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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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From The Fringe: Two Aces In One Round For 76-Year Old Golfer

Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 00:56 Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:51

With files from USA Today and the Tennessean

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A 76-year old Nashville man is receiving his due credit after reportedly recording not one, but two 'hole-in-ones' during the same round. 
 
Using his Cleveland 4-iron hybrid for both shots, Sam Jones aced a pair of par-3s -- one on the front nine and one on the back.
 
The incredible feat occurred at Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee on December 6, 2012.
 
Incredibly the pair of aces raises Jones' tally to five in 31 years of playing.

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From The Fringe: New Drink From John Daly Now On The Market

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:30 Monday, 24 December 2012 12:09

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Following in the footsteps of the legendary Arnold Palmer, two-time major champion John Daly is now marketing a signature drink of his own.
 
And probably to no one's surprise, it's got some kick to it.
 

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