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Remembering Jan Howard: The 'Classiest Lady in Country Music'

The country music community mourns the loss of Grand Ole Opry star and a true country queen Jan Howard. She passed away at 91 years old on March 28.

Protests end 60-year run for Hong Kong Open golf

Fpo - Next week's Hong Kong Open, one of the biggest and oldest golf tournaments in Asia, was postponed on Wednesday following months of anti-government protests in the city.

Trump gets approval for second Scottish golf course

London - Donald Trump's controversial plans for a second golf course at his Menie Estate resort in Aberdeenshire were approved by the local council on Tuesday.The 18-hole MacLeod course will be built alongside the original course at Trump's Menie venue.

US PGA Tour cancels Hong Kong event over player safety

Fpo - The US PGA Tour on Tuesday cancelled next month's season-ending event on its Chinese feeder golf circuit in Hong Kong citing "continued demonstrations, civil unrest and safety concerns".

Strip club charity event at Trump golf course canceled

Washington - A strip club said Wednesday that a charity golf tournament that was to be held at one of US President Donald Trump's courses has been canceled.

Trump golf course's Scottish neighbours demand apology

London - Residents living near a golf course built by US President Donald Trump in Scotland are demanding an apology from their local council for allowing the venture to go ahead, a meeting will hear later Thursday.

Ryder Cup fan blinded by tee shot takes legal action against organisers

Paris - A Frenchwoman blinded in one eye after being hit by a wayward tee shot at the Ryder Cup is taking legal action against the event's organisers, she said Tuesday.

US power into early Ryder Cup lead despite Woods defeat

Saint-quentin-en-yvelines - The United States made a strong start to the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Friday as Jim Furyk's men claimed a 3-1 lead after the opening session despite a defeat for Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed.

Tiger Woods seals first win in five years with Tour Championship

Atlanta - Tiger Woods scored his first victory in more than five years on Sunday, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy tale comeback after a near two-year absence.

Vince Gill talks 2018 tour, proud moments, success, fans and golf Special

Bloomsburg - Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 tour, his proudest moments, as well as his longevity in the music business.

USA confirms Ryder Cup eight but door still open for Tiger

Saint Louis - US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk unveiled the first eight members of his squad Monday and heaped praise upon Tiger Woods as a potential captain's pick to fill out the lineup.

Bad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip

Edinburgh - Discord over a golf course dating back over a decade means there is little love lost between Donald Trump and the pro-independence government in Scotland, where he will be teeing off over the weekend during his visit to Britain.

Hong Kong golf course row exposes city's social divide

Fpo - Its sprawling greens and woodland have made Hong Kong's historic Fanling golf course a favourite with homegrown and international stars, but it is now under threat after being listed for potential housing development.

Japan's Olympic golf venue admits first female members

Apo - Japan's golf venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has granted full membership to women for the first time, after lifting a ban under pressure from Games authorities.

Abe duels with 'long hitter' Trump on golf course

Kawagoe - Golfing buddies Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe relaxed with a hamburger lunch and a quick nine holes on the course Sunday, ahead of a high-stakes summit on the North Korea crisis.

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

Washington - Tiger Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court on Friday to reckless driving, the state attorney said, after police found the golf champion asleep in his Mercedes-Benz beside the road last May.

Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket

Anseong - Golf is among the most solitary of sports, its players engaged in a constant struggle with themselves as they compete against the implacable opponent of par.

Police video shows unsteady, slurring Woods

Miami - Golf superstar Tiger Woods looks disoriented and unsteady in police video of his Monday arrest on a charge of driving under the influence, according to footage obtained and broadcast by US media on Wednesday.

Golf: Adidas sells TaylorMade equipment to US fund

Berlin - German sports giant Adidas said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its golfing brands TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth to US fund KPS Capital Partners for $425 million (390 million euros).

Tiger woods won't see action in 2017 due to recurring back pain

While golf superstar Tiger Woods is looking forward to a healthy, normal life following his fourth back surgery last month, there are persistent reports that he continues to suffer back pain which may prevent him from competing in major events this year.

Professional golfer Fred Funk talks Stryker, golf, Jerome Bettis Special

Professional golfer Fred Funk chatted with Digital Journal about being an ambassador for Stryker, as well as working with Jerome Bettis.

Japan Olympics golf club 'baffled' over sexism row

Toukyo - The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests to lift its ban on women becoming full members.

China orders more than 100 golf courses shut: govt

Bejing - China has ordered the closure of a sixth of the country's golf courses since 2011, its top economic planner said, in an ongoing crackdown on a sport controversial for its links with wealthy elites.

Irish village gears up to party for local hero Trump

Doonbeg - On a windswept coastline in western Ireland, a sleepy hamlet is preparing one hell of an inauguration party on January 20 when billionaire tycoon and local investor Donald Trump becomes US president.

Ivory Coast's penniless children try golf, game of the rich

Yamoussoukro - Plucked out of poverty, 1,000 children in Ivory Coast are being given a unique chance to learn golf, and 10-year-old Jessica likes the idea.

Trump's broken promises anger Scottish village

Aberdeen - In a Scottish village on the shores of the North Sea, US president-elect Donald Trump is nothing but a nuisance neighbour for many local residents.

Shining a light on golf course fungi

A turf grass disease that resembled an ink spill, which appeared on several southern U.S. golf courses has been identified. A solution to the disease has also been proposed.

Trump breezes in as Britain learns of Brexit result

Turnberry - Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee."I think it's a great thing.

Trump to visit UK day after Brexit vote

London - Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Britain the day after its landmark EU membership referendum, saying Wednesday he was coming to open a newly-renovated Scottish golf course.

Tiger Woods to miss 2016 Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods is skipping next week’s 2016 Masters Tournament, ending months of speculation about whether the former world number one will return to the competition starting at the Augusta National.
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