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Nick Watney |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Fresno State

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Nick Watney descends upon Oakville, Ontario, for this week's playing of the RBC Canadian Open.
Watney entered last year's RBC 134th in the FedExCup standings and played his way into the FEC Playoffs over the next five weeks, eventually finishing 94th. He's in a much better position this year, slotting in at 57th. His season totals show 13 cashes on 21 events, with seven top 25s, the most recent coming five starts ago at the AT&T Byron Nelson (T10). The 34-year-old has gone T65-T53-T39-MC since. Watney is just 1-for-5 at the Canadian Open with a T12 in last year's edition (Royal Montreal GC), his only payday. He missed the cut in 2008/Glen Abbey in his only prior loop at this week's venue. Jul 22 - 9:59 AM

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Nick Watney crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in today's second round of the Travelers Championship.

At the time he signed his card, it stood alone as the low round of the day. It also matches his season-low aggregate first achieved at Nicklaus Private in the second round of the Humana Challenge. Watney went 5-for-5 in scrambling at TPC River Highlands today and circled three birdies on each nine. The set was highlighted by a conversion from 26'10" at the par-3 11th hole. The 33-year-old's greatest challenge to keep his card clean occurred at the par-3 16th where he salvaged par from 15'1". At 7-under 133, he's four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 26 - 5:33 PM

Nick Watney concluded the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with a 4-under-par 31-34=65 to post 10-under 267, good for sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Watney won't win, but he tossed up a target and signed his card positioned inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard. He rolled in six birdies in today's finale and gave back just two shots, both on par 4s. This was the jolt that the 34-year-old needed. This was his ninth start since a solo second at Pebble Beach, but it's his first top 20. He had missed his last three cuts before turning the tables at TPC Four Seasons. Watney will try to keep his rally rolling at Muirfield Village this week. However, his only top 25 in seven appearances was a T14 in 2009.
May 31 - 3:50 PM

Nick Watney spun a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-31=65 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Watney birdied both par 5s at TPC Four Seasons today and added birdies at the par-4 11th and par-3 14th. He now has nine birdies against just two birdies at the break. He signed today's card at 7-under 132, just two shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 29 - 4:54 PM

Nick Watney put up a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, finishing five strokes in arrears of the overnight lead.

Watney made some noise on the West Coast Swing, but he's been primarily quiet since. In fact, today's aggregate is his lowest since an opening 66 at the Northern Trust Open three months ago. He opened his loop of TPC Four Seasons with three birdies, and then found another from 23'7" at the par-4 14th hole. He'd trade one birdies with two bogeys the rest of the way. Overall, the 34-year-old missed only one of the 14 fairways and four greens in regulation.
May 28 - 7:37 PM

Nick Watney slots in at 34th in the FedExCup standings going into this week's PLAYERS at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

After a disappointing 2013-14 where he finished 105th in the FedExCup standings, Watney began his climb back with three top 15s to begin 2015, including runner-up at Pebble Beach in February. He's regressed since, mustering just one top 25 over his next six starts and missing the cut in two of his last three. The 34-year-old is 4-for-8 at TPC Sawgrass with two top 10s (T17 in 2010, T4 in 2011) but his lone cash in his last three loops was a T56 in 2012.
May 5 - 10:46 AM

Nick Watney walked off birdie-birdie in his second round of the Shell Houston Open, and then signed for a 4-under-par 34-34=68.

Watney book-ended nine consecutive pars with three birdies on each side. The first set was highlighted by a conversion from 14'2" at the par-5 13th hole. Later, he opened the second trio with a zero-putt six-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 fifth. After a three-jack bogey from just inside 52 feet at the par-3 seventh, Watney rolled in the aforementioned closers from 18'8" and 41'10", respectively. At 7-under 137, the 33-year-old is two shots in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. This is easily the best he's played since the conclusion of the West Coast Swing and the lowest he's scored through two rounds in four tries at the Golf Club of Houston.
Apr 3 - 2:14 PM

Nick Watney has been removed from the published field of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He didn't play here last year because of the birth of his first child, but Watney is 6-for-7 at Bay Hill with a T4 in 2009. Since a strong West Coast Swing, he's cooled to the tune of a pair of finishes outside the top 40, but still ranks a hearty 22nd in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 16 - 1:54 PM

Overnight co-leader Nick Watney settled for a 3-over-par 36-38=74 in his second round of the Northern Trust Open.

Riviera Country Club is a beast, but it's set up for the touring professional to have a chance. Watney figured out how to score on Thursday despite hitting only 10 greens in regulation. However, after signing for a 66, he hit just 10 GIR again today and squared six bogeys, one as a result of a three-putt at the par-4 third hole. That was one of four in a row, in fact, a slide capped by a bogey conversion from 18'11" at the par-4 fifth. He also circled three birdies, including a chip-in from the rough 14 yards away at the par-4 12th, but he reaches the weekend in 2-under 140, four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 20 - 8:24 PM

Nick Watney kept his rally rolling with a 5-under-par 30-36=66 in the opening round of the Northern Trust Open.

He signed his card with a share of the clubhouse lead with Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh. Watney opened with a standard-issue eagle at the easy par-5 first hole. He connected three birdies beginning at the par-3 sixth and exchanged one bogey with one birdie on the back. His most notable conversion of the round fell for birdie from the rough 21 yards away at the par-4 seventh. The 33-year-old is fresh off a solo second at Pebble Beach where his putting was exceptional. And that was on the heels of a T7 at Torrey Pines where his ball-striking was sublime. Suffice it to say that he just needs to put both together in a single tournament to return to the winner's circle. The most recent of his five PGA TOUR victories occurred at the 2012 Barclays.
Feb 19 - 3:42 PM

At 19-under-par 65-69-65-69=268, Nick Watney finished alone in second place at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, three strokes behind champion Brandt Snedeker.

Watney flew out of the blocks today with birdies on his first four holes. He added four more, but also swallowed five bogeys to prevent a serious run at the trophy. However, he'll head to this week's Northern Trust Open with the knowledge that he putted it extremely well at Pebble Beach. Among today's eight birdies, five were struck from outside 15 feet. Four of those traveled longer than 21 feet. His highlight measured 39'11" at the par-4 11th hole. Watney signed his card with a strokes gained: putting clip of 5.426. Only the host course was lasered this week, but he's nonetheless in the books as the leader in the stat at 7.929 (for 36 holes). This is his best finish since a solo second at the 2013 BMW Championship.
Feb 15 - 7:17 PM

Nick Watney spun a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the host course to reach the 54-hole mark at 16-under 199.

Watney spread eight birdies across Pebble Beach, with three of them dropping from between 10 and 16 feet. His lone bogey came at the par-3 fifth hole. He is on a bit of a roll of late, finishing 14th in the Humana Challenge before missing the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix open and tying for seventh in the Farmers Insurance Open last week. He is two off Jim Furyk's lead.
Feb 14 - 6:17 PM

Nick Watney posted a 6-under-par 31-34=65 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He settled for 1-over on the weekend at Torrey Pines South, but still left town with a T7. Today, he landed 13 greens in regulation and circled an eagle (at the par-5 16th hole) and five birdies. Watney's only blemish was a walk-off bogey-5 at No. 18. However, he'll get back on the horse at Spyglass Hill in the second round.
Feb 12 - 6:27 PM

Nick Watney could only muster a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to secure a top-10 finish at 7-under 281.

Watney found just one birdie, a 12'9" effort on the par-4 14th, on his final navigation of Torrey Pines South. Unfortunately for him, he suffered a pair of bogeys on his round. He began the week 106th in the FedExCup standings but will make a nice move up those standings with his finish this week.
Feb 8 - 6:00 PM

Nick Watney settled for an even-par 36-36=72 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open and is one off the 54-hole lead at 8-under 208.

Watney's 16 pars were only interrupted by a bogey on the par-4 seventh and a 3'1" birdie on the par-5 ninth. The good news is, he is closer to the lead than he was 18 holes ago since Harris English backed up by a stroke. He hit just 10 GIR, and lost 1.255 strokes with the putter. Should he regroup and shoot something under par in the finale, he would absolutely have a chance at his second win at Torrey Pines.
Feb 7 - 5:58 PM