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IMG expands with acquisition of Icon Management

LOS ANGELES (AP) IMG and its parent company has boosted its roster of clients and strengthened its North American business by acquiring Ohio-based Icon Sports Management, which handles a stable that includes Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter. The acquisition is the most significant for IMG since it was acquired by William Morris Endeavor a year ago. Icon's golf business, ranging from...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Final-round comebacks the early theme on 2015 European Tour

The European Tour has served up final-day turnarounds at the South African Open and the Abu Dhabi Championship to make for a compelling start to the 2015 season. History suggests the tight finishes and drama will continue at the Qatar Masters starting Wednesday. Spanish star Sergio Garcia has been at the center of dramatic finales in Doha over the past two years, losing out to Chris...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse’s 20 for 2015: No. 6 Adam Scott

Throughout the month of December, The Clubhouse will count down the 20 players to watch during the 2015 PGA Tour season. From upstart young players to veterans hoping to maintain their elite statuses, there’s no shortage of storylines across the game of golf heading into the new year.   Adam Scott was one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour in 2014, securing 10...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth wins Hero World Challenge by record 10 shots

WINDERMERE, Fla. -- Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge with a performance that tournament host Tiger Woods could appreciate. Staked to a seven-shot lead, Spieth blew away an elite field at Isleworth and set two tournaments records Sunday when he closed with a 6-under 66 for a 10-shot victory over Henrik Stenson. It was the second straight runaway victory for the 21-year-old...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Spieth opens up 7-shot lead at Isleworth

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the last hole to cap off a Saturday at Isleworth that was close to perfect. Spieth opened with three straight birdies and wound up with a 9-under 63. That gave the 21-year-old Texan a seven-shot lead over Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson going into the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Spieth is coming...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Slice of Bacon: A Protracer App & Our Next First-Time Major Winner

The PGA Tour season might be over (okay, 2014 is over, 2015 is well underway) and the European Tour might be over (well, it also starts back up this week), but golf questions never stop! Below are some fun questions to get us through this next winter spell, submitted via Twitter.  @shanebacon how much would you pay for a protracer app for your own shots? — No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse: Style Scramble

Charles Everett joined Will Christien on The Clubhouse to breakdown some of the best looks in golf — both on and off the course. Off the course, the top players on the LPGA Tour got dolled up on the red carpet for the Rolex Players Awards, including Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Morgan Pressel and Sandra Gal. On the men’s side, the DP World Tour Championships brought out colorful...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Payday For Stenson & Creamer Goes Barefoot

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. A year after claiming the PGA Tour’s FedExCup and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour, Henrik Stenson secured another big payday to remember Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship. Stenson birdied his last two holes and shot a...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Rose’s unbelievable shot at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (VIDEO)

YouTube Justin Rose didn’t end up winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai Sunday, but he (a) hit the shot of the day and (b) made me wish it was still golf season in Michigan.  You see, I have found myself in Rose’s predicament more times than I wish to count (each round).  You would have thought he was playing in the forest. On the 15th hole, Rose’s drive landed...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stenson retains World Tour Championship title

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Henrik Stenson has successfully defended his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour's season-ending event. The Swede shot a final round 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by two strokes with an overall 16-under 272 on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Three of Stenson's teammates on Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team - top-ranked...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stenson, Cabrera-Bello lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday. Stenson posted four birdies in a 4-under 68 to join Cabrera-Bello who birdied four of his closing five holes in a 7-under 65. Both players have an overall 14-under 202 on the...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending champ Stenson leads McIlroy by 2 at Euro Tour finale

  Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson's 6-under-par 66 put him at 10 under overall in his bid to defend a title for the first time. The top-ranked McIlroy (70), Scotland's Richie Ramsay (69) and England's Danny Willett (67) were tied for...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stenson leads McIlroy by 2 at Euorpean Tour finale

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson's 6-under-par 66 put him at 10 under overall in his bid to defend a title for the first time. McIlroy (70), Scotland's Richie Ramsay (69) and England's Danny Willett...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

McIlroy, Rose, Stenson Try To 1-Up Each Other In Dubai

En route to his Race to Dubai title last year, Henrik Stenson turned in the European Tour’s Shot of the Year with his approach on the 620-yard, par-5 18th hole in the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. He stroked a 3-wood some 248 yards to the green, where the ball stopped inches from the cup. He went on to eagle the hole and win the tournament by six strokes. Rory...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Players Tee It Up Inside 2,000-Year-Old Amphitheatre

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. Tour Players Hit Shots Out Of 2,000-Year-Old Ampitheater In Turkey The European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open kicks off this week in Antalya, Turkey, but prior to teeing it up on the course, a few players were given the chance to hit...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikko Ilonen beats Henrik Stenson in World Match Play final

ASH, England -- Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship. Ilonen fought back from being 1 down after four holes against the fifth-ranked Swede on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. It is the 34-year-old Finn's fifth European Tour victory and his second this season after winning the Irish Open. Earlier...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Luiten, Stenson reach semis at World Match Play Championship

  Joost Luiten extended his unbeaten run at the World Match Play Championship by easily defeating Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6 and 5 Saturday to move into the semifinals. The Dutchman demoralized Larrazabal with seven birdies in overcast and wet conditions on the London Club course at Ash in Kent outside London, setting up a semifinal against Finland's Mikko Ilonen. In the other semifinal...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Luiten, Stenson reach semis at World Match Play

ASH, England (AP) Joost Luiten extended his unbeaten run at the World Match Play Championship by easily defeating Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6 and 5 Saturday to move into the semifinals. The Dutchman demoralized Larrazabal with seven birdies in overcast and wet conditions on the London Club course at Ash in Kent outside London, setting up a semifinal against Finland's Mikko Ilonen...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Match Play: Stenson tops Jaidee to reach quarterfinals

  Top-seeded Henrik Stenson defeated Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 to reach the quarterfinals undefeated after the opening three rounds of the World Match Play Championship. Stenson sealed the win when his wedge shot into the 17th green spun back into the hole for birdie on the London Club course. He finished with an eagle and six birdies on the final day of round-robin play and will...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson Putts From Excavator, Envies Louis Oosthuizen

Volvo makes some nice cars, but everyone knows that. Did you know it also produces top-quality construction equipment? For those not yet aware, Volvo once again brought along some of its machinery to a golf tournament it’s sponsoring, which this week is the Volvo World Match Play Championship in England. While advancing to the final eight of the tournament, Henrik Stenson hopped...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stenson reaches quarters at World Match Play

ASH, England (AP) Top-seeded Henrik Stenson defeated Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 to reach the quarterfinals undefeated after the opening three rounds of the World Match Play Championship. Stenson sealed the win when his wedge shot into the 17th green spun back into the hole for birdie on the London Club course. He finished with an eagle and six birdies on the final day of round-robin...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending champ Graeme McDowell loses in Match Play, Henrik Stenson rallies

ASH, England -- Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday. McDowell fell to Mikko Ilonen of Finland 2 and 1 in their second pool match at the London Club. It was only McDowell's third defeat in 18 matches in the event. Ilonen raced to 4 up after 10 holes...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

ASH, England (AP) Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday. McDowell fell to Mikko Ilonen of Finland 2 and 1 in their second pool match. Ilonen raced to 4 up after 10 holes before McDowell fought back with birdies on 11, 13 and 15 to be 1 down. But Ilonen...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Ryder Cup: Day 3 Studs & Duds

Europeans, apparently, are not morning people. But boy, when they wake up, they can play some golf. Their late surges on all three days of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles propelled Team Europe to a 16.5-11.5 victory, its third straight triumph over Team USA and eighth in the past 10 events. Europe obviously contained more studs than duds on its roster this year, but there were both...
Via Back9Network
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Reed ‘Shushes’ Fans After Being Heckled

Patrick Reed has had a controversial year in 2014. After stating that he feels he was one of the top five players in the world earlier this year, the U.S. Ryder Cup team rookie may have more enemies than friends when it comes to golf fans. That was never more clear Sunday with what Reed experienced on the first tee of his singles match against Henrik Stenson. The folks at Golf...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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