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17th trumps 16th at Phoenix Open in Matsuyama's playoff win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The par-3 16th hole is the centerpiece of the golf extravaganza known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Unfortunately for the 20,000 fans who packed the rowdy stadium hole at TPC Scottsdale, the action was just getting started late Sunday afternoon when the final group moved on to the 17th tee. That's where Rickie Fowler self-destructed, first giving...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matsuyama tops Fowler in playoff for Phoenix Open title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family."The hard part is having all my friends and family and grandpa and my dad who haven't seen me win," Fowler said. "But I will be able to kind of hang with them tonight. I'll be all right."He hit...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a 5-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Waste Management Phoenix Open

No one likes a Monday finish. No one. Well, except Brandt Snedeker who struck not a single shot on Monday and won. He played the round of the year and perhaps the round of the century (short as it is) on Sunday to be the only man to finish under par in the final round. We are now off to Arizona for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. And if you think golf is a sport to be watched...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: CareerBuilder Challenge

Matt Kuchar saved my weekend by birdieing 18 on Friday to make the cut by one. Hopefully, you weren’t in need of the Kuch to save your weekend. We are off to the mainland this week for the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation in La Quinta, CA. And that’s the last time you’ll see me write the full tournament name out. Our friends at DraftKings continue...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Sony Open in Hawaii

We are still in Hawaii this week for the Sony Open. And it’s time for a full field event. Our friends at DraftKings continue to roll out some fantastic contests. I’m here to help you win some dough. It’s a great week to check out DraftKings as they have some top notch contests. And it’s a great way to try out DraftKings’ PGA games as every player makes the cut this week...
Via The Fantasy Fix
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Bacon mailbag: Tips for the perfect golf vacation

We are exactly a week from Thanksgiving, the day of the year where family is emphasized, football is on TV and overeating is encouraged. It’s weird, considering all of those things fit perfectly with a day out on the golf course, but it seems nobody really takes that Thursday to get in a quick 18. (My dad and I have a few times, but we usually get a look when we walk in the door...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas wins CIMB Classic on final hole for first PGA Tour title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Scott. The 22-year-old American closed with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 26-under 262 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Thomas had a double bogey on the 14th after hitting into the water...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Thomas wins CIMB Classic for first PGA Tour title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Scott. The 22-year-old American closed with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 26-under 262 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Thomas had a double bogey on the 14th after hitting into the...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Piercy ties tournament record, grabs early lead at CIMB

Scott Piercy allied some crisp putting to solid tee-to-green play and shot a flawless 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic.The American made 10 birdies at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to pull away from Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who had eight birdies and a bogey in his 65.Piercy's 10-under score matched...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vegas, baby! Another rookie wins on Tour as Kaufman cashes in

Two weeks into the new season, rookies are ruling the PGA Tour.Smylie Kaufman became the second straight rookie to win Sunday when he closed with a 10-under 61 and then waited more than two hours to see if anyone could catch him in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.That felt tougher than any of the seven birdies and one eagle he made over the final 11 holes at the TPC Summerlin...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

In fifth PGA Tour start, Stegmaier leads by one after three rounds in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Brett Stegmaier birdied the final hole Saturday for a 3-under 68 and a one-stroke lead after three rounds in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.Making his fifth career PGA Tour start, Stegmaier rebounded from a bogey on the par-3 17th with a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to reach 13-under 68. The 32-year-old former University of Florida player completed...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Stegmaier takes 1-shot lead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Brett Stegmaier birdied the final hole for a 3-under 68 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Making his fifth career PGA Tour start, Stegmaier rebounded from a bogey on the par-3 17th with a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to reach 13-under 68. The 32-year-old former University of Florida player completed a second-round...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Grillo makes rookie debut with win at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The two lasting images of Emiliano Grillo in his PGA Tour rookie debut were both misses. And then he made the one putt he could afford to miss. ''This is the greatest moment in my life in golf,'' the 23-year-old Argentine said Sunday after his playoff win in the Frys.com Open. Grillo was trying to make a move up the leaderboard Saturday afternoon when he was told...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour rookie makes up for blown putt, opens season with playoff win

 Emiliano Grillo of Argentina won his PGA Tour rookie debut Sunday at the Frys.com Open by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 3-under 69, and then making the most out of a second chance in the playoff to beat Kevin Na.Nearly as impressive as his closing birdie was the way the 23-year-old Argentine bounced back from a shocking miss.Grillo had a 3-foot birdie putt on the...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Grillo wins in rookie debut at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Emiliano Grillo of Argentina won in his PGA Tour rookie debut Sunday at the Frys.com Open by holing a 25-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 69, and then making the most out of a second chance in a playoff to beat Kevin Na. Grillo had a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 18 on the first playoff hole when he pulled it to the left. The next mistake belonged to Na, who made a 6...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Steele leads by one as Frys.com leaderboard bunches up

NAPA, Calif. -- Brendan Steele did just enough to keep the lead Saturday at the Frys.com Open, even though he missed a chance to do more. As one player after another was piling up birdies on the closing three-hole stretch at Silverado, Steele managed three pars for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Andrew Loupe and Kevin Na. Loupe had five straight birdies early and four straight...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Steele narrowly hangs onto lead at PGA Tour season opener

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Brendan Steele did just enough to keep the lead Saturday at the Frys.com Open, even though he missed a chance to do more. As one player after another was piling up birdies on the closing three-hole stretch at Silverado, Steele managed three pars for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Andrew Loupe and Kevin Na. Loupe had five straight birdies early and four straight...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Frys.com Open

That is one short offseason, eh? The PGA Tour is back for the start of their new season and Daily Fantasy Golf is back at DraftKings. Yes, it’s still 2015, but the same old year brings a new season for the PGA. And we have a full field. And a cut even. It’s been a while since we’ve seen either of those on Tour. It’s a great week to check out DraftKings as they have some top...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The BMW Championship Experience

With the Tour Championship beginning this weekend, the best players on the planet will duke it out for the $10 million prize. But I wanted to share my experience at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club here in the Chicago area. As we know, Jason Day won (Yet again) beating Daniel Berger by five strokes for his fourth win in his last six starts. His win has now created...
Via The GP Golf Report
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: The Greenbrier Classic

View image | gettyimages.com Another week of PGA Daily Fantasy picks for DraftKings as we recover from the Travelers Championship. It was a tough week to get six through to the weekend, but for those who did, congratulations. This week, we stop off in West Virginia for the Greenbrier Classic. I’m back again to provide daily fantasy golf picks for DraftKings’ PGA game. It...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - The Greenbrier Classic

View image | gettyimages.com The best part about writing is pretending that people laugh at your jokes on the other side of communication spectrum. I mean, half the reason I do this is so I can giggle like a child while making strange jokes about the unusual, basic instincts of mankind and cheesy fries. I'd explain the cheesy fries bit, but, you know that would ruin the fun...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Travelers Championship

View image | gettyimages.com Another week of PGA Daily Fantasy picks for DraftKings and what a week it was at Chambers Bay last week. I’m not sure if we’ll see another Open there for a while given the complaints from the players, but it sure was pretty. This week, it’s the Travelers Championship. I’m back again to provide daily fantasy golf picks for DraftKings’ PGA...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - U.S. Open

View image | gettyimages.com Fifty percent is a decent number for some things. Winning heads-or-tails comes to mind or winning presidential elections, for that matter. I'm not sure what that says about our electoral system, but 50 percent is never a winning number in fantasy golf. That magical numeral that separates minority from majority also happened to be my cut percentage...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: The Memorial

View image | gettyimages.com Another week of PGA Daily Fantasy picks for DraftKings as we head to Muirfield Village for the Memorial Tournament – it’s Jack’s tournament. It was a wild week as the Byron Nelson was deluged with rain. I don’t think we’ll see the same issues this week, but who knows! I’m back again to provide daily fantasy golf picks for DraftKings’...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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