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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 225
T HE Aussies were barely competitive and a lot of the big names stayed away, but in terms of interest and star power, the World Cup of Golf was at the top of the pile when it came to local tournaments in the last 12 months. The Danes were just far too good, robbing us of some Sunday excitement, but it still made for great viewing. And to say Melbourne's Kingston Heath received worldwide high praise would be a complete understatement. EVENT OF THE YEAR: WORLD CUP OF GOLF LOCAL HEROES: THOSE BRISBANE BANDITS I T WAS one of the sports news stories of the year – two Brisbane larrikins who gatecrashed a North Korean golf tournament, faking their way in by pretending to be the Australian golf team. Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay were at a polo tournament in China when they heard about the tournament and decided to enter, convincing officials they were legitimate by having green Australian blazers made for ceremonial duties. The game was up when they began playing – badly – with Ruig shooting 120 on day one, but they continued competing and had no troubles leaving the famously strict country after their five-day, fully paid trip. WATCH THE VIDEO OF THEIR EXPLOITS ABOVE
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