland and the picturesque surroundings of Newcastle, Co Down, to unveil Daisy Lodge - a therapeutic short-break centre to which his charitable foundation has given £1 million.

The four-time major winner said this was only the beginning and added that he had been touched by what he learned during his visit.

"I definitely think it is a project I would like to see replicated and I think can be replicated.



From the Fringe: Memorable Performances Featured in PGA TOUR Special on NBC

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:23 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:18

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA) — From the moment the PGA TOUR's new wraparound season began in October to the day it ended the following September, the 2013-2014 season produced a wealth of highlights from the expected to the unexpected.

In the end, Rory McIlroy had a season to remember and firmly established himself as the world's No. 1 player and Player of the Year while Billy Horschel charged through the Playoffs with victories in the final two events to win the FedExCup. PGA TOUR 2014: Season in Review presented by Barclays, a one-hour special airing on NBC Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m. ET, highlights the stories from this landmark season, as well as delves into the major champions, breakthrough players, and emerging trends on TOUR.



From the Fringe: ‘The Ryder Cup: Golf’s Grandest Event’ Definitive History Book Debuts

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:11 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:02


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — The Ryder Cup, one of the most compelling events in sports, is now captured in an extraordinary, 488-page book that connects golf fans and historians on a non-stop journey from its humble beginnings in the 1920s to today's riveting competition.

“The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event” by Martin Davis and published by The American Golfer in cooperation with the PGA of America, was officially released at the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland, and is now available for ordering.



From the Fringe: Tiger Woods to Open Florida Restaurant Next Year

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:29 Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:25

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Canadian Press

JUPITER, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses.

The top golfer announced he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year.



From the Fringe: Stacy Lewis Launches ‘Birdies 4 Founders Film’ Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:24 Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:17

The FoundersBird, bird, bird, birdie's the word as top-ranked Stacy Lewis vows to let the count on her score card benefit more than just her pockets with a "Birdies 4 Founders Film" challenge.

For every birdie she makes in the LPGA's remaining season, the #1 women's golfer in the world has pledged to donate $100 to The Founders, a feature-length documentary about the 13 women who started the organization in 1950.



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