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RSM Classic: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 15, 2017, 12:00 am

The PGA Tour heads to the Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga., for the last official PGA Tour event of 2017, the RSM Classic. Here's the key info for this week's event.

Golf course: Hosted by Davis Love III, the first two rounds of the RSM Classic will be split between the Seaside and Plantation courses at Sea Island Resort, while the weekend will be played exclusively at Seaside. The 7,005-yard, par-70 Seaside course was originally designed in 1929 and was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio. The Plantation Course was renovated by Rees Jones in 1998. The 7,058-yard, par-72 track played as the third-easiest to par on the PGA Tour last season.

Purse: $6.2 million.

TV schedule (all times Eastern): Golf Channel, Thursday-Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Live streaming:, Thursday-Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m..

Notables in the field: Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, Kevin Kisner, Davis Love III, Webb Simpson, Si Woo Kim, Mac Hughes, Sam Saunders, Andrew "Beef" Johnston, Smylie Kaufman

Notable tee times (all times Eastern):

Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald - Rd. 1, No. 1, 11:10 a.m. and Rd. 2, No. 10, 10:00 a.m. 

Bubba Watson, Hudson Swafford, Brian Harman - Rd. 1, No. 10, 10:00 a.m. and Rd. 2, No. 1, 11:00 a.m.

Davis Love III, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson - Rd. 1, No. 10, 10:10 a.m. and Rd. 2, No. 1, 11:10 a.m.

Graeme McDowell, Charles Howell III, Aaron Baddeley - Rd. 1, No. 10, 11:00 a.m. and Rd. 2, No. 1, 9:50 a.m.

Key stats:

• Defending champion: Mac Hughes (won five-man playoff on third extra hole)

• Kevin Kisner is 36 under in this event the last 3 years (tied for best of anyone in span)

• Matt Kuchar has 74 top-10 finishes on PGA Tour since 2010 (most of anyone in span)

• Si Woo Kim is fresh off a third-place finish last week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. It was his best finish since tinning The Players Championship

• This is the last official PGA Tour event of 2017. The season resumes in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions

• The Seaside course has yielded some of the lowest one-putt percentages on the PGA Tour over the last several seasons

• Charles Howell III has earned more than $1 million in each of the previous 17 seasons. That is tied for the second longest such streak in PGA Tour history

• Davis Love III is one of three men in PGA TOUR history to win in 3 different decades

• This is the eighth edition of the RSM Classic (Nine players have competed in each of first seven years)

Stats and information provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit

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Two-time major champ Pettersen pregnant

By Randall MellMarch 17, 2018, 7:14 pm

PHOENIX – Suzann Pettersen is pregnant with her first child.

Pettersen’s husband, Christian Ringvold, confirmed the news with Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz.

Pettersen, 36, who married Ringvold in January of 2017, is due in the fall. The 15-time LPGA winner and two-time major champion has yet to make her first start this year. She’s an eight-time Solheim Cup veteran.

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Watch: Woods rips iron from sand, makes birdie

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 17, 2018, 6:10 pm

Tiger Woods didn't bogey the first hole on Saturday like he did the day prior - but he did drop at a shot at the par-3 second when he failed to get up and down from the bunker.

Luckily, it wouldn't take him long to get that stroke back. One hole later, at the dogleg-left, par-4 third, Woods ripped a 2-iron off the tee, hit a less-than-stellar approach long and right, and poured in this 38-footer for birdie to get back to even par on the day.

He followed with another at the par-5 fourth, smoking a drive 313 yards uphill, short-siding himself with his second shot, and playing this deft pitch to set up a tap-in 4.

After a par save from the bunker at 5, Woods missed the fairway right at the par-5 sixth, laid up with his second, spun a wedge to 15 feet with his third, and rolled in this third birdie of the day to move to 6 under for the week.

Woods' momentum was slowed by a bogey at 8, the product of an errant tee shot, and a missed birdie try at 9 left Tiger to make the turn in 1 under-35, minus-5 for the week.

He quickly returned to 6 under for the championship when he hit an approach from 186 to inside 10 feet at the par-4 11th and walked in the putt:

Following four straight pars, Woods for the second day in a row made an unlikely birdie at the par-5 16th after missing the fairway to the right and declining to layup.

(More coming...)

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Tiger Tracker: Arnold Palmer Invitational

By Tiger TrackerMarch 17, 2018, 3:00 pm

Tiger Woods teed off at 12:15PM ET alongside Justin Rose for Round 3 of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. We're tracking him at Bay Hill.

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Fowler among 5 to skip WGC-Match Play

By Ryan LavnerMarch 17, 2018, 2:24 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. – Five of the top 64 players in the world will skip next week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.

Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka and Adam Scott all will miss the second WGC event of the year, held next week at Austin Country Club.

As a result, the last man into the field is world No. 69 Luke List. Kevin Na, Charles Howell III, Joost Luiten and Keegan Bradley also got into the field.

Julian Suri and Bill Haas are the first two alternates, if anyone else withdraws from the round-robin-style match-play event.

This is the second year in a row that Rose, Fowler, Stenson and Scott will not play in Austin. Koepka reached the quarterfinals each of the past two years, but he is still recovering from a wrist injury.

The final seeding for the event will be determined after this week’s tournaments. The bracket show is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, live on Golf Channel.