Furyk, Day share 1-shot lead at Barclays

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 23, 2014, 9:16 pm

Jim Furyk and Jason Day sit at 9 under and share a one-shot lead over a crowded leaderboard at the Barclays heading into Sunday. Here's what you may have missed on Saturday from Ridgewood CC in Paramus, N.J.

Leaderboard: Furyk (-9), Day (-9), Hunter Mahan (-8), Morgan Hoffmann (-7), Matt Kuchar (-7), Kevin Na (-7), Bo Van Pelt (-7), Kevin Chappell (-7), Brendon Todd (-7), Cameron Tringale (-7)

What it means: Furyk shot a fairly boring yet very solid 2-under 69 in Round 3. He made 16 pars, with 12 on his first 12 holes, before birdies at 13 and 16. He finished with a key up-and-down from the greenside bunker on 18 to get into the clubhouse tied for the lead. Day, on the other hand, had a far more adventurous back nine, featuring four birdies, a bogey and a double. His dropped shots, oddly enough, came on two par 5s, Nos. 13 and 17. His double on the 13th came as a result of a lost ball. His bogey on 17 was surrounded by three birdies on his final four holes.

Round of the day: Morgan Hoffmann posted a bogey-free 5-under 66 to vault himself into a tie for third. Hoffmann, a Wyckoff, N.J., native, is spending the week with his family and sleeping in his old room. After a 70-70 start to the tournament, the homecooking finally paid off.Saturday.

Best of the rest: Hunter Mahan would have made it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard, but missed a 6-footer for par on the final hole to shoot 68 and leave himself one off the pace. Cameron Tringale and Brendon Todd both had opportunities to join Mahan at minus-8 but both, playing in the day's final two groups, made bogey on 18 to fall two shots back.

Biggest disappointment: Overnight leader and world No. 2 Adam Scott blew up Saturday with a 4-over 75. After making par on each of his first eight holes, he finished with three bogeys and a double against just one birdie. Even an even-par round Saturday would have kept Scott only one back. Now, he trails by five.

Shot of the day: He missed the secondary cut, but Phil Mickelson could hardly be accused of selling the New Jersey fans short. Mickelson played from the hopitality tent to the left of the par-4 fifth for the second straight round. And this time he got up and down for par. Later, once he knew his tournament was over on 18, he made - and lost - a $20 bet with a fan. That's Phil for you.

Biggest storylines heading into Sunday: Here Furyk goes again. The 44-year-old has not won since the 2010 Tour Championship, almost four years ago. Over that stretch he has failed to close his last seven 54-hole leads. His most recent near-miss came at the RBC Canadian Open in July, when he couldn't hold onto a three-shot lead to start his round. Day, meanwhile, fell into an injury-induced lull following his win at the WGC-Match Play earlier this year but rebounded to contend at the PGA just two weeks ago and is back again. He is in search of his third PGA Tour victory. Aside from those two, there are 22 other players within four shots of the lead.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Tiger Woods held sole possession of the lead Sunday afternoon, but settled with an even-par 71 and finished three shots behind the champion.


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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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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.