Tag Archives: Nick Watney

Sep
16
2013
Zach rallies for the win

Zach rallies for the win

And then there were 30 — that is, players who will advance to the FedExCup Playoff finale at East Lake GC in Atlanta. Several guys came through in the clutch and played their way into the Tour Championship, and several others didn’t have the best of weeks and were bumped out of the top 30 in the FEC points rankings.

Zach Johnson fired a six-under 65 to shoot 16-under total and win the weather-delayed BMW Championship on Monday by two shots over Nick Watney. 

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May
31
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour


butch harmon tweet

Nick Watney shot rounds of 82-77 at the Memorial Tournament and his swing coach Butch Harmon took notice.

In fact, he tweeted about it (it has since been deleted) in the screen grab above. For posterity, he wrote: “Wow N Watney +15, didn’t see this coming. Must be having some personal problems.”

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Apr
12
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Live Blog
Phil the Thrill!

Phil the Thrill!

Hello, friends! Welcome to the first-ever live blog here at WUP. Very exciting, I know. (By the way, I hope this works.) It’s cool stuff — I can throw in poll questions, and you can add your comments and ask questions.

Well, it’s a bit of a bloodbath so far at Augusta National, and perhaps players have the man pictured above to thank: Phil Mickelson, who complained after Thursday’s first round that the Green Coats set up the course too easy. It was indeed quite benign.

Different story on Friday. The pin placements in the second round are extra hard. And as you can see from the leaderboard today, there are hardly any red numbers. However, the round of the day so far belongs to Nick Watney, who is three-under through 11 and battling back after his six-over 78 in the opening round.

Alright, without further ado, let’s go to the live blog: Click Here to Join!

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jan
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Tiger in cruise control

Tiger in cruise control

Tiger Woods continues to cruise on what will very likely be his seventh victory at the Farmers Insurance Open (and his eight at Torrey Pines when you include the 2008 U.S. Open) and his 75th on the PGA Tour, which will occur on Monday afternoon Eastern Standard Time.

Saturday was a wash-out due to fog — err, excuse me, the marine layer.

With eleven holes left to play in the final round, Woods has a seven-shot lead, with defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney as his closest contenders. 

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Sep
3
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Reading Davis

American Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is making his phone calls tonight — you know, THE phone calls to the four chosen ones and then at least three to the guys who will be left behind. Love will formally make his announcement to the world at 10am in New York.

Until then, we can continue to play the guessing game. (Woot!) Technically, there are four remaining spots to fill, but there are really only three — Steve Stricker is a lock (good putter and Tiger’s designated partner). Even Stricker, who had a solid week with a T13 finish at the Deustche Bank Championship, seems to expect good news.

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Aug
30
2012

Surprise? Shock? Both?

Similar to last week at The Barclays, the first of four legs in the FedExCup playoffs, there’s more than just a tournament to follow at the Deutsche Bank Championship, which includes the top-100 finishers in points — there’s the race for the top 70 to advance to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick.

For all the pomp and money (and more) that’s on the line, the atmosphere has certainly been relaxed. In fact, I can’t remember the last time vibe felt this relaxed. May? April? I know it’s early in the week and the tournament has started, and I expect tensions to mount as the week progresses, but so far, it’s not exactly what you might expect for the pressure-packed PLAYOFFS.

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Aug
27
2012

Now that's what I call a reaction

First of all, apologies for making anyone worry about my absence the last few days. I had to deal with some more health issues and I’m still not 100%, but it’s nothing too serious and I’ll be fine. Thanks for the emails and tweets and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend the final round of The Barclays at Bethpage Black (one of my favorite venues bar none).

Well, I heard the Tour watered the greens on Saturday, so the course was “playable,” yet the Black is still one hell of a test. Congrats to Nick Watney on his victory at The Barclays, the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs. Watney, who previously had somewhat of a forgettable season for a player of his caliber, shot a two-under 69 to overcome a two-stroke deficit going into the final round and win by a three-shot margin over Brandt Snedeker.

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Jun
15
2012

The shot of the day goes to Nick Watney, who carded the rare albatross. Watney hit a 5-iron from 190 yards on the par-5 17th and watched in roll in the hole. He followed it up with a celebration for the ages (or one that matched someone named “Peter Oosthuizen” at the Masters earlier this year).

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Feb
24
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Au revoir, Tiger.

Of the 16-odd contests at Dove Mountain on Thursday (the extent to which Dustin Johnson’s 7&5 demolition of Francesco Molinari can be considered competitive is open to some debate), it was, predictably, that of Tiger Woods and Nick Watney that carried the bulk of press interest.

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Feb
23
2012

*Gasp*

 

Tiger Woods couldn’t make a putt to save his life on Thursday — but what else is new these days? — and missed a five-footer on the 18th hole at Dove Mountain to lose to Nick Watney in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Given Tiger’s putting woes lately, it shouldn’t have been a surprise, but I was admittedly shocked (initial reaction went something like *gasp,* followed by “wow”). So was Watney.

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