Seve Trophy Extended to Four Days
The new format will feature fourball matches played on both Thursday and Friday, morning greensomes and afternoon foursomes on Saturday and the traditional 10 singles matches on Sunday.
Seve Ballesteros will lead the Continental European squad at Campo de Golf Parador El Saler. That team won the trophy in 2000 while Colin Montgomerie's Great Britain & Ireland squad took home the title last year.
'Having another day to play fourball matches will be less tiring and give the players the chance to bring out their best for the watching fans,' said Ballesteros, who has beaten his captain counterpart in both of their singles matches.
Qualification for this year's Seve Trophy teams features each of the two captains, four players from the World Golf Rankings, four more from the Order of Merit and one selected by each captain. Qualifying began with the BMW Asian Open last November and will be finalized following the Open de Madrid on October 26th.
CareerBuilder Challenge: Tee times, TV schedule, stats
How to watch (all rounds on Golf Channel):
Thursday, Rd. 1: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Rd. 2: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Rd. 3: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Sunday, Rd. 4: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Purse: $5.9 million ($1,062,000 to winner)
Notables in the field
* For the second year in a row he will serve as the tournament's official ambassador.
* He has won this event twice - in 2002 and 2004.
* This will be his 97th worldwide start since his most recent win, The Open in 2013.
* Ranked No. 3 in the world, he finished runner-up in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
* In 37 worldwide starts as a pro, he has 14 top-5 finishes.
* Last year he finished T-34 in this event.
* In his only start of 2018, the Canadian finished 32nd in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
* Only player on the PGA Tour with five top-10 finishes this season.
* Ranks fifth in greens in regulation this season.
* Finished third in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and T-4 in the Sony Open in Hawaii.
* Hasn't played in this event since missing the cut in 2015.
* Earned his first career victory in this event in 2014, shooting three consecutive rounds of 63.
* This is his first start of 2018.
* Last season finished seventh in strokes gained: putting, the best ranking of his career.
(Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.)
Teenager Im wins Web.com season opener
Mickelson grouped with Z. Johnson at CareerBuilder
12:10 p.m. Thursday, 11:40 a.m. Friday, 1:20 p.m. Saturday: Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker
1:10 p.m. Thursday, 12:40 p.m. Friday, 12:10 p.m. Saturday: Patton Kizzire, Bill Haas
Mackay still a caddie at heart, even with a microphone
It just wasn't enough for this to be the ultimate mic drop.
Mackay traded in his TV microphone at the Sony Open for the 40-pound bag belonging to Justin Thomas.
The reward now?
''Not stumbling over my words,'' he said. ''And being better than I was the previous week.''
''Bones, don't ever do that again.''
Both worked as on-course reporters at Sea Island that fall.
And when Mickelson and Mackay parted ways after 25 years, Roy scooped up the longtime caddie for TV.
And not the Masters.
He hasn't missed Augusta since 1994, when Mickelson broke his leg skiing that winter.
''I thought I'd caddie until I dropped,'' Mackay said.
Except for that first week in April.