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From The Fringe: Alice Cooper Points The Finger At Famous Golf Cheaters

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 10:08 Saturday, 03 November 2012 09:47

altVeteran rocker Alice Cooper has confessed he regularly cheats at golf – and he’s outed celebrity pals including former U.S. President Bill Clinton and tycoon Donald Trump for also bending the rules on the links.
 
The “School’s Out” hitmaker is a famed fan of the fairways and has credited the sport with helping him to kick his crippling booze addiction in the 1980s.
 
But he’s now admitted he can’t help moving his ball to a better position when his opponents are not looking, and insists he’s not the only star who likes to get a sneaky helping hand on the course.

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From The Fringe Video: Jesper Parnevik - Gangnam Style

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:08 Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:28

altWhether or not you are familiar with the recent 'Gangnam Style' video dance craze, you will be after you watch Sweden's Jesper Parnevik and pals (PGA Tour players Dustin Johnson, Fredrik Jacobsen and Richard S. Johnson all make appearances in the video, along with Parnevik's wife and kids) having a great time putting together their version of Korean rap star PSY's hit.

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From The Fringe: Beauty Queen Tees Off In Ladies Indonesian Open

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 09:13 Sunday, 28 October 2012 21:48

altMiss Indonesia traded tiaras for Titleists on Thursday to play in the first round of her national open.
 
Inez Putri, voted this year's Miss Indonesia and a top-15 finisher in the Miss World pageant, shot 79 in the opening round of Enjoy Jakarta Ladies Indonesian Open, according to a Reuters report.

While that may not be down to par, it's not bad for the 23-year-old Bali native, who's spent more time on the catwalk than the course over the past few months.

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From The Fringe: 'I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Terribly Late!'

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 10:18 Monday, 08 October 2012 10:00

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Rory McIlroy gave European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal and the rest of his Ryder Cup teammates a heck of a scare at the start of the final day of the event when he nearly missed his tee time.
 
McIlroy supposedly got his time zones mixed up when watching TV and thought his tee time was an hour later than it actually was.

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From The Fringe Video: Olympic Legend Michael Phelps Sinks 159-Foot Putt At Alfred Dunhill Links Event

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 09:55 Monday, 08 October 2012 09:43

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Michael Phelps can putt a little, too.
 
The Olympic swimming great upstaged some of golf's finest players Friday by sinking an astonishing 159-foot putt during the second round of team play at the Dunhill Links Championship.
 
The putt came after Phelps drove the front edge of the green on the par-4 sixth hole at Kingsbarn Links.

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