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Rio's Olympic Golf Course Grass May Have To Be Ripped Up

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:14 Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:00


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.
The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course, which had been billed as one of the highlights of the Rio Games.



From The Fringe: Goose Downs Drone At Golf Course

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014 11:55 Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:37


Most golfers have at one time or another had occasion to encounter geese and particularly the Canada Goose variety on various golf courses.

For the most part golfers and geese do a pretty good job of sharing space on a golf course and stay out of one another's way.

For the most part....



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.



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