Woods grouped with Scott, Stenson at Doral

By Will GrayMarch 4, 2014, 7:35 pm

Should Tiger Woods' back limber up before the start of the WGC-Cadillac Championship Thursday, he will play the first round alongside the two players closest to him in the world ranking.

Woods is slated to begin his first round at 12:39 p.m. ET Thursday, alongside world No. 2 Adam Scott and reigning FedEx Cup champ Henrik Stenson, currently third in the world.

Woods enters this week as the event's defending champion, but was forced to withdraw from the Honda Classic after 13 holes Sunday because of back spasms.

This event will mark the first time in months that Woods' top spot in the rankings will be up for grabs. Based on unofficial projections, Scott can become the top-ranked player in the world with a win this week at Trump Doral, assuming Woods finishes somewhere outside the top 5-7.

Each of the top 24 players in the world will be grouped Thursday in order based on their world ranking. As a result, world No. 4 Jason Day will make his first start since winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship alongside Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, who will look to bounce back from Sunday's disappointing playoff loss at PGA National. The trio will tee off at 11:44 a.m. Thursday.

The other threesome consisting entirely of players ranked inside the top 10 will begin play at 12:28 p.m. Thursday and includes Justin Rose, Zach Johnson and Sergio Garcia. Rose has missed three scheduled starts this year while battling tendinitis in his right shoulder, while Johnson and Garcia both already have a win under their belts in 2014.

Here is a full list of first- and second-round tee times this week at the newly-renovated Blue Monster (all times ET):

Thursday 11 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 12:06 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Kevin Streelman, Scott Hend, Darren Fichardt

Thursday 11 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 12:06 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Harris English, Jonas Blixt, Brendon de Jonge

Thursday 11:11 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 12:17 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Hyung-Sung Kim, Boo Weekley, D.A. Points

Thursday 11:11 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 12:17 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Hideki Matsuyama, Victor Dubuisson, Luke Donald

Thursday 11:22 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 12:28 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Russell Henley, Richard Sterne, Miguel Angel Jimenez

Thursday 11:22 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 12:28 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter

Thursday 11:33 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 12:39 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gary Woodland, George Coetzee

Thursday 11:33 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 12:39 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar

Thursday 11:44 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 12:50 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Jamie Donaldson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Uihlein

Thursday 11:44 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 12:50 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy

Thursday 11:55 a.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Bill Haas, Ernie Els, Francesco Molinari

Thursday 11:55 a.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 1:01 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer

Thursday 12:06 p.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11:11 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk, Webb Simpson

Thursday 12:06 p.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 11 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Brett Rumford, Chris Kirk, Dawie van der Walt

Thursday 12:17 p.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11:22 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell

Thursday 12:17 p.m. (No. 10 tee). Friday 11:11 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Thongchai Jaidee, Ryan Moore, Kevin Stadler

Thursday 12:28 p.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11:33 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Justin Rose, Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia

Thursday 12:28 p.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 11:22 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Patrick Reed, Jin Jeong, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Thursday 12:39 p.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11:44 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson

Thursday 12:39 p.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 11:33 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Nick Watney, Roberto Castro, Stephen Gallacher

Thursday 12:50 p.m. (No. 1 tee), Friday 11:55 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Matteo Manassero

Thursday 12:50 p.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 11:44 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Rickie Fowler, Graham DeLaet, Joost Luiten

Thursday 1:01 p.m. (No. 10 tee), Friday 11:55 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Branden Grace, Billy Horschel, Thomas Bjorn

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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.

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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)