Ryder Cup – the stats are getting serious for US golf fans

The recent Ryder Cup stats make depressing reading for US golfers and golf fans. The fact is that Europe have won 80% of Ryder Cups over the last couple of decades. These days, the US team goes into each Ryder Cup not expecting to win. The bookmakers and betting exchanges like  Betfair always have the European golfers in the favorite’s position for the Ryder Cup. So what’s...
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Through five decades in the booth, Verne Lundquist is still going strong

After decades of sports broadcasting, Verne Lundquist still prepares the same way for every game. The week prior, he talks with his game spotter, scouts the teams he’s calling on Saturday and begins making his broadcast sheet – the indecipherable jumble of names, statistics and storylines from each team that sits in front of him for every game. He prints each player’s information...
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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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The Haps – 10/22: WAGs Of The World Series, Bill Cowher Drafts VS. Mike Tomlin Drafts

What’s The Haps for October 22nd? The World Series gets it’s WAG on, Mike Tomlin’s draft skills are compared to Bill Cowher’s, Jack Nicklaus defends Jameis, and more. The Links - WAGs of the World Series: Hottest Wives & Girlfriends of the Royals & Giants I’m not going to lie. I paid more attention to [&hellip No visits yet The post The Haps – 10/22: WAGs...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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Raiders draft prospects: Tight end Nick O’Leary

Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State 6’2” 238lbs Analysis: Lazy draftniks refer to O’Leary as a throwback, due to his style. They will refer to having athletic bloodlines (Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is his grandfather. What this has to do with football is a mystery) The NFL is inhabited by graceful tight ends. O’Leary’s more of a stepping on a rake: Quick, not fast, and...
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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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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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22 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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September 19, 2014  |  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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September 13, 2014  |  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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August 27, 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...
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August 06, 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
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