James Nitties

Greg Chalmers walking PGA tightrope

Greg Chalmers has one more week to defend a return to the US PGA Tour while 11 other Australians need to come from the clouds if they are to move to the big show for the 2014-15 season


Swede Peter Hedblom leads on day two at the Perth International

Peter Hedblom of Sweden watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on October 18, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough With some of the big guns failing to fire, Swede Peter Hedblom holds a comfortable two-shot lead heading in to the weekend at the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup.


2013 Australian Masters: final round live coverage

Adam Scott

Scott Spits Live coverage of the final round from Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Australian quartet moves to next stage of Q-School

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Ben Everill Matt Jones, Steven Bowditch, James Nitties and Mathew Goggin survive stage two in Texas.


Round of day puts Jones in Q-School mix

Los Angeles Five of the 13 Australians at the US PGA tour Q-School sit inside the top-25 card mark at the halfway point of the tough six-round tournament in La Quinta, California.


Bowditch survives final day nerves to secure PGA card and avoid Q-School infamy

Steven Bowditch

Australian golfers Steven Bowditch and Matt Jones will return to full status on the US PGA Tour in 2013 after claiming cards on the final day of the qualifying school.


Caddies word war gets nasty

Marc Leishman's caddy Matt Kelly, sporting a fat lip after a possible altercation on the course.

Michael Chammas It was a case of caddywhack on the opening day of the Australian Open.


Caddies could be fined for Australian Open dust-up


The caddies of two prominent Australian players are likely to escape with fines after coming to blows at the Australian Open at The Lakes in Sydney.

Caddywhack: Open season as bagmen trade blows

Bob Barker

Michael Chammas IT WAS a case of caddy whack on the opening day of the Australian Open at the Lakes.


Leishman proud of caddie who 'did nothing wrong'

Marc Leishman.

Glenn Jackson Marc Leishman, the Australian golfer whose caddie was involved in a pre-tournament dust-up by the chipping green, admitted he was shocked by the altercation but welcomed any investigation, saying his...

Nitties finds perspective after losing his No.1 fan

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Glenn Jackson The Hacker: James Nitties has endured a torrid year, and it has nothing to do with his caddie's chipping-green scuffle with another bag man before his first round on Thursday, or indeed any poor form...

Brawling bag men backed by their players as inquiry begins

Marc Leishman

Glenn Jackson DAY two of what can now simply be referred to as ''caddywhack'' brought the respective golfers into the picture.

Lyle holds the lead with minimum fuss

Nothing much fazes big Jarrod Lyle these days, but staring death in the face as a 17-year-old, and subsequently winning a long battle with myeloid leukaemia, has taught him what matters most.

Golfer Nitties turns to Greek philosophy

John Coomber James Nitties can thank the wisdom of Herodotus and a tattoo needle for helping turn his life around.

Aussie Nitties battles way into big time

James Dampney Newcastle golfer James Nitties' stop-start career is back on track after he secured a spot on the lucrative US PGA Tour for 2009.

Nitties poised to secure PGA tour card

Australian James Nitties is one steady round of golf away from his goal of a spot on the US PGA Tour.

Frazar shoots 59 at Q-school to lead

Harrison Frazar shot a 59 in the fourth round of the US PGA Tour qualifying tournament, the first player in eight years to hit golf's magic number at Q-school.

Nitties shares lead at 'Q-School'

Australian James Nitties shot a three-under par 69 to hold a share of the lead at the halfway point of the US PGA qualifying tournament.

Aussie Nitties leads US PGA qualifying

Australian golfer James Nitties shot a nine-under 63 to take a one shot lead after the second round of the US PGA Tour qualifying tournament.

Aussies face chase in US PGA qualifying

The Australian contingent of US PGA Tour hopefuls have some chasing to do after the opening round of final qualifying.