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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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From The Fringe: Paul Casey's Golf Game Has Gone To The Dogs…Literally

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 October 2012 23:18 Sunday, 07 October 2012 23:02

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Paul Casey's golf game has been in the doghouse this year.
 
With only five made cuts in 17 events, 2012 has been a forgettable one for the Englishman.
 
And on Friday at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, his season took another bizarre turn when a dog ran onto the 12th green at Kingsbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews and picked up Casey's ball as he was eyeing an eagle putt.

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From The Fringe: Another Jungle Bird Sighting

Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 11:36 Monday, 17 September 2012 10:59

 

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Most golf fans remember the disruption at the U.S. Open during the trophy presentation to Webb Simpson as a 'looney bird' resplendent in a Union Jack embroidered toque, squawked in front of the camera - much to the bemusement of NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas.
 
The 'protestor' was quickly scuttled away with the aid of USGA executive Mike Davis and a number of local San Francisco police.
 
It was later learned that the man was quite harmless and in fact is just trying to find unique opportune moments to get his message out regarding the global problem of deforestation.

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Man Kills Himself On Golf Course

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 09:15 Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:36

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --According to Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigators, a retired sailor shot and killed himself at Marine Memorial Golf Course at Camp Pendleton.

Military officials say a maintenance worker saw the man early Tuesday sitting with a gun in a sand trap on the 18th hole at the golf course and called authorities.

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