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Bubba Watson loudly booed after critical comments on Phoenix Open changes

Golf fans aren’t exactly known as a boisterous bunch, but the folks at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale certainly break that mold. The crowd on the 16th hole are particularly notorious for being a rowdy bunch. Oftentimes that reputation comes from poking fun at players or booing those who can’t hit the green on the short par-3 hole. Something was different on Thursday...
Via The Comeback
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead at 65

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama shared the lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday in the suspended first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in 5 under. Lowry birdied seven of his first 13 holes, then bogeyed the next two. Matsuyama was in one of the...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy zip-lines through Dubai skyline

See you on the other side @xdubai A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15am PST Rory McIlroy has had a heck of a career winning four major championships but he also injured his ankle playing soccer which caused him to miss last year’s Open Championship. But that’s not stopping McIlroy from doing something dangerous. He decided to go zip-lining...
Via The GP Golf Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Stewart Cink sinks full-court putt at GT basketball game

When a college student nails a half-court shot for a $10,000 tuition scholarship, it’s a pretty awesome sight. What happened Tuesday night at Georgia Tech’s basketball game against Duke, however, has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. PGA golfer Stewart Cink was in attendance at his Alma Mater for the game and he was given a chance to win $25,000 for a charity...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson on TPC Scottsdale: 'I don't like it at all.'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bubba Watson took a big swing at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course - with his mouth, not his driver. ''I don't like it,'' Watson said Wednesday, a day before the start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. ''I'm not going to PC it. I don't like it at all.'' The long-hitting Watson has played well on the course, tying for second the last two seasons. ''Obviously...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Waste Management Phoenix Open

No one likes a Monday finish. No one. Well, except Brandt Snedeker who struck not a single shot on Monday and won. He played the round of the year and perhaps the round of the century (short as it is) on Sunday to be the only man to finish under par in the final round. We are now off to Arizona for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. And if you think golf is a sport to be watched...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy still hopes to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in major

Despite the perception that it is extremely unlikely to ever occur at this point, Rory McIlroy said he still hopes to one day go head-to-head with Tiger Woods on the final day of major with the championship up for grabs, something that has never happened. “Hopefully if he can get healthy, I would still love to have a crack at him down the stretch in a major,” he said ahead of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jang hits first par-4 ace in LPGA history

We’ve seen some amazing shots in golf but what happened at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic was legendary as Ha Na Jang hit the first Albatross in LPGA Tour history over the weekend.   On a driveable par-4, Jang pulled out a 3-wood and went to work. The ball soared in the air and rolled straight to cup like a heat seeking missle and her celebration was priceless as she kissed...
Via The GP Golf Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Torrey Pines dealing with 'devastating' storm damage

Play was suspended Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open due to inclement weather at Torrey Pines, and those who have seen the condition of the course understand why. San Diego city golf manager Mark Marney said on Monday morning that approximately 20 trees fell on the North and South courses at Torrey Pines from Sunday into early Monday. At least two of the trees were prized Torrey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson hits shot from behind a fence at Farmers Insurance Open (Video)

Phil Mickelson was forced to hit a shot from behind a boundary fence on the 18th hole of Friday's second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.Mickelson's second shot on the par-5 18th was just inside the fence (by about a dimple, according to the official), and Phil had to go on the other side to figure out how he was going to play it. Mickelson did the best he could by using the...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson calls 17-year old Ryan Ruffels sharing details of bet “high school stuff”

Phil Mickelson is one of the most popular golfers in the world, and is also one of the most giving to those up-and-coming golfers out there. He is often seen playing practice rounds with young golfers and giving advice to those looking to break in to the PGA Tour. Sometimes Mickelson is playing those practice rounds with some side bets going on, like any hack during a weekend round...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Screengrab Snafu: ESPN needs to brush up on who Jordan Spieth is

Jordan Spieth is golf’s newest American star and burst onto the scene in 2015 by winning the Masters, US Open, Tour Championship, and being named player of the year.  Oh, he’s also risen all the way through the ranks to be #1 in the world. But there still might be a ways to go before he becomes a true sporting superstar back home.  I don’t remember this ever happening to...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfer says PGA altered his head shot to hide curly hair

Thomas Pieters has long, somewhat curly hair, and the PGA Tour apparently doesn’t approve of it. Pieters, a 23-year-old golfer from Belgium who won twice on the European Tour last year, noticed earlier this week that there is something about his official PGA headshot that doesn’t quite look authentic. Guess the PGA Tour doesn't like my curly hair, so they gave me a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: ESPN Announcer Swap, Bob Ryan, Greg Norman

ESPN will stage an NBA-college hoops crossover next month. In other news, ESPN punished contributor Bob Ryan for comments about Mark Jackson, and now-former FOX golf analyst Greg Norman said he is shocked by his dismissal. ESPN to Mix and Match NBA, College Analysts ESPN will mix its NBA and college basketball analysts on February [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz hopes to broadcast Masters through 2036

We may be hearing Jim Nantz’s regular “Hello, friends” for some time yet, as the prolific and veteran CBS broadcaster told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch he hopes to keep broadcasting through the 2036 Masters. What makes that 2036 date so special for Nantz, who’d be 76 then? Well, his first Masters was the 50th, in 1986. 2036 would mark the event’s 100th anniversary...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth’s drive hits fan in backside, stays out of water hazard

Jordan Spieth’s drive off the ninth tee Friday during the second round of the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship stayed dry, but that was only after he got an assist from an unsuspecting fan. Spieth pulled his drive on the hole so bad that it hit right off a fan’s backside and stayed out of the water. The fortunate break for Spieth — and unfortunate one...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Woods receives nice message from Nicklaus on birthday

Tiger Woods turned 40 years old Wednesday. Jack Nicklaus took notice. Woods, who has been compared to Nicklaus throughout his illustrious golf career, received an inspirational birthday message from “The Golden Bear” on Twitter. “Happy Birthday @tigerwoods! Just remember that 40 is the new 30. I had one of the greatest years of my life when… —...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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