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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Senior Moments: Nick O’Leary

Staying four years is no longer incredibly common for major college football players. Too often today, the nation’s top prospects are quick to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. Florida State’s senior class has been part of one of the more incredible spans for a program with a very storied football history. In a series called “Senior Moments”, we’ll be looking...
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8 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stranges, Langers share Father/Son Challenge lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Curtis and Tom Strange saved par from a greenside water hazard on the 17th hole and finished with a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the first-round lead with Bernhard and Jason Langer in the PNC Father/Son Challenge scramble event. ''Heck, (the water) was 12 inches deep there,'' Curtis said. ''Tom hit a great shot out of there. It wasn't easy. Then I made...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The search is on for McIlroy's contemporary rival

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth took a big step in Australia for his confidence and career. It was a mere baby step, however, toward being a legitimate rival to Rory McIlroy. Then again, he's in good company. Golf thrives on good rivalries, even if they are one-sided, and most of them are. That could be the case with McIlroy, who at 25 already has won four majors. Tiger Woods...
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25 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  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,...
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25 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  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

USGA Re-Broadcasting 1962 U.S. Open Documentary On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means families will be brought together to enjoy a feast, watch football, and reunite with one another. Football typically dominates the TV in every household, but who’s to say we can’t watch a little golf instead? It may not be the peak of the PGA Tour season and Thanksgiving doesn’t typically coincide with golf, but the USGA...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney. Having finished the DP World Tour Championship with a share of second place, McIlroy will arrive in Sydney on Monday for the event at The Australian Golf...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's Golf Closes Fall in South Carolina

The Creighton men's golf team finished 16th at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic on Tuesday. The Jays totaled a 916 (306+308+302) total at the Turtle Point Golf Course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
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November 04, 2014

Jack Nicklaus says he can relate to Jameis Winston when it comes to signing autographs

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus knows he it feels to be asked to sign autographs for fans. Nicklaus has been around Florida State’s program more than usual due to his grandson Nick O’Leary being on the team. With the school looking into whether or not Jameis Winston got paid for autographs, Nicklaus claims that he supports Winston. In fact, he says he can relate to Winston when it...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston, who should be 'innocent until proven guilty'

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been under fire off the field lately. Although it's not affecting his play on the field -- the Seminoles have won 23 straight and have yet to lose a game with Winston under center -- the criticism hasn't stopped.  However, on the bright side, a legend has his back. Jack Nicklaus, the grandfather of Seminoles tight end Nick O'Leary...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus Comes To Defense Of FSU’s Jameis Winston

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been under fire off the field lately. Although it’s not affecting his play on the field — the Seminoles have won 23 straight and have yet to lose a game with Winston under center – the criticism hasn’t stopped.  However, on the bright side, a legend has his back. Jack Nicklaus, the grandfather of Seminoles tight end Nick...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

PeakVision Robbed Of $170,000 Worth Of Merchandise

PeakVision is a brand of sunglasses the golf community is familiar with. Makers of fine active glasses, PeakVision’s golf line keeps the glare down without distorting view — which is crucial to golfers as they’re constantly reading greens, distances and landing areas. Unfortunately, the Stuart, Fla.-based company was burglarized recently with nearly $170,000 worth of merchandise...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus comes to defense of Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincy

Jack Nicklaus came to the defense of friend Tom Watson's highly-criticized captaincy of the Ryder Cup, according to a Palm Beach Post report.  Speaking at the official reopening of the Champion course at PGA National Resort on Friday, Nicklaus took issue that Team USA's grievances following their loss to Europe -- including reports of ugly behavior from Watson and critical comments...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TPC Expands Network Of Courses To Colombia

Always looking to expand its reach, the TPC Network will officially unveil its first South American golf course on Friday: TPC Cartagena at Karibana. Cartagena is a coastal city in Colombia. The Tournament Players Club Network is licensed by the PGA Tour and made up of 33 properties across the United States, Mexico and now Colombia, with each course designed to host PGA Tour-sponsored...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye Golf: Early October Update

This week, the men’s team traveled to Ft. Worth, Texas for their event and the women’s team traveled to Chicago. Illinois. If you remember, last week the women’s team was off, while the men won the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. This week didn’t turn out so well.  After the team recaps, I’ll have a brief commentary, but let’s just say that this week’s Buckeye Golf experience...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS to Air Documentary Celebrating Uncle Verne’s 50 Years in Broadcasting

Coming up in November, CBS will air a documentary which will honor Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting. Throughout his career, Lundquist has had the opportunity to call some of the greatest moments in sports history including Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 17th hole at August to win the 1986 Masters®, Christian Laettner’s shot to win the Eastern Regional Finals for Duke...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy named 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year, surprising no one

In an announcement that had about as much uncertainty regarding the ultimate outcome than what typically occurs during a Sunday in the Ryder Cup — sorry, Americans — the PGA Tour announced Wednesday that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year. McIlroy has now won the Jack Nicklaus Award […] The post Rory McIlroy named 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye Golf: OSU Wins Jack Nicklaus Invitational

The men’s team hosted the 12-team Jack Nicklaus Invitational, played on Ohio State’s Scarlet course. The women’s golf team was off this week, so let’s proceed to the back tees.   Men’s Golf The Buckeyes started strong and finished strong in winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, played at OSU’s Scarlet Course. Clark Engle On Sunday/Monday, Coach Darr and Coach Wood...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO GALLERY: Great moments in Ryder Cup history

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) The Ryder Cup is one of sport's greatest contests. That wasn't always so. The event, which started in 1927 at Worcester Country Club, Massachusetts, and takes place every two years, invariably saw the United States swat aside the teams from Great Britain and Ireland. By 1977, when the U.S. won by another wide margin, Jack Nicklaus urged rethinking the event...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup: Jack Nicklaus' hole-by-hole breakdown of Gleneagles

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Course architect Jack Nicklaus gives his hole-by-hole assessment of the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort, site of the 40th Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 26-28: No. 1, 426 yards, par 4: The first hole at Gleneagles is slightly downhill and a slight dogleg to the right. There's a bunker on the right side of the fairway, which should not present a great...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup, hole by hole

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Course architect Jack Nicklaus gives his hole-by-hole assessment of the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort, site of the 40th Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 26-28: No. 1, 426 yards, par 4: The first hole at Gleneagles is slightly downhill and a slight dogleg to the right. There's a bunker on the right side of the fairway, which should not present a great...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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