Truth and Rumors: A Tiger Masters win could cost travel company big bucks

Tuesday March 29th, 2011

The Great Tiger Giveaway Planning a European getaway in the near future? You might want to book it soon, because, according to the UK's Today's Golfer, one of Europe's biggest travel companies is making a big bet against the world's most famous golfer.

Thousands of traveling golfers will be cheering Tiger Woods on at Augusta next week after Your Golf Travel.com announced it will be giving away free golf holidays if he records his fifth Masters victory.
No stranger to innovative promotions, one of Europe’s largest golf travel operators is promising to refund all holidays booked before The Masters, should Woods leave Augusta National on Sunday 10 April with a nap-hand of green jackets. And if Tiger returns to form in Augusta, Your Golf Travel.com estimates it will be refunding holidays to the tune of £1.5million.
Only last year, Your Golf Travel.com paid out more than £300,000 in refunds to customers after Spain triumphed in the FIFA World Cup, leaving many holidaying on the ‘Costa Nothing’.
G-Mac Tweets His View at Augusta

McDowell and Poulter -- both avid Tweeters -- have been at it all morning. Poulter posted a video from inside the locker room, and McDowell captured his drive up Magnolia Lane. Military-Golf Complex India is considered one of the biggest growth markets for golf, but it appears it's already well-established among the civilian and military elite. According to James Fontanella-Khan of the Financial Times, the Indian army is in hot water for allegedly running an illegal ring of private golf courses.

India’s national auditor has slammed the country’s army for turning large tracts of state military property into illegal privately run golf courses and leisure centres without paying rent to the government, costing the exchequer millions of dollars in lost revenue...
The CAG said a privately held company controlled by army officials ran 97 golf courses on more than 8,000 acres of land owned by the Ministry of Defence, the biggest government landowner.
It also revealed that army commanders had procured 27 golf carts two years ago by passing them off as mechanised wheelchairs for military hospitals and as track alignment reconnaissance vehicles for sapper units.
The private clubs, similar to those run by the British in the colonial era, were open to military personnel as well as to Indians and foreign nationals, for an annual membership fee.
Wie Back in the Top-10 One notable mover was Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie's strong finish at the LPGA's Kia Classic allowed her to return to the world women's golf Top 10.
Sandra Gal picked up her first professional win Sunday at the Kia Classic. That boosted her from 100th to No. 44 in the world rankings.
Wie tied for seventh and jumped from 11th to ninth. That shoved Paula Creamer down one spot to 10th while Park Inbee dropped from 10th to 11th. Those three golfers are within 0.07 average ranking points of each other.
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