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Nick Watney |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Fresno State

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Nick Watney closed out his week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round.
While 2013-14 wasn't the kind of season we were accustomed to seeing from Watney, he did end things on a couple of high notes. His 12-under 272 final tally at TPC Summerlin has him off and rolling in the right direction for the 2014-15 season. Sunday's round featured five birdies and 13 pars. Notable birdies included a 14'7" effort on the par-4 seventh and a 22'11" highlight on the par-4 11th. He landed 15 GIR and gained over a stroke with the flat stick for the round. Oct 19 - 5:06 PM

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Nick Watney begins his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at the friendly confines of TPC Summerlin for the Shrines Hospitals for Children Open.

Watney finished runner-up in this event in 2011, so course history is definitely on his side. While 2013-14 was largely a season to forget, he rebounded late with top 10s in two of his last four starts including a T5 at the Wyndham Championship. This tournament should serve as a good litmus for gamers to better understand his state of mind and game for the 2014-15 campaign.
Oct 14 - 1:02 PM

Nick Watney tied for fifth at the Wyndham Championship last week and hopes to continue his fine form at The Barclays this week.

While his season hasn't gone according to play, as evident by his 94th ranking in the FedExCup standings, his recent form offers plenty of reason for optimism. He departed The Open Championship 134th in the FEC standings before a four-tournament run of T12-T8-T33-T5 golf over the last four weeks. While he is a past champion of this event, his triumph was at Bethpage Black, and not this week's venue of Ridgewood CC.
Aug 20 - 9:41 PM

Nick Watney could only muster an even-par 33-37=70 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship, falling into a tie for fifth at 14-under 266.

The pressure of the final pairing weighed heavy on the 54-hole leader. He reached 17-under for the tournament with a 24'7" birdie on the par-4 11th hole, his fourth of the day, but a bogey on the par-4 14th and a double bogey on the par-4 18th after hitting his tee shot OB cost him the tournament. Camilo Villegas ultimately went on to win at 17-under. Instead of a huge leap in the FedExCup standings, he makes a modest jump from 110th to 94th.
Aug 17 - 5:51 PM

Nick Watney fired a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship take the lead at 14-under 196.

Watney's first and last of five birdies stood as the most impressive, draining a 10'4" putt at the par-3 third and holing out from just off the green from 18'8" on the par-4 18th to pull one ahead of Brad Fritsch. The American put on a ball-striking display, splitting 11 of 14 fairways and finding 15 GIR. While this season has been a disappointment by his loft standards, should he depart North Carolina with a victory it would be his sixth on the PGA TOUR and would move him inside the top 40 in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 16 - 5:50 PM

Nick Watney backed up his bogey-free 67 to open the Wyndham Championship with a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in today's second round.

And today's walk around Sedgefield included a bogey at the par-4 11th hole. Elsewhere, however, he picked off seven birdies, four of which from 10 feet and outside. His longest dropped in from 17'10" at the par-3 12th. The putting display resulted in a strokes gained measurement of 2.086 for the round at last check. At 9-under 131, Watney is just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 15 - 5:47 PM

Nick Watney spun a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

He's been flashing form of late, so chalk up today's success as an extension. Watney missed four greens and poured in three birdies, the longest from 14'6" at the par-4 first hole, his 10th of the round. While he signed a clean card sitting two strokes adrift of the clubhouse lead, no doubt he's ruing a par at the par-3 third where he landed his tee ball just four feet from the stick. His comebacker was no bargain at 38 inches.
Aug 14 - 12:43 PM

Nick Watney tossed up another 2-under-par 69 in his second round of the PGA Championship to reach the break in 4-under 138, five strokes off Rory McIlroy's 36-hole lead.

Watney carded respective nines of 37 and 32 today. He found six birdies, the longest stretching 33'5" at the par-4 fourth hole, but was stung by a two bogeys and a double. In fact, he opened with a bogey-6 at the 10th hole and stood birdie-free 3-over after the double at 16 where he three-putted from just outside 50 feet. Overall, he whiffed on five looks inside 10 feet. Interestingly, he's by himself in 16th place entering the weekend.
Aug 9 - 12:13 AM

Nick Watney signed for a 2-under-par 35-34=69 following his opening round of the PGA Championship, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Watney got back on the horse today. He held the outright lead after 18 and 36 holes in Reno last week before fading into a four-way share of eighth place. But he had to claw back after opening bogey-bogey at Valhalla today. He did just that, trading five birdies with one bogey the rest of the way. Overall, he hit 14 greens in regulation, but whiffed on three tries inside 10 feet.
Aug 7 - 2:19 PM

Nick Watney could only muster a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the final round of the Barracuda Championship to secure a mere 2 points.

Watney outpaced his three birdies with four bogeys at Montrêux G&CC, eventually tying for eighth with 34 points. It just wasn't happening with the putter, as he didn't make a birdie of longer than eight feet all day. He is projected to move inside the top 120 of the FedExCup standings as he is fighting for his Playoff life.
Aug 3 - 6:12 PM

Nick Watney could only add 6 points to his tally in the third round of the Barracuda Championship with a 2-under-par 35-35=70, and his 32 points are tied for second with Jason Allred.

Watney's four birdies outpaced his two bogeys at Montrêux G&CC, but he couldn't get much going with the flat stick with the exception of a 10'6" birdie at the par-4 12th. He had a birdie putt from 6'9" on the par-5 18th to take second alone and pull within 1 point of Geoff Ogilvy, but couldn't convert. Due to the threat of inclement weather later in the day, the final round will be played in threesomes off both tees beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT.
Aug 2 - 9:45 PM

Overnight leader Nick Watney followed his opening 18-pointer at the Barracuda Championship with eight points in his second round to build on his margin.

At the time he signed his card for a 3-under-par 36-33=69, Watney's 36-hole clubhouse lead stood at six points over Jeff Overton. That's virtually nothing in Modified Stableford scoring, but Watney is showing few kinks. He's hit 29 greens in regulation and squared only two bogeys, both in today's round that included five birdies. He's played the par 5s in bogey-free 7-under.
Aug 1 - 3:46 PM

Nick Watney came roaring out of the gate at the Barracuda Championship with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 32-31=63 worth 18 points.

He played like the odds-on favorite that he is today. Watney hit 14 greens and converted nine birdies, including on each of the four par 5s. His one-round total matches Jonathan Byrd's tournament record. En route to a T2 last year, Byrd spun an 8-under 64 that featured an eagle and seven birdies against one bogey. Unlike most on site at Montrêux, Watney is already exempt into next week's PGA Championship and his status on the PGA TOUR is locked up for the next two seasons, so he's playing for a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. He started the week just 124th in points.
Jul 31 - 8:46 PM

Nick Watney backed up his opening 66 at the RBC Canadian Open with a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint.

He signed his card sitting four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. Watney hit 14 greens in regulation at Royal Montreal today and buried four birdies, the longest from 14'2" at the par-3 13th hole. He also squared two bogeys, both as a result of failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker at Nos. 11 and 4.
Jul 25 - 5:51 PM

Nick Watney posted a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

This is what the doctor ordered as he remains in pursuit of his first top 10 since the 2013 BMW Championship. Watney hit 12 greens and buried six birdies at Royal Montreal today. His longest conventional conversion measured just 13'11" at the par-4 third hole, but he also circled a zero-putt eight-yarder at the par-4 10th. This is his lowest opening aggregate since he shot 65 to begin the 2013 WM Phoenix Open.
Jul 24 - 12:53 PM