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US capsules for the Ryder Cup

A capsule look at the U.S. team in the 40th Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland. Players listed in the order they made the team: BUBBA WATSON Age: 35. Ryder Cup appearances: 2. Ryder Cup record: 3-5-0. World ranking: 7. Majors: Masters (2012, 2014). Career worldwide wins: 6. 2013-14 wins: Northern Trust Open, Masters. Ryder Cup memory: Encouraging the crowd...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup hasn't started, but the second-guessing sure has

  Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself. On the day after Billy Horschel posted his 12th straight round in the 60s, won his second straight tournament against a world-class field and picked up an additional $10 million bonus as the FedEx Cup champion, Watson was kicking back in his seat at a Kansas City Royals game. The 65-year-old Ryder Cup captain wore a Royals cap...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hindsight: a Ryder Cup tradition, like no other

ATLANTA (AP) Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself. On the day after Billy Horschel posted his 12th straight round in the 60s, won his second straight tournament against a world-class field and picked up an additional $10 million bonus as the FedEx Cup champion, Watson was kicking back in his seat at a Kansas City Royals game. The 65-year-old Ryder Cup captain wore...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Loses Inspiring Teen, One Of Its Biggest Fans

Briggs Berry loved sports — golf in particular — his family and friends, and social media. The many people who love Berry are now celebrating his life, one that touched thousands of people. The 18-year-old from Granbury, Texas, passed away Saturday after a lengthy battle with X-linked hyper IgM, a rare syndrome in which a lack of certain antibodies makes fighting infections extremely...
Via Back9Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Turbulators & (Lots Of) Distance: The PING G30 Driver

The new PING G30 driver might look a little odd on the surface, but a recent clubtest showed me that this puppy means business in terms of distance and overall playability. This shouldn’t come as a shock, of course, since players like Bubba Watson and Billy Horschel have played extremely well using the PING G30 driver since its release in July. Our piece on the driver at the...
Via Back9Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Georgia The Best State For Golf?

It seems fitting that the PGA Tour season comes to an official close this week in the state of Georgia. It’s almost as if the tour’s last event symbolizes the circuit coming full circle. Sure, there’s meaningful golf played in late September and all the way through March the following year. But really, the heart of professional golf season commences in Augusta, Ga., in April...
Via Back9Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Horschel Picks ‘Bubba Watson’s’ Nose In 360-Degree Tour

Ahead of the start to the Tour Championship, the PGA Tour is giving fans a look at the field from every angle. Seriously. For one reason or another, players at East Lake this week are standing inside a 360-degree photobooth-type contraption, where they’re filmed for a six-second Vine video. Yeah, the results are as cool as you’d expect.  Here are the best ones, with the...
Via Back9Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson: Biggest difference in prep for Ryder Cup relates to his underwear

Bubba Watson, along with twelve teammates that feature such American golf luminaries as Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, will soon be making the trek across the pond to Scotland and begin preparations for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be battled out on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel […] The post Bubba Watson: Biggest difference in prep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos vs. Colts Brings Out Rory, Bubba & More

There’s no doubting America’s intense love for football. You can count golf stars among those of us more than excited that it’s officially back. With the PGA Tour in Denver this weekend for the BMW Championship, the stars were out and about Sunday night as the Denver Broncos opened up their season against the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s a look at some of golf’s biggest names...
Via Back9Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Horschel holds on for title over Bubba Watson at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- Billy Horschel gave up the lead, then took it back, and ended up with a two-shot victory over Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship. Horschel shot 1-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 14-under 266. He'll head into next week's Tour Championship ranked second in the points standings, meaning a win there will earn him the FedEx Cup and a $10 million...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the BMW Championship. Mickelson, 44, shot 76 on Friday at Cherry Hills Country Club to fall 14 strokes behind tournament leader Sergio Garcia. He needed a top-four finish at the BMW Championship in order to earn enough points to advance to next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta. “My primary goal is to rest and prepare for the Ryder Cup,”...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S. Ryder Cup Team Uniforms

The U.S. Ryder Cup team is officially set after Tom Watson made his captain’s picks on Tuesday night to finalize his squad. On Wednesday morning, we found out what the 12 men representing the United States will be wearing in less than a month at Gleneagles. Ralph Lauren was named an official partner of the PGA of America until 2020, and will be the outfitter of the U.S. team for...
Via Back9Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Watson selects Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Web Simpson for Ryder Cup

The 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Cup team is set following Tom Watson’s pick of Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Web Simpson. Say hello to the three newest members of the U.S. #RyderCup team. @HunterMahan @Keegan_Bradley @WebbSimpson1 pic.twitter.com/L32AqVfnIu — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 2, 2014 The trio will join U.S. automatic qualifiers Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rickie...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson corn maze? Bubba Watson corn maze (photo)

Sweet Season Farms in Berrydale, Fla., has immortalized native Floridian Bubba Watson with an eight-acre corn maze on its property. The ginormous maize maze is the centerpiece of over 40 attractions and events related to the annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County. “I feel honored to be represented in such a big […] The post Bubba Watson corn maze? Bubba Watson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominant PGA Tour Season Continues For Georgia Alumni

The 2014 PGA Tour season is almost over and while many are quick to tag it as “the year of Rory,” that hasn’t necessarily been the case. Sure, as an individual, McIlroy’s performance has been tremendous — but it’s nothing like the year the University of Georgia Bulldogs have had on the PGA Tour.  Since the 2013-14 season began last October, UGA alums have done nothing...
Via Back9Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks Finish Final Auditions

Ryder Cup fever is in full force and with the completion of the Deutsche Bank Championship and Italian Open, final captain’s pick auditions are complete. As the golf world awaits Tuesday’s official roster announcements from European captain Paul McGinley and U.S. captain Tom Watson, we look at the list of players who made an impact — either good or bad — with their play this...
Via Back9Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How Corny! Maze To Be Designed After Bubba Watson

Fall is nearly upon us, which means fairs and festivals will be taking place soon. Along with the wide array of fried everything, corn mazes have become a staple of the festivities. One farm in Florida, though, has decided to bring a little golf to its corn maze next month. Sweet Season Farms in Milton, Fla., will be designing its corn maze after hometown major champion, Bubba Watson...
Via Back9Network
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson ‘Sure’ He Could Hit A Ball Out Of Arthur Ashe Stadium

With major tennis and golf tournaments being held in the Northeast this month, we’ve seen a bit of a crossover between the two sports. First it was Andy Murray out following his buddy Rory McIlroy at The Barclays last week, and now a golfer has made his way to the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. Bubba Watson sat courtside for Novak Djokovic’s match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday...
Via Back9Network
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods parts ways with swing coach Sean Foley

Tiger Woods announced Monday on his website that he will no longer be working with swing coach Sean Foley. “I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” said Woods, who is sidelined with a back injury. “Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge to help raise money for ALS research and nominated the entire U.S. Ryder Cup team! Rickie Fowler led the crew with a small speech and then the buckets fell. A couple of players were missing but the majority was there. Jim Furyk seemed like he was totally prepared and Bubba Watson wasn’t wearing a shirt. Here’s...
Via The Sideline
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: U.S. Ryder Cup team does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Seven members of the U.S. Ryader Cup team accepted the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge from team captain Tom Watson. Watch as Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed,Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker have ice water dumped over their heads. Watson decided to do it shirtless. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy took on the challenge together. #icebucketchallenge...
Via Sports-Glory
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Calls Out Team Europe

There’s no denying the popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, especially when it comes to the game of golf.  From Rory and Tiger to Bubba Watson, to PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem, the Challenge has no doubt taken the PGA Tour by storm. Today, the U.S. Ryder Cup team members took part, accepting a challenge given by captain Tom Watson. The current roster, which includes Rickie...
Via Back9Network
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson apologizes for acting like a petulant child at the PGA Championship

After having some time to reflect on the events, Bubba Watson took some time on on Tuesday to apologize for his behavior during the PGA Championship at Vallhalla two weeks ago. Watson offered up the mea culpa following a practice round ahead of the FedExCup Playoffs at The Barclays, saying he feels terrible about his […] The post Bubba Watson apologizes for acting like a petulant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson apologizes for acting ‘childish’ at PGA Championship

Bubba Watson has apologized for the way he acted at the PGA Championship earlier this month, both during play and when protesting the long drive competition. For those of you who missed it, Watson was furious that the PGA chose to hold a long drive competition at a time when he felt players should be […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Ted Scott’s Bonus From Bubba Watson Is Awesome

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.  Ted Scott Gets Two Incredible Gifts From his Boss Being on the bag for a two-time Masters champion certainly has its perks. Be on the bag for a two-time Masters champ who is as generous as anyone on tour and it has some really...
Via Back9Network
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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