Nicklaus golf course in Ohio tweaks fence design

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is making changes to a surrounding iron fence to minimize injuries to animals that jump it.

Muirfield Village Golf Club in suburban Columbus installed the fence ahead of the Presidents Cup tournament this fall. Nearby residents opposed the idea of a barrier and complained after one deer that apparently tried to jump the fence was impaled and another was found with broken legs and had to be put down.

The club says it will add bars atop the fence to cover the pointy finials.

There’s still debate about whether the fence is temporary. The club says it will be removed after the October tournament and erected again next spring for the Memorial Tournament.

Neighbors say they’re worried it will become permanent.

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