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Shane Bacon golf mailbag: 2015 majors were a game-changer

Whew. Is it finally over? Is this incredible major season really done? In terms of ranking seasons of majors, 2015 will be in the conversation as one of the best ever, especially when you consider that Jordan Spieth (The Next Big Thing) and Jason Day (The Next Big AUSTRALIAN Thing) won three of four, coming after Rory McIlroy closed out the ’14 season with back-to-back majors....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA DraftKings Challenge

We're going to be doing some fun daily fantasy challenges at Outkick this year.  The first one is this week with the PGA Championship. For $20 you can pick six golfers, the contest pays out $3.3 million, with a million dollars to the person who picks the best team.  That sounds pretty fantastic right? You can play against me here:  Here's my six golfers and the cost for each of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Americans can earn first major sweep since '82 with PGA Championship win

MOSEL, Wis. -- From the Media-Will-Love-It-But-Players-Couldn't-Care-Less Dept., we give you the topic of Americans sweeping all four majors in a season for the first time in 33 years. Zach Johnson, whose victory at last month’s British Open, made Americans 3-for-3 in the majors this year, perhaps spoke for the huge majority of his colleagues when he brushed it aside. “Nothing...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anirban Lahiri wins long-drive competition at PGA Championship

MOSEL, Wis. -- Grip it and rip. Tee it high and let it fly. Let the big dog eat. Pick your phrase because the fact remains every one digs the long ball. On Tuesday, the only leaderboard that mattered at the PGA Championship recorded the longest drives at the 593-yard, second hole at Whistling Straits. One by one the groups arrived at the par-5 hole, had their names announced and...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Golf at the Majors: PGA Championship Picks

Image courtesy of WISN TV in Wisconsin   After a fun WGC at Firestone, it’s finally time for golf’s final major, the PGA Championship. The first three majors were all terrific starting with The Masters where Jordan Spieth tied Tiger Woods’ record score.   Then, we had a great U.S. Open at a course that was hardly known in Chambers Bay. Jordan would also win this also but...
Via The GP Golf Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson Claims Open Championship Crown Following Thrilling Play-Off

After a pulsating final day at St Andrews, the American outsider Zach Johnson claimed the £1,000,000 Open Championship prize after a thrilling play-off with Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. As Johnson picked up the Claret Jug, the adulation of the crowd and the thrill of claiming a second major, many of his opponents watched on with envy. At one point in Monday’s final round...
Via The Scores Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

British Open viewership up 29% despite Monday finish

After what was by all accounts a disastrous 2014 in golf’s four major events, the news has been better throughout 2015. Jordan Spieth’s victory at the Masters was up 26% versus last year for the final round on Sunday.  His second major triumph of the year saw ratings increase 41% for Fox’s first major championship telecast for the US Open.  Granted, those increases came after record...
Via Awful Announcing
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson wins Open Championship

Zach Johnson claimed his second career major, winning the 144 Open Championship at St. Andrews in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. Johnson, who won the Masters back in 2007, has waited eight years to return to the winners circle at a major championship. With the win at St. Andrews, Johnson becomes the sixth man to win at two of golf's most storied courses, the...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Slam gone, Spieth gears up for the next major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future. Next up is the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. And if the Grand Slam is no longer in play, there's still plenty out there. ''I don't know how many guys have done three majors in a year,'' Spieth said. ''I'm sure there's only...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Zach Johnson wins second major at Open Championship

Zach Johnson The outcome of this year’s Open Championship may not have been the one that many fans were hoping for, but that’s of little concern to Zach Johnson. The 39-year old American defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole aggregate playoff to hoist the Claret Jug, good for the second major of his lengthy career. Even sweeter is the fact that he accomplished...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth each left his mark at St. Andrews

For most people, it wasn’t supposed to end like that. Not this year. Not in 2015. The Open Championship, pushed to an unfamiliar Monday, was supposed to end with Jordan Spieth rolling a sneaky par putt on the most famous hole in golf, a par-5 by all accounts this week, at St. Andrews after making one of his signature “I can’t believe he made that, but really I can!” putts...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

After falling short, Jordan Spieth hangs back to congratulate Zach Johnson on championship

After Zach Johnson bested Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a 3-way playoff to capture the 144th British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews on Monday, another golfer who had finished an hour earlier appeared at the 18th hole to congratulate him on his victory. It was fellow U.S. golfer Jordan Spieth, who shot 3-under in the final round and made a late run at Johnson, but faltered...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: Spieth no loser despite coming up short in Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him. They came by the thousands on a wet and chilly day, lured by cheap tickets and the chance to see history. Packed into huge grandstands and jammed 10 deep against each other on the finishing fairways, they waited in the rain, urging...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

South African Oosthuizen closing in on runner-up Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Louis Oosthuizen is closing in on a career Grand Slam of sorts. One he'd rather not have. For the third time in his career - and second time in a month - the South African was runner-up in a major championship. This time, it's the British Open, where he lost to Zach Johnson in a playoff Monday evening. Australian Marc Leishman also got in the four-hole...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson wins The Open Championship

Zach Johnson prevailed in a 4-hole playoff to win the 144th British Open from St. Andrews. Johnson overcame Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman who all scored a 15-under on the final day of The Open Championship that capped off a thrilling weekend full of weather delays, lead changes and plenty of drama. The win marks Johnson’s second Major after […] The post Zach Johnson...
Via The Majors National
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson wins British Open; Spieth finishes short of playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Jordan Spieth amazing bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, no longer just a normal guy from Iowa. Johnson captured his second major at the home of golf, winning the British Open in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman that capped off a wild five days at St. Andrews and a finish that won't soon be forgotten. Most of that...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Jordan Spieth drains incredible putt at St. Andrews

We now officially know that Zach (Zach Attack!) Johnson has won The Open Championship for his second major of his career. But, just in case you missed it, I wanted to show you this incredible putt Jordan Spieth made on the 16th at St. Andrews to go 14- for the tourney. He ultimately just missed going into the playoff with Zach, Marc Leishman and 2010 Open winner at St. Andrews...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson wins 2015 Open Championship

Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY SportsZach Johnson outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff to win the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews. Johnson, Oosthuizen and Leishman finished the final round tied at 15-under.  On hole one of the playoff, Oosthuizen and Johnson rolled in birdie putts, while Leishman three-putted for bogey. On hole two, Johnson birdied...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson wins three-way playoff to capture British Open

Zach Johnson captured the 144th British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews in a three-way playoff Monday. Johnson, Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen went to the four-hole playoff after finishing tied at 15-under through 72 holes of the rain- and wind-delayed major championship. Louis Oosthuizen missed an 8-foot putt on the final playoff hole to gove Johnson the victory. Leishman...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Are you ready for some Monday golf at the Open?

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) The Latest from the 144th British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews (all times local): --- 11 a.m. For the first time since 1988, the British Open is finishing on a Monday. It looks like another day for going low at the Old Course. The morning starters are again playing under partly sunny skies with only a light breeze, setting up a repeat of Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 British Open: Tee Times, Pairings, Live Stream For Final Round

Paul Dunne made history Sunday, as the 22-year-old became the first amateur golfer to lead the British Open through three rounds since 1927. He shot a 6-under 66 en route to a three-way tie for first place with Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen. None of the top seven golfers shot worse than 5-under par, including wonder boy Jordan Spieth, who enjoyed his day by surging back up the board...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunne, other amateurs hanging with pros at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Is the spirit of Bobby Jones influencing the 144th British Open? That's the question hanging over St. Andrews. Can Ireland's Paul Dunne or Oklahoma State rising senior Jordan Niebrugge do what no amateur has done since Jones in 1930 and win the game's oldest major? Dunne used a 6-under 66 on Sunday to climb into a share of the lead at 12 under alongside 2010...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Day ready to seize latest chance to win 1st major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major. Been there before. Yet, unlike at last month's U.S. Open, Day is feeling good about his chances heading into the final round as he looks to win his first major title at the British Open. A month ago, the Australian managed to haul his weary body into the final pairing at Chambers Bay despite collapsing...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

An amateur in lead at British Open, another not far behind

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Irish amateur Paul Dunne knows he is good enough to post low scores on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Had this been an amateur tournament, he would not at all be surprised to be leading after three rounds. But it's not an amateur event. It's the British Open. ''It's just lucky that it happens to be the biggest event in the world,'' Dunne said Sunday after...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

John Daly predicts 2,000 yard season for Darren McFadden

After a lengthy rain delay on Friday, winds caused havoc on the British Open on Saturday, causing play to be halted. Look what it did to Louis Oosthuizen’s ball on the 13th hole. During the stoppage, the always entertaining John Daly used the time to answer a few questions via Periscope. Daly, a Cowboys fan,...Read More
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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