Power Rankings: 2014 Quicken Loans National

By Will GrayJune 25, 2014, 5:27 am

This week marks the 33rd event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as the Tour heads to the nation's capital for the Quicken Loans National. A field of 120 players will tee it up this week at Congressional Country Club, site of the U.S. Open just three years ago.

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Bill Haas returns to defend the title he won here a year ago by three shots over Roberto Castro. Here are 10 players to watch this week in Washington, D.C.:

1. Jason Day: He didn't exactly contend at the U.S. Open, but the Aussie still left Pinehurst with a T-4 finish, then tied for 18th at Travelers with his score improving each day. Now he returns to Congressional, where he was a runner-up at the 2011 U.S. Open and where he tied for eighth in this event in 2012.

2. Justin Rose: The Englishman put up an admirable defense of his U.S. Open title, tying for 12th at Pinehurst. While his win in this event came at Aronimink in 2010, he did tie for 16th in his last start at Congressional in this event (2009). Outside of a missed cut at Memorial, Rose has been inside the top 15 in his five other most recent starts, dating back to the Masters.



3. Keegan Bradley: Bradley tied for fourth at the U.S. Open, his best finish in a major since the 2012 PGA, then followed that with a solid T-31 showing at Travelers. Bradley's lone start in this event resulted in a missed cut in 2011, but he's a far different player now, with top-25 finishes in half of his 18 starts this season. Ranks 10th in birdie average and 13th in total driving.

4. Brandt Snedeker: The putter is starting to heat up, and the results have begun to follow for Snedeker. After his T-9 finish at Pinehurst, Sneds tied for 11th at Travelers to post his best back-to-back results of the season. He tied for eighth last year at Congressional.

5. Jordan Spieth: Spieth contended well into the weekend last year before finishing sixth, and his stellar 2013-14 campaign continues. His tie for 17th at the U.S. Open was his third straight top-20 result, and his eighth in 10 starts dating back to March. Spieth is among the Tour leaders in both scrambling (eighth) and scoring average (ninth).

6. Hunter Mahan: While he missed the cut here last year, Mahan's record in this event at Congressional has been otherwise excellent, with a runner-up in 2009 highlighting a stretch of four top-15 finishes from 2007-2012. Mahan has missed each of his last two cuts, but he ranks 10th on Tour in total driving and should contend this weekend.

7. Brendon Todd: Gained significant attention by playing in the final pairing Saturday at Pinehurst en route to a T-17 finish, but that was his fourth straight top-20 result, a streak that was sparked by his breakthrough win in Dallas. Todd is now fifth on Tour in scrambling and seventh in strokes gained putting, and he tied for 13th at Congressional last year.

8. Tiger Woods: The host is back in action, but the state of his game remains largely unknown. When Tiger is playing well, he can tame Congressional - see wins in 2009 and 2012 - but even he has admitted that this week's event is largely a tune-up for the Open Championship as he returns to competitive golf for the first time since March.

9. K.J. Choi: Choi's game perhaps received a bump when he was named an assistant captain for the 2015 Presidents Cup a few weeks ago. The winner of the inaugural event back in 2007, Choi was a runner-up last week in Connecticut and now has five top-35 finishes in his last six starts going back to the Masters. 

10. Billy Horschel: He rebounded from an opening 75 to finish T-23 at the U.S. Open, his fourth straight result of T-26 or better overall. Horschel has been one of the better ball-strikers all season long - he ranks sixth in GIR percentage and 14th in driving accuracy - but the putts are finally starting to fall.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 2:30 pm

Tiger Woods is under par in the final round of the 147th Open Championship and stalking the lead. We're tracking him on Sunday at Carnoustie.


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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.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 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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Schauffele just fine being the underdog

By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.


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“Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

“All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”