Dustin Johnson: ‘I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf’

Dustin Johnson announced Thursday that he is taking a leave of absence from golf to “seek professional help for personal challenges.”challenges.” Johnson’s statement from his agent at Hambric Sports Management said his leave of absence was effective immediately. “I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately. I will use this time to seek professional...
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Bubba Watson Gets Sneak Peak At Saints’ Playbook

Got my plays for the year!! #Saints pic.twitter.com/XMpBEFvkWa — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 24, 2014 PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson visited the New Orleans Saints training camp on Thursday and even got a sneak peak at the Saints’ playbook. Being famous does have its perks. Great meeting coach @SeanPayton & the @Saints team today!! We […] The post Bubba Watson Gets Sneak...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler’s Majorly Impressive Year

Question, what do Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Jonas Blixt, Jordan Spieth, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Martin Kaymer have in common? Answer, they’re the only players that have beaten Rickie Fowler in a major in 2014. Related Link: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rickie Fowler Whilst the 25-year old has yet to win a major, and is often in the shadow of golf’s young guns McIlroy and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Charles Barkley hits one-handed drive

Former NBA great Charles Barkley played in the American Century Championship over the weekend and finished dead last.   Barkley ended the three-round tournament at 103-shots over par for a 319.  He might need this week to relax. [CBS Sports] The post Watch: Charles Barkley hits one-handed drive appeared first on Sports Glory.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson And Other Golfers Struggle To Name All Four Beatles

Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan and some other PGA Tour golfers were given a pop quiz on who the four members of The Beatles were and it wasn’t pretty. Poulter did get there eventually, but it was only Westwood who knew all of them right off the back. Nothing like […] The post Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson And Other Golfers Struggle To Name All...
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Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy Can’t Name The Beatles

The Beatles are accepted as one of the greatest, most iconic rock groups of all time. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — four names I used to think everyone on the planet old enough to form cognitive thought knew. Apparently, I was wrong.  The band to which most modern music can be traced back (sshhh, don’t argue with me!) is something that I thought...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods shoots 1st-round 69: ‘I’m only going to get better’

Tiger Woods is 3-under-par 69 at Royal Liverpool following his opening round of the Open Championship. Woods trails early leader Rory McIlroy by three strokes. Woods showed no ill effects from the March 31 back surgery. “I knew I could do it,” Woods said. “That’s why I was telling you guys it was so important for me to play at Congressional. The fact that I was able...
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Open Championship 2014: Oakley Scripting

Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson will be rocking new Oakley golf apparel this week at the 2014 Open Championship. Here’s an exclusive first look at their new digs for the season’s third major championship. The Open Scripts: Nike Golf | PUMA Golf | Under Armour | adidas Bubba will sport four solid-patterned polos throughout the week, including the Andrews Camo, Brookwood, Hartley...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods: I’ve proven I can win major after injuries

Despite not being able to play competitive golf in the past four months due to back surgery, Tiger Woods has only one thing on his mind this week at the Open Championship: winning his 15th major champion. “I’ve been in circumstances like this,” Woods said during a 30-minute news conference. “If you remember in ’08 I had knee surgery right after the Masters. I won a U.S...
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2014 British Open tee times

The 143rd Open Championship tee times for the first two rounds have been announced. Tiger Woods will tee off at 4:04 a.m ET on Thursday, while defending champion Phil Mickelson takes the course at 9:05 am ET. Thursday and Friday Tee times for the Top 15 players: (All times eastern)Adam Scott: 9:27 a.m., 4:26 a.m. Henrik Stenson: 4:04 a.m., 9:05 a.m.Justin Rose: 9:27 a.m., 4:26...
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Rory McIlroy leads Scottish Open with course record 64

Rory McIlroy shot a course-record 7-under 64 on Thursday at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland. McIlroy rolled in six birdies in seven holes and drove the green on the 436-yard 13th hole while the group ahead was on the putting surface. “This time last year, I was trying to get the ball under control, not very confident with anything,” said McIlroy. “I feel I am as prepared as I...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Gets Awesome Ryder Cup Shoes From Oakley

Bubba Watson is notorious for rocking the best Oakley gear on tour, and now it’s clear why. In the latest episode of the “Bubba Watson Show,” he goes behind the scenes at Oakley to see what their footwear line is all about.While at Oakley’s headquarters, Watson also got a look at a custom pair of Ryder Cup golf shoes, made specifically for Watson’s feet. And yes, they...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tournament Hole of the Week: The Greenbrier Classic

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Bubba Watson Tests New PING G30 Driver

We all know that two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson can murder the golf ball. We also know that PING Golf — one of the leading club manufacturers in the world – just unveiled their new G30 driver. What we didn’t know was what would happen if those two sides met on a driving range.Welp. Now we do. And it was something to behold.He just hit that ball 362 yards like it was...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Odds: Bubba Watson Returns Home as Favorite at Greenbrier

The PGA Tour tees off at the Old White TPC this week for the Greenbrier Classic. There won’t be any Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy this weekend, but there are still some great golfers in action.Bubba Watson, this year’s Masters winner, is the favorite this weekend at 10-to-1. He’s followed by Jimmy Walker at 12-to-1 and Webb Simpson at 20-to-1.Watson hasn’t been able to find...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints to Hold Training Camp at The Greenbrier

Football and golf don’t often have much in common. One is a contact sport, and the other is far from it. This summer, however, the two sports will have a connection.From July 24 to August 13, the New Orleans Saints will be holding their training camp at The Greenbrier, one of the top golf resorts in the country. Bubba Watson checked out the team’s new facility on Wednesday, and...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Gets ‘Duck Dynasty’ Into Greenbrier Pro-Am

Bubba Watson wasn’t just hunting and fishing and golfing last week at the Greenbrier. He was also talking up his buddies, Willie and Jase Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.” And due to Watson’s recommendation, the brothers will be teeing up with the reigning Masters champ on July 2 in the pro-am prior to the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic.Watson counts the resort in...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s GoPro Contest Brings In Hilarious Videos

Bubba Watson claimed his first career PGA Tour victory at the Travelers Championship in 2010, so it’s an event that’ll always be important to him. During this year’s tournament, he hosted a special Travelers Championship Twitter contest.Watson asked his fans to submit videos of themselves doing something that’s better under an umbrella (which is the Travelers logo), with...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods announces return to golf

Tiger Woods announced on his Facebook page that he will return to competitive golf next week at the Quicken Loans National. “After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods agent: He’s ‘feeling better each day and is extending his swing’

Tiger Woods has advanced from chipping and putting to hitting full shots, including driver, reports Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte. Tiger Woods was hitting full shots this past weekend at Medalist Golf Club, his home club in South Florida, according to Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte. Woods, who had been restricted to chipping and putting, is beginning to work his way through...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Mickelson cleared on one part of insider-trading investigation

Phil Mickelson was not involved in questionable stock trading shares of Clorox, reports the New York Times.   From Matthew Goldstein and Ben Protess: Phil Mickelson, the famed golfer, did not trade in the shares of Clorox just as the billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn was mounting an unsolicited takeover bid for the company in 2011, say four people briefed on the matter. Recent...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Bubba vs. Jack & Cheyenne Is Pinehurst Bound

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.Is Bubba Watson’s Swing Really That Unique? Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s homemade swing is often picked apart. And it was again Sunday while he was leading at the Memorial Tournament, seemingly about to put his foot on the...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Watson sunk by wild tee shot

DUBLIN, Ohio -- A confident Bubba Watson said a couple things early in the week at the Memorial that, now that the tournament is over, made him sound like a prophet. One was that he felt like he'd have a good showing at what he called a very tough Muirfield Village Golf Club and that he hoped to be around Sunday afternoon "to see what happens." Another was that he knew...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Hits Wild Tee Shot Into Backyard At Memorial

Video of Bubba Watson's wild tee shot in a backyard on hole No. 15 of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Confident Scott looms in final round of Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Here's Adam Scott, looming again. And playing like the world's No. 1 ranking fits him well. A week after rallying to win at the Colonial in his first tournament since passing Tiger Woods for the top spot in the World Golf Rankings, Scott sits three shots behind leader Bubba Watson at -9 heading into Sunday's final round at the Memorial after shooting a...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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