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Holly Sonders Is Officially Back

  The wait for Holly Sonders to officially make her Fox Sports debut is nearly over. The former Golf Channel Morning Drive host told me today that she’s officially a Fox Sports employee and her first assignment starts “soon.” It’s…about…time. You might remember that it was announced in July that Holly, 27, was leaving her Golf Channel job for the inaugural season of...
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23 days ago  |  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.) It’s a BOY!   Merry Christmas Everyone!! Ps..We’re having a BOY A photo posted by Paulina Gretzky (@paulinagretzky) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:11pm PST   2.) The Greatest Piece...
Via Back9Network
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods As Bridesmaids, Part I

So, I got to thinking more about the Tiger Woods-Jack Nicklaus comparisons after last weeks post and despite the Greg Norman tease I think this makes a better read. Even most casual golf fans know Woods has dedicated his life to surpassing the record 18 professional Majors won by Nicklaus. Not as many know that […]Continue reading...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports’ golf debut was better than expected

Fox Sports’ first PGA Tour event, the Shark Shootout was an experiment to see not only how the network would do with golf, but also for viewers to get familiar with the team that will broadcast the U.S. Open from 2015 through 2026. It was also an opportunity to see the broadcast team of Joe Buck and Greg Norman in its inaugural event. Buck began the broadcast by being reverential...
Via Awful Announcing
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviews for Fox debut on golf: ‘Rough, but not without promising signs’

I caught a few minutes of Fox Sports’ debut on golf Saturday with Greg Norman’s Franklin Templeton Shootout. Frankly, it’s hard to make much of an assessment with a silly season event. It almost had the feel of a NFL preseason game, with no real juice or drama. My initial impressions were that the telecast seemed OK. I like Joe Buck and am quite sure he can be a good driver...
Via Sherman Report
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Day, Tringale shoot 55 to take Franklin Templeton Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla. -- Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot a 17-under 55 on Thursday in the first-round scramble to take a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Day and Tringale tied the tournament scramble record last accomplished by tournament host Greg Norman and Steve Elkington in 2005. Defending champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English opened with a 57 at The Ritz-Carlton...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot a 17-under 55 on Thursday in the first-round scramble to take a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Day and Tringale tied the tournament scramble record last accomplished by tournament host Greg Norman and Steve Elkington in 2005. Defending champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English opened with a 57 at The Ritz...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Day and Tringale shoot 55 to take Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot a 17-under 55 on Thursday in the first-round scramble to take a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Day and Tringale tied the tournament scramble record last accomplished by tournament host Greg Norman and Steve Elkington in 2005. Defending champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English opened with a 57 at The Ritz...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Norman on working first golf telecast for Fox: Will be as nervous as first tee shot at Augusta’

A little hyperbole from “The Shark” perhaps? From the AP story on Greg Norman working his first golf telecast for Fox Sports this weekend: Norman calls the broadcasting venture one of the top five things he has done in his life. ”I think going in I’ll be as nervous as I was walking the first tee at Augusta National and teeing it up for the first time,” he said. Fair to...
Via Sherman Report
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox to air its first PGA Tour event this Saturday

While soccer fans have been targeting Fox as it prepares to air World Cup events next year, one other sport that gets its debut with the network will be golf. And as soccer fans have been vocal about Fox’s efforts with the beautiful game, so have golf fans regarding their sport. Fox will air the U.S. Open and other USGA events in a 12-year deal that was signed last June. To get...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse: FOX Sports’ Joe Buck

Longtime sportscaster Joe Buck will anchor FOX Sports’ broadcast of the Franklin Templeton Shootout this weekend with Greg Norman, the first live golf event televised by the network. It’s just the first step for FOX, and the network will also broadcast the U.S. Open in 2015. But before taking center stage this weekend, Buck paid a visit to John Maginnes and Jeff Rude on The...
Via Back9Network
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Daly Follows Up Engagement With Victory

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 Wins For First Time In 10 Years While all eyes were on the Hero World Challenge, John Daly was out having a fantastic week. Just a few days after getting engaged to his former caddie Anna Cladakis, Daly went out and won the...
Via Back9Network
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory Wowed By Spieth’s Course-Record 63

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. Jordan Spieth Wins Australian Open, Rory Applauds Final-Round 63 At the windy and tough Australian Open, it was 21-year-old Jordan Spieth that ran away with the victory. Spieth fired a final-round 63 to win the event by six strokes over...
Via Back9Network
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory McIlroy cuddles baby kangaroo, looks to make history Down Under

The Fringe: Rory McIlroy looks to make history at Australian Open, Greg Norman takes shots at Terry Bradshaw
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory & A Baby Kangaroo Seek History In Australia

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. Rory & A Baby Kangaroo Try To Make History In Australia Rory McIlroy is “down under” for the Australian Open this week as he looks to defend his title from a year ago. If he does so, he’ll become just the third non-Australian...
Via Back9Network
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Poulter Rants On Twitter About His Putting, Even After Lesson

After missing a five-foot putt to force a playoff at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday, Ian Poulter was contacted by Greg Norman via Twitter (of course) about an “easy fix” to improve his putting. Poulter said he’d give the Shark a call, with the hopes of polishing up his game with the flat stick.  I will give you a call @SharkGregNorman. Thanks Poults. — Ian Poulter...
Via Back9Network
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Major additions: FOX adding pair of U.S. Open winners to broadcast team

The FOX Sports golf broadcast team is set to add a lot more star power, as a pair of U.S. Open winners will be among four people officially introduced by the company on Wednesday. Corey Pavin, the 1995 Open winner, and seven-time major champion Juli Inkster will join the team led by Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman and lead FOX Sports play-by-play man Joe Buck. Steve Flesch, a four...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Greg Norman To Help Ian Poulter’s Putting Game

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. Greg Norman To Give Ian Poulter a Putting Lesson Ian Poulter missed a five-footer Sunday to force a playoff with eventual Turkish Airlines Open winner Brooks Koepka, finishing in second place to the first-time European Tour champion. While...
Via Back9Network
November 18, 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.) Sweatin’ For The Wedding   Morning workout before the pro-am today here in Mecico City…. @adidaswomen love my #bostonboot adidas shoes!!!! #futureMrsHeath photo credit goes...
Via Back9Network
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Shark Returns & Trevino Backs Tiger

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. Greg Norman Returns To The Course Greg Norman made his official return to “competitive” golf Wednesday after suffering injuries in a chainsaw accident. His appearance on pro-am day at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba marked the first time...
Via Back9Network
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shark bites back: Norman back on course for first time since chainsaw accident

Looking more like 35 than his soon-to-be 60, Greg Norman returned to competitive golf Wednesday morning. Well, sort of. It was only a pro-am at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, but when Norman teed it up in the final morning time, it marked his first golf action since a serious chainsaw accident Sept. 13. Norman, who will work the 18th tower with Joe Buck when FOX begins broadcasting...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Norman returns to golf after chainsaw accident

Greg Norman returns to golf after chainsaw accident
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 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.) The Bubba Hookup Thx @bubbawatson for setting us up today at The Estancia Club w/ @RealPeterson21, @Bradley60Sowell & @NicoleCastrale. pic.twitter.com/cfK9FXko9m — Larry Fitzgerald...
Via Back9Network
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

In Time For Holidays, Loudmouth Releases Santa Pants

If you’re looking for that perfect outfit to wear to your company holiday party, Loudmouth Golf has come through for you. The company that makes John Daly look so good has released a new holiday design. “People look forward Loudmouth’s holiday print each year, so the pressure is on to design something great,” said Loudmouth Golf Founder and Designer Scott “Woody” Woodworth...
Via Back9Network
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Off Par: Greg Norman, Jr.

Greg Norman, Jr. action-sports star and the son of golf legend Greg Norman, visits with Matty Blake of “Off Par.” “Off Par,” co-hosted by acclaimed actor and comedian Matty Blake, veteran voice, theatre and television actor Charles Everett, and model Caite Upton is an inventive look at the world of golf and entertainment, with a seriously comedic twist. Matty and Charles...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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