Partys Over for Big Breaks Nitties

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Big Break: MesquiteThe party is over for James Nitties. Gerry James turned out the lights on the fun-loving Australian's Big Break: Mesquite festivities by ousting him in a two-hole match-play Elimination Challenge. Nitties entered the seventh episode of the 12-week series fourth in the points but was shut-out in the show and forced to face James and his ultimate demise.
 
The pressure we faced over every shot is something we will never experience again. Its a different style of golf with extreme pressure. Nitties said of the competition.
 
Hiroshi Matsuo recorded eight points to extend his lead in the competition to 16 points over James. Josh Warthen recorded eight points in the episode to move into third place, 17 behind Matsuo.
 
Big Break: Mesquite has implemented a new scoring system to give the series a tournament feel. Each of the 12 shows will consist of challenges that allow the players to earn points that will be used to determine which players make or fail to make the cut. The cut line varies from episode to episode and is based on the players cumulative points for the series. The cut will be announced at the start of each show and will be applied directly after that episodes final Points Challenge. Players who make the cut advance directly to the next episode. Players who fail to make the cut will go to the Elimination Challenge. The competitor with the worst performance in a shows Elimination Challenge will be eliminated from Big Break: Mesquite.
 
In Tuesdays episode the format was somewhat altered. There was no cut and the players competed in challenges with the winners earning points and the losers having to continue playing to avoid the Elimination Challenge.
 
The boys were a little sad to see me go, but life goes on, said Nitties said about being eliminated. They were saying that I had done well and that is great to hear from guys you have spent so much time with.
 
One of the most popular players in the competition, Nitties is the guy you want to hang out with at night but not have to play the next day in a tournament. He has a top-five finish on the Nationwide Tour this year and lists his interests as girls, partying and movies. Playful by nature, he comes by both his game and hobbies as natural as making a birdie on a short par five. A product of the Australasian Institute of Sport, his dad once filled in as a backup bassist for Australian band AC/DC.
 
Dont be misled into thinking that Nitties is a rock star clone taking a walk on the wild side. Rather, he is merely following in the line of fun-loving Australians who have made a name for themselves in golf. He has represented Australia for three years in various competitions such as the Eisenhower Trophy and the Four Nations Cup. Nitties got a world view by playing golf on the European PGA Tour, Australasia Tour, Nationwide Tour and Hooters Tour. In his second professional event, he finished second in the Australian PGA ahead of the likes of Adam Scott, who he knows well, and Greg Norman.
 
The biggest obstacle has been a recurring battle with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Two years ago he played well on the Nationwide Tour and was looking to earn membership on the circuit. The Arthritis flared up and he was forced to miss the remainder of the season.
 
Now healthy, he looks to one day play on the PGA TOUR. Until the time he reaches that goal, though, and even after being eliminated from Big Break: Mesquite, Nitties will be looking for a good time somewhere.
 
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