The Back 9

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September 4, 2017
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At the second of the four PGA Tour Playoff events, the Dell Technologies Championship, Dustin Johnson was looking to win his second consecutive and was the leader after an opening 66. Johnson was unable to sustain his superb play but Jordan Spieth who lost to Johnson last week in a play-off stormed into contention in […]

July 9, 2017
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Jim “Bones” MacKay, who for the last 25 years has been Robin to Phil Mickelson’s Caped Crusader, has a new gig. After an amicable split from Lefty the world’s most mercurial looper is moving outside the ropes. MacKay and NBC Sports announced a new multi-year deal for Bones to become an on-course reporter for the […]

May 7, 2017
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The European Tour unveiled a new format this weekend with the inaugural GolfSixes tournament. The event was played over two days and featured two-man teams representing their 16 respective countries but was nothing like tournament golf as we know it. The players played 6-hole matches and were mic’d up entering each match with blaring music. […]

October 23, 2016
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Back 9-Edition 15 World #1, Lydia Ko, parted ways with her caddy of two years, Justin Hamilton, last week. Ko engaged Hamilton to be her full-time looper after trying out 7 other candidates in a year-long interview process in 2014. The pair has had extraordinary success together as Ko reached the top spot in the […]

May 23, 2016
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On Thursday, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted not to allow women members. Although a 64% majority of the 800 members did vote in favor of allowing women, the vote was a constitutional one which required a two-thirds majority. In a statement the Club said: “The Honourable Company is a members club, […]

April 4, 2016
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Tiger Woods announced on his website on Friday night that he would not be playing in The Masters next week because he is still recovering from his back surgery. This really comes as no surprise, since Woods had his second back surgery 7 months ago and waiting until he is 100% healthy again seems logical […]

November 24, 2014
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1. This is the time of year that used to be known as the “Silly Season” in golf where a series of made for TV events were venues for the game’s biggest names to make even bigger money. Those events have been replaced by the longer PGA Tour schedule (the Wraparound tournaments) and significant worldwide […]

January 14, 2014
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1.       With his win on Sunday at the Sony Open, Jimmy Walker won for the second time in his last 6 starts (the first being the Open which kicked off the 2014 season……in October). Walker played flawless golf in Sunday’s round shooting a superb 7-under par 63 to claim the trophy over Chis Kirk. […]

August 30, 2013
The Back 9: Edition 4

Winning the first FedEx playoff event on the PGA Tour last Sunday has put Adam Scott squarely into contention for Player of the Year honors. The criteria for which (Tour players vote for that honor) is very interesting indeed because there are no specific rules to go by. Ergo, should it be Scott, with one […]