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Daily Archives: November 13, 2018

Tiger Woods robbing Aussie golf fans

WHEN Tiger Woods arrives in Australia on a reconnaissance mission next month, it’s Golf Australia that should be asking all the questions. In yet another hammer blow for golf fans, next year’s time-honoured Australian Open is unlikely to include any of golf’s biggest names from the US because Woods is poised to lure them to his unofficial PGA Tour event ...

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Fanny Durack, the Irish-Australian who won the first women’s Olympic swimming medal

On July 13th, 1912, a single page of The Irish Times carried two stories of significance in Irish women’s history. One related to the trial of four suffragettes for breaking windows of Dublin’s public buildings. In the next column was a report from the Stockholm Olympics. Irish-Australian Sarah “Fanny” Durack had won the first gold medal in women’s Olympic swimming. ...

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Tiger Woods robbing Aussie golf fans

WHEN Tiger Woods arrives in Australia on a reconnaissance mission next month, it’s Golf Australia that should be asking all the questions. In yet another hammer blow for golf fans, next year’s time-honoured Australian Open is unlikely to include any of golf’s biggest names from the US because Woods is poised to lure them to his unofficial PGA Tour event ...

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2019 Emirates Australian Open dates announced

The 2019 Emirates Australian Open will be played in the week preceding the Presidents Cup. The 104th national championship will be held from 5-8 December at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney. It is anticipated that several of the world’s best players, who’ll head to Royal Melbourne to play in the biennial clash between the United States and International teams, will ...

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Tiger Woods robbing Aussie golf fans

WHEN Tiger Woods arrives in Australia on a reconnaissance mission next month, it’s Golf Australia that should be asking all the questions. In yet another hammer blow for golf fans, next year’s time-honoured Australian Open is unlikely to include any of golf’s biggest names from the US because Woods is poised to lure them to his unofficial PGA Tour event ...

Read More »

Fanny Durack, the Irish-Australian who won the first women’s Olympic swimming medal

On July 13th, 1912, a single page of The Irish Times carried two stories of significance in Irish women’s history. One related to the trial of four suffragettes for breaking windows of Dublin’s public buildings. In the next column was a report from the Stockholm Olympics. Irish-Australian Sarah “Fanny” Durack had won the first gold medal in women’s Olympic swimming. ...

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