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Kuchar stumbles in finishing 3rd round, trails quartet of leaders by 1

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. More rocks and water gobbled up another ball -- and with it, his third-round lead on Saturday in the Humana Challenge. ''It's too bad, but it's what happened,'' Kuchar said. ''I still got one more day left to try to make some birdies...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Humana Challenge after 2nd

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing a nine-hole stretch in 10 under. After opening with two pars, Palmer had two eagles and seven birdies on the next nine holes for the longest eagle-birdie streak in PGA Tour history. Needing to play the final eight holes in 3 under to shoot...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing a nine-hole stretch in 10 under. After opening with two pars, Palmer had two eagles and seven birdies on the next nine holes for the longest eagle-birdie streak in PGA Tour history. Needing to play the final eight holes in 3 under to shoot...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus. Returning from hip replacement surgery, the 39-year-old Adams shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to finish a stroke behind leader Michael Putnam. ''Very, very blessed to be back out here,'' Adams said. '...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson 8 strokes back at Humana Challenge after 1st round

  Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round. Mickelson shot a 1-under-par 71 on Thursday in the Humana Challenge in his first event since the Ryder Cup, leaving him eight strokes behind leader Michael Putnam. "Even though this score is the worst I've had in a long time, in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Putnam shoots 63 to take Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Michael Putnam made nine birdies in an 11-hole stretch Thursday and finished with a 9-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead in the Humana Challenge. Putnam birdied Nos. 7, 9 and 10 on PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Private Course and ran off six in a row on Nos. 12-17. Phil Mickelson had a 71 at La Quinta Country Club in his first event since the Ryder Cup. Mark Wilson...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Turn: The Nicklaus Companies’ Howard Milstein

To celebrate Jack Nicklaus’ 75th birthday, Howard Milstein, co-chair of The Nicklaus Companies, talks with Lou Holder about the company’s relationship with Jack and the Golden Bear’s role in designing courses around the world. Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and entertainment will be delivered on “The Turn.” Co-hosted by veteran golf writer...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: The Legendary Jack Nicklaus

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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jack Nicklaus talks Woody Hayes, golf career

Jack Nicklaus sat down with FOX Sports' Holly Sonders for a 1-on-1 interview to talk about his golf career and decision to pursue golf growing up. What most people may not know, is how much of an impact former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes had on Nicklaus's career choice. Hayes was a customer at Nicklaus's father's drug store, and when Nicklaus asked Hayes what sport his...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX doc 'Making of a Champion' celebrates Nicklaus' legendary career

There could be no better way to kick off FOX Sports’ foray into major golf coverage than with a feature-length documentary on Jack Nicklaus, the greatest champion the sport has ever known. To that end, "Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion," produced by 52-time Sports Emmy winner Ross Greenburg, will air at noon ET Sunday, Jan. 18, on FOX, just before the NFC championship game....
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Jack Nicklaus’ First Paycheck & Puppies Pick CFB Playoff

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. Jack Nicklaus’ First Golf Paycheck Was For $33.33 Rod Pampling finished T-66 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in November, his only event played in the 2014-2015 season. With that T-66 finish, Pampling earned himself $8,240. He currently...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus’ First Golf Tournament Check Was Practically Nothing

Jack Nicklaus' first golf tournament check of his career was practically nothing.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Jack Nicklaus to receive USGA's highest honor

  The wife of Jack Nicklaus has been selected to receive the highest honor from the U.S. Golf Association. Barbara Nicklaus will be presented with the Bob Jones Award at the U.S. Open in June. The award began in 1955 and recognizes someone who has shown the spirit, character and respect for the game of Jones, who was a nine-time USGA champion. She is often referred to as the ''First...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Keegan refuses to unpack Ryder Cup suitcase

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. Keegan Bradley refuses to unpack suitcase from 2012 Ryder Cup Losses are tough to swallow in any sport, but for golfers, the Ryder Cup is a different animal. So much passion and intensity goes into the tournament, and coming away with...
Via Back9Network
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rob Dyrdek & the crew play Footgolf in ‘Fantasy Factory’

Reality TV personality Rob Dyrdek is the type of guy who pretty much does whatever he wants and has a blast doing it. And seeing as he has an entire factory at his horizon, the options are limitless.  In this edition of “Rob Dyrdek did something I wish I could do,” he and his crew turned the Fantasy Factory into a Footgolf course. Why? Because they had a tournament to prepare...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Beer pong robot challenges you and your frat bros any place, any time

It’s a good thing that New Year’s Eve and holiday get-togethers are over. You now have a full year to train with the hopes of beating this thing: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s a robotic arm cleaning house at beer pong. The Terminator series predicted the rise of machines. Folks, it may have already started. Boston-based robotics firm, Empire Robotics, put this thing...
Via Back9Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: This Is The Most Insane Way To Pull A Loose Tooth

There’s a reason why the saying “it’s like pulling teeth” is used so frequently: It hurts and it’s not easy to do. How do you make it easier? With a golf ball and the iron of your choosing, of course. At least that’s what Phil the Alabama Crimson Tide (and Tennessee Titans?) fan thought. His son Noah had a loose tooth, so Phil decided to tie a string to it with the...
Via Back9Network
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick O’Leary Makes Grandfather Jack Nicklaus Proud In FSU Putting Contest

Some may not know that Jack Nicklaus has a strong connection with the Florida State Seminoles football team. How, you ask? His grandson Nick O’Leary is the starting tight end (the best in the country) and is set to take on the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl.  Although football is O’Leary’s first sport, he’s got golf in his blood thanks to his grandfather, too. Unsurprisingly...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Gary Player Predicts Rory To Win Masters & The Boldest Predictions

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. Gary Player: Rory Will Win The Masters In 2015, Complete Grand Slam Gary Player is one of five players to complete the career grand slam, winning each of the four majors at least once. It’s an exclusive club featuring names like Jack...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as Bridesmaids, Part II

This will be our second look at runner-up finishes in Majors for Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods among other pertinent data points where our primary purpose is evaluating the relative strength of their contemporary professionals. An argument as to which player is greater is not necessarily the goal although this will provide armamentarium for either […]Continue reading...
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December 23, 2014  |  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

Jack Nicklaus to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest civilian honor

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. Legislation authorizing the award for Nicklaus cleared Congress late Monday and now awaits the signature of President Barack Obama. Nicklaus says he's humbled and honored to be among those who've been awarded the medal. Past recipients include Rosa Parks, Robert...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Congress giving golfer Nicklaus its highest honor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. Legislation authorizing the award for Nicklaus cleared Congress late Monday and now awaits the signature of President Barack Obama. Nicklaus says he's humbled and honored to be among those who've been awarded the medal. Past recipients include Rosa Parks,...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DVR alert: CBS documentary on Verne Lundquist’s terrific career

Great announcer, great call. Has stood the test of time. The rundown from CBS: ****** CBS Sports debuts IN YOUR LIFE, a one-hour documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting, this Saturday, Nov. 29 (1:30 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. The documentary follows Verne over the past year, his 50th as a broadcaster.  Verne has witnessed and called...
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November 28, 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
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