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Ha Na Jang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA Tour season opener

  Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. And it surprised no one. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened up a four-shot lead over Stacy Lewis heading into the third round. Jang has full status on the LPGA Tour. But because...
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Robert Allenby gets only a few boos and comments in return

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. Two days after saying he was preparing mentally for one of the toughest weeks of his life, Allenby drew only a few boos and comments on the rowdy par-3 16th stadium hole and the crowded 18th. He had mostly quiet, apathetic galleries...
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Jang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA season opener

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. Jang, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened a four-shot lead over Stacy Lewis heading into the third round. The South Korean has full status on the LPGA Tour, but because the opener isn't a full-field...
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Tiger Woods stumbles with chipping in his first round of year

  The focus on Tiger Woods at the Phoenix open shifted Thursday from a chipped tooth to his chipping. Woods struggled with his short game again, and it didn't help that he only hit three greens in regulation on the front nine. He made three bogeys and a double bogey and made the turn in 4-over-par 39. In his 2015 debut, Woods already was 10 shots behind early leader Keegan Bradley...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slice of Bacon: Swag Tossing, A Major Bet & Creating The Best Finish In Golf

The golf season is officially underway with the start of the Waste Management Open, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson teeing it up in Scottsdale, Ariz. while Rory McIlroy hacks it around Dubai. What better time for a mailbag? As always, send in your tweets to @shanebacon to be included in the next mailbag!   @shanebacon tiger will say anything less than a win is not a good week...
Via Back9Network
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PGA Tour: The Return of Dustin Johnson

After just over six months after leaving the game of golf, Dustin Johnson is expected to return at the Farmers Insurance Open in early February at Torrey Pines. Johnson was alleged to have a cocaine problem, however I don’t think that is the case. Yes, he has admitted publicly to having problems abusing alcohol, which is a problem for people all around the world. Anyone who watches...
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The Fringe: Phil Get’s Fired & People Get ‘Insane’ Treatment

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. Phil Mickelson ‘Fired’ as Arizona State Assistant Golf Coach  Phil Mickelson’s coaching days are over — for now, anyway.  “I recently got fired from that position,” Mickelson said on Wednesday in reference to his brief tenure...
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Heads Up! Tiger Plays With Fans On TPC Scottsdale’s Famous 16th

Remember when Tiger Woods was a fresh-faced rookie with a serious sense of humor to go along with his soon-to-be legendary game? Well, not much has changed on that front. His first few days at the Waste Management Phoenix Open are a testament to that. Woods began the week keeping things light and fun at his press conference where he elaborated on “tooth-gate” and explained his...
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Did Tiger Woods intentionally skull a bunker shot into the gallery? (video)

While it will be impossible to confirm save for a confession from Tiger Woods himself — which seems awfully unlikely — it certainly appeared that the golfer intentionally skulled a shot out of a bunker on Wednesday into the gallery. Woods was competing in a pro-am event at TPC Scottsdale ahead of the Waste Management...Read More The post Did Tiger Woods intentionally skull a...
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Fowler In Phoenix: Rickie Ready For Action At TPC Scottsdale

Back9Network caught up with Rickie Fowler, one of the PGA Tour’s hottest stars and biggest names, ahead of the season’s most-anticipated tournament, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. At a COBRA PUMA Golf and Red Bull event held at TopGolf, Fowler explains his preparation process for this week’s event, what the infamous par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale is like for a player, his...
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Plausibly Live Diary of Robert Allenby’s Press Conference in Wonderland

*Note: Anything here not in quotes is the imagination of the author. It could easily be argued that imagination and Allenby’s reality are similar but nonetheless this is opinion and satire. Robert Allenby faced the press corps on Tuesday concerning his frightening brush with a real world version of Taken. There have been “concerns” that […]Continue reading...
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McIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday. McIlroy settled for a 6-under 66 to sit one stroke behind a trio of players that included Lee Westwood. In ideal playing conditions, Westwood made long birdie putts on two of his last four holes to join...
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Spieth ready for big show - Phoenix and Tiger

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above the staging area and smiled when he saw the scene. With mock curiosity, he mouthed the words, ''Who's that?'' He's only 21 and starting his third season as a pro, but the kid gets...
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Mickelson plays mind games with Bradley at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley. ''I find it very easy to get in his head,'' Mickelson said. Bradley tried to bait his mentor Wednesday in the Phoenix Open pro-am. ''When I outdrove him today by 30 yards, I left him a note in the fairway, letting him know the senior tees are...
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Three tied for lead after first round of LPGA Tour season opener

  Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz each shot 5-under 67 in the opening round of the LPGA Tour season opener. All three teed off in windy conditions and finished in chilly temperatures just before dark Wednesday in the Coates Golf Championship. Korda straightened out an errant driver on the front nine and birdied six of her final 13 holes. Lewis birdied five of her final...
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Korda, Lewis, Munoz tied for lead at LPGA season opener

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz each shot 5-under 67 in the opening round of the LPGA Tour season opener. All three teed off in windy conditions and finished in chilly temperatures just before dark Wednesday in the Coates Golf Championship. Korda straightened out an errant driver on the front nine and birdied six of her final 13 holes. Lewis birdied...
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Phoenix Open Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson fights feeling old, amateur hits hole-in-one

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Keegan Bradley bragged about outdriving Phil Mickelson by 30 yards on Tuesday and how he left the 44-year-old veteran golfer a note in the fairway, "letting him know the senior tees are not that far off. Don't get too worked up about it." Mickelson claimed Bradley outdrove him by only 11 yards as the two loosened up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am...
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Tiger Woods returns to Phoenix tourney with plenty of memories

  Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps. All on one hole. There is rarely a dull moment with golf's biggest star, especially at the PGA Tour's rowdiest venue. Even though Woods has played at TPC Scottsdale only three times, what defines his experience at the Phoenix Open is not a trophy, rather it's some beer, a boulder, an orange and a gun...
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Woods returns to Phoenix with plenty of memories

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps. All on one hole. There is rarely a dull moment with golf's biggest star, especially at the PGA Tour's rowdiest venue. Even though Woods has played at TPC Scottsdale only three times, what defines his experience at the Phoenix Open is not a trophy, rather it's some beer, a boulder...
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Keegan Bradley’s Dilema: Super Bowl Or PGA Tour Victory?

To leave or not to leave — that is the question. It’s not uncommon for a PGA Tour star to leave a tournament in the middle of it for personal reasons. We all remember Hunter Mahan choosing to leave the RBC Canadian Open – while in the lead, nonetheless – to be there for the birth of his first child. But how about for the Super Bowl? That’s a decision Keegan Bradley may...
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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...
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McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The Desert Dubai Classic is the tournament McIlroy has played the most often, including twice as an amateur. It is also where he notched his first win as a pro in 2009, and finished in...
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Review: Thirty7Designs Brings Style to Your Putter

Check it! Thirty7Designs, a young company that designs custom putters, creates putters that not only are stylish but perform well. They were kind of enough to send me a custom flat stick to try out on the greens.   I decided to go with an all black color which is cool because it looks like a total ninja! As you can see in the picture, it’s a blade putter and this is my first...
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Tiger Woods Smiling Again With Full Set Of Teeth After Run-In With Camera

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn’s record 63rd World Cup victory. He said one tooth was chipped and the other was cracked. Both were replaced before he arrived...
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Tiger Woods Talks Debut, Clears Up ‘Tooth-Gate’

Before “deflate-gate” took the world by storm, “tooth-gate” was the prevailing controversy making headlines. On Tuesday, Tiger Woods finally cleared that up.  In case you’ve forgotten, Woods claimed to have a tooth knocked out by a cameraman while in Italy watching his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn set a world record on the slopes. He spoke publicly for the first time since...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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