Langer chasing Jobe at Senior Players; Daly shoots 76

By Associated PressJune 10, 2016, 11:37 pm

FLOURTOWN, Pa. – Two-time defending champion Bernhard Langer pulled within a stroke of leader Brandt Jobe on Friday in the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

Langer shot a 2-under 68 at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club in the third of the PGA Tour Champions' five major championships. Jobe topped the leaderboard at 2 under after his second straight 69.

''Played very nicely today really,'' Langer said. ''Kept the ball in play, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens. Really that was maybe the worst score I could have shot. I just had a few chances coming in and didn't convert. Overall, I'm pretty pleased. I'm right in the mix of things and we are only halfway.''

Langer had three front-nine birdies to make the turn in 32, dropped a stroke on the par-4 10th and parred the final eight holes.

''Really only one blemish today, the bogey I made,'' Langer said. ''It was a good shot. I just took the wrong club, misjudged the wind, came up a couple feet short and rolled in the bunker and didn't get up-and-down. I was very happy with the way I struck the ball today and the way I managed the golf course.''

The German star won in 2014 at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh and last year at Belmont in Massachusetts. He won the Regions Tradition last month in Alabama for his sixth senior major and 27th career victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Only six players were under par after two rounds on the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Wissahickon Course.

''I feel like I'm back on the PGA Tour playing a major or something because it's just you can't let up for one shot,'' Jobe said. ''One shot and all of a sudden you're like, 'Wow, this is a mess.' It's just a hard golf course, that's all it is. It's very fair. If you hit good shots, you've got opportunities to make putts, but the greens are fast, it's windy. It's got all the elements. It's perfect.''

The 50-year-old Jobe is winless on the tour. He offset two early bogeys with bogeys on Nos. 6 and 8 and got to 2 under with a birdie on the par-5 15th.

''We started, we kind of thought, 'Oh, geez, it's only going to be 15 mph today, it's going to be kind of nice,''' Jobe said. ''Then all of a sudden it's 20 mph, then it's 25. It's just very hard to judge, and I guess coming from the northwest where it's been coming, it doesn't seem like that's what's the norm out here. It's hard to judge, very much so.''

Scott Dunlap had a 69 to match Langer at 1 under.

''It's U.S. Open-caliber golf and scoring,'' Dunlap said. ''If we had four days of perfect 80-degree weather and 5 mph winds, it still ain't 12 to 14 under, maybe 5 or 6. I just had another solid day. Didn't bogey the last this time, so kept it to 1 under and happy to do it.''

First-round leader Jay Don Blake (72) was even par with Wes Short Jr. (69) and Bart Bryant (71).

''The wind seemed to be gusty,'' Blake said. ''I mean, calm like right now, you don't hardly feel any wind. The next thing you know, it feels like it's blowing 25. You can hit a shot with not much wind and all of a sudden it comes up and blows it left, right or short. It was pretty testy.''

Tom Byrum had a 67, the best score of the week, to join Woody Austin (70) at 1 over.

Vijay Singh followed his opening 69 with a 74 to drop to 3 over.

John Daly had his second straight 76. He's playing his fifth event since turning 50 in late April.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Tiger Woods held sole possession of the lead Sunday afternoon, but settled with an even-par 71 and finished three shots behind the champion.


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'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

“Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

“The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We're compiling their missives below:

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.


Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.