You Oughta Know: U.S. Amateur semifinalists

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 15, 2014, 11:05 pm

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Only four players remain at the 114th U.S. Amateur.

Fred Wedel and Gunn Yang will tee off at 8 a.m. ET Saturday, while Corey Conners and Denny McCarthy will follow at 8:20 a.m. 

Here is what You Oughta Know about the semifinalists at Atlanta Athletic Club:

Frederick Wedel, 19, of Roseville, Calif.

• Born Aug. 20, 1994 in Anchorage, Alaska
• No. 619 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
• Playing in his second USGA championship and first U.S. Amateur
• A rising junior at Pepperdine University who is a business administration major
• Advanced to 2014 NCAA Regionals in Eugene, Ore., as an individual
• Earned All-West Coast Conference honorable mention recognition as a sophomore
• Tied for 13th at this year’s WCC Championship and was 23rd as a freshman
• Finished in top 10 at six tournaments in his first two seasons at Pepperdine
• Chosen all-state and was a district champion at The Woodlands High School in Texas

Gunn Yang, 20, of San Diego, Calif.
• Born Sept. 30, 1993 in Pyeong Chang, Korea
• No. 776 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
• Competing in his first USGA championship
• A sophomore-to-be at San Diego State University 
• Played in just four tournaments and was treated for a herniated disc
• Underwent laser endoscopic spinal surgery following his freshman year
• Medalist at the La Habra Heights, Calif., sectional qualifier with rounds of 69-71
• Fourth at this year’s Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur (6-under 282)
• Fifth at the Los Angeles City Championship and tied for fifth at the San Diego City Championship
• Went to elementary school in Republic of Korea, lived in Australia for five years and attended Torrey Pines (Calif.) High School

Corey Conners, 22, of Canada

• Born Jan. 6, 1992 in Kitchener, Ontario
• No. 44 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
• Playing in his third U.S. Amateur and has advanced to quarterfinals for second consecutive year
• Reached U.S. Amateur semifinals last year and Round of 64 in 2012
• 2014 North & South Amateur runner-up (to Will Cromie) at Pinehurst No. 2
• 2013-14 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Co-Player of the Year at Kent State University
• Three-time All-MAC selection and received school’s 2014 outstanding male athlete award
• Played in this year’s PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open and competed for his country in the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship and the 2013 Copa de las Americas

Denny McCarthy, 21, of Rockville, Md.

• Born March 4, 1993 in Takoma Park, Md.
• No. 36 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
• Competing in his sixth consecutive U.S. Amateur and advanced past Round of 64 for first time
• Previously reached match play in 2010, 2011 and 2012
• A rising senior at the University of Virginia, he was a consensus 2014 second-team All-American
• Tied for sixth at this year’s NCAA Championship with a 54-hole score of 206 (4 under)
• 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up and 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year
• Tied for second at this year’s Porter Cup with a final-round 65 

Note: Information provided by the USGA

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More sun, dry conditions expected early at Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2018, 9:14 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – An atypically dry Scottish summer is expected to continue this week at The Open.

There’s a possibility of a few showers Thursday and Friday, but otherwise conditions are expected to remain dry with temperatures around 70 degrees and winds in the 15-20 mph range.

The forecast for the opening round at Carnoustie is sunshine with clouds developing later in the day. The high is expected to be around 70 degrees, with winds increasing throughout the day, maxing out at 18 mph.

There’s a chance of rain overnight Thursday and into Friday morning, but it’s not expected to slow down the fiery conditions.

It’s been one of the driest summers in recent memory, leading to fairways that are baked out and fescue rough that is lighter and thinner than in previous years.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2018, 8:40 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 (

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Lincicome grouped with two rookies in Barbasol

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 17, 2018, 9:54 pm

Brittany Lincicome will tee it up with a pair of rookies when she makes her first start in a PGA Tour event Thursday at the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Lincicome, an eight-time LPGA winner, is scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 9:59 a.m. ET in the first round with Sam Ryder, 28, and Conrad Shindler, 29. They’re off the first tee Friday at 2:59 p.m. ET

Lincicome will become just the sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event, joining Babe Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.

“The first three or four holes, I’ll be a nervous wreck, for sure,” Linicome said.