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Nick Watney Sinks Birdie on 18 to Beat Snedeker by 3

by Kenny Ducey
It was an up and down day for just about everyone on the course, even winner Nick Watney.
 
He nearly carded a 1-over back 9, but thanks to a birdie putt on the 18th he finished 2-under for the day. “To make birdie at the last…it was awesome.”
 
There was the possibility of a playoff if Watney had bogeyed 18 and Sergio birdied. After all, Watney had bogeyed it two days in a row.

Tiger Grinds Out 2-Under 69 Despite Bad Back, Trails Leaders Watney and Garcia by 3

by Kenny Ducey

"I'm probably going to sleep on the floor. I do that in Europe all the time, so this is nothing new."

This was not a joke from Tiger Woods, as one reporter had thought. These were the realities the aging superstar had to face after suffering through hours of pain in his lower back. He described it as pain in "a section of movement" that would come right before impact in his swing. Through all this, you'd think the 36 year-old might consider withdrawing - something he says never crossed his mind. Instead, the two-time FedEx Cup winner posted a 2-under 69 to put him three shots back of leader Nick Watney.

O'Connell's Corner: Playoffs?

by Andrew O'Connell
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The PGA Tour needs to come to grips with a few realities, and its needs to do so soon.

A few years back, the Tour acknowledged that golf often slips from the mind of the casual fan following the last of the four major tournaments by establishing the FedExCup, a season long, 10 million dollar prize capped by a five week playoff tournament following the PGA Championship. Now, the Tour must admit that the FedExCup needs fixing if the PGA does not wish to see the Playoffs become an afterthought in the mind of the general public.

Keegan's Coach

by James Passarelli

Just a few weeks ago at the 2011 PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley proved that he could play with the big boys...and beat them too.  For special insight into the life and character of the promising young golfer, Andrew O'Connell and Kyle Kesses talked to someone who knows him pretty well - St. John's University head coach Frank Darby.  

O'Connell's Corner: Strong Field at Plainfield

by Andrew O'Connell

In the golfing world, late August and September used to seem rather calm, a time following the season’s four majors when fans could temporarily put the game on the back burner before either the Tour Championship or the Ryder Cup brought their minds back to golf.  But since the establishment of the FedEx Cup in 2007, a formerly serene couple of weeks has been replaced by the frenzied pace of a winner-take-all tournament, and the average fan should be ever thankful for the turmoil.