The Odds: Dustin Johnson Aims For Second Win Of Season

With the Masters set to tee off next week, the Shell Houston Open in Humble, Tex., serves as a final tune-up for several of the game’s top golfers.Rory McIlroy, the 10-to-1 favorite at the LVH SuperBook this week and 8-to-1 favorite to win the Masters, will be under the microscope. If he’s able to turn in four consistent rounds at the Golf Club of Houston and avoid a weekend...
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GIFs: Awesome Gifs of Some of Golf’s Best Meltdowns

Check out these beauties! Golf’s known for some of the best meltdowns in all of sports as we’ve seen clubs flinging, sand trap beatings, and even spitting in the hole (Sergio Garcia). Below are just a sample of some of the best on course actions of unsportsmanlike conduct. Enjoy! Our first one starts off with a bang as none other than Sergio Garcia is swinging at the bunker like...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild & Wacky 1st Round: Stenson’s Shank, Rumford’s Sextuple

The first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship finally ended Friday morning, and for some, the re-designed Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral was, well, a monster. And the world’s top three players were not immune.There was third-ranked Henrik Stenson shanking his approach like a weekend hacker on the second hole Thursday, prior to the two-hour weather delay. He missed...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Henrik Stenson's epic shank at the WGC - Cadillac Championship

Sweden's Henrik Stenson is the third ranked golfer in the world and the PGA Tour's defending FedEx Cup Champion, but on Thursday he was proof that golf is a very difficult game...even for the pros.The golf experts call this a "hosel rocket" but most of us just call it what it is...a flat-out shank. One thing that we can all agree on is that watching something like...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson straight up shanked this ball at the WGC Cadillac Championship

Feeling bad about your golf game? Don’t worry, even the pros shank one ever now and then. Here’s Henrik Stenson shanking a shot on the par 4 2nd at the WGC Cadillac Championship. If you didn’t get enough of that, here’s a slow motion GIF of it. All blade baby! The tournament has been suspended due to horrible weather. See picture below. Related Posts 50,000$ worth of...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory’s Potty Mouth & Stenson’s Strip Shot

The Fringe, Back9Network’s newest daily feature, keeps you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. It’s Getting Personal On Wednesday, Tiger Woods joined Donald Trump, as well as Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., for the Tiger Woods Villa ribbon cutting ceremony. The Villa is one of eight deluxe guest rooms that have been built at Trump...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need to Know About the Honda Classic

The PGA Tour has gone east for its Florida swing, and tees off Thursday with the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Here are five things you need to know about the tournament and what lies around it:The big boys are backWorld No. 1 Tiger Woods is in the field this week, his second PGA Tour appearance in 2014 after a disastrous T-80 at the Farmers...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top seeds ousted at Match Play Championship

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday. Jordan Spieth made it look like child's play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult for Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, who lost in extra holes on another wild day at Dove Mountain. "I thought...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Match Play at a glance

A brief look at the first round of the Match Play Championship on Wednesday at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain: Match of the day: Down three holes with three to play, Graeme McDowell rallied to tie Gary Woodland and won with a birdie on the 19th hole. Shot of the day: Top-seeded Henrik Stenson hit a 65-yard bunker shot to 2 1/2 feet to set up a par win on the par-4...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Tiger, Scott skipping Match Play, Henrik Stenson is top seed

Third-ranked Henrik Stenson is the top seed in the Match Play Championship with No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Adam Scott skipping the tournament. Stenson will open Wednesday against Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat at The Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain. The No. 64 seed has beaten the No. 1 seed four times in the 14-year history of the event, including last year when Shane Lowry...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson top seed in Match Play

Third-ranked Henrik Stenson is the top seed in the Match Play Championship with No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Adam Scott skipping the tournament. Stenson will open Wednesday against Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat at The Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain. The No. 64 seed has beaten the No. 1 seed four times in the 14-year history of the event, including last year when Shane Lowry...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Match Play Championship returning to England

The World Match Play Championship is returning to England for its 50th anniversary this year. Organizers said on Wednesday it will be hosted Oct. 15-19 by the London Golf Club at Ash in the southeast county of Kent. Until 2009, the event had been played at Wentworth before moving to Spain, and then to Bulgaria in 2013. The event will feature a 16-man field with prize money of ...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson on the U.S. Open: ‘I’ll win a couple’

Phil Mickelson is confident multiple U.S. Open victories are in his future. “I’m excited that the tournament that I’ve played some of my best golf in is the one that I haven’t won and I feel it’s just a matter of time,” Mickelson said on the eve of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, per GolfDigest.com. “It may be this year at Pinehurst, it may not...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods tops money list, hits $1.3 billion in career earnings

Tiger Woods is on top of Golf Digest’s money list for yet another year. According to a report published in the February issue of Golf Digest, Woods career earnings are more than $1.3 billion. He made $12,091,508 from golfing and $71,000,000 off-the-course for a total of $83,091,508 in 2013. “On-course income for 2013 includes all money earned on the PGA Tour and the five...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson Wins, Remains Underrated

Who’s the best player in the game right now? It’s a question we often ask. It seems we are always striving to attach a label to a particular player and I will oblige here. So who is the best player in golf right now? Tiger? Phil? Henrik Stenson? Probably one of those guys. It’s tough to say for sure. One label I can apply with confidence, however, is most underrated player...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson Signs with Callaway Golf

Callaway Golf continued their strong push to add talent to their player roster on Friday by signing Henrik Stenson to a multi-year sponsorship deal.Stenson had one of the best seasons in recent history in 2013 as evidenced by winning both the FedExCup Championship and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.Stenson said of the signing: “After having the best season of my career to...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Scott beats Tiger Woods for Golf Writers player of the year

The Golf Writers Association of America voted Adam Scott Male Player of the Year on Thursday. Scott received five more votes over Tiger Woods.  Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson were the other two golfers on the ballot. Scott won four times, including the Masters, while Woods won five times on the PGA Tour, but no majors. Woods won the money title and Vardon Trophy for lowest...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stenson named top European golfer after winning money title, FedEx Cup

Henrik Stenson has been named European golfer of the year after winning the money title and the U.S. PGA Tour's FedEx Cup. The 37-year-old Stenson, who succeeded Rory McIlroy, is the first player from Sweden to win the award. In addition to his six-shot victory in the season-ending World Tour Championship to clinch the Race to Dubai, Stenson also won the Deutsche Bank Championship...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Garcia wins Thailand Championship for first victory in a year

Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes and win the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club on Sunday. The 33-year-old Spaniard, who held the lead since the second round, turned in a solid final round that featured six birdies and two bogeys to finish on 22-under 266. The victory is Garcia's first in a year with his last...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 13 Players of 2013

How do you pick a player of the year from 2013? Tiger Woods won five events, but none were a major. Henrik Stenson captured three titles worldwide, as well as the season-long points races in the U.S. and Europe, yet he didn’t win a major either. Adam Scott did, the first of his career, but that was one of only two PGA Tour wins. Inbee Park grabbed three majors on the women’s...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson’s Vintage Coke Machine Arrives

For winning the PGA Tour-season ending Tour Championship, Henrik Stenson collected a cool $1.44 million. Because the victory also secured him the overall FedExCup, he also earned a nice little $10 million bonus check.Lost in the shuffle of all that dough was another award from that glorious September afternoon in Atlanta: a vintage Coke machine.Coca-Cola is the title sponsor for...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rested Stenson tries to stay hot at Sun City

Ten days away from golf was just about enough for Henrik Stenson to get his ''funky'' right wrist back to being close to healthy. Stenson knows he needs more time to recover fully, but when he's in this kind of form it's easy to understand why the Swede doesn't want to slow down. The hottest golfer in the world is returning after a brief end-of-season...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson’s caddie Gareth Lord bought a Ferrari with his bonus money

Henrik Stenson capped off an incredible golf season last week when he completed what is known as the “double double,” winning both the Race to Dubai and the DP World Tour Championship. The victories pushed 37-year-old Swede to right around the $20 million mark in on-course winnings, which is an incredible number. When you factor […]
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Poulter, Stenson to Try Their Hands At Radio

Ian Poulter is one of the most popular golfers in the world and is known for his incredible play at the Ryder Cup and in match plays. He’s also known for his ability to get out if the rough with accuracy. Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter are two completely different personalities and one player is more quiet (Stenson) and the other is quite the character (Poulter). Stenson however...
Via The GP Golf Report
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

You Won’t Believe What Henrik Stenson’s Caddie Bought With the Winnings

Henrik Stenson has been playing the best golf in his life after winning the Race to Dubai As we know, Henrik Stenson has been playing the best golf of his life and it’s good to be in his shoes nowadays. He’s closing in on a whopping $20 million dollars after his historic “Race to Dubai” win. I guess his caddie Gareth Lord treated himself to something very shiny which so happens...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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