Wozniacki stays in vogue by getting haircut at Wintour's urging

It's like getting a golf tip from Jack Nicklaus or a tennis tip from Martina Navratilova. What, you're not going to do what you're told? Caroline Wozniacki was told her hair needed a new look by none other than legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour, mistress of fashion and style. So, naturally, Wozniacki, fresh off a runner-up finish to Serena Williams at the U.S. Open...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Horschel Stays Hot & Nicklaus’ Record Falls

When you’re hot, you’re hot. And, folks, Billy Horschel is hot. Fresh off a his win last week at the BMW Championship, which was preceded by a second-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Horschel — thanks to back-to-back 66s to start the Tour Championship at East Lake — again finds himself in the lead as weekend play begins. This time, however, the stakes — 10...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

US wins World Amateur Team title

KARUIZAWA, Japan (AP) SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau birdied the final hole and Canadian playing partner Corey Conners closed with a bogey to give the United States a two-stroke victory in the World Amateur Team Championship. The United States won the Eisenhower Trophy for the record 15th time. Spain's Jon Rahm, a junior at Arizona State, broke Jack Nicklaus' individual record...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfing for Columbine

Rat Fart!!!!!! Hello Followers. Four score and nearly twenty years ago I was a golfer.  Not a good one mind you, but a golfer nonetheless.  In fact, hardly a weekend went by when I was not hacking it up with my beloved Uncle and his buddies at Jackson, Willows, Snohomish, and all points between. And like I said, I was never a good golfer.  In fact, for nearly all of my golfing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cherry Hills invites new generation of players to BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy were eager to get to Cherry Hills for the BMW Championship, for reasons more than just advancing to the third FedEx Cup playoff event. Mickelson is part of the history at the fabled club in the Denver suburbs. Ogilvy had only read about it. He took a day off from golf and spent more time with his nose in a book than with...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus & Employees Take Massive Ice Bucket Challenge

Ignoring all “rules” about completing the Ice Bucket Challenge within 24 hours of being called out, the great Jack Nicklaus finally dumped a bucket on his head. But that’s OK, because he’s Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear accepted the challenge from Gary Player, Greg Norman, his son Michael, his grandkids, and even some fans, and then let his wife, Barbara, soak him with ice...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfer nails hole-in-one on par-4 hole in Kuala Lumpur tournament

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian golfer Mohd Nazri Zain had a rare hole-in-one on a par-4 during the SapuraKencana National Qualifier tournament on Wednesday. He holed out on the water-lined 289-yard 16th on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's west course. "I saw the ball rolling into the hole and I started celebrating with my caddie," Zain said. "It was...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rory McIlroy the New Tiger Woods?

Jack Nicklaus once said of Tiger Woods that he "could win as many Masters as Arnold (Palmer) and me combined." That's 10 green jackets...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Victories at Valhalla

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, where we take a look at what was happening this week in golf history. This week, it’s all about Valhalla as we celebrate the previous winners and remember Jack Nicklaus’ final PGA Championship appearance. More Throwback Thursday: - Throwback Thursday: Duel at Firestone- Throwback Thursday: Champagne and a Movie- Throwback Thursday: Royal Liverpool...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory-mania: Jack Nicklaus Believes McIlroy Can Win ’15 or 20 Majors’

Ever since Rory McIlroy claimed the third leg of the career grand slam at the Open Championship last month, it seems like everyone is weighing in on the young man’s future. This group includes nearly every TV analyst, sports writer, hack, duffer and sandbagger, and even the man all these people think he’ll catch — Jack Nicklaus and his record of 18 majors. “I think Rory is...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus: Rory McIlroy could win 15 to 20 major titles

If Rory McIlroy keeps his eye on golf's biggest prizes, then Jack Nicklaus believes the 25-year-old sensation from Northern Ireland could break his record of 18 victories in Grand Slam tournaments.
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus Believes Rory McIlroy Could Win 15 or 20 Majors

Rory McIlroy is seeking to win consecutive majors – Mandatory Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images via ESPN.com Beginning this Thursday, Rory McIlroy will attempt to win his third consecutive tournament, back-to-back majors, and his second career PGA Championship. He will also vie for his fourth career major, which will put him in a tie for 20th all-time. But, legendary golfer Jack...
Via The Sports Journal
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Now More Than Ever, Tiger’s Race to Catch Jack Looking Dim

The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool was supposed to give Tiger Woods a good shot at major No. 15. He won on that course in 2006, but this year finished in 69th place. OK, so on we move to the 2014 PGA Championship this week at Valhalla Golf Club, where Woods won in 2000. But after re-injuring his back on Sunday, his participation there is still up in the air. And so, Tiger...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklaus, Palmer and Player put on show in Twin Cities

BLAINE, Minn. -- Three of the greatest golfers ever to play the game took their seats next to each other on Saturday at the 3M Championship. Between the three of them, a total of 159 tour events and an astonishing 34 majors have been won. It's not often these days that Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player get together in the same room. But when they do, such as at Saturday...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Nicklaus Says ‘If Tiger Wants to Play, I’d Choose Him’

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. Jack Nicklaus “Couldn’t Imagine” Tiger Woods Missing Ryder Cup It’s a story that just won’t go away, despite the fact that everyone close to the situation or with an opinion that matters has been signing the same refrain...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Real Sports’ Explores Golf’s Future With Game’s Brightest

It’s no secret that the golf industry is in a slump. With declining numbers across the board and news like the Dick’s Sporting Goods firings, it’s hard to believe there’s an old guard trying to turn a blind eye to the issue and claiming the game is fine.  While much of the news surrounding the game outside of the professional ranks is decidedly bad, there is some good news...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

HBO Real Sports Examines Qatar’s Pursuit of Sports Glory at Any Cost (Video)

HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, one of TV’s most honored sports journalism series, continues its 20th season by investigating the Middle Eastern country Qatar and its obsessive campaign to achieve glory through sport at seemingly any cost. Bryant Gumbel will also speak with golf industry leaders, including Jack Nicklaus, to discuss the state of the sport. Real Sports debuts...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Rory McIlroy Win 18 Majors? Padraig Harrington Says Yes

Jack Nicklaus holds the most coveted record in golf with his 18 major championships. It’s the number every golfer chases and hopes to pass one day, but for almost all of them, it will remain an unattainable dream. Related Link: By the Numbers: Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus It takes more than just talent. You have to remain healthy for the majority of your career, in addition to...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 9 Moments in Open Championship History

The Open Championship is the oldest of golf’s four major championships, so as you’d expect, it’s produced some incredible moments in its decorated history. The field is stacked yet again this year for the Open Championship in what should be a great tournament.  Looking back, here are nine of the best moments in Open Championship history: Historic “Duel in the Sun” between...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look at Open Championship Fashion Through the Years

The Open is golf’s mid-summer classic. Throughout its history an eclectic mix of golf style has come to the fore, not surprisingly lead by a rather healthy collection of jumpers, also known as sweaters for those not yet in the spirit of The Open. Here’s a look back at some of The Open’s best fashion highlights. Nick Faldo Over a five year period from 1987 to 1992, England’s...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Test: Nicklaus Golf Balls

The new Nicklaus brand golf balls are not only a fitting alternative to your regular golf ball brand, they also help give back to charity with every dozen sold. But could these golf balls actually perform up to the standards the Golden Bear would expect?When Jack Nicklaus unveiled his new line of high quality golf balls in Fall of 2013, many golf fans were questioning how this Bridgestone...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Golfers Who Have Achieved the Career Grand Slam

Since the establishment of the Masters Tournament in 1934, marking the modern era of the golf grand slam, only five players – Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods – have broken through to have their names etched on each of the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship trophies. Phil Mickelson would join the club this year if he...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Greatest Ever: Payne Stewart & the 1999 U.S. Open

In 113 years of the U.S. Open, one of them stands out as the greatest ever. Was it Francis Ouimet winning as an amateur in 1913 for the first time? Nope. How about 1960, when Jack Nicklaus almost became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open since 1933? Ehhh, it’s close, but no. Maybe Tiger on a wounded knee, forcing and then winning an epic Monday playoff against Rocco Mediate...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Missing Major: 9 Players Who Just Missed Career Grand Slam

Gene Sarazen, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tiger Woods – the only five players to win golf’s career grand slam. Which means there are a bunch of big names who enjoyed great careers but were unable to join this illustrious list.Here are the greats who fell one major shy of completing the modern-era career grand slam, led by a man who could happily jump off this list...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Key Stats from the Memorial

It was an eventful finish for Hideki Matsuyama at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. First, the 22-year-old...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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