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James Nitties

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 180

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James Nitties came up short in the final against Kiradech Aphibarnrat, but had hung tough in claiming second place in the World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup CC in Perth, Australia.
Both finalists had the long route to the final, having finished outside the top eight in the strokeplay stage. Dallas resident Nitties' route there saw him beat three compatriots Nick Cullen (1st Super Hole), Dimi Papadatos (1 hole), Callan O'Reilly (1 hole) and then Englishman Sam Horsfield (2-and-1) in the semi-final. In the last match he was handed the first hole by his opponent's bogey and then found himself stymied by poor driving, yet often rescued by short game brilliance. He found trees from the tee at 2, 3 and 4, made a sand save par at the first of those, almost grabbed par at the third and claimed a sensational birdie at No. 4 which was only bettered by an eagle. Aphibarnrat closed out at 5 with a birdie. It is Nitties' third top 20 in 23 starts on the European Tour and betters his previous best of T5 in the 2009 JBWere Masters. Feb 11 - 4:03 AM

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James Nitties swept into T2 with a first round 6-under-par 34-32=66 at the World Super 6 Perth hosted by Lake Karrinyup CC in Perth, Australia.

Once a regular on the Tour Nitties is now plying his trade down under and in recent outings a solid start has been typical, often maintained through 36 holes, but he's struggling to convert them into finishes. Since he missed the cut in this event 12 months ago he is 8-for-8 and has always been T33 or better after 18 holes, improved that to always being top 20 at halfway, and yet had only three times stayed there, with a best of T6. A quick start on the course is also not a great surprise: He was T1 back in the 2013 Perth International after a 68, spent the week contending before a final round 74 left him T12. On Thursday he had a two steps forward, one step back first nine (the back), going birdie-birdie-bogey at 11-12-13 and then again at 15-16-18. The front nine was a different case entirely, even if it did end with a bogey at No. 8. On this occasion no fewer than five birdies preceded it, at 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7. He led Putt Average on 1.273.
Feb 8 - 5:51 AM

One-time Tour winner James Nitties will tee it up in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup this week.

Back in 2011 Nitties bested Jonas Blixt in the Midwest Classic, but their careers have gone in different directions since. Blixt is secure on the PGA Tour, Nitties ended his time on the circuit in late 2015. His immediate return to the Australasian Tour was successful, earning a win in the South Pacific Open and two top five finishes followed but the last of those was in early 2016. He's missed the cut in his two starts this year but was placed T1 in November's Australian Open after a second round 65 and has a course logbook of T12-T30-MC which includes an opening 68 in 2013 which had him T1.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 05:13:00 AM

James Nitties took home the hardware at the 2011 Digital Ally Open and returns for another crack at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.

The Aussie is just 9-for-16 on the this season. That slots him at 96th on the money list. That falls almost perfectly in line with his all-around ranking of 87th. A repeat of 2011 would be clutch this last in the season and go a long way in securing TOUR status for Nitties.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 07:55:00 PM

The second round of the Tour Championship was suspended for darkness.

Inclement weather delayed play for a time today. As a result, 20 golfers were stranded at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass at nightfall, including first-round leader Zac Blair. He's 12-under through 33 holes and will return to complete the seventh hole on Saturday morning. James Nitties finished his second round and posted 6-under 66-68=134. That's good for a share of fourth place at the moment. The 31-year-old from Australia arrived for the finale of the four-event series ranked 42nd (or $13,816.67 outside the bubble) among the top 25 elbowing for PGA TOUR cards. Nitties hasn't played on the PGA TOUR since losing his card after a two-year stint in 2010.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 09:18:00 PM

James Nitties won the Midwest Classic in 2011 and is back to tackle Nicklaus GC at LionsGate.

Nitties bested Jonas Blixt and fellow Aussie Nick Flanagan by five strokes to pick up the title in the tournaments second edition. His 26-under 258 final tally stands as the tournament record and a lofty benchmark for the field to shoot for in 2013. In 13 starts this season, Nitties ranks 73rd on the money list with eight cuts secure. He's firmly on the bubble for a top-75 finish and a spot in the four-tournament series for a 2013-14 PGA TOUR card.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 09:11:00 PM

James Nitties carded a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the Johne Deere Classic.

Nitties was the fourth of four to finish five strokes off Paul Goydos' record pace. The Aussie hit 12 (of 14) fairways, 14 greens and needed just 26 putts. His highlights started at the 3rd hole, where he buried his birdie putt from 13'5". He saved par at the 6th with a conversion from 15'11". At the 7th, he rolled in a birdie from 21'6". He got another to fall from 18'9" at the 11th. And finally, one more from 43'9" at the 13th disappeared for birdie.
Thu, Jul 8, 2010 07:28:00 PM

James Nitties has been added to the published field of the Memorial.

Nitties started the week as the first alternate, and gained entry when J.J. Henry withdrew this morning. The second-year touring pro from Australia has cashed in four straight starts, but has just one top 15 all year (T3, Puerto Rico). He missed in his debut at last year's Memorial.
Mon, May 31, 2010 12:33:00 PM

James Nitties has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Nitties has played in the last three events on the PGA Tour and is still looking for his first made cut on the season.
Mon, Feb 8, 2010 11:42:00 AM

James Nitties posted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 on the North Course at Torrey Pines in his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Golfers have said for a long time that they can't win tournaments on Thursday, they can only lose them. Well, Nitties is this week's poster boy. He carded an 8-over 80 on the South Course on Thursday, all but foiling his plans for a paycheck this week. The Aussie missed the cut by four swings, but he heads to the Northern Trust Open on the heels of a great round.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 06:30:00 PM

James Nitties settled for a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in the opening round of the Open.

The rookie managed only 11 GIR and still required a whopping 29 putts, so it's a good thing that his 2010 PGA Tour card is secure. He was an early WD from the Timberlake due to a recurring sore neck, which might still be bothering him based on his score today.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 08:43:00 PM

James Nitties is listed in the published field of next week's Open.

Nitties was a late scratch from the Timberlake on Wednesday night, but it wasn't revealed until Friday's Las Vegas Review-Journal that his neck was again to blame for his absence. Considering his reactive arthritis and recent history battling this ailment, he will remain a question mark for the all the way up to his tee time.
Sat, Oct 17, 2009 01:05:00 AM

James Nitties has withdrawn from this week's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Technically, Nitties remains in the published field, but he has been removed from the tee times and live scoring at He was scheduled to tee off on the 1st hole at 8:16 a.m. local time.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 10:18:00 PM

James Nitties crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round of the Buick Open.

Sidelined by a neck injury for three weeks, this is hardly what anyone expected in his first round back. The rookie found 16 GIR en route to seven birdies at Warwick Hills, finishing two strokes back of the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 01:08:00 PM

James Nitties is listed in the published field of next week's Buick Open.

Nitties has been out since withdrawing late before the start of the John Deere Classic due to a neck injury. Tread cautiously. This will be the rookie's first Buick Open.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 05:59:00 PM