Australian golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Australian golf is pitching in to help the victims of the country’s bushfire crisis.

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The central point for donations has been set up by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), the collaboration of all the industry bodies. It includes not only a GoFundMe page, but a designated bank account for donations for donors who prefer that method.

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Legendary golf course designer Pete Dye dies, age 94

The golf world is reacting to the news that legendary golf course designer Pete Dye has died, age 94.

Dye changed the face of modern golf with his epic, extreme golf designs such as TPC Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, and Harbour Town.

Geoff Shackelford has penned a wonderful tribute on his site, “The Legacy Of Pete Dye: How He Changed Golf”;

While his work has aged in both beautiful and bizarre ways, Dye’s design legacy will never be rooted in one particular course.

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Australian golfers and PGA Tour pledge support to bushfire relief

Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith have started a campaign to raise money for the Australian bushfires relief effort.

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With the support of other Australian tour players and the PGA Tour, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith have vowed to kick in money for each birdie or eagle they make this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, with the PGA Tour matching up to $125,000.

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Golf fan yells “cheater” as Patrick Reed misses playoff putt in Hawaii: video

The first PGA Tour event of the year finished in dramatic circumstances including one boisterous golf fan yelling “cheater!” at Patrick Reed.

Justin Thomas somehow won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in dramatic fashion surviving a three-way playoff with Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed.

With his golf game falling apart, Justin Thomas got it done despite finding the penalty area on the 72nd hole.

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