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Tiger Woods snubbed Johnny Manziel for an autograph

            Johnny Manziel was a huge fan of Tiger Woods growing up, and that didn’t change even after Woods wouldn’t sign an autograph for him when he was “about 9 or 10″ years old. From GolfDigest: Were you a big Tiger fan? Huge! I had everything Tiger. I wanted to be just like him. I got my dad to get me that Scotty Cameron...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Why We May Not See Dustin Johnson Until March

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. Dustin Johnson Won’t Return Until Baby Arrives Dustin Johnson has been away from the game of golf for several months after announcing his leave in August. Since then, he and his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky, have announced they are expecting...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Haas shoots 62 to take Champions Tour lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The 60-year-old Haas won two weeks ago in North Carolina to become the 18th player to win a Champions Tour event at 60 or older. He has 17 victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning nine times on the PGA Tour. Haas...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Langer to be aggressive in Champions Tour finale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bernhard Langer can afford to take an aggressive approach in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The 57-year-old German star wrapped up the Charles Schwab Cup points title Sunday in San Antonio, taking a lot of the drama out of the season-ending event that begins Thursday at Desert Mountain. ''In the past, I was always either leading or second...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Golf Major Produces the Flukiest Winners?

Do you remember the 1990 PGA Championship? It really sucked because Wayne Grady won it. It always drove me crazy as a kid and young man when some lesser being thwarted history and took away Majors from the gods of the game (Fred Couples finished 2nd that tournament). Still does in fact. But as a […]Continue reading...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Keegan Bradley: We need Fred Couples as Ryder Cup captain

We're just four days removed from the Americans' defeat at the Ryder Cup and the talk about the U.S. captain at Hazeltine National in 2016 has already begun. Several have lobbied for Paul Azinger to toss his name in the hat and the Europeans fear him, according to Padraig Harrington. He's the last to lead the U.S. to victory, so he makes for a good candidate. But Keegan Bradley...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dimples & Distance: The Physics Of Golf

Believe it or not, there’s a lot of science involved in a round of golf. From friction to vector directions, the list of physics application goes on. And all of them effect how you play.  This infographic from Quicken Loans explains how a ball stays in the air longer with backspin, the difference between a dimpled and smooth ball, and how much farther you hit it on a hot day...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Keegan Bradley: We Need Fred Couples As a Captain

We’re just four days removed from the Americans’ defeat at the Ryder Cup and the talk about the U.S. captain at Hazeltine National in 2016 has already begun. Several have lobbied for Paul Azinger to toss his name in the hat and the Europeans fear him, according to Padraig Harrington. He’s the last to lead the U.S. to victory, so he makes for a good candidate. But Keegan Bradley...
Via Back9Network
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Foosball, Motorcycles & Golf: Paul Azinger Answers Your Questions

The Ashworth Golf Majors Roundtable, featuring major winners Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Retief Goosen, premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EST on Back9Network. Ashworth Golf’s Paul Azinger made himself available to Back9Network and Back9Nation on Twitter and is here to answer your questions. What was your favorite Ryder Cup as a player??...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Should Be The Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain?

While the sour taste of defeat remains quite fresh in our mouths, the 2014 Ryder Cup is (thankfully) complete. This, of course, gives us the opportunity to look ahead to the future. That future is 2016 at Hazeltine National and, of course, play to begin each day at times much more convenient for us Americans. But the biggest story for the next Ryder Cup is the discussion surrounding...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashworth Golf to Premiere Major Champions Roundtable on Back9Network

Ashworth Golf, the most authentic golf brand dedicated to bringing modern style to the golf course, today announced the Ashworth Majors Roundtable, a long-form television production featuring all six of the brand’s major champions and tour staff professionals: Fred Couples, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Paul Azinger. The hour-long special, which will...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Couples to host own show on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio

ATLANTA -- Fred Couples has been talking sports for 20 years at PGA Tour events. Now he can do that as host of his own radio show. ''The Fred Couples Show'' will make its debut on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Sept. 25, the night before the Ryder Cup begins. Along with being a Masters champion and former No. 1 player in the world, Couples is a sports junkie. He says the monthly show...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Couples to host own radio show on XM

ATLANTA (AP) Fred Couples has been talking sports for 20 years at PGA Tour events. Now he can do that as host of his own radio show. ''The Fred Couples Show'' will make its debut on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Sept. 25, the night before the Ryder Cup begins. Along with being a Masters champion and former No. 1 player in the world, Couples is a sports junkie. He says the monthly show...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Couples closes with 61, then wins playoff at Calgary

  Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under-par 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff. The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows. Andrade closed with a 62, making a short eagle putt on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff. The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows. Andrade closed with a 62, making a short eagle...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

TPC Boston brings back big memories for Spieth

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Jordan Spieth has spent his second season going to PGA Tour courses he had seen only once, each of them filled with various memories. The best ones are in Boston. Spieth didn't win the Deutsche Bank Championship a year ago, though it sure felt like it. He played the final round on Labor Day with Phil Mickelson and turned in what he still calls the best round of...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Champions Tour: Couples still seeking elusive hometown win

  It will remain a sore spot with Fred Couples until he's finally able to add the accomplishment to his resume. For all the tournament's won during his career, Couples has still never won in the Seattle area, where he grew up. Not that he's had many chances. With Seattle lacking a regular PGA Tour stop the most marquee events that Couples has participated were the 1998 PGA Championship...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Couples still seeking elusive hometown win

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) It will remain a sore spot with Fred Couples until he's finally able to add the accomplishment to his resume. For all the tournament's won during his career, Couples has still never won playing back home in or around Seattle where he grew up. Not that he's had many chances. With Seattle lacking a regular PGA Tour stop the most marquee events that Couples has...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Zach Johnson Calls Jordan Spieth a ‘Rare Talent’

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.Zach Johnson: Jordan Spieth is a ‘Rare Talent’ By now, everyone knows that Jordan Spieth is something special. He’s just 20 years old but has already accomplished more in his PGA Tour career than most ever will. Spieth’s...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Poulter Booted, Nantz ‘Not Good’ & Murray’s Advice

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.Fred Couples’ College Roommate “Not Very Good” At GolfThe University of Houston has bred some pretty solid PGA Tour pros. Jim Nantz, is not one of them. Well, OK … Nantz is a solid professional, just not on the golf course. In fact...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alice Cooper’s Comeback Tale: Replacing Alcohol With Golf

Alice Cooper might be the wildest rocker of all time. Decapitations, fake blood, electric chairs, snakes – all are a part of his shows, in addition to some music.Golf, you would think, would not be up his alley. But that couldn’t be further from reality.Cooper is a well-known golf nut; a single-digit handicap. And he’s a friendly, well-spoken guy, too. One you would actually...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Couples, Jim ‘Bones’ McKay Share Rare Feat at Sawgrass’ 17th

Fred Couples has spent his career wowing crowds with his ability on the golf course. With a swing that looks so smooth it could lull you to sleep, yet so powerful it helped spawn his nickname, “Boom-Boom,” Couples has been producing memorable moments for nearly 35 years. Many of those memories came at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship. Couples won the tournament in...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimenez, Langer, Couples show age just a number

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages - the older ages for sure.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Augusta member outplays Rory McIlroy at the Masters

Jeff Knox, an Augusta National member, shot a 2-under 70 during the third round of the Masters on Saturday, beating former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s score by one stroke. Knox served as a non-competing marker with McIlroy because an odd number of players made the cut. “Jeff is a great player,” McIlroy said. “He beat me by one. So I thought he was going to be nice and...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Masters third round tee times and pairings

Masters leader Bubba Watson will be paired with John Senden for Saturday’s third round. Below are the tee times and pairings for the third round, via CBSSports.com: All times Eastern. 10:15 AM: Rory McIlroy and marker 10:25 AM: Jason Day and Joost Luiten 10:35 AM: Jose Maria Olazabal and Darren Clarke 10:45 AM: Miguel Angel Jimenez and Sandy Lyle 10:55 AM: Billy Horschel and Gary...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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