Jerry Smith has ace, leads Tucson Conquistadores Classic

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jerry Smith had a hole-in-one and shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic. The 50-year-old Smith used a 5-iron on the 212-yard seventh hole - his 16th hole of the day - on Tucson National's Catalina Course. He played the final nine holes in 6-under 30, making birdies on Nos. 2, 3...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesper Parnevik turns 50, ready for debut on Champions Tour

  Jesper Parnevik is making his Champions Tour debut this week in the inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic. ''It's funny because I had a press conference when I won the Scandinavian Masters in `95 and I said I was going to retire by the age of 40 for sure, and `If you see me on the Champions Tour, just slap me because that means things didn't go the way I wanted,''' the Swede...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesper Parnevik making Champions Tour debut

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jesper Parnevik is making his Champions Tour debut this week in the inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic. ''It's funny because I had a press conference when I won the Scandinavian Masters in `95 and I said I was going to retire by the age of 40 for sure, and `If you see me on the Champions Tour, just slap me because that means things didn't go the way I wanted...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesper Parnevik Drops A Couple Bombs On Morning Drive

Bomb number one:   Think about the kids, Jesper. Lydia Ko could be watching. RT @TrevorReaske: What kind of golfer were you, Jesper? — No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) March 11, 2015 Bomb number two:   Jesper probably has Damon Hack and Lauren Thompson on edge at this point. — Trevor Reaske (@TrevorReaske) March 11, 2015 Jesper...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Eureka! Drained Pond Reveals Mother Lode Of Golf Balls

One of the great mysteries in golf is wondering how many golf balls are at the bottom of a given pond. A hundred? A thousand? A couple million? Well, we may have the answer thanks to a Reddit user. This photo of a drained pond at Hyatt Links (according to Reddit) shows just how many little white balls can be found at the bottom of a water hazard. (For the full size image, click...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tournament Hole Of The Week: Shriners Hospitals For Children Open

Beau Welling’s rich background in art, design, and business create the principle ideology behind Beau Welling Design. Beau created the business with the idea that their diverse backgrounds and different ways of thinking can unlock a truly holistic approach to design, thereby giving us the ability to add value to our client’s projects in new and exciting ways. 2014 PGA Championship...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesper Parnevik To Star In Reality TV Series

Jesper Parnevik doesn’t play much professional golf these days. His twilight years were the 2000s – the last time he recorded a top-25 finish on the PGA Tour was 2008 and the last time he won an event was 2001. Luckily, playing golf doesn’t have much to do with starring in a reality TV show. Because apparently, the man who brought the flipped-up hat brim to the golf course...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Craziest Open Championship Fan Outfits

Golf fans don’t always get the attention that fans of other sports get, but when you take the time to look, there are some die-hards out there… and they’re fantastic. Golf’s majors,  in particular, seem to bring out the biggest and craziest fans for some reason, but I’m certainly not complaining. I love seeing fanatics going all out for their favorite players, or just...
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July 15, 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

Pro golfer Jesper Parnevik takes big spill on Segway, breaks rib

Jesper Parnevik was once one of professional golf’s biggest stars, both over in Europe as well as here in the States. While he never set the PGA Tour or European Tour on fire with victory after victory, the elder statesman of Swedish golf carved out a more-than-respectable career on the course, and was known as […] The post Jesper Parnevik breaks rib falling off Segway, posts...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Zach Johnson Calls Jordan Spieth a ‘Rare Talent’

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.Zach Johnson: Jordan Spieth is a ‘Rare Talent’ By now, everyone knows that Jordan Spieth is something special. He’s just 20 years old but has already accomplished more in his PGA Tour career than most ever will. Spieth’s...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Parnevik Survives Mountain Climbing, Breaks Rib on a Segway

Jesper Parnevik has been all over the place lately; climbing mountains, hanging out with Lana Del Ray – but now it looks like he won’t be doing much for a while after breaking his rib in a freak Segway accident. Yes, you read that correctly: A freak Segway accident. As he’s been doing with all of his adventures, Parnevik made sure to share this one on Instagram, too: Haha...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

This Trick Shot Is Nuts!

I’m not exactly sure this one should get filed under the category of “trick shot,” but it’s certainly not something you see every day. For some reason, a few guys thought it would be a good idea to tee up a golf ball on a cup — a baseball cup — worn by a man lying on the ground, and hit a drive off of it. You get the picture.And they did it not once, but twice.While the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Were Those NBA Draft Hats Inspired by Jesper Parnevik?

Didn’t those hats the NBA gave its draftees Thursday night look familiar? They looked like they were straight out of the 90s, right? We know retro is all the rage with the kids these days, so where have we seen those hats before?Yep. Jesper Parnevik. The Swedish pro who starred in the 1990s and never stopped sporting the flipped-up brim. He’s now 49.199420022013Here are some...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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