The Fringe: Harry Styles Hits The Links & When Lightning Strikes

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.Harry Styles Ties Back His Hair For Golf; People Go NutsOne Direction front man Harry Styles was seen out in Los Angeles playing golf, which is great for Harry, but even better for the game of golf. Most outlets are reporting about his hair...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Camilo Villegas Gator Chomps At The Players Championship

The Players Championship is set to tee off on Thursday, and former Florida Gator Camilo Villegas is in Ponte Vedra repping the Orange and Blue.
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Best Argyle Looks in Golf History

Reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose shot up the leaderboard Friday into a tie for second at the Wells Fargo Championship, one shot behind leader Martin Flores. Rose carded four birdies and an eagle to go with one bogey, good for a 5-under 67 on the day.That wasn’t the lowest score of the round, as Brendon de Jonge posted an impressive 10-under 62 (18 shots better than his 8...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Pros Don Classic Threads at Zurich Classic

With the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic ongoing this week, we’re reminded of a fashion show put on two years ago at TPC Louisiana by some of of the game’s biggest names.In 2012, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ben Crane and Camilo Villegas all dressed up in clothes from 1912 to participate in the Fore!Kids Foundation three-hole shootout...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Zurich Classic Fantasy Golf Picks

Here are your Zurich Classic Fantasy Golf Picks. TPC Louisiana hosted a favorite moment of mine from the 2013 season. Not only did Billy Horschel take home his first ever victory, he set the course record, with a 20-under 268. Just a quarter hour outside of New Orleans, TPC Louisiana’s golf course stretches over 250 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River delta. Despite...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Bruce Jenner Used for Target Practice

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.Keeping Up with Bruce JennerBruce Jenner has a lot going on these days, but there’s one thing that does keep the former Olympian’s spirits up: golf. In an article that Jenner wrote for “Golf Digest” back in 2009,...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweek in Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was.1) We’d Suggest Taking Them OffJust got to the golf course… Any suggestions on how I should wear this shoes???— Camilo Villegas (@CamiloVillegasR) February...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson, Villegas lead at John Deere

It took years for Zach Johnson to feel comfortable at his hometown tournament. These days, Johnson is more relaxed than anyone in the field - and that's a major reason why he's in early position to repeat as the champion of the John Deere Classic. Johnson shot a 7-under 64 and is tied with Camilo Villegas for the lead after Thursday's opening round of the John Deere...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Player poses nude for ESPN Mag

Golf legend Gary Player is in pretty good shape for a 77-year-old, and in an upcoming issue of ESPN the Magazine, readers will get to see just how fit the nine-time major winner is. On Thursday, ESPN announced the names of the athletes who posed nude for the magazine's fourth annual "Body Issue," which hits newsstands July 12. Among them? The septuagenarian Player...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

4 Americans to qualify for British Open in Texas

Americans Josh Teater, Johnson Wagner, Scott Brown and Bud Cauley earned places at the British Open in very windy conditions Monday at the international final qualifying at the par-70 Gleneagles Country Club Queens Course. The 34-year-old Teater shot rounds of 64 and 69 to take medalist honors and qualify for his first major championship. There were eight spots available at this...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Guthrie leads Honda after great round

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Luke Guthrie had the best round of the tournament. He is in the lead going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. And hardly anyone noticed. Not on a day when defending champion Rory McIlroy walked off the course in the middle of his round. He told reporters he was "not in a good place mentally," and then released a statement saying his...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Encouraging first round for Johnson

Camilo Villegas does not have full status on the PGA Tour, but he does hold the first-round lead at the Honda Classic. Villegas shot 64 Thursday at PGA National's Champion Course to take a one-shot lead. Here are Five Things of note from the day: 1. More success Villegas finished 150th on last year's money list but is in the Honda Classic field because of his 2010 victory...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Villegas takes lead with late eagle

With one great shot, Camilo Villegas turned a solid ground into his lowest start in more than a year. Villegas drilled a 3-wood into 8 feet on the par-5 18th hole and made the eagle putt for a 6-under-par 64. That gave him a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet and Robert Streb after the first round of the Honda Classic. Defending champion Rory McIlroy...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tour card won't get teen to tee box

The final Q-School that granted direct access to the PGA Tour could turn out to be a waste of a remarkable effort by Si Woo Kim. The 17-year-old from South Korea made it through all four stages of qualifying -- that includes a pre-qualifying stage in September -- and was among 25 players who earned their cards Monday at PGA West after six days of the final qualifying tournament...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

South Korean has PGA Tour card and no place to go

The final Q-school that granted direct access to the PGA Tour could turn out to be a waste of a remarkable effort by Si Woo Kim. The 17-year-old from South Korea made it through all four stages of qualifying - that includes a pre-qualifying stage in September - and was among 25 players who earned their cards Monday at PGA West. Trouble is, he can't become a PGA Tour member until...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

PGA Tour beats mopping the floors

The fourth round of PGA Tour Q-School is in the books. The fortunate souls are only 36 holes from their PGA Tour cards. Here are Five Things you need to know from Saturday at PGA Tour Q-School as we moved past the halfway point: 1. Good training Lee Dong-hwan says the approximately two years he spent in the South Korean military was good for his golf career. Sure, he could only...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Things: Q-School drama tees off

No one wants to arrive at Q-School underprepared, but what can you do when you were a continent away just three days earlier? A handful of European Tour players are plying their trade in this final Q-School that will offer PGA Tour cards. They played their home circuit's season finale, last week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, before arriving at the California desert...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Surprising Statistical Numbers

The end of another year can mean only one thing:  time to look at the numbers. Corporate execs want to know if the company met projections, salespeople want to know if they hit their goals and investors want to know their rate of return. And here at Putting4birdie, we look at the numbers in the game of golf because numbers don't lie and numbers tell a story. But sometimes the...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Upbeat Villegas finding success

The PGA Tour season is (finally) coming to a close. The final event of the year, the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, got under way Thursday at Walt Disney World Resort. Charlie Wi is the first-round leader after shooting 64 on the Palm Course. It's the eighth first-round lead of Wi's PGA Tour career. He has never won, but is a five-time runner-up. A victory...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Camilo Villegas shares early lead at Disney

Camilo Villegas stopped getting angry and decided to start having more fun. He can only hope the change has come soon enough for him to keep his card. Villegas ran off three straight birdies late in his round on the Palm Course at Disney for a 7-under 65 to share the early lead Thursday with Tommy Gainey in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. It's the final...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Short Game Boot Camp-Putting Sun Salutation

The best putters in the world strike their putts with a square clubface with precise speed.  Most of these great putters use a pendulum-style stroke, keeping the hands and wrists relatively quiet. The arms, shoulders and putter move back and forth as a single unit while the head and lower body stay still. Any head or lower body motion can cause your path and putter face to deviate...
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 US Open qualifier summary

It's that time of year again, when dreams of playing in our national championship push amateurs, club pros and touring pros to golf courses we don't normally see on TV, but hold the golden opportunity to play in the 2012 U.S. Open as qualifiers. From a Tour veteran such as Davis Love III to young guns Camilo Villegas and Ryan Moore to college standouts Jordan Spieth and...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 PGA Preview: The Most Underrated Player on Tour

As you probably could’ve gathered, I’m of the belief that golf statistics are incredibly revealing.  The sheer amount of information at your fingertips on the PGA’s website is breathtaking, and it really gives you some good insight as to how the best players in the world get it done.  You can see right away why certain players are consistently contending because the sample...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Get up on the players (and the courses) in the Humana’s first round

The Humana Challenge offered up plenty of eagles to players like Phil Mickelson, Anthony Kim and Rory Sabbatini, but since the players were all over several courses nobody had much idea what the hell was going on anywhere else. Still, that didn't stop Camilo Villegas and David Toms from posting nine-under rounds to hold the lead together. Catch up above, and catch the rest of...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Toms and Villegas Lead Low Scores at Humana Challenge

David Toms and Camilo Villegas each shot nine-under 63 in the opening round of the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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