Moore among early leaders at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ryan Moore had enough good par saves and birdies for a 3-under 68 on Friday to take the early lead in the Northern Trust Open. Moore went 22 straight holes without a bogey until missing a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Considering how firm the greens have been at Riviera, he had no complaints. Moore was at 5-under 137, one shot ahead of two-time major champion...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott looking for caddie, no candidate shortage

SHANGHAI (AP) As far as caddies are concerned, this might as well be the Adam Scott sweepstakes. Scott is in the market for a new caddie after Steve Williams headed off into semi-retirement. There figured to be a long line of candidates to work for the former Masters champion, who is No. 2 in the world and regarded as one of the most congenial players in golf. He just never expected...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Prodigy from Buenos Aires shantytown to play with Angel Cabrera

  Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls. ''I began hitting everything I came across on the street,'' he said. He's only 11...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls. ''I began hitting everything I came across on the street...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: The Open Championship

It’s been a big week in the Daily Fantasy world with the acquisition of DraftStreet by DraftKings. With that transaction brings some change and we’ll be providing tips on DraftKings golf games for the rest of the season. This week, we head across the pond for the Open Championship (we Yanks call it the British Open) at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in picturesque Hoylake, England...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Reasons We Love Adam Scott

Life is good for Adam Scott. As he turns 34 on Wednesday, he’s ranked No. 1 in the world, he’s recently married, and he’s now among the 100 richest athletes. Those are just a few of the reasons we love the birthday boy: 1) He’s No. 1We love golf, and Scott is the best in the world right now according to the convoluted system that is the Official World Golf Ranking. It’s...
Via Back9Network
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

15 Years Later: Jean Van de Velde’s Collapse at Carnoustie

Walter Hagen once said, “No one remembers who came in second.” In most cases, that might be true, but the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie was not most cases.Paul Lawrie won that year’s Open in record fashion, coming from 10 strokes back on Sunday to claim his first and only major title. However, if you ask about the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, Lawrie’s is not the name that...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Pro Saves Man From Sinking Minivan In Water Hazard

Being a head golf professional usually involves running the golf shop, giving lessons, and maybe playing a little golf. It usually does not involve saving a man’s life. Unless you’re Josh Gardner, the pro at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary.Gardner was giving a lesson on Saturday when he saw a minivan rolling down a hill, going airborne into a water hazard on...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: John Daly Is A ‘Real American’

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.John Daly’s Patriotic PantsJohn Daly isn’t afraid to wear his colors loud and proud. This past week at the Greenbrier Classic, his pants screamed with American Pride. Check out the patch work stars and stripes that Daly sported...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Factory Worker Qualifies For The Open With Borrowed Clubs

Often, there are extraordinary cases of players qualifying for golf’s biggest tournaments, such as 11-year-old Lucy Li playing in the U.S. Women’s Open. It’s the beauty of golf: if your game is good enough, you can play in some of the biggest tournaments in the world. That’s the case for this factory worker, and golfer, who qualified for The Open Championship … using borrowed...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: George McNeill

The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of June 30th through July 6th comes on the golf course and goes to George McNeill. McNeill finished second only to Angel Cabrera over the weekend at the Greenbriar Classic in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. McNeill finished at -14 for the tournament, but on Sunday, had the best round of the day by shooting a 61. McNeill’s...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap: Angel Cabrera, Greenbrier Fans Win Big

Angel Cabrera came into the Greenbrier Classic in a slump and he left a champion. A couple of Sunday aces meant a number of fans left White Sulphur Springs a little richer and Graeme McDowell went low in a water-logged final round in Paris to successfully defend his Alstom Open de France title. Here’s a look back at the weekend in golf: Angel Cabrera Claims Greenbrier Classic  For...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Masters round 1: Will any of these former champs make noise early?

Several former champions like Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel and Angel Cabrera tee off early Thursday. Who will go low in the opening round?
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Master: Can Adam Scott Win Consecutive Green Jackets?

Can 2013 Masters’ champion Adam Scott capture the green jacket in back-to-back years? – Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images The PGA Tour’s first major tournament of 2014, the Masters, is set to begin Thursday. While Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the prestigious event has dominated the headlines, there’s still a clogged field of players vying for the elusive green...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: The Masters

This week we head to Augusta National Golf Club for the 2014 Masters Tournament. In honor of the most important tournament on the schedule, DraftStreet is offering a fantastic contest  with a $3,000 first prize. Here are the details for the Guaranteed $20,000 Masters Daily Fantasy Game at DraftStreet: - $20,000 prize pool. - Top 300 paid. - 1st place wins $3,000 - $11 Entry Fee...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Masters: 2014 Returning Champions

Winning the Masters Tournament means you’ll be remembered forever as part of the “tradition unlike any other.” Along with all the other spoils that victory brings, perhaps the most sacred component besides the green jacket is the lifetime invite to compete in the event. Here’s a look at the former champions returning to Augusta this April to compete in the 2014 Masters Tournament...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson & 5 More Interesting Golfer-Caddie Combos

The caddie-golfer relationship is a tricky one. The golfer needs to trust his sidekick’s info. The caddie needs to know what to say, how much to say, and when to say it. That level of understanding takes time.Dustin Johnson will soon lean on a caddie with whom he’s had a relationship nearly his entire life: his younger brother. Austin was on the bag for Dustin back in November...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The defining shots of the major champions

The putt that Adam Scott thinks about most wasn't the one that won him the Masters. The best shot Justin Rose hit at the U.S. Open didn't even stay on the green. The majors were filled with great shots, even if they didn't produce the obvious outcome. Scott's putt on the 18th at Augusta National ultimately got him into a playoff when Angel Cabrera answered with a great birdie of...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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