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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 stumbled to a 1-under-par 36-35=71 on PGA West's Palmer Private during his third round of the Humana Challenge.
Watney couldn't get things to gel today but still finds himself just three strokes off the lead entering Sunday. His most notable weakness was the flat stick today, as he dialed in from outside nine feet just once and walked off the course with -1.017 strokes gained:putting on the day. As poorly as his third round went, Watney and gamers still have to feel ecstatic about his 14-under 202 aggregate ahead of the finale. Jan 24 - 7:26 PM

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Nick Watney enjoyed an 8-under-par 32-32=64 at PGA West's Nicklaus Private in today's second round of the Humana Challenge.

Watney is making his first appearance in this tournament since 2009. Given that he's 13-under 131 at the halfway point and just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, he may be wondering why he waited so long to return. He split 11 (of 14) fairways, but landed only 12 greens in regulation today. Yet, Watney negotiated nine birdies against one bogey. He'll conclude his rotation at Palmer Private at PGA West in Saturday's third round.
Jan 23 - 5:11 PM

Nick Watney's star has fallen quite a bit as he prepares for this week's Humana Challenge.

Taking a look back over his last two years in the Official World Golf Ranking, Watney was inside the top 50 following the 2014 Masters and was a top-25 player as recently as the 2013 U.S. Open. He now sits at 140th, despite top-20 finishes in four of his last nine starts. Watney has made each of his four cuts in the event, including two top-25 finishes, but hasn't played in this event since 2009. Perhaps it is a sign of the times that his schedule is shifting to make up for his potential exclusion in majors and World Golf Championships for the 2014-15 season.
Jan 20 - 8:32 AM

Nick Watney is searching for his lost form ahead of the 2015 calendar year.

Watney collected 40.75 percent of his total 2013-14 FedExCup points over the final four events to sneak into the Playoffs. He was quickly bounced, but opened the new season with two missed cuts in four events. The 33-year-old is too talented to be down for long. Gamers should expect a rise to form at some point in 2015.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:27:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:06:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:02:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:41:00 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.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:51:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 05:50:00 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.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 05:47:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:43:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:13:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 02:19:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:12:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 09:45:00 PM