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Erik Compton balances blessing of life with wanting to win

  No one noticed Erik Compton sitting in the back of the room as he listened to the kind of stories he one day would like to tell. They were more about golf than life. Compton is more of an expert on the latter at the moment, though he's at the top of the class as a two-time heart transplant recipient. Behind the microphone was Bill Haas, a FedEx Cup champion and six-time winner...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Casey Martin Wins $50K For His Oregon Ducks Golf Team

If the name Casey Martin rings a bell, it’s probably because he’s the former tour pro who fought for the right to use a golf cart. What you may not know is that he’s now the head golf coach at the University of Oregon. This week at Riviera, he’s doing a lot more than coaching — he’s fundraising.  Martin took part in the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase on Tuesday...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Haas On Baby Watch & Ponytail Boy Can Brawl

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. Bill Haas On Baby Watch This Week At Riviera Bill Haas is a player to watch this week at Riviera for a number of reasons.  First of all, he’s a past champion. He outlasted Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson in an epic playoff in 2012...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Compton balances blessing of life with wanting to win

LOS ANGELES (AP) No one noticed Erik Compton sitting in the back of the room as he listened to the kind of stories he one day would like to tell. They were more about golf than life. Compton is more of an expert on the latter at the moment, though he's at the top of the class as a two-time heart transplant recipient. Behind the microphone was Bill Haas, a FedEx Cup champion and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Northern Trust Open

So there I am, cruising along the winding, beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, sun setting on my right over the dirty window sill of my tiny hybrid, when it hits me. No, Californians don't all drive hybrids like some cliche, vegan stereotype - I'm just cheap. Sue me. Actually, please don't, again, the cheap thing. Anyway, have you ever been in a position to get everything you want in...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Bill Haas had a bad feeling. ''It felt like a train wreck all coming together,'' Haas said. Leading by a stroke on the final hole Sunday in the Humana Challenge, Haas flew the right bunker with his drive and the ball trickled left and stopped on the ledge of the front lip. ''I could see from the tee where it ended up and I was shocked,'' Haas said. Haas came...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge. Haas closed with a 5-under 67 for his sixth PGA Tour title and first since the 2013 AT&T National. He won the 2010 event for his first tour victory and father Jay won the 1998 tournament. Part of a...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuchar stumbles in finishing 3rd round, trails quartet of leaders by 1

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. More rocks and water gobbled up another ball -- and with it, his third-round lead on Saturday in the Humana Challenge. ''It's too bad, but it's what happened,'' Kuchar said. ''I still got one more day left to try to make some birdies...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam. Two strokes ahead after a birdie on the par-5 14th, Kuchar bogeyed three of the final four holes Saturday for an even-par 71 on PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course. Two-time heart transplant recipient Compton...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour Proven: Titleist Showcases Its Tour-Seeding Process

When a Titleist product hits the market, it has gone through rigorous testing from the brand’s PGA Tour professionals. From Webb Simpson and Jason Dufner to Adam Scott, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth and many more, Titleist’s brand ambassadors put their final stamp of approval on its products before they hit retail locations for us average Joes. Talk about a Research & Development...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Money alone doesn't make golf's playoffs prestigious

ATLANTA -- Can you name the last four FedEx Cup champions? And therein lies the problem. Jim Furyk won three times in 2010 and was the last golfer who passes for a household name to win a prize the PGA Tour wants us to believe is as prestigious as its purse is bountiful. Tiger Woods won the inaugural $10 million FedEx Cup in 2007, when he was the world No. 1 and the best player in...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: BMW Championship

Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America My run of picking the winner ran out last week and I had some solid picks and a couple of misses. But, we’re back on the horse this week’s edition of The Fantasy Fix’s Daily Fantasy golf column. We head to Cherry Hills Village, Colorado for the BMW Championship.  And DraftKings is back with some top notch contests. Come on...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Most Memorable FedEx Cup Moments

Throw away the razors. Let the playoff beard grow wild. For the FedEx Cup Playoffs are about to begin. While the PGA Tour’s postseason is run a bit differently than the four major sports, you can sure bet on plenty of excitement, drama and history to be made starting Thursday with Round 1 of The Barclays. It all comes to a head four weeks and $67 million from now at the Tour Championship...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Camilo Villegas claims 1-stroke win at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010. Villegas shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event. The Colombian had four birdies and an eagle on the front nine, added a birdie on the par-5 15th and took the lead into...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Villegas claims 1-stroke win at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010. Villegas shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event. The Colombian had four birdies and an eagle on the front nine, added a birdie on the par-5 15th and took the lead into...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: PGA Championship

If you read this Daily Fantasy golf column and followed my advice last week you were likely pretty successful. It was one of those weeks where all of my analysis came together. However, it’s a new week and no one cares what happened last week. In this edition of The Fantasy Fix’s Daily Fantasy golf column. We head to Greensboro, NC for the Wyndham Championship. And DraftKings...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Wyndham Championship

Like most tournaments post-major, the pickings are slim this week. There are a few solid choices, but expect their price to be high and for all of the competition to be playing them. If you're behind, navigating this week will be crucial as the season starts to come to a close. If you're ahead, you may want to consider saving some starts on the front-runners if you're low, as there...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Breakdown: The Numbers Reveal 2014′s Hottest Golfer

While the world rankings evaluate players based on a two-year rolling system, deciphering who is the hottest player this year can be more difficult. Alas, allow me to introduce you to golf”s ‘win percentage’. Golf is a game of consistency and often that is lost in measuring a player’s performance over a period of time. Win percentage allows us to look at this year’s golf...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Quicken Loans National

I'm going to take a bite out of the field for the Quicken Loans National to give you an idea of what this weekend might taste like. Too soon for a Luis Suarez joke? My apologies. But picking players for fantasy golf can be a little bit like picking teams to win at the World Cup. There's your established players, the talent that has been playing hot and should be expected to win,...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott headlines feature group at Memorial

The Memorial Tournament begins Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin with a field of 120 highlighted by all four reigning major winners and the world's top-ranked golfer, Adam Scott. Scott will play Thursday and Friday in the tournament's featured group alongside Rory McIlroy, who last week won the BMW PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour, and Jason Day, an Australian...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Wells Fargo Championship

This week the PGA tour stops in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship played at the Quail Hollow Club Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on a join me for a round! Tour Stop The Quail Hollow Club is a 7,442 yards, par 72 course built in 1962 and revamped after the 1989 season.  is a 7,399 yards, par 72 course...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mini Masters: A Video Unlike Any Other

We’ve seen countless memorable/historic/incredible putts throughout the years at Augusta National. Some win green jackets, some just win applause.But what you may not have known is that some had unbelievable obstacles to overcome. Said obstacles were not clearly perceived on television – until now.Through a windmill to win the Masters?! That just doesn’t seem fair. But as we’re...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Bubba Watson capture his second Green Jacket?

Bubba Watson has just finished his second round at Augusta National in pretty impressive style. Bubba birdied five straight holes on the inward nine, making tough Augusta conditions look easy. Watson did finish with a bogey, but his 68 tied the tournament low and puts him three shots clear of the field upon this being written. Watson played a masterful back nine, exhibiting all the...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Style: 2014 Masters Edition

Going to the Masters is on every golfer’s wish list.  For the lucky ones who get into Augusta National Golf Club, we’ll show you how to be one of the most stylish patrons.  Charles Everett shows off dressy and casual looks that will get you noticed at Augusta.Related Links: Complete 2014 Masters CoverageMore Masters Coverage:- 2014 Masters Round 1 & 2 Tee Times and Pairings...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Week in Review

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s weekly feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.In this edition, Rory McIlroy has a pastry face, Beyonce is crazy in love with golf, and Justin Rose masters billiards.  This week on The Fringe!Related Links: Westwood’s Best Major Finishes | Best Yet to Win MajorMore Masters...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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