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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.

Jason Day dethrones Jordan Spieth as king of golf

Golf has a new world number one. After winning his second title in a week, Jason Day of Australia regained his status as the top player on the PGA Tour, dethroning American Jordan Spieth.

Poor man's game: Myanmar's grassroots golfers lead the way

Yangon - As a hard-up 10-year-old, Aung Win scrabbled for pocket money collecting balls on a parched Myanmar golf course.

Kangaroo boxes with flagpoles at Australian golf course

Victoria - A professional golfer over in Australia was on the course when he spotted a kangaroo battling it out with a couple of flags.

Trouble on the golf course? It’s down to fungi

Penn - The causative agent of a recent turf grass disease has been traced to a type of fungus. Turf grass disease has been causing problems across golf courses in the U.S.

Donald Trump: Golfing should only be for rich people

Apparently, Donald Trump isn't just taking aim at immigrants in his presidential bid, but Main Street America in general. Trump recently stated that golf should be “elitist.”

Ian Poulter goes ballistic on U.S. Open greens

British golfer Ian Poulter said he would remain quiet and not share his opinion on the conditions of the greens at Chambers Bay until after he recorded his final putt at the US Open.

China closes 66 'illegal' golf courses

Bejing - China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time.

Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii

Kaneohe - US President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but on Wednesday mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Interview with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing Special

Widely believed to have retired when he left the legendary pioneers of heavy metal in 2011, the archetypal rock guitarist is actually busier than ever. Digital Journal found out more.

Here's Phil Mickelson's brutal assessment of the U.S.'s Ryder Cup strategy

Something of a mutiny broke out at the U.S. Ryder Cup team's joint press conference after losing to Europe for the third-straight time on Sunday.

Legendary golfer Greg Norman almost severs hand with a chainsaw

Entrepreneur and legendary golfer Greg Norman, came within a fraction of an inch of losing his left hand following a chainsaw accident on Saturday.

Colt Ford talks 'Thanks for Listening' CD, golf and Toby Keith Special

Country artist Colt Ford opened up about his latest studio album "Thanks for Listening," his new single "Workin' On," his tour with Toby Keith and golf.

Op-Ed: Realtors raise money at Summer golf Nine and Wine charity Special

San Mateo - With the arrival of warm weather outdoor sports become a major pastime, especially along the San Francisco Peninsula, south of the outskirts or what was once referred to as the 'outlands' of the City.

Former cannabis factory to be ‘50s-style’ golf travel agent

Carmarthen - Redevelopment could soon be underway for an iconic building in Carmarthen that has become an eyesore in the West Wales town.

The Golf Channel and iPowow Tee up multiscreen participation TV

As one of the oldest sports, golf is rich in both history and devotion. Yet some say it isn’t as quick and exciting as other major sports, giving fans less of an involvement and investment in the game.

Watson outduels Spieth for second Masters title

Augusta - Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National.

Masters reaches climax as Watson, Spieth lead

Augusta - A dramatic final-round showdown on one of golf's grandest stages was set Sunday as the 78th Masters neared a historic finish replete with omens of something magical in the offing.

Watson out in front as Masters heats up

Augusta - Bubba Watson was the man to catch on Saturday for the 50 other golfers who made it through to Masters weekend at Augusta National.

Bubba grabs Masters lead with five-birdie streak

Augusta - A magnificent run of five consecutive birdies on the back nine powered 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the 78th Masters.

Bubba grabs Masters lead with five-birdie streak

Augusta - A magnificent run of five consecutive birdies on the back nine powered 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson to a three-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the 78th Masters.

Bubba in command after Masters birdie binge

Augusta - Bubba Watson, seeking his second Masters title in three seasons, seized command in Friday's second round at Augusta National with five birdies in a row on the back nine.
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