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From The Fringe: Little Johnny Controls The Remote For US Open Golfers

Last Updated on Friday, 14 June 2013 05:23 Friday, 14 June 2013 02:46


Alfie Lau (iG)

It's almost absurd how the US Open has shoehorned its gigantic operation into the 115 acres on Merion's East Course in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Usually, the USGA need about 300 acres for the merchandise and hospitality tents, media centre, television towers and assorted other facilities.

To compensate for the lack of space, the driving range and players locker room and dining area is on the West Course at Merion and it's a good 20-minute shuttle ride from the range to either the first or 11th tee box.



Tiger And Arnie Help USGA With 'While We're Young' Pace Of Play Ads

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:48 Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:33


The United States Golf Association has unveiled a new public education campaign around the theme of “While We’re Young,” a new positioning to raise awareness across the golf community of the challenges and solutions to the pace-of-play issues in the game of golf.

Borrowing the iconic line from the Al Czervic character played by Rodney Dangerfield in the classic 1980 film Caddyshack®, the campaign takes a lighthearted and comedic approach to encourage golfers of all skill levels and golf course facilities to join a movement to improve pace of play and reduce the time it takes to play the game.



From The Fringe: Jimmy Kimmel's Tiger Ad Spoof

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 01:30 Friday, 07 June 2013 01:19


Comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Tiger with this Nike ad spoof.



From The Fringe: A Contentious Year In Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:54 Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:03

Sergio Garcia


Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ernie Els flashed that easy smile when he saw a reporter walking toward the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass earlier this month.

"This must be great for you guys," he said through his laughter. "Come out to the PGA Tour and every week they hand you another story."

And he wasn't talking about Adam Scott winning the Masters.



From The Fringe: Who's Humiliating Whom In Singh Lawsuit?

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 02:29 Friday, 10 May 2013 02:17

Vijay Singh


Jim Litke (AP National Sports Columnist)

Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour for exposing him to "public humiliation and ridicule" by investigating his use of deer-antler spray.

Now that's funny.

Because Singh was doing such a bang-up job of humiliating himself.



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