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Watch: Tiger highlights from Rd. 1 at Valspar Championship

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 8, 2018, 10:41 pm

Tiger Woods, playing the Valspar Championship for the first time, got off to a great start on Thursday at the Copperhead Course.

He started with a huge tee shot at the par-5 first.

And then nearly chipped in for eagle. His tap-in birdie immediately got him into red figures.

After pars on Nos. 2 and 3, Woods missed the green long at the par-3 fourth and failed to get up and down. The bogey dropped him back to even par and tied for 28th place, at the time.

Woods nearly picked up two strokes at the par-4 seventh when his approach shot kicked off the flag stick.

Woods missed that putt for birdie, but atoned on the 230-yard, par-3 eighth by sinking a 20-footer to get back to 1 under.

Woods concluded his roller-coaster front nine with a bogey at the par-4 ninth, where he failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker. At even par, he made the turn four off the lead and tied for 29th place.

But ... the up-and-down theme continued at the 10th with this birdie putt.

A second consecutive birdie at the par-5 11th got Woods to 2 under par, only two off the lead and tied for sixth place.

Woods ran into some trouble on the next two holes though, making back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13 to fall back to even par.

Then came the par-4 16th hole, and this insane par save from behind a tree. After finding trouble way left with his drive, Tiger took a big swing, lost his club and nearly injured himself executing a low hook that ended up near the green, where he was able to get up and down.

He carried that momentum over to the next tee, nearly acing the par-3 17th hole, and giving the fans a vintage club twirl for good measure.

Woods would go on to make the tap-in birdie to get back into red numbers on the day.

Tiger two-putted from 51 feet on 18 to get in the clubhouse with a opening 1-under 70. He's tied for 8th, just three stroke off the lead.

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Watch: All of Tiger's Rd. 3 birdies at The Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 3:20 pm

Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.

Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.

No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.

No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.

No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.

No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.

No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.

And No. 6, which gave him a share of the lead, came courtesy another two-putt at the par-5 14th.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 2:15 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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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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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.