O'Meara turns back time, making 1st Masters cut in decade

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Mark O'Meara made the cut at the Masters and will be playing this weekend for the first time in 10 years. Yes, it's been a decade since the 58-year-old played well enough to hang around Augusta National and play the final two rounds. O'Meara followed his opening 73 with a 4-under-par 68 Friday and a 141 total. It was good enough for him to make the cut for the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Member’s Bounces: Golf’s Memorable Lucky Breaks

Just as it does in everyday life, luck plays a rather big role in the game of golf. In fact, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.  Just ask Marcel Siem. During the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European Tour, Siem made an eagle thanks to one of the most fortuitous bounces you’ll ever see on a golf course. And with that eagle, he won himself a new Volvo...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need To Know: CIMB Classic

The PGA Tour has left the country, and is as far away from its Florida headquarters as it will be all year. It’s in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week for the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Here are five things you need to know about the tournament and its surrounding area: Billy Horschel’s first international trip as a fatherAfter taking the $10 million...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson Putts From Excavator, Envies Louis Oosthuizen

Volvo makes some nice cars, but everyone knows that. Did you know it also produces top-quality construction equipment? For those not yet aware, Volvo once again brought along some of its machinery to a golf tournament it’s sponsoring, which this week is the Volvo World Match Play Championship in England. While advancing to the final eight of the tournament, Henrik Stenson hopped...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Euro Tour: Oliver Wilson takes three-stroke lead at Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Oliver Wilson of England closed in on a maiden European Tour title when he moved three strokes clear of the field in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Saturday. Wilson, playing with an invite as he lost full playing rights on tour in 2011, shot a 7-under-par 65 on the Old Course at St. Andrews to tally 15-under 201. On his tail...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Leadbetter Looking At Woods & Oosthuizen Takes Flight

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. Could Lydia Ko’s Coach be Moving on to Tiger Woods?  It’s no secret that the most sought-after player in the world of golf coaching is Tiger Woods. If you’ll remember, Woods is — presumably — back on the market and looking...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - The Travelers Championship

Risk and reward is the maxim by which many play golf. Hit a snap hook into the forest? Chances are, most will consider wedging back out to the fairway, but proceed to try to hit a high draw through that tiny opening in the trees. At least, that's how I land so many double-bogeys on my card. In fantasy golf, the same concept exists. Take Matt Kuchar this week, for instance. He's almost...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Photo Credit: Feldman/Getty Images Welcome back to another exciting week on the PGA Tour. We stay in Texas this week and head off to Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial played in Fort Worth, Texas at the Colonial Country Club. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on and join me for a round! Tour Stop Colonial Country Club is...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweek In Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was.1) Louis Oosthuizen Shows Off His Disney Golf Cart Post by Louis Oosthuizen. 2) Fowler Wishes Well For Moore OK High School Golf TeamOklahoma 6A State High School Championship is today...
Via Back9Network
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Folks Still Can’t Get Louis Oosthuizen’s Name Right

Louis Oosthuizen didn’t have the greatest time at the Players Championship last week. Sure, he missed the cut, but that was just the sad end to a week that started off kind of inauspiciously. Oosthuizen (pronounced oost-hay-zen) isn’t the easiest name to spell. Certainly, the 2010 Open Champion knows that and expects some mistakes when it comes to his name … but not this mistake...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Gator Removal & the Excavator Challenge

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature that keeps you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Volvo’s Excavator ChallengeSince putting isn’t hard enough and the folks at the Volvo China Open were looking to do something fun during their tournament, they came up with the “Excavator Challenge.” This put a player in the...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch The Masters Par 3 Contest Live Online (Live Stream)

The Masters doesn’t start until Thursday but the annual Par 3 Contest at Augusta National is a can’t miss event. While the players’ children usually steal the show, the golfers themselves don’t just throw in the towel despite the casual atmosphere. Previous winners include Ben Crane (2006), Mark O’Meara (2007), Luke Donald (2011) and Louis Oosthuizen who shot a 21 in 2010...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Masters: 9 Greatest Shots

If you want to win the most coveted article of clothing in professional sports, you’re going to need to hit some great shots along the way. The Masters is notorious for giving fans electrifying finishes and golf shots that live in our minds forever. Here are the top 9 shots in Masters history:Louis Oosthuizen’s Albatross – 2012 Masters: Usually, it’s inevitable that people...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oosthuizen repeats as Volvo champ

Louis Oosthuizen kicked off 2014 by successfully defending his Volvo Golf Champions title, his seventh European Tour win. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the first European event of the year: 1. UNCERTAINTY ABOUNDS: Oosthuizen may have won the Volvo Golf Champions, but he isn't sure what the rest of the season holds. The diminutive South African struggled with injuries in...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oosthuizen tops Grace, nabs Volvo Champions title

South African Louis Oosthuizen birdied his closing two holes to retain the Volvo Champions title on Sunday after an earlier eagle on the eighth. The 2010 British Open winner shot a 4-under 68 for an overall 12-under 276 and claimed his seventh win on the European Tour. Oosthuizen finished a stroke ahead of fellow South African Branden Grace who also shot a 68 on the Durban Country...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fleetwood shoots 69, holds one-shot lead at Volvo Champions

England's Tommy Fleetwood birdied the last hole in a third-round 69 to seize a one-shot lead in the Volvo Champions on Saturday with an overall 10-under 206. Dutchman Joost Luiten (70) and Victor Dubuisson (69) of France were tied in second on 9-under in the elite 36-player event at the Durban Country Club. Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen was left counting the cost of having...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Luiten's albatross sees him tied for Volvo lead

Joost Luiten holed out for an albatross on the way to a 5-under 67 Friday and a share of the second-round lead with Louis Oosthuizen and Tommy Fleetwood at the Volvo Golf Champions. The Dutchman holed his 7-iron from 248 yards for a two on the par-5 No. 10 at Durban Country Club. His shot pitched near the front fringe, took a couple of bounces across the green and rolled home. ...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Euro Tour: Oosthuizen shows old form, but Jacquelin grabs lead

Raphael Jacquelin shot a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 in extremely windy conditions on South Africa's east coast to take the first-round lead at the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday. Jacquelin was the only player in the 36-man field not to drop a shot around Durban Country Club for a one-stroke advantage over defending champion Louis Oosthuizen. Darren Clarke, whose last title was...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacquelin leads ahead of Oosthuizen in Durban

Raphael Jacquelin shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 Thursday in extremely windy conditions on South Africa's east coast to take the first-round lead at the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions. Jacquelin was the only player in the 36-man field not to drop a shot around Durban Country Club for a one-stroke advantage over defending champion Louis Oosthuizen. Darren Clarke, whose last...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad back prevents Oosthuizen from making long-range schedule

Such is the nature of his back that Louis Oosthuizen has planned his golf schedule only up to the Masters in April. Problems with his lower back last year forced Oosthuizen to miss more events than he wanted to, and to withdraw after three rounds of the Byron Nelson Championship, after a first-round 75 at the U.S. Open, and most disappointingly to him, after six holes in the British...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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