Creamer Falls Short at Corning

By Associated PressMay 27, 2007, 4:00 pm
2006 Corning ClassicCORNING, N.Y. -- On the course, Young Kim wears a hat pulled low over her eyes to shield her face from the sun. On Sunday, the hat served another purpose -- it hid tears of joy.
 
In the aftermath of her first LPGA victory, a three-shot win at the Corning Classic, the hat also blocked a spray of soda showered on her by fellow South Koreans Mi Hyun Kim and In-Kyung Kim.
 
'I cannot believe it,' said Young Kim, whose breakthrough triumph came in her 103rd start. 'I cannot say anything. Too much good.'
 
Young Kim overcame consecutive bogeys before the turn, then rallied with two birdies over the final five holes for a 4-under 68 to beat Paula Creamer (71) and Mi Hyun Kim (70).
 
Beth Bader (72), also bidding for her first victory, made double bogey on the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth with rookie In-Kyung Kim (69) at 16-under. It was a career-best finish for Bader.
 
Young Kim finished at 20-under 268, four shots off the tournament record set four years ago by Juli Inkster. She won $195,000, more than doubling her season winnings to $328,442, just outside the top 10.
 
The 20-year-old Creamer, bidding for her second victory of the year and fourth of her brief career, couldn't duplicate the charge she made at the end of the third round when she finished with consecutive birdies to tie Bader and Young Kim for the lead.
 
'I tried,' said Creamer, who hit only 6 of 14 fairways a day after not missing any. 'Nothing really clicked. To tie for second and be in contention the way I played to me is good confidence-wise. That was hard. It was a difficult day.'
 
After making just one bogey over the first three rounds, Kim seemed destined to fall apart after making two more at Nos. 8 and 9.
 
But after Creamer took a one-shot lead with a birdie at the par-5 12th, she botched her approach shot at No. 14 and made bogey, three-putting from 45 feet when the sloping green proved too tricky.
 
'You don't miss laying up,' said Creamer, who played the tournament for the first time. 'That's no good.'
 
Young Kim, who had nailed her third shot within a foot of the hole, easily made birdie to take a one-shot lead over Creamer, Bader and Mi Hyun Kim.
 
Young Kim followed that with a nice par save at the par-3 15th after her tee shot landed in a greenside bunker. And when Creamer's 7-foot birdie putt at the hole lipped out, her momentum was gone.
 
Kim sealed the victory when her second shot at No. 17 stopped a foot from the hole for an easy birdie, and Creamer's birdie try lipped the cup and slid past.
 
'That was hard,' Creamer said. 'I made a great putt. I don't know how it didn't go in.'
 
Creamer, who gave her 89-year-old grandfather a hug after she teed off to start the round, ran into trouble at No. 6, a 307-yard dogleg left that curls down a steep hill. She hit 4-iron off the tee and landed behind a towering oak. After switching clubs three times, her second shot caromed off the base of the tree and stopped next to a dirt path. She managed to roll her third shot near the green, chipped well past the hole and made double bogey.
 
Young Kim sank a 24-foot downhill putt at No. 7 to take a three-shot lead, and when Creamer's short birdie putt lipped out, she shook her head in disbelief.
 
Just when Young Kim was poised to take control, her second shot at No. 8 landed at the edge of a greenside bunker and she made bogey.
 
Creamer rallied with a birdie on the hole and made a nice par save at the next after her drive landed under an evergreen tree.
 
Young Kim failed to take advantage of a booming drive at the ninth, hitting her second shot over the green and behind a pair of signs next to the 15th tee. Kim took a drop, then chipped 15 feet past the hole. She missed the putt coming back to fall into a tie with Creamer at 18-under.
 
Bader wasn't out of it, either. After making bogey on two of her first three holes, she rallied with two birdies before the turn and trailed by one. A birdie at No. 12 moved her to 18-under.
 
Mi Hyun Kim, playing in the threesome ahead, started the day a shot behind and moved into contention at the turn. She birdied both par-5s on the front side and took a brief one-shot lead with birdies at Nos. 10 and 12 before bogeying No. 14.
 
DIVOTS
Young Kim's winning score was the lowest this season in a 72-hole event on the LPGA Tour ... Diana D'Alessio had a career-best 65. ... Pat Hurst had two eagles on the front nine, the fourth player to accomplish that this season.
 
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 9:00 am

    Tiger Woods shot his second consecutive 70 on Friday at Carnoustie and enters weekend play at even par for the championship, still in contention for major No. 15.


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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 8:30 am

    You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

    Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

    In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

    Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

    (All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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    Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

    By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

    Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

    The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

    Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

    Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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    Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

    Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.


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    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

    Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

    4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

    4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

    4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

    4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

    4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

    5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

    5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

    5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

    5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

    5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

    6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

    6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

    6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

    6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

    6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

    6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

    7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

    7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

    7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

    7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

    7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

    7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

    8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

    8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

    8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

    8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

    8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

    8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

    9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

    9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

    9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

    9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

    9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

    10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

    10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

    10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

    10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

    10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

    10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

    11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson