9 Greatest Moments in PGA Championship History

Sadly, the PGA Championship is often golf’s forgotten major. It’s the fourth one of the season, following much more prominent events like the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. It takes place in August, when much of the U.S. has already turned its focus to football — yes, training camp football. But the PGA Championship is a major just like the rest of them. That means...
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Smooth Move? Tiger Woods Considers Shaving Head

Tiger Woods recently sat down for a phenomenal interview with Colleen Dominguez and Fox Sports Live. Of course the major golf topics were covered. Tiger on Rory McIlroy: “I think our comparison’s natural. It’s very similar in age to what Watson and Nicklaus was: Jack was older but, you know, not that much older. I’m only 13 years older than Rory. I’m still playing and competing...
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You Can Influence The PGA Championship Outcome

In 2013, the PGA Championship introduced a creative way to allow the fans to influence the outcome of the tournament. No, they weren’t allowed to vote on who should win, but they could choose the hole location for the 15th hole at Oak Hill. Seeing as the idea was so great, the PGA decided to bring it back this year. This time for the 16th hole at Valhalla. I give you, the “Pick...
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2 days ago  |  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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‘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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7 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  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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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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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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19 days ago  |  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...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s Swing Looks Almost Identical To Jack Nicklaus’

It is uncanny that Bubba Watson's swing looks almost identical to a left-handed Jack Nicklaus.
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsuyama is strong, poised and now has a breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour.

DUBLIN, Ohio -- He lost the lead by sending his tee shot at No. 16 into the water, then broke his driver in frustration after what he feared would be his last drive of the day. Hideki Matsuyama still won his first PGA Tour event Sunday at the Memorial. He might just be getting started. Matsuyama, the 22-year old native of Japan who turned pro just over a year ago, beat Kevin Na on...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus Makes Dream a Reality With Muirfield Village

Not long after Jack Nicklaus became a professional golfer in 1962, a dream began to grow, a vision started to develop: One day, he would build his own golf course in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.Muirfield Village Golf Club is the dream that became a reality. The name is derived from Muirfield, the course of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers where Nicklaus won his first...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need to Know: The Memorial Tournament

The PGA Tour visits “The Place That Jack Built” this week, and not surprisingly, a stellar field signed up to play. Seven of the world’s top 10 will tee it up in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, which sits just outside of Columbus, or better known as the home of Jack Nicklaus.Here are five things you need to know about the tournament and...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: The Memorial

Welcome back to another exciting week on the PGA Tour. We head to Muirfield Village Golf Club for The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. Muirfield Village is Jack Nicklaus’ baby and is located in Dublin, OH – Jack’s hometown. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on and join me for a round! Tour Stop Muirfield...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Viral Video: Jack Nicklaus Schools Johnny Miller on Putting Green

Every so often Johnny Miller will say something during his golf coverage or in an interview that makes me want to jump off a cliff. Some of my readers may be in favor of that. Regardless, Miller is full of more hot air than the Goodyear blimp.That’s why it’s always nice to see Johnny get put in his place, especially when it’s done by none other than Jack Nicklaus.Related Link...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus Kicks Off National Golf Day in Washington D.C.

The seventh annual National Golf Day 2014 is being held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, and Jack Nicklaus is set to meet with Congress on behalf of the game’s booming industry.Nicklaus will join We Are Golf, a coalition of golf’s top organizations, to host a day-long event to highlight golf’s benefits to the economy and charities across the nation. The game...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Best Island Holes in Golf

With the return of the Players Championship comes the return of the treacherous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. Perhaps the most famous hole in all of golf, the island green at 17 presents a unique challenge not seen anywhere else in tournament golf. While it isn’t the original, it’s probably the best and is definitely the most famous of the island greensNo more than a pitching wedge...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Bear, Columbus penguins show support for CBJ

Jack Nicklaus knows a few things about winning championships. After winning the NCAA golf championship competing for Ohio State in 1961, "the Golden Bear" went on to a professional golf career that would include 18 major victories, the most of all time. Now he hopes to see his hometown team bring home the Stanley Cup. Nicklaus joins a list of CBJ supporters that already...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Golfers From ‘Mad Men’ Era

While Don Draper and his account executives from the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency in the hit TV drama “Mad Men” were out closing business deals on the golf course, they were surely doing their best to mimic the top golf professionals of the day. And looking back, the 1960s might have been the greatest era the game of golf has ever seen.Witness the final day...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Palmer, Player, Nicklaus Continue Honorary Starters Tradition

For the third straight year, golf legends Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus – with 13 Masters titles between them – served as honorary starters Thursday at Augusta National. It’s a tradition that began in 1963.It’s always good to see “The Big Three” get out and swing a club, especially when they’re still competitive. The 84-year-old Palmer is due to soon...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player hit ceremonial tee shots at Masters (GIFs)

As part of a tradition unlike any other (that’s a good line, somebody should really use that), golf royalty Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, as the three legends have done for years now, strode to the tee box on Thursday morning and hit their ceremonial tee shots at Augusta National. And with the […] The post Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player hit ceremonial...
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