What Olympic field would look like, 500 days away

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 24, 2015, 12:40 pm

Only 500 days remain until golf’s return to the Olympic Games.

The United States’ men’s roster would look like this: Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson. And the women's team: Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

The men’s and women’s field will include a maximum of 60 players each. Every player inside the top 15 in the world rankings as of July 2016 will be eligible, with up to four players per country.

After that, the field will be filled by the next highest-ranked players, with a maximum of two players per nation. The world rankings are made up of a two-year window of players’ results, with recent results and biggest tournaments weighted more heavily.

Much can change between now and July 2016, of course, but this is how the 60-player men’s field looks right now for Rio:

Men's Women's
Rory McIlroy (Ireland) Lydia Ko (New Zealand)
Henrik Stenson (Sweden) Inbee Park (Korea) 
Bubba Watson (U.S.) Stacy Lewis (U.S.) 
Jason Day (Australia) Hyo-Joo Kim (Korea) 
Adam Scott (Australia) Shanshan Feng (China) 
Jordan Spieth (U.S.) So Yeon Ryo (Korea) 
Jim Furyk (U.S.) Suzann Pettersen (Norway) 
Sergio Garcia (Spain) Michelle Wie (U.S.) 
Dustin Johnson (U.S.) Karrie Webb (Australia) 
Justin Rose (Great Britain) Amy Yang (Korea) 
Martin Kaymer (Germany) Lexi Thompson (U.S.) 
Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) 
Victor Dubuisson (France) Azahara Munoz (Spain) 
Graeme McDowell (Ireland) Pornanong Phatlum (Thailand) 
Jamie Donaldson (Great Britain) Teresa Lu (Chinese Taipei) 
Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) Julieta Granada (Paraguay) 
Anirban Lahiri (India) Lee-Anne Pace (South Africa) 
Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) Charley Hull (Great Britain) 
Joost Luiten (Netherlands) Catriona Matthew (Great Britain) 
Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) Aria Jutanugarn (Thailand) 
Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 
Alexander Levy (France) Sandra Gal (Germany) 
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) Shiho Oyama (Japan) 
Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) Caroline Masson (Germany) 
Mikko Ilonen (Finland) Karine Icher (France) 
Francesco Molinari (Italy) Sakura Yokomine (Japan) 
Graham DeLaet (Canada) Minjee Lee (Australia) 
Marcel Siem (Germany) Gwladys Nocera (France) 
Koumei Oda (Japan) Caroline Hedwall (Sweden) 
Jonas Blixt (Sweden) Yani Tseng (Chinese Taipei) 
Sangmoon Bae (Korea) Xiyu Lin (China) 
Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe) Line Vedel Hansen (Denmark) 
Angel Cabrera (Argentina) Mariajo Uribe (Colombia) 
Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) Stephanie Meadow (Ireland) 
Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) Marianne Skarpnord (Norway)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) Dewi Claire Schreefel (Netherlands) 
Seung-yul Noh (Korea) Stacy Lee Bregman (South Africa) 
Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) Giulia Sergas (Italy) 
Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) Klara Spilkova (Czech Republic) 
Camilo Villegas (Colombia) Brooke Henderson (Canada) 
Edoardo Molinari (Italy) Christel Boeljon (Netherlands) 
Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) Fabienne In-Albon (Switzerland) 
David Hearn (Canada) Kelly Tan (Malaysia) 
Thomas Pieters (Belgium) Diana Luna (Italy) 
SSP Chawrasia (India) Paz Echeverria (Chile) 
Danny Lee (New Zealand) Jennifer Rosales (Philippines) 
Antonio Lascuna (Philippines) Alejandra Llaneza (Mexico) 
Hao Tong Li (China) Alena Sharp (Canada) 
Felipe Aguilar (Chile) Lisa McCloskey (Colombia) 
Ryan Fox (New Zealand) Maria Balikoeva (Russia) 
Vijay Singh (Fiji) Noora Tamminen (Finland) 
WC Liang (China) Ursula Wikstrom (Finland) 
Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) Christine Wolf (Belgium) 
Robert-Jan Derksen (Netherlands) Veronica Felibert (Venezuela) 
Siddikur Rahman (Bangladesh) Briannd Do (Vietnam) 
Mark Tullo (Chile) Michelle Koh (Malaysia) 
Angelo Que (Philippines) Kishi Sinha (India) 
Chan Shin-chang (Chinese Taipei) Mariam Magl (Brazil) 
Adilson da Silva (Brazil)  
Arie Ahman Irawan (Malaysia)  
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'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

“Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.

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Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

“The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.

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Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We're compiling their missives below:

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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.