PGA Tour player Boo Weekley working on a book

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2008, 5:00 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. ' Boo Weekley once dropped a set of car keys in a portable toilet and had to roll up his sleeves to fetch them out. Another famous story was the time his friends persuaded him to step into the ring with an orangutan.
 
He has enough stories to fill a book. Now all he needs is a publisher.
 
Weekley, whose homespun humor has become more well-known with his good play on the golf course, said Tuesday that he is collaborating on a book about his golf and his life.
 
Were trying to find a publisher that might be interested in it, Weekley said.
 
He doesnt have a working title. Weekley said hes leaving that up to the author, whom he identified as Paul Brown of Jackson, Miss.
 
Hes coming up with all that, he said. Were just trying to start it out, how I got into golf and what my past has been like and the things that have come about and the things that Ive overcome, just different things like that. Its mostly about golf ' until we find a publisher. And then I started throwing some other stuff in there.
 
What other stuff? Weekley just smiled.
 
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OVAL OFFICE OR A DEER STAND?: Only seven Americans from the winning Ryder Cup team were in the Oval Office to meet with Presidents George W. Bush last month, and Steve Stricker was among those absent.
 
It was a tough decision to skip a trip to the White House, but it came down to priorities.
 
For the last dozen years, Stricker and his father-in-law, Dennis Tiziani, have taken family and friends to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a week of deer hunting when the season begins Nov. 15. The trip to the White House was Nov. 17
 
I wish I could have gone, but Ive done this with my father-in-law for 12 or 13 years, Stricker said Tuesday. But it wasnt that hard of a decision because it was a family thing. Besides, I was able to go to the White House in July (during the AT&T National) and look around. So that made the decision even easier.
 
The only downside?
 
We didnt see a single deer, he said.
 
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LIFE OF RILEY: Chris Riley was invited to play the pro-am Tuesday for the Chevron World Challenge, and he wasnt at Sherwood more than 15 minutes before he started taking abuse.
 
Riles, you know youre not allowed to play if you have more fairway metals than irons, Dean Wilson told him.
 
Riley looked at his bag with a half-dozen head covers.
 
Dude, Im trying stuff out, he protested.
 
Riley was all smiles, as usual, but he had reason to be so happy. Two weeks ago, he earned his card at Q-school and returns to the PGA Tour with full status for the first time since 2006.
 
Its awesome, he said.
 
This was a guy who came within one putt of a playoff at the PGA Championship in 2004, where he earned enough points to make the Ryder Cup team and won a match with Tiger Woods until a flap over whether he was too tired to play in the afternoon.
 
That seems like forever ago, Riley said. It seems like another career. I feel like Im going to prove myself again. That last day of Q-school, I didnt think I would be nervous. But I was nervous for all 18 holes.
 
Riley will start his season at the Sony Open.
 
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HARRINGTONS HONORS: For the second straight year, the Association of Golf Writers in Britain have honored Padraig Harrington for making the most outstanding contribution to golf.
 
Harrington became only the third player to win the Golf Writers Trophy two straight years, joining Tony Jacklin (1969-70) and Peter Oosterhuis (1973-74). The double major winner received just over 90 percent of the first-place votes, with Order of Merit winner Robert Karlsson finishing second and Annika Sorenstam third.
 
It just shows how rare it is to peak two years running, Harrington said. To have one great year and win a major is fantastic, but to follow it up by winning another two majors this year was beyond anything you could have hoped for.
 
Harrington previously won European Tour golfer of the year and European Tour shot of the year for his 5-wood into the 17th green at Royal Birkdale. The only other player to win all three awards was Colin Montgomerie in 1996.
 
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WATCHING THEIR BACKS: John Daly has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, whether it was smashing a fans camera against a tree in Australia or being locked up in jail for the night in North Carolina under a law to sober up.
 
Fred Couples said it only stands out because golfers dont usually get into trouble off the course.
 
I think golf is so sacred that the things that John Daly does ' Im not picking on him ' in any other sport would be so minor, Couples said in an interview with Golf Digest magazine. It wouldnt even be a blip on the radar screen.
 
Couples said players generally do a good job policing each other to keep the perception of the sport clean.
 
Youre not just going to get some guy saying, Well, thats just John Daly and its OK. Thats not going to happen in golf, he said. We have a very tight locker room. We dont do much with guys, but if somebody makes a blunder, theyre going to hear about it. Ive never seen a fist fight in a locker room, but Ive seen a lot of guys go at other guys.
 
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PAY CUT: LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens took a pay cut last year.
 
The Sports Business Journal, citing IRS forms, said that Bivens salary was $500,000 in 2007, down 28 percent from the $690,000 she was paid in 2006 in her first full year on the job.
 
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DIVOTS: PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem was ranked 17th among The Sports Business Journals annual list of the 50 most influential people in sports business. Commissioners from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR and the NHL ranked ahead of him. LPGA champion Yani Tseng has signed an endorsement deal with Adams Golf. Boo Weekley will be making his debut in the Middle East when he plays the Qatar Masters in late January. I dont know where it is, but I reckon its pretty far from Hawaii, said Weekley, who will play the first two Hawaii events on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour closed its offices at 1 p.m. last Friday for its annual Christmas party, then canceled the party and gave whatever it would have cost to a local charity.
 
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STAT OF THE WEEK: Joe Durant led the PGA Tour in greens hit in regulation, while Olin Browne led the tour in driving accuracy. Both had to go back to Q-School, where they failed to earn their cards.
 
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FINAL WORD: I just love the smell of gun powder. ' Boo Weekley on why he likes hunting slightly better than fishing.
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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