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Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Although the sport is five centuries old, golf popularity is increasing more than ever. The countries with most players and therefore most golf courses include New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Sweden, and England. The most important golf competitions for professional golfers are: the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

United States is one of the countries with the most amateur golf players counting more than 25 million players. The number of professional golfers is also impressive and is clear why the charts are dominated by US players. (more…)

Top ten golf courses worldwide

Top ten golf courses worldwide

Top ten golf courses worldwide

Golf is a sport that slowly conquered the world. Its origins are very unclear and sports with similarities were played all over the world since ancient times. Although in United States, which is considered the country of golf, the number of active player is decreasing, worldwide the player’s community is in fact increasing very fast. The best example is China where in just 10 years more than 600 golf courses were opened and it’s expected that in just five years 1,400 new golf courses to be opened. (more…)

Top ten sports contracts

Top ten sports contracts

Top ten sports contracts

Everyone knows that some athletes earn millions of dollars each year of activity. Looking at the top ten sports contracts its’ obvious that the most remunerative sports are baseball and auto racing.

In fact, baseball is the most profitable sport on the planet, eight of the top ten contracts worldwide belonging to professional baseball players. As a matter of fact, the sum of the top ten sports contracts is nearly 2 billion dollars. (more…)

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

Millions of people practice different sports as a hobby or as a profession. From the long list of sports there are some very dangerous ones because practicing them you can risk injuring yourself or even risk your life. Here are the top ten most dangerous sports in the world:

10. Golf: The sport looks harmless because is not any physical contact between the competitors but the number of deaths encountered on the golf course is up to 4,000 a year. 5% of the lightning deaths occur on the golf field during bad weather. (more…)

Dominican Republic, the No. 1 Caribbean destination

Dominican Republic, the No. 1 Caribbean destination

Dominican Republic, the No. 1 Caribbean destination

Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital was the first European settlement in the New World. Christopher Columbus reached the island back in 1492, when it was inhibited by Taino tribes.  After almost three hundred years on Spanish, French and Haitian periods of domination the Dominican Republic won its independence for a short period of time in 1821. (more…)