From The Fringe

Golfer Hits Into Group In Front, Then Beats Man Unconscious With A Club

Michael Plumlee Of Texas Is In Critical Condition After Being Attacked By Another Golfer With A Club. (Photo/Brandi Plumlee)

CARROLLTON, Texas (Golf Wire) -- A Texas man is in critical condition after being attacked with a golf club while finishing a round at Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, last Friday.

Michael Plumlee and three friends were putting out on the 17th hole a day after Thanksgiving when the group behind hit into them.

According to local news, Plumlee reacted by throwing the group’s balls off the green, prompting one of the men to respond violently in anger.

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BBC Requests Release from Contract to Deliver Live Coverage for The Open 2016

Following the BBC’s announcement, The R&A can confirm that it was approached in recent weeks by the BBC to discuss being released from its contract to provide live coverage of The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in 2016. After significant deliberation, The R&A has accepted the BBC’s proposal and agreed that the BBC be allowed to amend its broadcast arrangements for The Open 12 months early.

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