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SARAZEN BACKING NEW ST ANDREWS PLANS

American golf legend Gene Sarazen is involved in plans to develop a new 36-hole golf course at St Andrews.

Saracen, who will be 97-years-old in February, is one of only four men to have won all four major championships. He is a co-partner with Scotland's Sam Torrance and Australia, Bruce Devlin, and another great Jack Nicklaus is also linked with the project.

It has been estimated by the development company that 14million will be generated into the Fife economy in the first year alone, but there are still one or two obstacles to get over.

Torrance commented: "This is the finest site I have ever seen for a golf course, both aesthetically and turf-wise. It is in a truly magnificent setting and I fully urge Fife Council to back this exciting proposal."

TW - 29/12/98