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From The Fringe: Video - Just Can't Do It - Parody Of Tiger and Rory Nike Ad

Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 19:12 Monday, 21 January 2013 18:30

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With the announcement last week of Rory McIlroy's multi-million dollar signing by golf equipment giant Nike into their stable of athletes also came the release of an ad that immediately captured the attention of the golf world. 

Shown alongside longtime world number one Tiger Woods, the new world number one ranked golfer engaged in an old fashioned, good-natured game of 'anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better 'as they hit balls from a driving range tee into a variety of 'cups' -  and not just the old regular golf hole type.
 
You had to know that it was only a matter of time before somebody put together a spoof of the ad.
 
Well, it was hardly any time at all actually.

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Tiger And Rory Mac's New Nike Commercial Is A Smash

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 13:34 Monday, 14 January 2013 13:27

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So, one of the worst kept secrets in golf was Rory McIlroy's move to the Nike  equipment brand but we were still waiting for some solid confirmation on this fact.
 
Following right on the heels of Monday's announcement that McIlory has indeed been signed to a $200 Million deal with Nike comes a very entertaining ad featuring the brand's dynamic duo trying to outdo each other with trick shots from a driving range.

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From The Fringe: Annika Sorenstam Slices Off Finger In Chicken Cutting Fail

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:17 Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:52

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During her World Golf Hall of Fame career Annika Sorenstam counted among her arsenal of weapons on the golf course a wicked cut shot. 

Whether it was with the driver, a five-iron or even a wedge she could fade the ball into her target as well as anyone on the tour. 
 
It would help her win 72 events including 10 majors during her LPGA career.
 
It would appear, however, her accuracy while cutting a chicken is not quite so deft.
(Warning: The Photo Below May Be Unsettling To Some - View With Caution)

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From The Fringe: Ben Crane Therapy Sessions - Slow Life - Video

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:12 Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:01

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PGA Tour player Ben Crane created a lot of attention - in a good way - when he posted videos over the last couple of years parodying his own issue with slow play on the  golf course. 

He also posted some other humourous clips of himself working out, dancing and of course the wildly popular Golf Boys music video with fellow PGA Tour stars Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan.

Well, Ben is at it again as he's produced a video of his 'analyst' trying to help him figure out how he can deal with his propensity to want to do everything in life at a dramatically reduced pace.

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It's Crazy Golf At Mission Hills In China

Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2012 01:46 Friday, 28 December 2012 00:43

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CNN is reporting on the newest design to become a part of the huge complex of golf courses found at Mission Hills in China. 

When people joke that a hole on a regulation course is so wild all it needs is to have a Clown's Mouth to play through, well they aren't that far off with this latest incarnation from design guru Brian Curley, principal partner in Schmidt-Curley, the company behind the 22 courses that make up the Mission Hills complex in Hainan Island.

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