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OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open. The 22-year-old Grillo birdied three of the four par 5s at Glen Abbey. He earned a spot in the field Sunday with a top-10 finish in Alabama in the Barbasol Championship, just making it in when he birdied the final hole to tie for 10th. Vaughan...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open. The 22-year-old Grillo birdied three of the four par 5s at Glen Abbey. He won the Argentine Open last season for his biggest career victory, and lost in a playoff this year in the Puerto Rico Open. Vaughan Taylor and Brian Harman were a stroke...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Compton, Day lead in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

  Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic. Compton and Day were at 13 under, a shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at TPC Louisiana when play was suspended because...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) Erik Compton birdied four of six holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic. Compton and Day were at 13 under, a shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at TPC Louisiana when play was...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Masters rookie drew childhood picture of himself at Augusta

Erik Compton received this year his first invite to play in the Masters and will make his tournament debut at Augusta National on Thursday. The 35-year-old journeyman golfer must have been especially prescient as a child, because Compton provided evidence that he knew as a child that one day he would be playing in the...Read More The post Masters rookie drew childhood picture of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  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.) Golfers Take In Super Bowl 49 We had such a great time! Thank you @underarmour! #GoPats #SBXLIX pic.twitter.com/c3u46KJCJw — Jennifer Stallings (@jwhitestallings) February 2, 2015...
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February 02, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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

Erik Compton shares first-round lead at Sea Island

  Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under-par 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic. A return to Sea Island provides an occasion to take stock of how far he has come in the past 13 years, and what Compton refers to as the "hurdles" he didn't anticipate. There's a medical term for these hurdles. It's called a...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65. He was among three players tied for the early lead Thursday in the McGladrey Classic. Compton has some history in these parts. He played in an SEC Championship at Sea Island while at Georgia, and he was on the 2001 Walker Cup team at nearby Ocean Forest. Now he is...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 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) #Badass Camaro And here is my Camaro ss. #bamb‘lam #badass pic.twitter.com/cs07cBWsLC — jason kokrak (@jaykokrak) July 22, 2014  2) Life is Good Life is good. pic.twitter.com...
Via Back9Network
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Open Championship Round 2 Tee Times and Pairings

The Open Championship Round 2 Tee Times from Golf and Course Related Link: Complete Open Championship Coverage More Open Championship Coverage:- 9 Best Golfers Yet to Win a Major- Throwback Thursday: Royal Liverpool Champions- Live from Liverpool: Open Championship Notebook Round 1- Forklift Driver John Singleton Hangs with Pros at Open Championship- Tiger Woods Shoots 3-Under...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside The Ropes: Players Photos & Reactions From Royal Liverpool

The 143rd Open Championship is just hours away. The players have been getting ready all week at Hoylake and are ready to take on what lies ahead. Here’s an inside the ropes look at all the players photos and reactions: Prep done and excited for the challenge @The_Open brings this week. Course is pure. Weather will play its part. Thanks for the support guys! — Graeme McDowell...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Compton Living in the Now in 1st Trip to Open Championship

The 2014 U.S. Open will always be remembered for the astonishing domination of Martin Kaymer as he strolled to his second major title in a manner reminiscent of Tiger Woods. But it will also be remembered for the man who finished second — a golfer for whom even starting a major is an achievement close to a miracle. That man is Erik Compton, the underdog for whom everybody other...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Daly Can’t Wait to See Tiger at Royal Liverpool

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.John Daly is Really Excited to See Tiger Woods at the Open ChampionshipTwo-time major champion John Daly is excited to see his friend and counterpart, Tiger Woods, at Hoylake later this month… and the two have more in common then you might...
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July 01, 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) AP Day for Ian PoulterIt’s an #AP day. http://t.co/riO8FP9vv2— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) June 16, 20142) Garcia, Kaymer Take in the World CupAt the Biergarten in NYC with Martin...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Damn You, Marcus Jordan! Don’t Tease Us

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.Marcus Jordan Teases us With More Jordan Golf SwagAs if Keegan Bradley’s ridiculously sick Jordan golf spikes didn’t have us salivating enough, now Marcus Jordan is saying things like, “Jordan golf shoes available sooner than you know...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Bio: Erik Compton

Do you believe in second chances? How about third chances? PGA Tour player Erik Compton does.In this Back9 Bio, we talk with Compton, who tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Find out his superstitions, his favorite off-course activities, and why you may find a 6-inch wood in his golf bag. Oh, and did we mention he’s on his third heart?Related Link: Complete...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No tears, no drama, but a lot of class: NBC, ESPN sign off on final U.S. Open

NBC deserved better. The golf Gods should have conspired to give the network something on the order of another Payne Stewart winning putt or a Tiger-Rocco playoff for its final U.S. Open. Instead, Johnny Miller and company were subjected to four days of Martin Kaymer, who sucked all the drama out of the tournament with a Tiger-like performance. The show probably played well in Germany...
Via Sherman Report
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: 2014 U.S. Open

What the 114th U.S. Open lacked in suspense, Martin Kaymer made up for in dominance. The 29-year-old German’s wire-to-wire win gave him his second career major and second victory in 2014.Here’s a look at some numbers behind the tournament:8 – Number of strokes by which Kaymer beat runners-up Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, tied for the fourth largest margin of victory in U...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Studs & Duds From the 2014 U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer dominated the entire field at the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst, going 10-under through the first two days, then putting on cruise control over the weekend and finishing with an impressive eight-stroke victory. Such a stud.Yet as with any major, the victor isn’t the only one who turns in a stellar tournament. And of course, there are also plenty of subpar performances...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaymer's wire-to-wire dominance ends with easy US Open title

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Weeklong coronations are usually reserved for members of royalty or European countries celebrating World Cup victories. Not professional golfers. But on Sunday evening, amid the backdrop of a purple-red summer sky, here stood Martin Kaymer, relishing every chance to savor a US. Open championship that had been firmly in his grasp for approximately 58 holes. And...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaymer's wire-to-wire dominance ends with easy US Open title

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Weeklong coronations are usually reserved for members of royalty or European countries celebrating World Cup victories. Not professional golfers. But on Sunday evening, amid the backdrop of a purple-red summer sky, here stood Martin Kaymer, relishing every chance to savor a US. Open championship that had been firmly in his grasp for approximately 58 holes. And...
Via Fox Sports South
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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