Field Shaping Up For Open Championship

By Golf Channel NewsroomJuly 15, 2002, 4:00 pm
The field for this year's British Open is led by defending champion David Duval who will be trying to become the first man since Tom Watson in 1983 to defend the Claret Jug.
 
Most eyes, however, will be on world No.1 Tiger Woods and his quest to win the third leg of golf's modern Grand Slam. Woods won the Masters in April and followed it up with a wire-to-wire win at the U.S Open at Bethpage Black.
 
Here is the current field for the 2002 British Open:




Robert Allenby
 
Stephen Ames
 
Fredrik Andersson
 
Billy Andrade
 
Stuart Appleby
 
Peter Baker
 
Benn Barham
 
Warren Bennett
 
John Bickerton
 
Thomas Bjrn
 
Richard Bland
 
Angel Cabrera
 
Mark Calcavecchia
 
Michael Campbell
 
Jim Carter
 
Paul Casey
 
Alexander Cejka
 
Roger Chapman
 
K.J. Choi
 
Stewart Cink
 
Tim Clark
 
Darren Clarke
 
Jos Coceres
 
Andrew Coltart
 
John Cook
 
Matthew Cort
 
John Daly
 
Chris Dimarco
 
Luke Donald
 
Bradley Dredge
 
Joe Durant
 
David Duval
 
Mattias Eliasson
 
Steve Elkington
 
Ernie Els
 
Gary Emerson
 
Bob Estes
 
Gary Evans
 
Nick Faldo
 
Marc Farry
 
Niclas Fasth
 
Brad Faxon
 
Darren Fichardt
 
Pierre Fulke
 
Jim Furyk
 
Ian Garbutt
 
Sergio Garcia
 
Ricardo Gonzalez
 
Retief Goosen
 
Mathias Grnberg
 
Anders Hansen
 
Soren Hansen
 
Padraig Harrington
 
Dudley Hart
 
Scott Henderson
 
Scott Hoch
 
David Howell
 
Mikko Ilonen
 
Trevor Immelman
 
Toshimitsu Izawa
 
Raphal Jacquelin
 
Fredrik Jacobson
 
Thongchai Jaidee
 
Lee Janzen
 
Miguel Angel Jimnez
 
Brandt Jobe
 
Steve Jones
 
Robert Karlsson
 
Shingo Katayama
 
Jonathan Kaye
 
Jerry Kelly
 
John Kemp
 
James Kingston
 
Matt Kuchar
 
Neal Lancaster
 
Barry Lane
 
Bernhard Langer
 
Alejandro Larrazabal (a)
 
Paul Lawrie
 
Scott Laycock
 
Stephen Leaney
 
Tom Lehman
 
Justin Leonard
 
Thomas Levet
 
Frank Lickliter
 
Peter Lonard
 
Davis Love III
 
Sandy Lyle
 
Malcolm Mackenzie
 
Jeff Maggert
 
Shigeki Maruyama
 
Len Mattiace
 
Billy Mayfair
 
Paul Mayoh
 
Scott McCarron
 
Paul McGinley
 
Rocco Mediate
 
Adam Mednick
 
Phil Mickelson
 
Colin Montgomerie
 
Greg Norman
 
Jos Maria Olazabal
 
Andrew Oldcorn
 
Peter O'Malley
 
Mark O'Meara
 
Greg Owen
 
David Park
 
Jesper Parnevik
 
Craig Parry
 
Corey Pavin
 
Craig Perks
 
Kenny Perry
 
Tim Petrovic
 
Carl Pettersson
 
Ian Poulter
 
Nick Price
 
Phillip Price
 
Jean-Francois Remesy
 
Chris Riley

John Riegger
 
Loren Roberts
 
Eduardo Romero
 
Justin Rose
 
Raymond Russell
 
Adam Scott
 
John Senden
 
Vijay Singh
 
Patrik Sjoland
 
Chris Smith
 
Des Smyth
 
Jamie Spence
 
Ian Stanley
 
Steve Stricker
 
Kevin Sutherland
 
Hal Sutton
 
Taichi Teshima
 
Esteban Toledo
 
David Toms
 
Bob Tway
 
Scott Verplank
 
Duffy Waldorf
 
Tom Watson
 
Mike Weir
 
Roger Wessels
 
Lee Westwood
 
Dean Wilson
 
Tiger Woods
 
Ian Woosnam
 
Simon Young (a)
 
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Rahm manages frustration, two back at CareerBuilder

By Randall MellJanuary 21, 2018, 1:21 am

Jon Rahm managed the winds and his frustrations Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge to give himself a chance to win his fourth worldwide title in the last year.

Rahm’s 2-under-par 70 on the PGA West Stadium Course left him two shots off the lead going into the final round.

“I wasn’t really dealing with the wind that much,” Rahm said of his frustrations. “I was dealing with not being as fluid as I was the last two days.”


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The world’s No. 3 ranked player opened with a 62 at La Quinta Country Club on Thursday and followed it up with a 67 on Friday at PGA West. He made six birdies and four bogeys on the Stadium Course on Saturday.

“The first day, everything was outstanding,” Rahm said. “Yesterday, my driver was a little shaky but my irons shots were perfect. Today, my driver was shaky and my irons shots were shaky. On a course like this, it’s punishing, but luckily on the holes where I found the fairway I was able to make birdies.”

Rahm is projected to move to No. 2 in the world rankings with a finish of sixth or better on Sunday.

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Cook leads by one entering final round at CareerBuilder

By Associated PressJanuary 21, 2018, 12:51 am

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Austin Cook hit a hybrid into the fairway bunker on the par-4 18th on a breezy Saturday afternoon at La Quinta Country Club, then chunked a wedge and raced a chip 20 feet past the hole.

Kip Henley, the longtime PGA Tour caddie who guided Cook to a breakthrough victory at Sea Island in November, stepped in to give the 26-year-old former Arkansas star a quick pep talk.

''Kip said, 'Let's finish this like we did on the first day at the Nicklaus Course.' We made a big par putt on 18 there and he said, 'Let's just do the same thing. Let's get this line right and if you get the line right it's going in.'''

It did, giving Cook an 8-under 64 and a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge going into the final round on the Stadium Course at PGA West. Fellow former Razorback Andrew Landry and Martin Piller were tied for second, and Jon Rahm and Scott Piercy were a another stroke back after a tricky day in wind that didn't get close to the predicted gusts of 40 mph.


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''I know that I wouldn't have wanted to play the Stadium today,'' Cook said. ''I think we got a great draw with the courses that we got to play on the days that we got to play them.''

Cook played the final six holes on the front nine in 6 under with an eagle and four birdies.

''Starting on my fourth hole, I was able to make a birdie and kind of get the ball rolling and it never really stopped rolling,'' Cook said. ''Kip and I were doing really good at seeing the line on the greens.''

After a bogey on 10, he birdied 11, 12 and 15 and parred the final three to get to 19-under 197.

''I think that tonight the nerves, the butterflies, all that will kind of be a little less,'' Cook said. ''I've been in the situation before and I was able to finish the job on Sunday. I think it would be a little different if I didn't play like I did on Sunday at Sea Island.''

He's making his first start in the event.

''I came in from Hawaii on Monday, so I only had two days to prepare for three courses,'' Cook said.

Landry, the second-round leader, had a 70 at the Stadium. Piller, the husband of LPGA tour player Gerina Piller, shot a 67 at La Quinta. Winless on the PGA Tour, they will join Cook in the final threesome.

''Piller's a good guy and we have played a lot together and same with Cookie,'' said Landry, the only player without a bogey after 54 holes. ''Hope the Hogs are going to come out on top.''

Rahm had a 70 at the Stadium to reach 17 under. The third-ranked Rahm beat up the par 5s again, but had four bogeys – three on par 3s. He has played the 12 par 5s in 13 under with an eagle and 11 birdies.

''A little bit of a survival day,'' Rahm said.

The wind was more of a factor on the more exposed and tighter Stadium Course.

''The course is firming up,'' Rahm said. ''I know if we have similar wind to today, if we shoot something under par, you'll be way up there contesting it over the last few holes.''

Piercy had a 66 at the Stadium.

''I controlled my ball really well today,'' he said.

Adam Hadwin had a 67 at La Quinta a year after shooting a third-round 59 on the course. The Canadian was 16 under along with Grayson Murray and Brandon Harkins. Murray had a 67 on the Nicklaus Course, and Harkins shot 68 at the Stadium.

Phil Mickelson missed the cut in his first tournament of the year for the second time in his career, shooting a 74 on the Stadium to finish at 4 under – four strokes from a Sunday tee time. The 47-year-old Hall of Famer was playing for the first time since late October. He also missed the cut in the Phoenix Open in his 2009 opener.

Charlie Reiter, the Palm Desert High School senior playing on the first sponsor exemption the event has given to an amateur, also missed the cut. He had three early straight double bogeys in a 77 on the Stadium that left him 1 over.

John Daly had an 80 at La Quinta. He opened with a triple bogey and had six bogeys – four in a row to start his second nine - and only one birdie. The 51-year-old Daly opened with a 69 on the Nicklaus layout and had a 71 on Friday at the Stadium.

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Phil misses CareerBuilder cut for first time in 24 years

By Randall MellJanuary 21, 2018, 12:48 am

Phil Mickelson missed the cut Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge. It’s a rare occurrence in his Hall of Fame career.

He has played the event 15 times, going back to when it was known as the Bob Hope Classic. He has won it twice.

How rare is his missing the cut there?

The last time he did so, there was no such thing as a DVD, Wi-Fi, iPods, Xbox, DVR capability or YouTube.


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The PGA Tour’s Jon Rahm didn’t exist, either.

The last time Mickelson missed a cut in this event was 1994, nine months before Rahm was born.

Mickelson struggled to a 2-over-par 74 in the heavy winds Saturday on the PGA West Stadium Course, missing the 54-hole cut by four shots. He hit just four of 14 fairways, just nine of 18 greens. He took a double bogey at the 15th after requiring two shots to escape the steep-walled bunker on the left side of the green.

Mickelson won’t have to wait long to try to get back in the hunt. He’s scheduled to play the Farmers Insurance Open next week at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.

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Defending champ Gana co-leads Latin America Amateur

By Randall MellJanuary 20, 2018, 11:20 pm

Toto Gana moved into early position to try to win a return trip to the Masters Saturday by grabbing a share of the first-round lead at the Latin America Amateur Championship.

The defending champ posted a 3-under-par 68 at Prince of Wales Country Club in his native Chile, equaling the rounds of Argentina’s Mark Montenegro and Colombia’s Pablo Torres.

They are one shot ahead of Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz and Mario Carmona, Argentina’s Horacio Carbonetti and Jaime Lopez Rivarola and the Dominican Republic’s Rhadames Pena.

It’s a bunched leaderboard, with 19 players within three shots of each at the top of the board in the 72-hole event.

“I think I have my game under control,” said Gana, 20, a freshman at Lynn University. “I hit the ball very well, and I also putted very well. So, I am confident about tomorrow.”

The LAAC’s champion will get more than a Masters invitation. He also will be exempt into the The Amateur, the U.S. Amateur and any other USGA event he is eligible to play this year. The champion and players who finish runner-up are also exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and the U.S. Open.

The LAAC was founded by the Masters, the R&A and the USGA, with the purpose of further developing amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.