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Two big name golfers make their 2015 debut in Humana Challenge

The PGA Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California brings in some of the PGA’s premier talent for a non-major tournament. PGA legend Phil Mickelson headlines some of the biggest names in golf. This is Lefty’s first appearance in a PGA tournament since the BMW Championship. Also, Lefty has not won since the 2013 Open Championship, but has won the Humana Challenge twice in his career...
Via Tap In Golf
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Donald playing Humana Challenge for first time

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Luke Donald is playing the Humana Challenge for the first time in a bid to keep pace on the West Coast swing. The 37-year-old Englishman opened the year last week in Hawaii with a tie for 51st in the Sony Open and will play next month at Torrey Pines and Riviera. ''The last few years I played a lot in the Middle East,'' said Donald, set to open play Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Guru Week: Chuck Cook

Legendary instructor Chuck Cook has worked with the likes of Tom Kite, Payne Stewart, Jason Dufner, and Luke Donald throughout his career, building an impressive resume. To close out “Guru Week,” Cook joined John and Jeff on The Clubhouse where he shared a story about the great Payne Stewart, his career as an instructor, and his take on Patrick Reed. Part 1: Part 2: Former...
Via Back9Network
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Luke Donald hopes to recapture past glory with old coach

  Some of the biggest stars in Europe are starting their year in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Luke Donald is in Honolulu. That's by design. This year is about getting back to his strengths, and getting back to his roots. Donald could pick off a few European Tour requirements, but he tends to play well during the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour, and that's where he will start. And thus...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Luke Donald Spends New Year’s Eve With Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan

Pro golfer Luke Donald spent his New Year's Eve with Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter.
Via Gamedayr
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Caddie reminded of great Australian adventure

Michael Greller, who left his job as a math teacher to caddie for Jordan Spieth, has often said dealing with 30 sixth-graders for 10 years helped prepare him to work for a 21-year-old golfer who ended the year at No. 9 in the world. Not to be overlooked in his training was an adventure to Australia more than a decade ago. Greller was reminded of that last month when Spieth essentially...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweek in Review: Is Luke Donald the real Slim Shady?

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Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Daly Follows Up Engagement With Victory

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. John Daly Wins For First Time In 10 Years While all eyes were on the Hero World Challenge, John Daly was out having a fantastic week. Just a few days after getting engaged to his former caddie Anna Cladakis, Daly went out and won the...
Via Back9Network
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald leads by 1 ahead of final round at Nedbank

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) Luke Donald shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to maintain a one-shot lead after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Donald is part of an English top three at Sun City, with compatriots Danny Willett and Ross Fisher also in contention at the European Tour's 2015 season-opener. Donald moved to 13-under 203 overall. Willett surged into second after carding...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Luke Donald eludes a charging baboon

The Fringe: No monkeying around - Luke Donald eludes a charging baboon
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Luke Donald get chased by a baboon at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa

Sun City, South Africa -- Today, during the second round of the European Tour Nedbank Golf Challenge, English golfer Luke Donald got a visit from an unexpected guest while prepping for an approach shot.Didn't hurt, former world #1 Donald leads the tournament by two strokes after shooting a nine-under 63 at Gary Player Country Club.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Donald Runs Away From Charging Baboon On Golf Course

Luke Donald found out one of the risks you take playing golf in South Africa on Friday, apparently you have to watch out for charging baboons. Donald played his first 14 holes at a casual 9-under, so it’s safe to say that the day went well. [Golf Channel] The post Luke Donald Runs Away From Charging Baboon On Golf Course appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Donald’s Round Of Golf Abruptly Interrupted By Baboon (Video)

Golf typically isn’t a sport where there’s much monkeying around, but Luke Donald found out Thursday that’s not always the case. Donald is in South Africa for a European Tour event (weird, right?), and there’s a variety of wildlife in the area. That apparently includes baboons. Donald’s round was temporarily interrupted Thursday when a baboon came running up the fairway...
Via NESN.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild Baboon Interrupts Luke Donald’s Round

Luke Donald faced a little extra adversity during his round at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this week.The former world No. 1 golfer was approaching his ball during the event in South Africa when a very impolite baboon scampered across the fairway, forcing Donald to wiggle out of the way.   [For the Win]   Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Donald Chased By Baboon On Golf Course

Luke Donald was chased by a baboon on a golf course in South Africa, because Rafiki is tired of humans ruining everything.
Via Gamedayr
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Luke Donald Eludes Charging Baboon

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Luke Donald Eludes Charging Baboon Luke Donald is sitting in first place at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Africa after rounds of 71 and 63 to start the tournament. His bogey-free 63 on Friday was spectacular, of course, but so was his...
Via Back9Network
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Donald chased by baboon on South African golf course (Video)

Former world number one golfer Luke Donald had an unexpected interruption while preparing to take a shot during Friday's second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa as a wild baboon ran through the course and chased him off the ball.Now there's something you don't see every day. Fortunately, the baboon seemed content to go about his (or her) business, which allowed...
Via Holdout Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Donald shoots 63, take lead in Sun City

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) Luke Donald birdied seven of his first 10 holes Friday to shoot 63 and take a two-shot lead after the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The former top-ranked Englishman was one shot off the course record at the Gary Player Country Club, giving himself a chance of a memorable end to a pretty average year. Donald's round was four strokes better...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Luke Donald Has Shot Interrupted by Baboon

He should get Steve Williams as his caddy. Williams would beat the crap out of that baboon. - – – – - Also see … The 10 Best Golf Tips for Beginners The post VIDEO: Luke Donald Has Shot Interrupted by Baboon appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Donald startled by baboon before taking shot (Video)

Playing a golf tournament in South Africa can involve some distractions that players aren’t used to dealing with in America or Europe. Like what? Like baboons on the golf course. Yes, real baboons. During the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday, Luke Donald was startled by a baboon as he was walking...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Michelle Wie's sole affection; Luke Donald gets ripped

The Fringe: Michelle Wie would use a $1 million bonus to buy shoes; Luke Donald gets ripped
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald goes back to his old swing coach

SHANGHAI (AP) Luke Donald has gone back to his old swing coach with no regrets from having tried something new. Donald had spent just over a year working with Chuck Cook when he decided a few months ago that it wasn't working. More than a search for more length, Donald was trying to get his shoulders more open to consistently have the club more square at impact. Whatever he was...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Peak Performance: Man Hits Shot Off Top Of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest walkable mountain, standing at 19,336 feet high. It typically takes seven to 10 days to climb, making it quite the trek to reach the peak. Once you do, though, it’s an incredible view — and the perfect tee box. One man made the journey up the mountain with a golf club in hand, and upon arriving at the top, he hit the longest shot of...
Via Back9Network
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 9: Tiger And Phil Lead Ryder Cup Task Force & More

Feeling lost on social media?  Want to impress and amaze your friends?  Back9Network’s got you covered.  Each day on “The Turn,” we recap the 9 stories you need to know.  Be sure to catch “The Turn” airing weekdays at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST on Back9Network — DIRECTV channel 262. 1. Golf Inc. Magazine Releases ‘Most Powerful People In Golf’ List The CEO of...
Via Back9Network
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Treasures: Giant Ryder Cup Ball Painted By Luke Donald

The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah will go down as one of the most historic in the event’s history as a huge Sunday comeback by the Europeans capped off the team’s second-straight victory. Luke Donald helped lead the charge on Sunday, sealing the first of 8 1/2 points that day with a win over Bubba Watson. Prior to assisting his team in retaining the cup, however, Donald used one...
Via Back9Network
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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