Match-by-match results: WGC-Match Play quarterfinals

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 26, 2016, 5:30 pm

It's the weekend and every match is win-or-go-home at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Here's how the Round of 16 and quarterfinals played out Saturday:

Quarterfinals

Match 1: (3) Rory McIlroy def. (54) Chris Kirk, 4 and 3. Although he was all square at the turn, Kirk was no match for McIlroy's power. McIlroy made six birdies, Kirk only three.

Match 2: (2) Jason Day def. (18) Brooks Koepka, 3 and 2. The match was all square through nine holes before Day won the 10th, 12th and 15th. With the win, Day returned to No. 1 in the world and advanced to the semifinals, where he'll meet McIlroy on Sunday.

Match 3: (52) Rafa Cabrera Bello def. (45) Ryan Moore, 2 and 1. Although it was close, Cabrera Bello was in control the entire match as Moore won only two holes.

Match 4: (16) Louis Oosthuizen def. (8) Dustin Johnson, 2 and 1. Oosthuizen was 2 up through 15, but DJ rallied with a birdie to win the 16th. He appeared in position to even the match after hitting his tee shot close on the par-3 17th, but Oosthuizen made his 21-foot putt while DJ missed his 6-footer.


Round of 16

Match 1: (52) Rafa Cabrera Bello def. (27) Byeong-Hun An, WD: Cabrera Bello was cruising early, riding four birdies to a 4-up lead through nine. The margin stayed the same until An withdrew with a neck injury after hitting his approach to the 12th hole. With the win, Cabrera Bello earned his way into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking and an invitation to the Masters.

Match 2:  (54) Chris Kirk def. (30) Bill Haas, 2 and 1: Haas jumped out to an early lead with a birdie on the first hole, but Kirk battled back, squaring the match on No. 5 and taking the lead for good two holes later. He closed out the 2011 FedEx Cup champion on the 17th hole.

Match 3: (3) Rory McIlroy def. (14) Zach Johnson, 1 up. Though McIlroy led most of the day, Johnson fought to the very end. The battle of the last two Open champs came down to the final hole, where Johnson poured in a clutch birdie putt and then watched McIlroy do the same to win.

Match 4: (18) Brooks Koepka def. (28) Matt Kuchar, 1 up. Much like the McIlroy-Johnson match, this one came down to the final hole. To the sound of "Kooooch" bellowing from his fans, the 2012 Players champion put the pressure on with a birdie at the last, but Koepka made a birdie of his own to advance.

Match 5: (2) Jason Day def. (15) Brandt Snedeker, 3 and 2. Coming off a little extra rest after his Friday match ended when his opponent pulled out with an injury, Day, who's playing with a back injury himself, took the lead with a par on the first hole and Snedeker never squared the match. Day finished matters with an eagle at the par-5 16th hole.

Match 6: (45) Ryan Moore def. (63) Patton Kizzire, 4 and 3. Moore made quick work of the rookie, who could've played his way into the Masters with two wins today. Kizzire only won two holes total, and Moore never trailed, closing it out with a routine par on 15.

Match 7: (8) Dustin Johnson def. (9) Patrick Reed, 3 and 2. Reed was feeling it this week after going undefeated in group play; he even showed up for his Saturday match wearing a belt buckle of himself shushing the crowd. But he ran into a buzzsaw in Johnson, who went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie during a four-hole stretch on the back nine, a pace that Reed couldn't match.

Match 8: (16) Louis Oosthuizen def. (1) Jordan Spieth, 4 and 2. Oosthuizen pulled off the upset of the day, beating the previously undefeated Spieth. That said, the world No. 1 didn't bring his best, making three bogeys on the front nine and a double bogey after finding the water on the par-3 11th hole. Oosthuizen moved on to the quarterfinals with a birdie on No. 16.

(Note: Matches listed in order of finish)

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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 GolfChannel.com.  

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; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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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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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 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:

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.