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Woods looks for more at Wyndham after best round in 2 years

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The first day of the Wyndham Championship was full of bests. Tiger Woods had his best day in two years. Tom Hoge, William McGirt and Erik Compton were even better. Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday in his first competitive round at Sedgefield Country Club while Hoge, McGirt and Compton - a two-time heart transplant recipient - shot 62s to share the lead after...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Capsules

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Tiger Woods had his best round in more than two years Thursday, shooting a 6-under 64 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship. Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, William McGirt and Tom Hoge shared the first-round lead at 62 in the PGA Tour's regular-season finale. Morgan Hoffman, Jim Herman and Derek Ernst followed at 63, and Martin Kaymer...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Waste Management Phoenix Open

  Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America   We are back this week for another look at Daily Fantasy PGA at DraftKings. My lineups last week were able to cash in every 50/50 I entered and even picked up a couple of money finishes in GPPs. Let’s see if I can help you out this week. This week we head to Phoenix and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This tourney is sort...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Turn: Back9Network Tears Up The BMW Racetrack

Follow Back9Network ambassadors Kyle Thompson, William McGirt and PGA Tour player Ben Martin to the BMW Performance Center in Greensville, South Carolina to see if they’re as steady behind the wheel as they are on the tee box. Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and entertainment will be delivered on “The Turn.” Co-hosted by veteran golf writer Shane...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Camilo Villegas takes one-stroke lead at Wyndham Championship

  Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back. A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under-par 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Villegas takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Camilo Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt had 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour's playoffs. Villegas hasn't won on...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - RBC Canadian Open

I've just noticed that I don't have any Canadians in my Power Rankings. I didn't intentionally do this, and it wasn't meant as a slight toward the United States' northern neighbors, but there just weren't any playing well enough statistically to justify a place. To be fair, no Canadian has won the Canadian Open for the last sixty years. That's sixty, with a zero. I'll be fixing that...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: The RBC Canadian Open

We come down off the high of the Open Championship and head north of the border to beautiful Montreal (actually Ile Bizard, Quebec in Canada) for the RBC Canadian Open. And DraftKings has rolled out the red carpet again with some fantastic games. Check them out! Tour Stop The RBC Canadian Open will be held at the Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue Course). The Blue Course is a 7,135...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Movers and Losers - Introducing The Aggregate

Through mysticism, wisdom, arbitrary numbers pulled from thin air, and some serious number crunching, I assign each player a number, called The Aggregate, each week. That number, out of 100 with lower being better, is a collection of rankings and statistics that generally tell how a player has performed in the recent past and, for fantasy teams, can indicate whether is player is...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9Network Renews Ambassadorship with Cheyenne Woods

HARTFORD, CONN., FEBRUARY 27, 2014:  Back9Network, the golf lifestyle multiplatform media network, announced today that it has renewed its ambassadorship deal with professional golfer, Cheyenne Woods.  For the last year, Woods has served as a special correspondent for the network, covering major PGA Tour events and contributing to editorial content for Back9Network.com.“We are...
Via Back9Network
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Trust Open: Round 3 recap

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Without any of the PGA Tour's heavyweights at the top of the leaderboard this week at the Northern Trust Open, a theme began to emerge after Saturday's third round. The clubhouse leader, William McGirt, and two of the guys chasing him, Charlie Beljan and Jason Allred, are far from phenoms. They stood in front of the media Saturday afternoon recalling...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Trust Open: Round 3 recap

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Without any of the PGA Tour's heavyweights at the top of the leaderboard this week at the Northern Trust Open, a theme began to emerge after Saturday's third round. The clubhouse leader, William McGirt, and two of the guys chasing him, Charlie Beljan and Jason Allred, are far from phenoms. They stood in front of the media Saturday afternoon recalling...
Via Fox Sports West
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Ambassador: William McGirt

William McGirt is a professional golfer from Boiling Springs, SC. McGirt attended Woffard College and turned pro in 2004. After a couple years on what is now the Web.com Tour, McGirt earned his PGA Tour card in 2010 via Q-School and hasn’t looked back. He made the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in 2011 and again last year in 2013. One of his favorite places to visit is Cape...
Via Back9Network
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9′s William McGirt Leads the Northern Trust Open

On the strength of five birdies among his first six holes Saturday, Back9Network ambassador William McGirt jumped to the top of the leaderboard at the Northern Trust Open with a third-round 6-under 65. That gives him a two-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round at Riviera Country Club.And it puts the 34-year-old on track to collect his first career PGA Tour victory. McGirt...
Via Back9Network
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

McGirt shoots 65, leads by 2 heading into final round at Riviera

William McGirt made eight birdies in 13 holes and wound up with a 6-under 65 in the Northern Trust Open on Saturday for a two-shot lead going into the final round. McGirt has never held a 54-hole lead on the U.S. PGA Tour. He had one close call when he was runner-up at the Canadian Open two years ago. With steady play in calm conditions off Sunset Boulevard, he opened up a two-shot...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9′s Ambassadors Reflect on 2013, Look Ahead to 2014 (Part 2)

The task: Sum up the year of 2013 in golf and look ahead to 2014. Who better to accomplish such a feat than the people who played in or worked around the pro levels?So we posed 10 questions to some of Back9Network’s ambassadors: players Cheyenne Woods, William McGirt, Willy Pumarol and Berry Henson; Matt Adams, host of “Fairways of Life” on PGA Tour Radio; and Jim Remy, former...
Via Back9Network
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Back9′s Ambassadors Reflect on 2013, Look Ahead to 2014

The task: Sum up the year of 2013 in golf and look ahead to 2014. Who better to accomplish such a feat than the people who played in or worked around the pro levels?So we posed 10 questions to some of Back9Network’s ambassadors: players Cheyenne Woods, William McGirt, Willy Pumarol and Berry Henson; Matt Adams, host of “Fairways of Life” on PGA Tour Radio; and Jim Remy, former...
Via Back9Network
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kisner holds on for win at Pebble Beach despite rough final round

Kevin Kisner made a 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 2-over-par 74 and a one-stroke victory over Chesson Hadley at the Pebble Beach Invitational on Sunday. Kisner began the day with a two-stroke lead and finished at 13-under 275 after a tumultuous final round in the tournament featuring 80 professionals from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com tours. ''I wish I would had...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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