Goosen Seizes US Open in Battle Against Brooks

By George WhiteJune 18, 2001, 4:00 pm
Carpe diem ' seize the day, Retief Goosen!
 
Goosen seized the day against Mark Brooks, winning the U.S. Open playoff Monday with an even-par 70 against Brooks 72. He seized the day when Tiger Woods couldnt ' after winning four straight majors, Woods had struggled all four rounds and finished in a tie for 12th. And he saved the day for South Africa, proving for one day at least that the countrys best golfer was not named Ernie Els or Gary Player.
 
I worked awfully hard out there today, said Goosen. Its been a long week and it feels like a year out there. I played awfully well the entire week. What can I say - its amazing.
 

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Throughout the tournament, Goosen played with a steady hand. He made all the up-and-downs, and his putting was beyond reproach save the 2 -foot miss at 18 on Sunday that sent this one into the playoff. Goosen was, without a doubt, the best player in the tournament.
 
He hit two great shots on 18 yesterday and he should have won then, said Brooks. Like I said yesterday, if Id have finished at 5-under (Brooks finished at 4-under), theres no way he would have three-putted.
 
Today was just one of those weird days. I got punished severely for being in the rough so much. And that was the difference.
 
Brooks got started early with a 9-iron to five feet at the third, but Goosen came back to tie it up with a beautiful tee shot on the par-3 6th. He arched his iron to within five feet and canned the putt.
 
Brooks hung his tee shot to the right on the seventh hole and had to dig it out. He wedged it on to the green 12 feet away and just missed the par putt, Goosen now taking the lead. Brooks missed the green on the par-3 eighth, dumping it in a bunker, but he hit a nice blast and canned the putt for par, remaining one behind Goosen.
 
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Brooks continued his subpar play at the ninth, shoving his drive into the crowd and this time failing to make par. He battled a tree in getting it back out to the fairway, then failed to get it up-and-down and made bogey. Goosen, meanwhile, was tightening the noose a little more, making birdie at the ninth with a 15-foot putt. That gave Goosen a three-shot cushion as the second nine began.
 
Brooks problems continued at No. 10, where he once again drove into the right rough and made bogey. And Goosen was brilliant again, arching an iron to with 12 feet and sinking the putt for birdie. By now the South African had a five-shot lead and the championship was no longer in doubt.
 
The tournament was delayed by thunderstorms Thursday, but Brooks said it wasnt really a factor. It meant for some very long days as the large field slogged through the first tee only on Thursday and Friday, and the tournament didnt get back on schedule until Saturday evening. But by Monday, there was absolutely no effect on the two opponents.
 
Weve had a lot of long days the last month or so on Tour, played 36 somewhere. And we ran out, back and forth at Memorial, said Brooks. So it was good preparation.
 
Tulsa, incidentally, was far different from the venue of Goosens last outing eight days ago - the Forest of Arden Golf Club near Birmingham, England. His tie for fifth there was a prelude to what happened this week.
 
Last week we got windburn, this week sunburn, said Goosen. It was very cold there, especially the first two rounds. I dont know, the wind chill must have been nearly zero.
 
He came to Tulsa and the temperature most of the week hovered around 90.
 
Goosen is debating seriously whether now to use his Open championship and the resulting $900,000 to play the U.S. tour next year.
 
Ive enjoyed it out here this week, he said. The crowds have been great. When it was my turn to play, it was dead quiet. And when I made a putt, I got a good clap. It was great. It was a great feeling. I enjoyed every moment of it.
 
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:15 pm

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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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 pm

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:

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.