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FTF Video: PGA TOUR Canada’s Off-Course Antics

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:21 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:13

PGA TOUR Canada 2014 Bloopers

The 2014 season was full of unforgettable moments. Here are a few of those moments from behind the scenes of This is PGA TOUR Canada.



FTF Video: Eagle Steals Golf Ball

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:13 Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:06

eagle steals golf ballGolfers have seen their fair share of wildlife on the course, but this show that not all eagles on the course can help your game.



Rio's Olympic Golf Course Grass May Have To Be Ripped Up

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:14 Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:00


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.
The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course, which had been billed as one of the highlights of the Rio Games.



From The Fringe: Goose Downs Drone At Golf Course

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014 11:55 Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:37


Most golfers have at one time or another had occasion to encounter geese and particularly the Canada Goose variety on various golf courses.

For the most part golfers and geese do a pretty good job of sharing space on a golf course and stay out of one another's way.

For the most part....



From the Fringe: McIlroy Opens Child Cancer Centre

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:12 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 23:56

altRory McIlroy has opened a new support centre for children with cancer and vowed to see it replicated elsewhere.

The World Number One golfer returned to Northern Ireland and the picturesque surroundings of Newcastle, Co Down, to unveil Daisy Lodge - a therapeutic short-break centre to which his charitable foundation has given £1 million.

The four-time major winner said this was only the beginning and added that he had been touched by what he learned during his visit.

"I definitely think it is a project I would like to see replicated and I think can be replicated.



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