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From The Fringe: Yukon Golf Course Is Truly Unique

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 September 2012 22:40 Sunday, 02 September 2012 22:18

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It started with a few golfers and a can of orange spray paint. Before long it sprouted into one of the most unique golf courses in Canada.

The Faro Golf Course doesn't sit close to the small Yukon town of 400 found 360 kilometres north of Whitehorse. It's located directly in it.
 
The nine-hole course winds through town like a giant grass snake, crossing roads and brushing up against community buildings.
 
Just about the only place a green can't be found is at the town's closed lead and zinc mine, which was once counted as the world's largest.

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From The Fringe Video: Bubba Video Bombs Golf Channel Broadcaster

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:52 Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:42

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Bubba Watson is known nearly as much for his crazy video appearances as he is for winning the Masters earlier this year.
 
Recently he snuck up behind Golf Channel commentator Alex Miceli and made some priceless faces for nearly 30 seconds before Miceli clued in that he was there.

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From The Fringe Video: Rory McIlory Gets Par From A Dead Tree

Sunday, 12 August 2012 23:49

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Now that Rory McIlroy has added his second career major tournament at the ripe old age of 23 years 3 months - faster to two than anybody else in history - this video is even more interesting.

En route to his historic 8-shot victory in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, Northern Ireland's McIlroy encountered a little tree trouble in the third round. 
 
On the par 4 third hole Saturday, the tee was moved up to make the hole a reachable and tempting 317 yards.
 
With plenty of length in his game young Rory decided to have a go at it.

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From The Fringe Video: John Daly Drives Ball Off David Feherty's Face

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:37

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Yes. That's right….John Daly drove a golf ball off a tee placed in David Feherty's mouth.

Feherty was only too happy to go along with the suggestion and laid down willingly. 

The same cannot be said clearly for one of Golf Channel's TV people who pleaded from off screen that, "Let's not do anything stupid!" 
 
Which of course just appeared to make both Daly and Feherty all the more determined to go right ahead and 'Grip it and Rip it'…right out of David's yap.

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Bubba Watson Helps Fan Spot Fake Autograph, Pledges To Send Authentic One For Fan's Birthday

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 July 2012 21:26 Sunday, 15 July 2012 20:16

 

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A lot of golf fans were already aware that Bubba Watson was a pretty good guy even before his celebrated win in this year's first major, the 2012 Masters. 

He was a prominent member of Ben Crane's 'Golf Boys' group and had several of his own humourous videos on the internet as well as being an entertaining participant in the Twitter world.

This past week Bubba further enhanced his good ol' boy reputation when he spotted an attempt by an autograph imposter to hoodwink one of his fans. 

The fan was totally excited about a gift he had received from his father for his birthday and sent a tweet to tell Watson about the gift which was a flag from Augusta National signed by the golfer.

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