Irwin Breaks Tevinos Record

By George WhiteOctober 30, 2001, 5:00 pm
The third week of March, 2001, was quite a time in golfing circles.

Annika Sorenstam broke 60, shooting a 59 at the Standard Register Ping in Phoenix. Tiger Woods won for the first time in 2001, nipping Phil Mickelson on the final hole at Bay Hill. And out in the West, Hale Irwin was doing something in relative anonymity, winning the Siebel Classic in San Jose, Cal.
That was equally important as the other two as far as Senior Tour aficionados were concerned. Irwins win, you see, was the 30th of his Senior Tour career. That broke a record that had stood since 1995, Lee Trevinos mark of 29 wins.
Trevino wasnt around when Irwin broke his record. He showed up and started the Siebel, but he was forced to withdraw during the opening round. A back spasm dropped him to his knees while he was preparing to play his second shot at the 13th.

Irwin won with a final-round 65, which gave him a five-stroke win over Tom Watson and Allen Doyle. Six players were tightly bunched within one shot of each other when Irwin carded an eagle on the fourth hole on Sunday. He added birdies at Nos. 7 and 8, and was never headed.
Irwin limited his schedule greatly this spring because his daughter, Becky, gave birth to Irwins first grandchild. Then he called a timeout to get in the record books.
Trevino, incidentally, had held the record for almost six years. He broke Miller Barbers mark with his 25th win late in 1995. He had gone a year without a victory since having his neck and shoulder surgically repaired earlier in the season, getting past the hump of No. 24.
Irwin won twice in his rookie year in 1995, the same year that Trevino broke Barbers record. He won twice in 1996 before breaking through in 1997 with nine victories.
He won seven times in 98, five times at 99 and four in 2000 to complete his string. He won three additional times in 2001, making the record 32.

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Watch: All of Tiger's Rd. 3 birdies at The Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 3:20 pm

Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.

Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.

No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.

No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.

No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.

No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.

No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.

And No. 6, which gave him a share of the lead, came courtesy another two-putt at the par-5 14th.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 2:15 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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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record

By Ryan LavnerJuly 21, 2018, 1:03 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.

Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.

Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.

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After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.

“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”

Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).

It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 12:20 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:

Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

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.

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.