Power Rankings: 2014 BMW Championship

By Will GraySeptember 3, 2014, 4:27 pm

This week marks the 44th event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as the Tour continues the playoffs with the BMW Championship. A field of 69 players will tee it up this week at Cherry Hills Country Club, which is hosting the event for the first time.

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Zach Johnson returns to defend the title he won a year ago over Nick Watney at Conway Farms. Here are 10 names to watch this week in Denver:

1. Rory McIlroy: The Ulsterman's (relative) struggle at Ridgewood was clearly the exception, not the rule. McIlroy got back on track last week at TPC Boston, and while he failed to win for the fourth time in five events, he had extended stretches of play that showed why he won three events in a row earlier this summer. With the top spot in the standings in his sights, McIlroy should thrive amid the thin air and extended yardages of Cherry Hills.

2. Jason Day: Day has shown himself to be great at playing his way into position through 54 holes this postseason, but not-so-great at closing the deal. Still, the Aussie now has three top-15 finishes in a row, including a T-7 result last week in Boston, and appears to have put his injury-plagued summer behind him.

3. Justin Rose: After a week off, Rose returns to action in Colorado refreshed and largely in form dating back to June. His tee-to-green skills will prove a huge asset this week in the altitude, as he sits fourth in the Tour's new strokes gained tee-to-green stat and should be able to put up another high finish with even a decent week around the greens.

4. Jim Furyk: The highest-ranked player in the FedEx Cup standings without a win this season, Furyk is still looking to break out of a winless drought that extends to 2010. It was at this event - albeit a different venue - that Furyk carded his 59 a year ago, only to come up short in the final round. He heads to Denver on the heels of eight straight top-25 finishes, dating back to the Memorial.

5. Sergio Garcia: Like Rose, Garcia skipped the Deutsche Bank Championship last week and should be well-rested for the third leg of the playoffs. While he has cooled somewhat since his run of three straight runner-up finishes in June and July, he still ranks second on Tour in scoring average and strokes gained tee-to-green. At No. 23 in the standings, the Spaniard needs a solid week to protect his spot at East Lake and should be able to advance easily.

6. Adam Scott: The former world No. 1 was nowhere to be seen last week after an opening 73 in Boston, but he still managed a T-16 finish in what has become a theme of the second half of his season: solid results, without much time truly in contention. Still, he tops the Tour's all-around ranking, sits third in both scoring average and birdie average and ranks 10th in total driving - a pretty solid combination.

7. Rickie Fowler: Fowler's career year continues, as his T-23 finish at TPC Boston was solid but still his worst result since the Memorial. While his season-long stat line isn't as impressive as many of the names on this list, he has shown time and again an ability to step up and perform against elite fields, and chances are he will deliver once again at Cherry Hills.

8. Chris Kirk: Along with Bill Haas, the most notable Ryder Cup snub Tuesday in the wake of his Deutsche Bank win. Kirk now tops the FedEx Cup standings and played his final 37 holes without a bogey at TPC Boston. Riding some serious momentum, he'd probably love nothing more than to lift the season-long trophy next week at East Lake and make Tom Watson wish he had a do-over.

9. Jordan Spieth: Spieth is one of two players in the field who saw Cherry Hills during the 2012 U.S. Amateur (Hideki Matsuyama is the other), and Spieth carded rounds of 69-69 before getting bounced in match play. He showed flashes of a return to his former self last week, especially during an opening-roun 67, and has at least a bit of experience on a course that many are seeing this week for the first time.

10. Henrik Stenson: Don't count out the defending FedEx Cup champ just yet. Stenson quietly closed with a final-round 65 at TPC Boston, creating a bit of momentum for this week's start. He'll likely need a top-four finish to move on to East Lake and defend his season-long title, but Stenson is a bomber off the tee and remains accurate with his shorter clubs, a combination that should prove handy at Cherry Hills.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 11:30 am

Tiger Woods, in search of his 15th career major championship title, started the weekend six off the lead at Carnoustie. We're tracking him in Round 3 of The Open.


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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