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From The Fringe: Golfer Survives Mid-Round Illinois Sinkhole

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:28 Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:20



WATERLOO, Illinois -- When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Missouri, is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the fairway at the 14th hole of a southwestern Illinois golf course.

The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.



From The Fringe Video: Golf Boys 2.Oh

Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 11:26 Monday, 04 March 2013 10:55


They're at it again. 

The Golf Boys, otherwise known as PGA Tour golfers Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan - first came to video 'fame' with the release of their extremely popular 'Oh Oh Oh' collaboration.
You knew after the success of that initial foray that it was only a matter of time before there would be an encore performance. Well, here it is.
The oft self-deprecating humour employed by the Golf Boys is again evident in '2.Oh' with its clever lyrics but it also takes a playful shot at a number of other Tour players…simply because their names work well with the theme and rhyming of the song.



FTF Video: Rory Mac Goes Tiger One Better With Trick Shot Wedges

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:08 Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:33


First off, apologies for the quality of this video but it still bears watching.

A few years back Nike's star commodity, one Tiger Woods, wowed golf fans and others with his skills juggling a golf ball on the face of a wedge as he moved the club behind his back and between his legs while keeping the ball airborne bouncing it off the club face.



From The Fringe: Bubba, A Palm Tree At Augusta, And A Ring

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:47 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:24



Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

MARANA, Arizona -- The artistic, majestic wedge out of the trees and onto the 10th green at Augusta National. The tearful celebration. Slipping into that beautiful green jacket for the first time in Butler Cabin. The trophy presentation.

Bubba Watson finally had a chance to catch his breath when he sat down for dinner to honor the latest Masters champion.

And that's when it hit him.

"We're all upstairs at the dinner and he said, 'Dude, do you realize what this means?'" caddie Ted Scott recalled. "And we're thinking, 'Yeah, Bubba. You're the Masters champion. This is a pretty big deal.' He stops dead in his tracks and he says, 'I've got to buy Paul that ring.' "

Paul Tesori, the caddie for Webb Simpson, was listening to the playoff on the radio while driving home to Florida when Watson made his incredible escape and beat Louis Oosthuizen with a par. Tesori smiled when he thought about the ring and wondered if Watson even remembered his promise.

Leave it to Watson to have instant recall of such an insignificant moment compared with the magnitude of winning the Masters.



From The Fringe: Loudmouth Golf Announces Launching Brand New Fun Mustache Pants

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 20:35 Monday, 25 February 2013 20:01


FOSTER CITY, California -- Mustache enthusiasts get ready, Loudmouth Golf has launched their brand new mustache pants.

Specially designed for The Mustache Open, the pants feature several iconic staches including the "Handlebar," the "Professor," and the "Carnie." They are limited edition and available for men and women in a variety of styles including pants, shorts, mini-shorts, and sport coats.



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