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U.S. Senior Women's Open will begin in 2018

NEW YORK CITY – The transformation of the U.S. Golf Association into a body representing all of golf and not simply its blue-blood variant is just about complete. That was evident as early as the opening press conference of the annual meeting Feb. 7 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, when USGA president Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. and executive director Mike Davis showed up to announce...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

TV golf coverage will benefit from Greg Norman's candor

I can hardly contain my excitement. The first week of May is going to bring one of the biggest events in the history of televised sports. No, it’s not the long-awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Even though I’m a huge boxing fan, I’m talking about something much bigger and more important: the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball golf tournament. Before you put me in a straight jacket and...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fox Sports 1 beginning to appreciate the importance of live sports

We’re coming into a new age for golf’s majors.  Now that The Masters is in the history books, we look ahead to the second major on the golf calendar – the US Open at Chambers Bay.  And that tournament represents a historic first as the first time Fox Sports will televise a major championship golf tournament. The Buffalo News has a look at Fox’s entry into golf and the 18th...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Norman Feels Sorry For Tiger Woods

It has been a very rough few years for Tiger Woods, who hasn’t won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open. Ever since that happened, Woods has gone through a myriad of problems on and off the course. It has caused one of the greatest players of all time to actually begin to feel sorry for what has happened to Woods. [lead image via Getty Images Sports / Bradley Kanaris] Greg...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Norman feels 'sorry' for Tiger Woods

  Greg Norman just can’t help but feel sorry for Tiger Woods.   It’s unlikely that Woods, a 14-time major winner will add to this legendary resume this weekend at the Masters where he’ll enter the final round Sunday eight strokes behind leader Jordan Spieth. Barring a miracle, Woods will remain shut out at golf’s biggest tournaments since winning the 2008 U...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering 1996 Masters, Norman has advice for Spieth

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Nineteen years ago, Greg Norman found himself in a situation similar to what Jordan Spieth is facing at the 2015 Masters. Spieth, 21, was still in diapers when Norman, 41, opened his 16th Masters with a 9-under 63 and followed up with a solid 3-under 69 to take a four-shot lead into the weekend. Norman’s 132 was one shot shy of the 36-hole scoring record set by...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Reading the tea leaves from the West Coast Swing

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The Florida swing is the unofficial start of the road to the Masters, now just 44 days away and counting. Greg Norman made it feel that way a few decades ago. The Shark would play the Tournament of Champions in January and then not show up again until Florida, usually at Doral. He was No. 1 in the world a good chunk of that time, which only added to...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Has A Unique Solution To Battling Slow Play

Michael Jordan is widely considered the GOAT whenever you talk about not just basketball players, but athletes in general. And when you’re considered as such, you grow accustomed to things going your way.  Unfortunately for MJ, that apparently hasn’t been the case for him when it comes to slow play at the Bear’s Club in Florida. Apparently, his Airness has grown tired of the...
Via Back9Network
February 20, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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November 20, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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