There is no clear cut origin of the golf word “Fore!” The earliest recorded reference is in 1857 in a glossary of golfing terms, but its origin is even earlier and bound up with that of the word Caddie. Because golf balls were expensive, golfers employed “Forecaddies” to stand where the ball might land to reduce the number of lost balls. This still occurs today in most tournaments. In 1824 the Rules of the Thistle Golf Club recounts a conversation where someone had performed this role for the Duke of York in 1681. It is probable that golfers shouted to their ‘Forecaddie’ who would always be some distance ahead to draw attention to the fact the ball was coming and, over time, the shout was shortened to ‘Fore.’ The almost contemporaneous appearance of the terms caddie, fore-caddie and fore supports this theory over others that one can read about.

On the PGA Tour this past week, Ben Crane went wire to wire to win the FEDEX St Jude’s by 1 stroke over Troy Merritt. It was a somewhat unspectacular final round as he posted 15 pars and 3 bogies – one being on the last hole. This was Crane’s first visit to the winner’s circle since 2011.

The LPGA Manulife Classic in Canada was won by Inbee Park with a fantastic “61” to win by 3 over Cristie Kerr (who herself had posted a final round of 63).

A new record was established at the tour event. It took 11 playoff holes to get a winner. Both golfers par’d each of the first 10 holes of sudden death until Alker finally was able to drain a short putt for birdie.

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