China declares war on 'forbidden game' of golf

April 7, 2015 1:40 AM

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China declares war on 'forbidden game' of golf

There are no Chinese golfers participating in The Masters this week, and perhaps that is fitting. It's already been a rough spring for "the rich man's game" in China.

On March 30, Chinese authorities announced the closure of 66 "illegal" golf courses -- roughly 10% of all courses in the country -- in an apparent attempt to start enforcing a long-ignored ban on golf-related construction.

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