Am Tour: Victors crowned in Championship, Snead flights

By Brandon TuckerSeptember 19, 2014, 3:32 am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In the Snead flight, where the 20-plus handicappers all strive to shave strokes off their game, Larry Harper improved his score all four days, culminating with a final round 88, to win the flight by eight shots.

The 57-year-old, from San Antonio, Tex., had a secret weapon: his son, Texas, who caddied for him all week. This was Harper's first nationals and Texas, a 20-year-old that recently turned pro and is competing in events in Texas, helped him navigate new waters.

"He helped in all aspects," said Harper. "He would tell me to club up on each hole. Reading the greens, there's no one that can help you like him. When he would see me nervous he would tell me to calm down."

What's most remarkable about them both is that neither picked up the game until they moved to San Antonio from Mexico three years ago. They found a home in the Dominion neighborhood in northern San Antonio, where upon their first day of living there they played their first round of golf.

"You get set of clubs with a membership," said Harper. "The next day I bought a golf cart."

Suffice to say, Larry and his son were hooked fast. Texas played on the Am Tour until he decided to turn pro this year. Larry, meanwhile, competed in 11 events this season leading up to nationals.

With the nationals victory, Harper will move up to the Jones flight next season on Am Tour, where he'll compete against 16-19.9 handicaps.

Championship flight goes to extra holes

There were fireworks in the Championship flight, where perennial contender K.C. Fox set out to upset defending champion Bob Brooks. The two entered the final day tied, and, down the stretch, Brooks was down two with two to play. But he rallied with a birdie on the par-5 17th hole and made a 3-footer for par on 18. Fox had a putt inside him to win, but missed it. Each shot 74 and headed to extra holes.

"It's just like they tell you, 'don't count your chickens before they hatch," said Fox. "I may have done that. [The putt] didn't even hit the hole."

In sudden death, they both parred the par-4 1st hole. Then, on the second, Brooks hit a hybrid from the fairway, 236 yards out. It took a bad bounce and trickled through the desert and settled an inch out of bounds. Fox prevailed with a bogey.

Brooks and Fox have been paired up a few times now in recent nationals, and Brooks is impressed by Fox's game.

"He's a great ball striker," said Brooks. "He hits the ball really close to the pin, real good touch out of the sand, and he has a good tee shot. He's a fun guy to compete against."

"This is a tournament that I set out to win at the beginning of the year," said Fox, who plans on using this tournament as a springboard into some of the top amateur events in the national like the North-South Amateur at Pinehurst.

"It's a big deal to play in this."

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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.

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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  

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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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.