- Tracking Tiger
Tiger Woods began his Open Championship at 4:42AM ET with Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia. He is seeking his 4th Claret Jug and his first since 2006.
- On the Tee
Tom Lehman, who won the 1996 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, is lucky to have his full set of clubs with him. Lehman's clubs just arrived yesterday after he missed his original flight to Europe after the U.S. Senior Open.
- Swede Secedes
Robert Karlsson withdrew from the Open Championship, saying his game wasn't ready for the test. This brings the field down to 156 participants.
- AK's Achilles
Anthony Kim will miss the next 9 to 12 months recovering from surgery on his left Achilles tendon. Kim injured his achilles last month doing sprints in San Diego.
- Back-to-School Spending
- Capital One’s $210 Million Settlement
- Microsoft 8 Touchscreen Set for Oct. 26 Release
7:05a ET: Steve Sands, Golf Channel Reporter
7:12a ET: Bertha Coombs, CNBC Business Report
7:25a ET: Alex Wallace, Weather Channel Report
7:30a ET: Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel Analyst
8:30a ET: Tim Rosaforte, Golf World Senior Writer
9:00a ET: Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel Analyst
9:15a ET: Martin Davis, Golf Channel Historian
9:45a ET: Tom Abbott, Golf Channel Reporter
10:15a ET: Win McMurry, Golf Channel Reporter
10:30a ET: Johnny Miller, 1976 Open Champion
10:45a ET: Ken Schofield, Former European Tour Exec. Director
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“Pinball Wizard” by The Who
“Communication Breakdown” by Led Zeppelin
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Fowler among 5 to skip WGC-Match Play
ORLANDO, Fla. – Five of the top 64 players in the world will skip next week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.
Korda happy to finally be free of jaw pain
She is inspired finally getting to play without recurring headaches.
Korda, 25, said the headaches caused by her overbite even affected her personality.
“Affects your moods,” Korda said. “I think I was pretty snappy back then as well.”
“I'm much happier now,” Korda said. “Much calmer.”
“Chips are totally out of question,” Korda said.
Finally adapted to short putter, Martin near lead
PHOENIX – Mo Martin loved her long putter.
In fact, she named her “Mona.”
And that has her excited about this year.
Well, that and having a healthy back again.
“Just a beautiful day,” Martin said. “I was able to play my game, make my putts.”
Martin, by the way, says Mona remains preserved in a special place, “a shrine” in her home.
Clanton rides hole-out eagle to lead at Founders
Clanton shot a 5-under 67, playing the back nine at Desert Ridge in 5-under 31 to reach 9-under 135.
Jessica Korda and Mo Martin were 7 under, and Michelle Wie topped the group at 6 under.