Luck Announces Home Golf Courses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck announced Tuesday that the Mountaineer golf team will practice and, starting next season, compete at eight different home courses. Lakeview Golf Course, Mountainview Golf Course, The Links at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Mystic Rock, Nemacolin Golf Academy, Pete Dye Golf Club, The Pines Country Club...
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USGA Re-Broadcasting 1962 U.S. Open Documentary On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means families will be brought together to enjoy a feast, watch football, and reunite with one another. Football typically dominates the TV in every household, but who’s to say we can’t watch a little golf instead? It may not be the peak of the PGA Tour season and Thanksgiving doesn’t typically coincide with golf, but the USGA...
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President Obama zings Michael Jordan over MJ’s Charlotte Hornets

President Obama got back at Michael Jordan with a zinger of his own. During an interview with Ahmad Rashad on “Back 9 Network,” MJ was asked to name his dream foursome for golf. His Airness mentioned Arnold Palmer and then President Obama, saying he’d like to golf with the president. But MJ reconsidered his Obama...Read More
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama fires back at Michael Jordan

            Your browser does not support iframes. Last week, Michael Jordan said he wouldn’t want to play with President Barack Obama because he’s a “hack” golfer. “I never said he wasn’t a great politician, I just said he was a [expletive] golfer,” Jordan said during an interview with Ahmad Rashad. The president was...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer’s Grandson Among Players To Earn PGA Tour Card

Sam Saunders might not be a household name just yet, but if you ask golfing legend Arnold Palmer, the new PGA Tour rookie has been on his mind for years. After all, Saunders is Arnie’s grandson.   #83944644 / Saunders, 27, was just one of the 50 players to earn their PGA Tour card over the weekend following the conclusion of the Tour Finals at TPC Sawgrass...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Grin and Bear It: Cub Has A Blast With A Flagstick

Animals have made a habit of making their way onto golf courses. After all, the course usually runs through their habitat … not the other way around. In this particular occurrence, a young black bear found some serious joy in playing with a flagstick.  Check out the hilarious video below: If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably guess that was a human in a bear suit....
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfers Honor Arnold Palmer On King’s 85th Birthday

The legendary Arnold Palmer celebrates his 85th birthday on Wednesday, and if there were ever any doubt about the impact he’s had on the game, the King is reassured today. Love is pouring in from all over, including from some of his contemporaries – Jay Haas, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus – who narrated one of Palmer’s favorite poems: The Man Who Thinks He Can...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Reasons We Love Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer turns 85 on Wednesday and since we at the Back9Network simply adore this golf legend, we’re celebrating the King. With most of those years spent in and around the game of golf, there are dozens of reasons to love Arnie. Here are our top 9: His nickname is “The King” – First and foremost, Arnie might have the best nickname in all of sports by being the original...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss Tour: Saunders leads finals opener after another 66

  Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Tour Finals opener. The 27-year-old Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, birdied five of his final seven holes in the second round at Sycamore Hills. Saunders finished 45th on the Tour's regular-season money list. Nos. 26-75 on money...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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NORTON, Mass. (AP) Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Palmer didn't miss a putt inside 15 feet and closed out his round with a pitching wedge to 18 feet, making the downhill putt for his ninth birdie. Bradley...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer Writes Soyeon Ryu Warm Letter Following Tour Victory

Arnold Palmer writes Soyeon Ryu a nice letter following the golfer's LPGA victory.
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Saunders leads Tour Finals opener

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Tour Finals opener. The 27-year-old Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, birdied five of his final seven holes in the second round at Sycamore Hills. Saunders finished 45th on the Tour's regular-season money list. Nos. 26...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implant surgery

PITTSBURGH  Arnold Palmer has had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat. According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to be released on Tuesday. Golf Channel earlier this year produced a three-part documentary called...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer Undergoes Pacemaker Implant Surgery

Three weeks shy of his 85th birthday, the legendary Arnold Palmer underwent a pacemaker implant surgery on Monday to correct an abnormal heartbeat. The news was announced on his website and Facebook page: Post by Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard.  Earlier this month, the seven-time major winner sat out the Greats of Golf Challenge in Minnesota due to a back...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Palmer sets sights on Wanamaker Trophy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Ryan Palmer would love to get his hands on the Wanamaker Trophy. He knows another guy named Palmer never did. Taking advantage of softer-than-expected greens on the back side, the nondescript Texan shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead at the PGA Championship with Lee Westwood and Kevin Chappell. While one round does not make a champion, someone...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklaus, Palmer and Player put on show in Twin Cities

BLAINE, Minn. -- Three of the greatest golfers ever to play the game took their seats next to each other on Saturday at the 3M Championship. Between the three of them, a total of 159 tour events and an astonishing 34 majors have been won. It's not often these days that Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player get together in the same room. But when they do, such as at Saturday...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Metallica Working on John Daly’s Entrance Music?

For years, Metallica has been an integral part of stadium playlists – most notably as the entrance music for now-retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. With Mo out of baseball, the band is now pondering their future and trying to find something to do in the newest SportsCenter commercial: Honestly, if it weren’t for the quiet, subdued nature of professional golf, John Daly would...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Memorable Moments from Greater Hartford Open

With the Travelers Championship teeing off this week just outside of Hartford, Conn., it continues one of the longest running events on the PGA Tour. Here’s a look back at five of the more memorable moments from a tournament long known as the Greater Hartford Open:1) 1956: Arnold Palmer wins his first PGA event in the U.S.Palmer’s victory in the Insurance City Open was his first...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods Sued For Not Signing Enough Autographs

$1.22 million is a lot of money for not signing enough autographs. Back in 2001 Tiger Woods and golfer Arnold Palmer signed an agreement with the golf memorabilia company Gotta Have It. However their relationship quickly turned sour, when Gotta Have It claimed the twosome broke their agreement with the company after they failed to deliver 1,300 autographs each. Palmer was able to...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pine Crest Inn: A Piece of Pinehurst History

The Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst, NC has been a golfers’ haven since 1913. General Manager Drew Gross tells us about the inn’s history, its various owners, and a time when Arnold Palmer ran afoul of a sharp-tongued waitress named Shirley!Related Link: Complete 2014 U.S. Open CoverageMore U.S. Open Links:- That One Time Martin Kaymer Skipped Ball Off Pond Into Hole- The Fringe...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Author Q/A: Excellent new book captures heroes, underdogs in golf history

The U.S. Open will dominate your TV viewing this week. But I highly recommend you supplement your golf experience with Bill Fields’ new book, Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of Golf History. All of us in the media room know Fields, a senior editor at Golf World, is one of the best in the business. But his book really hammers it home. It features a collection of Fields’ stories during...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

30 for 30: June 17, 1994 OJ Simpson Short

June 17,1994 will be recognized for years to come as a day of extreme coincidence. The 17th day of June is usually an ordinary day. But, on this day many events in sports collided to make it one long day. “Arnold Palmer played his last round at a U.S. Open, in Oakmont, Pa., the FIFA […] The post 30 for 30: June 17, 1994 OJ Simpson Short appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dunkin Donuts Commercial for Arnold Palmer Coolatta

Oh..oh my gosh! Is it real?! Yes, yes it is. Dunkin’ Donuts is selling ARNOLD PALMER COOLATTAS! Quickly, we must run to our nearest Dunkin to get it and indulge in drinking excellence! Anybody that knows me knows that I love the Arnold Palmer iced teas. The man has been an innovative machine during and after his playing days and this right here is just brilliant. Check out the...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Phil Flops Again & The King Gives Sage Advice

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.Phil Mickelson Reminds Us Why He is the Flop Shot King Ho, hum … just another absolutely ridiculous Phil Mickelson flop shot, up and down to save par when no mere mortal could ever dream of doing so. Seriously, whether you love him or...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Manny Pacquiao Takes A Different Swing

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s newest daily feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.Arnold Palmer Sits Down With Callaway TalksWhen Arnold Palmer talks, people listen. Why wouldn’t you? The man is called “The King” for a reason. This week, Callaway Golf published a three-part Callaway Talks with Arnie...
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