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Short game hurts Watney at The Masters

Special to The Enterprise AUGUSTA, Ga. — Playing in his seventh Masters, Davis High graduate Nick Watney is fighting to overcome a poor putting stroke this week. It’s an issue that’s especially compounded by the course’s undulating greens. In his third round, Watney shot a 4-over 76 on a sunny and warm Saturday at Augusta […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Familiar faces surround Watney at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former Davis High standout Nick Watney had some people over to his rented house in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, the night before Round 1 of The Masters. The get-together included Watney’s close friend Bill Haas, another PGA Tour pro, and his wife Julie and the two golfers even teamed up for a […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney has eyes on the prize this season

Nick Watney has winning on his mind this year on the PGA Tour. In one of the hardest individual sports one can play, the 1999 Davis High graduate is finding that a simple approach to each day and each golf shot may be his best way to return to the coveted winner’s circle. The 32-year-old’s […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney turns it around at Augusta

Special to The Enterprise Nick Watney is on fire, and it’s put him in the red. The Davis High graduate fired a 4-under par 68 on Saturday at Augusta National, improving to 1-under after three rounds of The Masters. By day’s end, he trailed  co-leaders Angel Cabrera of Argentina and Brandt Snedeker by six strokes as they […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney’s Masters round is rough

Special to The Enterprise It was a day of low scores and red numbers for almost half of the field of 93 players in the first round of the Masters on Thursday. Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman stand as the co-leaders after firing rounds of 6-under 66, as 45 players shot even-par or better. Unfortunately for […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney is the ace of Augusta

Special to The Enterprise Davis High graduate Nick Watney has made a hole-in-one at The Masters. Unfortunately, it was one day too soon as it came during the annual par-3 contest on Wednesday at Augusta National’s much smaller par-3 course. The former Blue Devil ended the competition tied for first place with Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney can’t catch Woods

SAN DIEGO — When the second half of the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open began Monday at Torrey Pines, Davis High graduate Nick Watney was six shots back and the only player with any hope of catching a sizzling Tiger Woods. But with only 10 holes to play, the former Blue Devil would have […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney opens with a 69 on the tougher South Course

Special to The Enterprise After braving the more challenging of the two courses at Torrey Pines as well as the pressure of playing alongside Tiger Woods, Davis High graduate Nick Watney should feel pretty good about his performance on Thursday. Watney fired a 3-under 69 at the Farmers Insurance Open in cool and light rain […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney heads into a brief offseason ranked 17th in the world

After tying for 11th place at Tiger Woods’ invite-only World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Nick Watney will take just a short break before starting his next season on the PGA Tour next month. 2013 will be the ninth season that Watney is on tour as a full-time member, not bad for […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney is having one last 2012 hurrah

Nick Watney is finishing his 2012 season with one final strong performance. The 1999 Davis High graduate shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday in Tiger Woods’ World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Watney was in seventh place at 6-under par after the third round, trailing leader Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland by […]

December 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney takes positives from U.S. Open performance

The tall, Cypress trees cast long shadows along the narrow fairways as golf’s most demanding event of the year, the U.S. Open, ended in the early evening on Sunday at San Francisco’s Olympic Club. Webb Simpson battled the challenging course and won his first major championship by shooting a final-round 68 to finish 1-over for […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney gets on track with an albatross; is tied for second at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO — Nick Watney impressed his father, and the entire golfing world on Thursday during his first round 69 at the U.S. Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club. Playing the 17th hole — his ninth of the day after starting on the hole No. 9 — and sitting in a tie for 71st at […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Just down the road, Watney plays on golf’s biggest stage

When Nick Watney begins competition for golf’s national championship, the U.S. Open, beginning Thursday, the Davis High graduate will do it just 85 miles from the course where he learned to love the game. That’s because the 2012 edition of The Open will be contested at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, a straight shot down […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Playing close to home doesn’t translate to success for Watney

Nick Watney is coming off a middle-of-the-pack finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last weekend in Pebble Beach. The 1999 Davis High graduate had high hopes for the tournament, which is contested closer to his hometown of Dixon than any other event on the PGA Tour. Watney married his wife Amber at Pebble […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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