First-round tee times for Open

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 9, 2012, 8:28 pm

Here are Thursday's first-round tee times for the Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. All times are local.

Hole No. 1

7:10 a.m. – Alex, Cejka, Kevin Chappell, Gavin Coles

7:20 a.m. – Troy Matteson, Chez Reavie, Roland Thatcher

7:30 a.m. – Arjun Atwal, Matt Bettencourt, Mike Weir

7:40 a.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Brian Gay, Charles Howell III

7:50 a.m. – Ben Crane, Jhonattan Vegas, Robert Allenby

8:00 a.m. – Boo Weekley Chris DiMarco, Colt Knost

8:10 a.m. – Tim Petrovic, Jeff Overton, Chris Stroud

8:20 a.m. – Ricky Barnes, Bud Cauley, Hank Kuehne

8:30 a.m. – Garrett Willis, Robert Karlsson, Craig Barlow

8:40 a.m. – Kyle Reifers, Tommy Biershenk, Patrick Reed

8:50 a.m. – Steven Bowditch, Miguel Angel Carballo, Patrick Cantlay

Hole No. 10

7:10 a.m. – D.J. Trahan, Tom Pernice Jr., Martin Flores

7:20 a.m. – John Rollins, Daniel Chopra, Roberto Castro

7:30 a.m. – Bill Lunde, Cameron Beckman, Stephen Ames

7:40 a.m. – Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman

7:50 a.m. – Camilo Villegas, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh

8:00 a.m. – Jeff Maggert, Billy Mayfair, David Mathis

8:10 a.m. – Rod Pampling, John Mallinger, Marco Dawson

8:20 a.m. – Brian Davis, Scott Dunlap, Josh Teater

8:30 a.m. – Steve Wheatcroft, Charlie Beljan, Bobby Gates

8:40 a.m. – Brendon Todd, Jason Kokrak, Kelly Kraft

8:50 a.m. – Zack Miller, Mark Anderson, John Peterson

Hole No. 1

11:50 a.m. – Joe Durant, John Daly, Kevin Streelman

12:00 p.m. – Chad Campbell, Nicolas Colsaerts, Gary Christian

12:10 p.m. – Rocco Mediate, Stuart Appleby, Derek Lamely

12:20 p.m. – Gary Woodland, Angel Cabrera, Luke Guthrie

12:30 p.m. – Bryce Molder, Jerry Kelly, Justin Leonard

12:40 p.m. – Tim Herron, Todd Hamilton, Troy Kelly

12:50 p.m. – John Merrick, Greg Owen, Shane Bertsch

1:00 p.m. – Marc Turnesa, Dean Wilson, Vaughn Taylor

1:10 p.m. – Danny Lee, Matt McQuillan, Edward Loar

1:20 p.m. – Richard H. Lee, Billy Hurley III, Derek Ernst

1:30 p.m. – Alexandre Rocha, Kyle Thompson, Matt Hill

Hole No. 10

11:50 a.m. – Nathan Green, Matt Jones, Mathew Goggin

12:00 p.m. – Andres Romero, James Driscoll, Jonas Blixt

12:10 p.m. – Ryuji Imada, Daniel Summerhays, Will Claxton

12:20 p.m. – Fredrik Jacobson, Brendan Steele, Jason Bohn

12:30 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, D.A. Points, Heath Slocum

12:40 p.m. – Nick O'Hern, Jimmy Walker, David Hearn

12:50 p.m. – J.B. Holmes, Chris Riley, Dicky Pride

1:00 p.m. – Patrick Sheehan, Matt Every, J.J. Killeen

1:10 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Scott Brown, Russell Knox

1:20 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Erik Compton, Matt Marshall

1:30 p.m. – Garth Mulroy, Stephen Gangluff, Mitch Lowe

Day (68) just one back at Australian Open

By Nick MentaNovember 24, 2017, 6:40 am

Jason Day posted a second-round 68 to move himself just one off the lead held by Lucas Herbert through two rounds at the Emirates Australian Open. Here’s where things stand after 36 holes in Sydney.

Leaderboard: Herbert (-9), Day (-8), Cameron Davis (-7), Anthony Quayle (-6), Matt Jones (-4), Cameron Smith (-4), Nick Cullen (-4), Richard Green (-4)

What it means: Day is in search of his first worldwide victory of 2017. The former world No. 1 last visited the winner’s circle in May 2016, when he won The Players at TPC Sawgrass. A win this week would close out a difficult year for the Aussie who struggled with his game while also helping his mother in her battle with cancer. Day’s last victory on his native soil came in 2013, when he partnered with Adam Scott to win the World Cup of Golf for Australia at Royal Melbourne.

Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open

Round of the day: Herbert followed an opening 67 with a round of 66 to vault himself into the lead at The Australian Golf Club. He made six birdies, including four on his second nine, against a lone bogey to take the outright lead. The 22-year-old, who held the lead at this event last year and captured low-amateur honors in 2014, is coming off a runner-up finish at the NSW Open Championship, which boosted him from 714th to 429th in the Official World Golf Ranking. His 5-under score was matched by Dale Brandt-Richards and Josh Cabban.

Best of the rest: Matt Jones, who won this event over Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott two years ago, turned in 4-under 67. Jones is best known to American audiences for his playoff victory at the 2014 Shell Houston Open and for holding the 36-hole lead at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, which was eventually won by Day. Jones will start the weekend five shots off the lead, at 4 under par.

Biggest disappointment: Spieth has a lot of work to do this weekend if he expects to be in the title picture for the fourth year in a row. Rounds of 70-71 have him eight shots behind the lead held by Herbert. Spieth made a birdie and a bogey on each side Friday to turn in level par. The reigning champion golfer of the year has finished first, second and first at this event over the last three years.

Storyline to watch this weekend: The Australian Open is the first event of the 2018 Open Qualifying Series. The leading three players who finish in the top 10 and who are not otherwise exempt will receive invites into next summer’s Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Ogilvy urges distance rollback of ball

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 8:49 pm

Add Geoff Ogilvy to the chorus of voices calling for a distance rollback of the golf ball.

In an interview before the start of the Emirates Australian Open, Ogilvy said a "time-out" is needed for governing bodies to deal with the issue.

"It's complete nonsense," he said, according to an Australian website. "In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime. It isn’t that the ball goes 400, that’s neither here nor there. It’s the fact the ball going 400 doesn’t makes Augusta work properly, it functions completely wrong.’’

Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open

Ogilvy used an example from American baseball to help get his point across to an Australian audience.

“Major League Baseball in America, they use wooden bats, and everywhere else in baseball they use aluminium bats,’’ he said. “And when the major leaguers use aluminium bats they don’t even have to touch it and it completely destroys their stadiums. It’s just comedy.

“That’s kind of what’s happened to us at least with the drivers of these big hitters; We’ve completely outgrown the stadiums. So do you rebuild every stadium in the world? That’s expensive. Or make the ball go shorter? It seems relatively simple from that perspective.’’

Ogilvy, an Australian who won the 2006 U.S. Open, said he believes there will be a rollback, but admitted it would be a "challenge" for manufacturers to produce a ball that flies shorter for pros but does not lose distance when struck by recreational players.

The golf world celebrates Thanksgiving

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Here's a look, through social media, at how the golf world celebrates Thanksgiving.

Lexi Thompson:

Baking time!!

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David Feherty:

Jack Nicklaus:

GC Tiger Tracker:

Steve Stricker:

Golf Channel:

Frank Nobilo:

Ian Poulter:

Tyrone Van Aswegen:

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.