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Houston Open purse payout: Poulter earns $1.26 million

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 2, 2018, 12:45 pm

Ian Poulter defeated Beau Hossler in a playoff to win the Houston Open. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out at the Golf Club of Houston:

1 Ian Poulter -19 $1,260,000
P2 Beau Hossler -19 $756,000
T3 Jordan Spieth -16 $406,000
T3 Emiliano Grillo -16 $406,000
T5 Sam Ryder -15 $280,000
T6 Keith Mitchell -14 $243,250
T6 Henrik Stenson -14 $243,250
T8 Matt Every -13 $182,000
T8 Julian Suri -13 $182,000
T8 Abraham Ancer -13 $182,000
T8 Matt Kuchar -13 $182,000
T8 Russell Henley -13 $182,000
T8 Paul Dunne -13 $182,000
T14 Michael Thompson -12 $122,500
T14 Nicholas Lindheim -12 $122,500
T14 Grayson Murray -12 $122,500
T14 Shane Lowry -12 $122,500
T18 Bud Cauley -11 $88,200
T18 Robert Garrigus -11 $88,200
T18 Charles Howell III -11 $88,200
T18 Daniel Berger -11 $88,200
T18 Chesson Hadley -11 $88,200
T18 Nate Lashley -11 $88,200
T24 Scott Piercy -10 $54,162
T24 Martin Piller -10 $54,162
T24 Tony Finau -10 $54,162
T24 Jamie Lovemark -10 $54,162
T24 Shawn Stefani -10 $54,162
T24 Phil Mickelson -10 $54,162
T24 Luke List -10 $54,162
T24 Bronson Burgoon -10 $54,162
T32 Tyrone van Aswegen -9 $34,809
T32 Lucas Glover -9 $34,809
T32 James Hahn -9 $34,809
T32 Kevin Tway -9 $34,809
T32 Aaron Wise -9 $34,809
T32 Rob Oppenheim -9 $34,809
T32 Nick Watney -9 $34,809
T32 J.B. Holmes -9 $34,809
T32 John Huh -9 $34,809
T32 Andrew Putnam -9 $34,809
T32 Roberto Diaz -9 $34,809
T43 Hunter Mahan -8 $20,860
T43 Ben Crane -8 $20,860
T43 Rickie Fowler -8 $20,860
T43 Keegan Bradley -8 $20,860
T43 Denny McCarthy -8 $20,860
T43 Brett Stegmaier -8 $20,860
T43 Kevin Streelman -8 $20,860
T43 Ryan Armour -8 $20,860
T43 Troy Merritt -8 $20,860
T52 Thomas Pieters -7 $16,082
T52 Bobby Gates -7 $16,082
T52 Byeong Hun An -7 $16,082
T52 Justin Rose -7 $16,082
T52 Matt Jones -7 $16,082
T52 Johnson Wagner -7 $16,082
T52 Tyler Duncan -7 $16,082
T52 Seung-su Han -7 $16,082
T60 Tom Hoge -6 $15,190
T60 Brandon Harkins -6 $15,190
T60 Adam Schenk -6 $15,190
T60 Seamus Power -6 $15,190
T64 Chad Campbell -5 $14,630
T64 Sean O'Hair -5 $14,630
T64 Danny Lee -5 $14,630
T64 Jason Dufner -5 $14,630
T68 Dawie van der Walt -4 $14,210
T68 Tom Lovelady -4 $14,210
T70 Greg Chalmers -3 $13,930
T70 Rory Sabbatini -3 $13,930
T72 Sam Saunders -2 $13,650
T72 Ernie Els -2 $13,650
T74 Aaron Baddeley -1 $13,440
T75 Ethan Tracy E $0
MDF Jonathan Byrd -2 $12,950
MDF Joel Dahmen -2 $12,950
MDF Bill Haas -2 $12,950
MDF Scott Brown -2 $12,950
MDF Lee Westwood -1 $12,320
MDF Jason Kokrak -1 $12,320
MDF Benjamin Silverman -1 $12,320
MDF Kelly Kraft -1 $12,320
MDF Scott Stallings -1 $12,320
MDF Fabian Gomez E $11,830
MDF Richy Werenski E $11,830
MDF Jhonattan Vegas 1 $11,550
MDF Brandt Snedeker 1 $11,550
MDF Padraig Harrington 3 $11,340
MDF Dominic Bozzelli 4 $11,200
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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.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson

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Facial hair Fowler's new good-luck charm

By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Before, during and after the Fourth of July, Rickie Fowler missed a few appointments with his razor.

He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

“There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

“I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Guess whose putter is starting to heat up again at a major?

Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

“I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

“It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

“I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”