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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 posted a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Quicken Loans National, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Whew. After last week's T11 in Connecticut, cautious gamers want to see him do it again to disprove the theory of the anomaly. Well, he opened with a double bogey at the par-4 first hole today with a three-putt from 15'5", but Watney turned the tables with six birdies against two bogeys the rest of the way. Three of his par breakers rolled in from outside 12 feet, including gems from 28'1" and 30'5" at Nos. 11 and 18, respectively. Jun 26 - 12:48 PM

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Nick Watney cruised to a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the Travelers Championship, to reach the 54-hole mark at 9-under 201.

The flat stick caught fire for Watney, who rolled in five putts from outside 10 feet. His strokes gained-putting sat at 2.597 even after he missed a 4'11" par-putt on the 18th green. This 65 is his low round of the season, a round that gamers have been patiently waiting for. There are plenty of golfers still on the course ahead of him, but he currently holds a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 21 - 3:43 PM

Nick Watney signed for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 following his opening round of the Memorial.

Watney has had little about which to celebrate this season, but today's aggregate equals his previous low for a first round in 2013-14, so perhaps this is the catalyst that he's needed. He's managed just one top 25 in 14 starts and that was but a T24 at the Honda. Today he hit just 11 greens and squared four bogeys, but overcame with seven birdies, including a five-yarder from the fringe at the par-5 seventh. His longest conventional rolls measured 18'6" and 12'9" at Nos. 13 and 5, respectively. He's six strokes adrift of the overnight lead.
May 29 - 6:45 PM

Nick Watney is searching for a spark this week as he makes his seventh appearance at the Memorial Tournament.

Watney's season woes continue after another missed cut last week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. That makes three in a row, but more alarming is his lack of any top 20s on the season. Watney is 3-for-6 at Muirfield Village, but has missed his missed his last three cuts here, making him an easy fade in all formats this week.
May 27 - 9:54 AM

Nick Watney will make his eighth appearance at TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS later this week.

Watney is 4-for-7 at TPC Sawgrass but his recent form is of more importance. From 2009 through 2013 he enjoyed top 25s in 65 of his 122 events, 53 percent. In 2014, that number is one top 25 in 12 tries, just eight percent. The culprit appears to lie with the flatstick. Watney is currently losing 0.389 strokes-putting per round, ranking 166th on TOUR. He always has the high upside, but he falls under the risky category until he can string together a few good tournaments.
May 6 - 11:23 AM

Nick Watney completed his opening round of the Masters in even-par 37-35=72.

Back in play since withdrawing from the WGC-Cadillac Championship before his final round with a back injury, officially, today also marked his first live action since wife Amber delivered the couple's first child on March 10. The new daddy hit only nine greens in regulation and traded four birdies with four bogeys. He's just four strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Apr 10 - 6:05 PM

Nick Watney has been removed from the published field of this week's Shell Houston Open.

We relayed on March 25 that he was expected to play, but either he wants to spend another week with his newborn daughter and/or he needs to rest a back injury in advance of the Masters.
Mar 31 - 11:40 AM

Nick Watney will return to competition at next week's Shell Houston Open, according to Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press.

In his weekly Tuesday column, Ferguson alluded to Watney's absence as a result of the birth of his first child, a daughter on March 10. The PGA TOUR had announced that the new daddy withdrew prior to the final round due to an injured back. Whatever the case, the timing is perfect with the Masters just two weeks away.
Mar 25 - 11:29 PM

Nick Watney withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship just prior to the start of his final round with an injured back.

Watney was on the driving range preparing for his final lap around Trump National Doral when he made the decision not to give it a go. He was scheduled for a 1:25 p.m. ET tee time. At 2-over-par 218 for the tournament, he was only a shot outside the top 10. Considering his previous best finish this season was a T24 at The Honda Classic last week, one could assume he didn't take this decision lightly. He is not scheduled to compete in the Valspar Championship next week.
Mar 9 - 1:29 PM

Nick Watney is back at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship where he hoisted the trophy in 2011.

Watney is fresh off a T24 at The Honda Classic, so perhaps his form is coming around just in time for Doral. In eight events, that represented his first top 25 of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season. He's missed just one cut, as his ball-striking is keeping him around for the weekend. He needs to do better with the flat stick, ranking 147th in strokes gained.
Mar 3 - 10:16 PM

Nick Watney pegs it at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open still chasing his first top 30 of the season.

He's 4-for-4 but failed to parlay an inspiring run through the FedExCup Playoffs (shortly after hiring coach Todd Anderson) into a hot start in the fall. It's been three years now that Watney opened a season with five consecutive top 10s (en route to 10 in 2011). That run included a T5 at TPC Scottsdale, his only top 10 in eight appearances. He totaled five top 10s in 2012 and only four last season. Maybe it's unfair to expect more from the five-time PGA TOUR winner, but he's in his age-33 season, which often signals the peak of one's career.
Jan 28 - 11:25 PM

Nick Watney has finished inside the top 30 on the PGA TOUR money list every year since 2009.

That type of consistency is a blanket of comfort for full-season fantasy gamers, meaning it is easy to invest in the American with confidence. He's eased into the new season, making each of his three cuts but failing to finish inside the top 30. From a statistical standpoint, he's known for his ability to dominate off the tee with both length and accuracy. The longer and more demanding the course tee-to-green, the better his chances.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 09:05:00 PM

Defending champion Nick Watney recovered from his opening 75 at the CIMB Classic with a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in his second round.

This was one of those days that defines the randomness of golf. After hitting 14 greens in regulation and squaring five bogeys on Thursday, Watney landed only 11 GIR today but limited the damage to one bogey (at the par-4 12th hole). He set the tone for the comeback early with birdies at 2, 3, 4 and 5. He's back to even par for the tournament, nine strokes back of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Nick Watney opened his title defense of the CIMB Classic with a 3-over-par 39-36=75.

After a spirited run to conclude the 2013 season, he disappointed new owners in his lid-lifter at the Shriners last week where he had posted top 10s in the previous three editions. Watney tied for 48th at TPC Summerlin on Sunday. Today's loop around Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club's West Course didn't provide any hope as he hit 14 greens in regulation and still managed to square five bogeys to wipe away two birdies. It's relevant to note that if you weren't already aware, this week's host course is taking its first turn on the PGA TOUR. The MINES Resort greeted unofficial fields in 2010-2012.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 02:04:00 AM

Nick Watney captured the 2012 CIMB Classic at The MINES Resort & Golf Club, but heads to Kualu Lumpur Golf & Country Club for this year's edition.

He fired a 22-under to defeat Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke a year ago, but Watney enters this week off a T48 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to kick off his 2013-14 season. With form a question mark and a new venue in the cards, it's hard to rank him as a better option than anyone else in the field this week.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 08:53:00 PM