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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.

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.
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