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About Joe Nicely - RotoBaller

Husband, father, and small business owner with a full time PGA obsession.

Joe Nicely - RotoBaller has written 851 articles so far, you can find them below.

Louis Oosthuizen Looks To Rebound At Fort Worth Invitational

Following two disappointing outings, Louis Oosthuizen will try to rebound at this week’s Fort Worth Invitational. The South African appeared to have his game firing on all cylinders after finishing in 12th place at the Masters in April, but he has looked less than stellar in his last two tournament appearances. Oosthuizen missed the cut... Read More

2 years ago

Final-Round 62 Propels Branden Grace Into Third-Place Finish

A blistering final-round 62 sent Branden Grace surging up the leaderboard at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday. Grace took advantage of a rain-soaked Trinity Forest course and finished in a tie for third at 19-under par for the tournament. The South African seemed to be a fan of the links-style layout that was hosting... Read More

2 years ago

Zach Johnson Feels Comfortable At Colonial

Zach Johnson will feel very comfortable at this week’s Fort Worth Invitational. Johnson has two career wins at Colonial Country Club and has never missed a cut at the legendary Texas course. Colonial’s tight fairways and fast conditions set up perfectly for Johnson’s game. The two-time major champion is trying to bounce back from a... Read More

2 years ago

Aaron Wise Picks Up First Career PGA Tour Win

Aaron Wise picked up his first career PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The 21-year-old finished the tournament at 23-under par. Wise outlasted veteran Marc Leishman to win by three shots. The former NCAA champion from Oregon showed incredible poise, firing an impressive bogey-free 65 in Sunday’s rain-delayed final round. Wise had logged... Read More

2 years ago

PGA DFS: Horse For The Course - Fort Worth Invitational

Hello and welcome back to Horse For The Course! There are some major differences between last week's tournament and this week's Forth Worth Invitational. We go from one of the weakest fields we've seen recently at last week's AT&T Byron Nelson to a very strong group of players at this week's star-studded event. Four of... Read More

2 years ago

Branden Grace Will Be Popular Play At AT&T Byron Nelson

Branden Grace is shaping up to be a popular dark-horse play at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson. Grace is one of the better players in the weak field. The links-type layout of Trinity Forest Golf Club seems to be a perfect fit for the South African's game. Grace has been a model of consistency, making... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Chappell Misses Cut At The Players Championship

Kevin Chappell missed the cut at last week's Players Championship. Chappell could only manage two rounds of even-par 72 and missed the cut line by one shot. Chappell's missed cut at the Players is the latest in a string of disappointing outings. The 31-year-old was having an excellent season before being forced to withdraw from... Read More

2 years ago

Matthew Fitzpatrick Will Play Euro Tour's BMW PGA Championship

Matthew Fitzpatrick made the cut at the Players Championship and finished in a pedestrian 46th place. Fitzpatrick ended at five-under par for the tournament but was never in contention at the Players. The young Englishman will journey across the pond for his next tournament, the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship. Fitzpatrick has all the tools... Read More

2 years ago

Tiger Woods Commits To Play The Memorial

Tiger Woods has committed to play The Memorial, the annual tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Woods has won The Memorial five times. We have seen Woods continue to beef up his schedule as he progresses in his comeback attempt. His excellent weekend play at The Players Championship indicates that Woods is not only healthy, but... Read More

2 years ago

PGA DFS: Horse For The Course - AT&T Byron Nelson

Webb Simpson turned The Players Championship into a bit of a snoozefest with his dominant play last week. In PGA DFS we must adapt and that's certainly the situation we are facing this week. We go from perhaps the strongest field of the year at The Players Championship to one of the weakest at the... Read More

2 years ago

Brendan Steele Posts MDF At The Players Championship

The normally consistent Brendan Steele made the cut at The Players Championship, but was trimmed down with an MDF after a disastrous third round 81. The horrible round was a shock from the usually rock-solid Steele. He had made the cut in seven of eight tournaments prior to The Players. Steele plays better at driver-friendly... Read More

2 years ago

Daniel Berger Disappoints At The Players Championship

Daniel Berger had a disappointing week at The Players Championship, finishing in a tie for 57th. The young American has contended in many tournament in 2018 and hoped to continue his good play at TPC Sawgrass. Berger never recovered from an opening round 74 and finished at 4-under par for the tournament. Berger ranked first... Read More

2 years ago

Ross Fisher Makes Cut At The Players Championship

Ross Fisher made the cut at The Players Championship, finishing in 71st place. This marks the second consecutive cut that Fisher has made on the PGA Tour. The Englishman was never in contention at The Players, finishing at 1-over par for the tournament. Despite the low finish, the made cut is a positive sign from... Read More

2 years ago

Tony Finau Scores First Made Cut At The Players

Tony Finau finished tied for 57th at The Players Championship. While the finish is not as high as Finau has grown accustomed to this season, it was an improvement on his two previous appearances at TPC Sawgrass which resulted in missed cuts. The young star does most of his damage with his driver, an advantage... Read More

2 years ago

Louis Oosthuizen Misses Cut At The Players Championship

Louis Oosthuizen missed the cut at The Players Championship with a score of 5-over par. This is the second consecutive week that Oosthuizen has disappointed his fantasy backers with a missed cut. The South African shot a dismal opening round 78 and despite a 71 in the second round, he was never close to the... Read More

2 years ago

Branden Grace Flounders At The Players Championship

In his first start since The Masters, Branden Grace couldn't gain any traction at The Players Championship and finished in a tie for 46th. After a promising opening round 69 Thursday, Grace stayed around par for the rest of the week, shooting rounds of 71-73-70. The South African has never flourished at TPC Sawgrass, so... Read More

2 years ago

Tiger Woods Shows Flashes Of Brilliance At The Players

Tiger Woods didn't win The Players Championship this week, but he showed flashes of his former brilliance over the weekend. After barely making the 36-hole cut, Woods had moments of greatness in the final two rounds at TPC Sawgrass and finished in a tie for 11th place. The 14-time major champion shot a scorching 65... Read More

2 years ago

Webb Simpson Wins The Players Championship

Webb Simpson won The Players Championship in dominant fashion Sunday. Simpson entered the final round with a massive 7-shot lead and never looked back. The former U.S. Open champion played smart golf en route to a final round 73. Despite finding the water on the 72nd hole, the outcome was never in doubt. Simpson finished... Read More

2 years ago

Webb Simpson Holds Massive Lead At The Players Championship

Webb Simpson didn't quite match his historic second round 63, but he got the job done Saturday at The Players Championship. Simpson shot a stress-free 68 in the third round of The Players Championship to get in the clubhouse at 19-under par. He takes a massive 7-shot lead into the final round Sunday. No player... Read More

2 years ago

Tiger Woods Shoots 65 In Third Round Of The Players

Tiger Woods came out roaring Saturday morning at The Players Championship. After making the cut on the number, Woods shot a scorching 7-under 65 in the third round. It was his best career round in The Players Championship and sent him surging up the leaderboard. Woods shot an unbelievable 6-under 30 on the front nine... Read More

2 years ago

Tiger Woods Makes Cut At The Players Championship

Tiger Woods made the 36-hole cut at The Players Championship. Woods shot rounds of 71 and 72 to make the cut on the number at 1-under par. The 14-time major champion showed flashes of his former brilliance, but also stumbled at times. We have seen these type of mixed results from Tiger in his last... Read More

2 years ago

Webb Simpson Ties Course Record, Leads The Players Championship

Webb Simpson had a round for the ages Friday at The Players Championship. Simpson tied the TPC Sawgrass course record with a second round 63. Unbelievably, it could have been better. Simpson made six consecutive birdies before walking to the famous 17th hole at 11-under par for the day, but he put his tee shot... Read More

2 years ago

Sean O'Hair Withdraws From The Players Championship

Sean O'Hair has withdrawn from The Players Championship. O'Hair struggled in the first round Thursday at TPC Sawgrass, shooting a 79. He had been trending upward over the past month. No injury information was made available and O'Hair hasn't elaborated on the reason for his early exit.

2 years ago

Webb Simpson Has Share Of Lead At The Players

Webb Simpson took advantage of TPC Sawgrass Thursday, racking up seven birdies to only one bogey, en route to a score of 66. The excellent score was enough to give Simpson a share of the first round lead at The Players Championship. He ended the day tied at 6-under par with five other players. Simpson... Read More

2 years ago

Patrick Cantlay Tied For First Round Lead At The Players

Patrick Cantlay shot a brilliant 66 in the opening round of The Players Championship. Cantlay finished at 6-under par, to sit in a tie for first place with five other players after Round 1. The young rising star played well at TPC Sawgrass last year, finishing in a tie for 22nd. Cantlay has the game... Read More

2 years ago

Stats Point To Luke List Having Success At The Players

Luke List is having the best season of his career. Experts in the golf world have long predicted success for the ultra-talented List, and he seems to have put it all together in 2018. List's next-generation stats are off the charts and line up well with what is usually required at the Players Championship. He... Read More

2 years ago

Ian Poulter Having Dream Season In 2018

Ian Poulter is having a dream season in 2018. The 42-year-old Englishman has gone from almost losing his tour card last year to currently being ranked 26th in the world. Poulter was energized by a deep run in the WGC-Dell Play event in March and hasn't looked back since. He captured his first ever PGA... Read More

2 years ago

Zach Johnson Has Impressive History At The Players Championship

Zach Johnson will look to add to his impressive resume at the Players Championship this week. Johnson has made 12 of 13 cuts over his career at TPC Sawgrass. His game has been trending in the right direction over the past month. In his most recent start, Johnson finished fifth at the Valero Texas Open.... Read More

2 years ago

Matthew Fitzpatrick Looking For Signature Win

A four-time winner on the international circuit, Matthew Fitzpatrick is still looking for his first win on the PGA Tour. The young Englishman has loads of talent and has popped up on some prominent leaderboards over the last few years. Despite his talent, Fitzpatrick hasn’t fared well at the Players Championship, missing the cut in... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Chappell Struggling To Regain Form Since Back Injury

Kevin Chappell got off to a hot start in 2018, logging three top-10s while making seven consecutive cuts. Unfortunately, Chappell's season sputtered when he was forced to withdraw from the WGC-Dell Match Play in March with back pain. He has struggled to regain his form since the injury. He was unable to get anything going... Read More

2 years ago

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