For JJ Its a Small World After All

By George WhiteOctober 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
Its basically vacation time for J.J. Henry, as it is for every golfer with kids under, say, 13. This is the week of the Disney tournament, and players swear they are teeing up in earnest. And they ARE in the morning, but they are hustling over to the parks with wife and kids in tow as soon as they get off the 18th green.
For J.J., its a break thats well-deserved. Henry played very well this year, thank you, capped by a Ryder Cup in which he was one of the few bright spots on the U.S. team. But its a break that the rigors of the FedEx Cup and its four straight weeks cant affect. If its October, and the kids are still young enough, then J.J. plans to be in Orlando.
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J.J. Henry halved all three of his Ryder Cup Matches to earn 1 1/2 points for the U.S.
Absolutely, he said. This is a week for my family and some of my great friends. Its almost ' it IS ' a vacation. we stay here on site, we go to the different parks and things, and the children love it. Its always nice to get everyone together this week and really enjoy it.
So, for years to come, I think this is something where you can still go out and play golf, and obviously win a tournament, but its such a nice little break, too.
It happened again Tuesday night, when Henrys 2-year-old son realized where they were. Hey, this is Mickeys place!
He was pretty excited, said Henry. He and ol mom are running around somewhere. One of my good friends and his family are coming tomorrow. So I am really looking forward to it.
J.J. may be the answer to which of the young Americans will make an international name for themselves in the near future. Actually, Henry isnt exactly young ' hes 31 ' but the events of September at the K Club in Ireland propelled him front and center of the four U.S. Ryder Cup rookies. And his success there has brought newfound confidence.
This game is all about confidence and believing in yourself, he said. Theres no question, especially going over and being in the Ryder Cup and, just the electricity in the air and walking to the first tee ' I mean, heck, it was like walking into the Coliseum or something. Its just like youre going in for a title fight.
Im not saying I was unbelievable or anything, but I felt for the most part I played pretty well. So I feel like that when I come back and play in the normal events now, theres a newfound confidence where ' hey, if you can do that, then go out and do this.
As one of those rookies who ' who are these four guys? ' I think it was really important to go over and really prove to myself that I really belonged. I think for the most part I did that.
He had always been a better-than-average player at every level of his golfing career ' at college at TCU, on the Nationwide, and now on the PGA TOUR. But he might just have turned another corner. And if so, you might be hearing a lot more from him in the near future.
Honestly, I just feel like I kind of came into my own a little, so to speak. Ive knocked on the door before ' its not like I havent had chances to win a tournament, said Henry.
I think a lot of it is just believing in yourself, believing in what youre doing. Ive always felt like that as long as I felt I was improving, or just doing the little things to get to that next level ' you know, you can be very impatient out here as a young player, especially with not seeing a lot of success. You know, I was good enough to keep my card for six straight years. Ive finished second 3-4-5 times, whatever it was. So I just kind of kept knocking on the door, and sooner or later I knew Id break through.
The family is calling now, ready to go to the park. For J.J. Henry, golf doesnt seem so Mickey Mouse now.
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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  

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; or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.

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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.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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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.”

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Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at

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Jordan Spieth: 7/4

Xander Schauffele: 5/1

Kevin Kisner: 11/2

Tiger Woods: 14/1

Francesco Molinari: 14/1

Rory McIlroy: 14/1

Kevin Chappell: 20/1

Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

Alex Noren: 25/1

Zach Johnson: 30/1

Justin Rose: 30/1

Matt Kuchar: 40/1

Webb Simpson: 50/1

Adam Scott: 80/1

Tony Finau: 80/1

Charley Hoffman: 100/1

Austin Cook: 100/1