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How otters and beavers returned to one of the world’s greatest golf courses

This isn’t a tale, however, about technological upgrades and a futuristic vision, instead Royal St George’s in Kent embarked on a journey back to how it looked a century ago: a duneland paradise for flora and fauna.
With assistant greenkeeper Paul Larsen promoted to head in 2012, work with Natural England began in earnest in 2013 to improve the course’s ‘unfavorable’ Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) rating.

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Golfers wore red and black in honor of Tiger Woods during Sunday’s play

Woods responded on Twitter to the gesture made by many in the golf community, including Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Thomas and Cameron Champ, who wore Woods’ signature outfit.
“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts,” Woods wrote Sunday. “To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”
Golfers at the Gainbridge LPGA on Sunday, including Annika Sorenstam, also wore red and black in support of Woods.

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The life and times of Tiger Woods

However, at the moment he looked to have recaptured his best form, Woods was hit by serious injury problems. Four back operations, including spinal fusion surgery, led to “dark times,” where the pain was so bad he couldn’t even get out of bed or play with his kids. There were aborted comebacks, a leaked clip from a Masters Champions Dinner where Woods admitted his career was “done” and his world ranking plunged outside the top 1,100.

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We should be grateful that Tiger Woods is alive, ‘that his kids haven’t lost their dad,’ says an emotional Rory McIlroy

The 45-year-old is awake and recovering from surgery after being involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday near Los Angeles.
He suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped but conscious when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash on a stretch of California road known for speeding and accidents, authorities said Tuesday.

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Tiger Woods in surgery with ‘multiple leg injuries’ after rollover car accident near LA

Woods was conscious when deputies arrived on the scene in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Michael White told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS.
But according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Woods was in serious condition when he was taken to a hospital.
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“One, adult male was assisted out of the vehicle & transported to a local area hospital in serious condition,” the tweet says.

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Tiger Woods’ car crash is the latest setback in his chase for 18 majors

The 15-time major champion was in the process of recovering from the fifth back surgery of his career, which he underwent in January after experiencing “discomfort” whilst playing at the PNC Championship in December.
According to Golf Digest, Woods suffered “multiple leg injuries” and was in surgery following the accident. Golf Digest quoted Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg with the update.

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Golf world rallies around Michelle Wie West following Giuliani’s ‘highly inappropriate’ comments

The former New York mayor appeared last Thursday on the ‘War Room’ podcast hosted by Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon and was remembering a round of golf he played with Wie West and the late talk show host Rush Limbaugh at a charity event in 2014.
As he recalls it, Limbaugh was complaining about the “paparazzi” and blamed Giuliani, only for the former New York mayor to point out photographers were for the then Wie — she married Jonnie West, director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors in 2019.

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Tiger Woods hopeful but uncertain for this year’s Masters

The 15-time major champion is resting following a successful procedure he had earlier this year after feeling discomfort in his back and, while no return date was given, doctors had said the golf icon should make a full recovery.
Now, the race is on for Woods to be fit enough for the start of the Masters at Augusta National on April 8.
When asked whether he’ll be ready to play at the tournament, Woods told CBS that he was hopeful but that he could not guarantee his involvement.
“God, I hope so. I got to get there first,” he said on Sunday.

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‘As good as it gets’ for US golfer as he sinks eagle putt on final hole

The 27-year-old secured his fourth PGA Tour title with the 30-foot putt, recording his fourth eagle of the week.
He went into the final hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links tied with Maverick McNealy — who finished second — but hit a wonderful approach shot before keeping his calm on the green to finish two ahead with an 18-under 270 total.
“It’s just as good as it gets for me,” Berger said after celebrating the final hole victory.
“I’ve been in this situation before, coming down the last hole, having to hit a good shot,” he added.

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Happy Gilmore and Shooter McGavin are at it again! Stars take to Twitter to celebrate 25-year anniversary

Dusting off his trusty driver, Happy Gilmore — the protagonist of the eponymous hit 90’s movie, played by actor Adam Sandler — took to Twitter with his trademark run and swing.
The re-emergence of one of Sandler’s great characters is to mark the 25th anniversary of the films release, and he took the opportunity to coax his nemesis Shooter McGavin out of the shadows.
“25 years since I’ve done this,” he announced.

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The filmmaker looking to solve ‘the problem of feeling unwelcome’ in golf

There’s the perception of it being expensive, while until recently, some famous clubs wouldn’t even allow women to play.
However, sick and tired of golf’s “problem of feeling unwelcoming,” Erik Anders Lang’s Random Golf Club (RGC) is on a mission to change those perceptions that might surround the sport.
He and co-founder Evan Roosevelt have organized a group in which golfers who are struggling to find playing partners in the game can connect with others in a similar position.

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