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Is golf the last bastion of integrity and respect in the world of professional sport?

BY LARRY CANNING. I’m still processing Lexi Thompson’s four shot penalty called in by some goose who no doubt was spruiking at the bar of his golf club about how he cost a 22 year old kid a major championship.

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Larry Canning’s 2017 Masters Observations: “Mighty Wrighty” would have known exactly where to stick the flag

Larry Canning gives one of his usual “highly insightful” reviews of one of the year’s biggest golfing events.

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World Super 6 Perth was Brilliant

By Larry Canning. It was a world golfing first! And I’m not talking about Tiger Woods appearing on Married at First Sight, or Peter Fowler growing a fringe. It was golf’s first international attempt to change the classic 18 hole round and speed things up a bit.

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Larry Canning: In 2017 I reckon……..

After so many predictions for the golfing world proved so amazingly correct last year a supremely confident Larry Canning thought he’d have another crack at some prophecies for 2017.

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The Larrys for 2016

Larry Canning hands out “The Larrys” – one of world golf’s most anticipated and respected annual awards.

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Sorry Santa … Larry’s got quite a long list this year

JUST a minute… I think I can hear something. Aaha! It’s Santa’s little helpers clattering around putting shafts in heads, sharpening up tees and wrapping up those sleeves of tour golf balls none of us real golfers are supposed to be using.

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Ashley Hall held the clubhouse lead along with Andrew Dodt at 10-under in the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. Photo: PGA of Australia

Shy, Affable Ashley Hall … Now has to overcome the Canning Curse

Larry just blogged himself… I KNOW it’s only round two and at the risk of putting the Canning Curse on him… wouldn’t it be a great yarn if Ash Hall was to win the Australian PGA!!

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Oh No! Uncle Larry is rooting for the Italians at the Golf World Cup #WorldCupOfGolf

By Larry Canning. GATHER up the wives, mothers and grandma’s, Uncle Larry is about to expose himself. I’m going out on a limb which is about as thin as the shaft in my Cleveland 58 degree wedge and declaring Italy the winners of the 2016 World Cup of Golf.

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American Golf: The land of the fray…. and the home of the biff

By Larry Canning. LIKE I often say, I’m always looking for a good stoush. That’s one that I’m not personally involved in, of course.

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Why Didn’t They Include Golf When The Olympic Games Began In 776 BC?

Surprising even himself, Larry Canning has become an expert on the Olympic Games. Even the golf bit of it.

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