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Bubba Watson sits out pro-am with back strain

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson skipped the Deutsche Bank Championship pro-am Thursday because of a mild back injury. Watson suffered a mild strain of his back during the weekend of The Barclays, where he finished third. His agent, Jens (pronounced YENTZ) Beck, says Watson received therapy the last few days. His trainer recommended one more day of rest...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Day Favored Over Jordan Spieth At Deutsche Bank Championship

Jason Day will be looking to stay on a roll in the FedEx Cup playoffs this weekend when he tees off at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., as the betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Day sits as the +600 betting favorite to win this week’s second FedEx Cup event, after he surged to a win at The Barclays last weekend to grab the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Day Player of the Year talk making golf's playoffs matter?

Something interesting happened this week after Jason Day wrapped up his fourth PGA Tour win of the year and first of the 2015 FedEx Cup season. People started debating the unthinkable: a two-time major winner not winning the Player of the Year award. Could that really happen? The fact there is even a discussion means one thing: The FedEx Cup playoffs have actually become a thing...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Playoff events for top players are practice until East Lake

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Jordan Spieth has missed three cuts on the PGA Tour this year, and The Barclays rated the most irritating for one reason. ''Because it happened about an hour ago,'' he said. It was Spieth's first tournament as No. 1 in the world, and now he's No. 2. There was no reason to be bothered about that because the ranking could change next week, and the race for No. 1...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Deutsche Bank Championship Tee Times: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day In Top Group

Some of golf’s biggest names are on their way to Boston. The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs will roll on starting Friday when the Deutsche Bank Championship kicks off for its annual Labor Day weekend slate. Groups will tee off beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., with local boy Keegan Bradley going off with his group at the 10th hole. All eyes, however, will...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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EDISON, N.J. (AP) The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn't this easy. He's just making it look that way. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field, capping off an explosive weekend at Plainfield with an...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bae, Jason Day tied for lead going into final round at Barclays

  Bae Sang-moon is making the most of his final weeks before he starts mandatory military service in South Korea. Bae matched shots with PGA champion Jason Day throughout the third round of The Barclays on Saturday until both finished at 7-under 63 and tied for the lead going into the final round at Plainfield Country Club. They were at 11-under 199, one shot ahead of Bubba Watson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barclays Round 3 live blog: Bubba Watson looks to add to lead

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Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut

EDISON, N.J. (AP) By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category - the PGA Tour money list. He has earned just under $10.4 million this year, so missing the cut at The Barclays is not likely to keep him up at night. Rory McIlroy will get back to No. 1 in the world ranking after Spieth replaced him two weeks ago. And McIlroy wasn't even playing this...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth Loses No. 1 Ranking, Misses Cut In First FedEx Cup Playoff Event

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. Trying...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth tries to make the cut and stay No. 1

EDISON, N.J. (AP) In his first tournament at No. 1 in the world, Jordan Spieth posted his worst score in three months with a 74. Bubba Watson saw the whole thing at The Barclays and offered a simple explanation. ''It's golf,'' Watson said Thursday after a 5-under 65 for a four-way tie for the lead with Tony Finau, Spencer Levin and Camilo Villegas. ''It's Atlanta that we are all...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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EDISON, N.J. (AP) The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on his back nine and wound up with a 4-over 74 in the opening round of The Barclays. It was his highest score since a 75 in The Players Championship...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Inbee Park is golf’s most dangerous player by a mile

  In a world where we’ve seen a new generation of talent rise on the PGA Tour, with guys like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Bubba Watson leading the charge, the Tour has since grown in popularity. However, another Tour that has shined bright is the LPGA Tour thanks to the unbelievable job done by commissioner Mike Whan and the talent that has risen.   Who’s leading...
Via The GP Golf Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth starts Barclays with un-Spieth-like 74

EDISON, N.J. -- The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. Spieth shot a 40 on his back nine and opened The Barclays with a 74. It was his highest score since he had a 75 in The Players Championship, where he missed the cut. Bubba Watson had seven birdies that led to a 5-under 65 and a three-way share of the early lead with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. Spieth shot a 40 on his back nine and opened The Barclays with a 74. It was his highest score since he had a 75 in The Players Championship, where he missed the cut. Bubba Watson had seven birdies that led to a 5-under 65 and a three-way share of the early lead with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watson on 65: I'm so dumb, I'm not going to think about it

The first tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs teed off on Thursday, and Bubba Watson is off to a respectable start at The Barclays. But according to ESPN’s Jason Sebel, Watson said he won’t have many thoughts about the five-under-par 65 that has him atop the leaderboard. Bubba Watson on how he'll reflect on his opening-round 65: "I'm so dumb, I'm not going...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Day tweaks back, withdraws from pro-am

EDISON, N.J. (AP) PGA champion Jason Day has withdrawn from the pro-am at The Barclays after tweaking his back. Day was moving an item under his motor coach on Tuesday night when he tweaked his back. His trainer says Day withdrew from the Wednesday pro-am at Plainfield Country Club because of a longstanding disc issue. The Australian wanted a day of rest so that he could play in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Bubba Watson throwing footballs in QB drill at Saints camp

Could Bubba Watson be considering a switch from golf to football? The No. 4 golfer in the World Golf Rankings was spotted at New Orleans Saints training camp, where he frequently visits, on Thursday. He got into a bit of a quarterback competition with Drew Brees, head coach Sean Payton and the team’s other passers. And the best part? Watson actually wasn’t that bad. Here’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth’s Emergence Great For Future Of Golf

Tiger Woods’ inability to be competitive in major championships had created a huge void for the PGA Tour over the last few seasons. Golf became less exciting as a result, and while rising stars such as Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott were able to produce moments of brilliance, none of them have come close to consistently competing at a high level the way Woods did for...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why didn't Day win a major sooner? Because it ain't easy

If you’ve ever wondered how hard it must be to win a major championship, Sunday at Whistling Straits was a perfect lesson. Jordan Spieth, a winner of two already this season, couldn’t get anything going in his quest to join the elite of elite in golf history (no Jack, no Arnie, no Watson) with three major wins in the same season. Branden Grace had it going early before a double...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from the 2015 PGA Championship

Jason Day won the 2015 PGA Championship with a stellar final-round score of 67, smoking the field and beating Jordan Spieth by three strokes. The tournament was hotly contested from start to finish, but in the end it was finally Day’s chance to shine in a major championship. With that as our launching point, we present the top storylines from the 2015 PGA Championship. Jason...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bubba hits insane drive on Whistling Straits’ 6th hole

He wasn’t going to win the PGA Championship but he still made sure to entertain and impress. Bubba Watson, on the sixth hole at Whistling Straits on Sunday, hit a “Bubba Long” drive that landed near the hole on the par-4. Then of course he sank the eagle putt. #BubbaGolf #QuickHits http://t.co/cgn0vauyKy — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 16, 2015 It’s crazy some of the shots...
Via The GP Golf Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship: Bubba Watson gets into testy exchange with official

Bubba Watson has been known to have those heated exchanges on the golf course which is what happened during today’s final round of the PGA Championship. Although not one of his more memorable moments, Watson hit a drive that went just right of the fairway on the fifth hole and managed to fall on top […] The post PGA Championship: Bubba Watson gets into testy exchange with official...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson has debate with rules official about ant hill (Video)

Bubba Watson probably would have played a little bit better in the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday if he was able to call an exterminator. At one point, Watson had the misfortune of watching his ball land directly on what looked like an ant hill. He consulted a PGA rules official to determine if he could take a free lift off of the insect mound, but Bubba was informed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson has debate with PGA official about ant hill

Bubba Watson says things sometimes that cause an involuntary move to scratch one’s head before bursting into teary-eyed laughter. This was the case on Sunday during the final round of the PGA Championship when his ball landed on top of an ant hill. Watson was seeking relief for his ball and wondered first if it was red ants he was dealing with. Hilarity ensued as Watson and a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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