Pin-sheet error nearly leads to missed cut for Knost

By Will GrayJuly 29, 2016, 6:16 pm

Updated July 30 at 8:01 a.m. ET:

Colt Knost made the cut, at 2 over par. He was one of 86 players to make the cut on the number.

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – A pin-sheet error could prove to be the difference in Colt Knost’s weekend plans at the PGA Championship.

Knost was in the first group off the back nine Friday morning amid heavy rain at Baltusrol Golf Club. To make matters worse, the group was provided a pin sheet that incorrectly identified the hole location for No. 10, their first hole of the day.

The sheet provided to the players indicated the hole on No. 10 was 21 paces on and four from the left side of the green. Instead, the hole was 19 paces on and five from the right.

The error went unnoticed by Knost, who played his shot to the right side of the green – intending to err on the side of caution – and was surprised to realize he had short-sided his 5-wood approach. He ended up making bogey.

“People are going to say we should be able to tell which side of the green it’s on, but I mean, I was 210 yards out and it was raining rather hard. We just expect the pin [sheet] to be right,” Knost said after a 3-over 73 left him at 2 over for the tournament. “It’s a big deal, it’s a big difference. It shouldn’t happen in tournaments like this.”

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The PGA of America quickly distributed a revised pin sheet to players, but it came after Knost’s group had played the hole. In the group behind, Gary Woodland and Ryan Palmer both stated that they noticed the error from the 10th tee box.

“I was on 10 tee and I looked up, I said to the official next to us, ‘That pin is not right,’” Palmer said. “I said, ‘You’ve got 21 on and four from the left and that pin is on the right side of the green.’ He said, ‘Well, the green is narrow up there.’”

“By the time we got to the fairway, we saw them walking it off so we knew it was wrong,” Woodland said. “It was just, it was a mess obviously.”

Play continued for 75 minutes before a stoppage because of saturated conditions, and during the subsequent delay another hole location was changed, this time to No. 8, which necessitated a second revision of the pin sheet.

“We ended up having three different pin sheets today, so there was a great deal of miscommunication for sure,” Palmer said.

The PGA of America released a statement addressing the error shortly after Knost completed his round.

“The PGA of America rules committee did not notice the hole had been cut in the incorrect location until after each member of Group 14 (Knost, Joe Summerhays and Yuta Ikeda) had hit his second shot to the green,” the statement read. “The hole location played by Group 14 was provided (in) a revised hole location sheet to all subsequent groups, meaning all the groups today are playing the same hole location.

“PGA Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh met with the players in Group 14 after they signed their cards to offer an explanation, express his disappointment and apologize to them.”

Knost said that Haigh apologized for the error in the scoring area, adding that Haigh said simply, “We messed up.”

“I mean, there’s nothing they can do. It affected one group,” Knost said. “It’s just that it was us. It sucks.”

Knost birdied the next hole after the mix-up, but his 2-over total was one shot outside the projected cut line when he completed his round.

“I made bogey there and that could be the difference in me playing tomorrow or not,” he said. “I hope it’s not, but that would be pretty frustrating if it is."


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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record

By Ryan LavnerJuly 21, 2018, 1:03 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.

Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.

Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.

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After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.

“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”

Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).

It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:45 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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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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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 (