2002 SENIOR PGA TOUR SCHEDULE

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 24, 2001, 4:00 pm
January
14-20MASTERCARD CHAMPIONSHIP-Hualalai Golf ClubKa'upulehu-Kona, HI
21-27Senior Skins Game-Wailea Golf ResortMaui, HI
28- FEB 3ROYAL CARIBBEAN CLASSIC-Crandon Park Golf ClubKey Biscayne, FL (Miami)
 
February
4-10THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC *-TwinEagles Golf and Country ClubNaples, FL
11-17VERIZON CLASSIC -TPC of Tampa BayLutz, FL (Tampa)
18-24AUDI SENIOR CLASSIC-TBAMexico
25- MAR 3SBC SENIOR CLASSIC *-Valencia Country ClubValencia, CA (Los Angeles)
 
March
4-10TOSHIBA SENIOR CLASSIC -Newport Beach Country ClubNewport Beach, CA
11-17SIEBEL CLASSIC IN SILICON VALLEY *-Coyote Creek Golf ClubSan Jose, CA
18-24OFF
25-31EMERALD COAST CLASSIC-The Moors Golf ClubMilton, FL (Pensacola)
 
April
1-7LIBERTY MUTUAL LEGENDS OF GOLF-The King & The Bear at WGVSt. Augustine, FL
8-14OFF
15-21WORLD SENIORS INVITATIONAL -TPC at Piper GlenCharlotte, NC
22-28THE COUNTRYWIDE TRADITION-TBATBA
29-MAY 5BRUNO'S MEMORIAL CLASSIC *-Greystone Golf and Country ClubBirmingham, AL
 
May
6-12TD WATERHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP *-Tiffany Greens Golf ClubKansas City, MO
13-19THE INSTINET CLASSIC *-TPC at Jasna PolanaPrinceton, NJ
20-26FARMERS CHARITY CLASSIC *-Egypt Valley Country ClubAda, MI (Grand Rapids)
27-JUN 2NFL GOLF CLASSIC-Upper Montclair Country ClubClifton, NJ (New York)
 
June
3-9SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP #-Firestone Country Club (South)Akron, OH
10-16BELLSOUTH SENIOR CLASSIC AT OPRYLAND *-Springhouse Golf Club at OprylandNashville, TN
17-23GREATER BALTIMORE CLASSIC*-Hayfields Country ClubHunt Valley, MD (Baltimore)
24-30U.S. SENIOR OPEN #-Caves Valley Golf ClubOwings Mills, MD (Baltimore)
 
July
1-7AT&T CANADA SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPEssex Golf & Country ClubLaSalle, Ontario, Canada
8-14FORD SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP-TPC of MichiganDearborn, MI
15-21SBC SENIOR OPEN *-TBAChicago, IL
22-28FLEETBOSTON CLASSIC *-Nashawtuc Country ClubConcord, MA (Boston)
29-AUG 4 LIGHTPATH LONG ISLAND CLASSIC *-Meadow Brook ClubJericho, NY (Long Island)
 
August
5-113M CHAMPIONSHIP-TPC of the Twin CitiesBlaine, MN (Minneapolis)
12-18OFF
19-25NOVELL UTAH SHOWDOWN -Park Meadows Country ClubPark City, UT
26-SEP 1ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP-Glen Oaks Country ClubWest Des Moines, IA
 
September
2-8KROGER SENIOR CLASSIC *-TPC at River's BendMaineville, OH (Cincinnati)
9-15RJR CHAMPIONSHIP-Tanglewood Park (Championship)Clemmons, NC (Winston-Salem)
16-22SAS CHAMPIONSHIP *-Prestonwood Country ClubCary, NC
23-29GOLD RUSH CLASSIC -Serrano Country ClubEl Dorado Hills, CA (Sacramento)
30-OCT 6TURTLE BAY CHAMPIONSHIP-The Links at Turtle Bay ResortKahuku, Oahu, HI
 
October
7-13THE NAPA CHAMPIONSHIP *-Silverado Resort (South)Napa, CA
14-20SBC CHAMPIONSHIP *-TBASan Antonio, TX
21-27SENIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AT GAILLARDIA *-Gaillardia Golf & Country ClubOklahoma City, OK
 
November
4-10Our Lucaya Senior Slam-Our Lucaya on Grand Bahama IslandGrand Bahama Island, Bahamas
11-17Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge -SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas ResortLas Vegas, NV
 
December
9-15Office Depot Father/Son Challenge-The Ocean Club Golf CourseNassau, Bahamas
16-22Hyundai Team Matches-Monarch Beach Golf LinksDana Point, CA
 
All Official Money events (37), denoted in CAPITAL LETTERS, award Charles Schwab Cup points.
All other events (5) are Unofficial Money events.
Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors events (17) denoted by *
Events not co-sponsored by the PGA TOUR denoted by #
 
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'Brain fart' leads to Spieth's late collapse

By Rex HoggardJuly 19, 2018, 2:44 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The closing stretch at Carnoustie has famously ruined many a solid round, so Jordan Spieth’s misadventures on Thursday should not have been a complete surprise, but the truth is the defending champion’s miscues were very much self-inflicted.

Spieth was cruising along at 3 under par, just two shots off the early lead, when he made a combination of errors at the par-4 15th hole. He hit the wrong club off the tee (4-iron) and the wrong club for his approach (6-iron) on his way to a double bogey-6.

“The problem was on the second shot, I should have hit enough club to reach the front of the green, and even if it goes 20 yards over the green, it's an easy up-and-down,” Spieth said. “I just had a brain fart, and I missed it into the location where the only pot bunker where I could actually get in trouble, and it plugged deep into it. It was a really, really poor decision on the second shot, and that cost me.”


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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Spieth continued to compound his problems with a sloppy bogey at the 16th hole, and a drive that sailed left at 18 found the Barry Burn en route to a closing bogey and a 1-over 72.

The miscues were more mental, a lack of execution, than they were an example of how difficult the closing stretch at Carnoustie can be, and that’s not good enough for Spieth.

“That's what I would consider as a significant advantage for me is recognizing where the misses are,” said Spieth, who was tied for 68th when he completed his round. “It felt like a missed opportunity.”

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Perez: R&A does it right, 'not like the USGA'

By Rex HoggardJuly 19, 2018, 2:28 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Pat Perez didn’t even attempt to hide his frustration with the USGA at last month’s U.S. Open, and after an opening-round 69 at The Open, he took the opportunity to double down on his displeasure.

“They (the R&A) do it right, not like the USGA,” Perez said of the setup at Carnoustie. “They've got the opposite [philosophy] here. I told them, you guys have it right, let the course get baked, but you've got the greens receptive. They're not going to run and be out of control. They could have easily had the greens just like the fairway, but they didn't. The course is just set up perfect.”


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


Concerns at Shinnecock Hills reached a crescendo on Saturday when the scoring average ballooned to 75.3 and only three players broke the par of 70. Of particular concern for many players, including Perez, were some of the hole locations, given how fast and firm the greens were.

“The U.S. Open could have been like this more if they wanted to. They could have made the greens a bit more receptive,” Perez said. “These greens are really flat compared to Shinnecock. So that was kind of the problem there is they let it get out of control and they made the greens too hard.”

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Ball headed O.B., Stone (68) gets huge break

By Mercer BaggsJuly 19, 2018, 2:14 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Brandon Stone knew it when he hit it.

“I knew I hit it out of bounds,” the South African said following his opening round in the 147th Open Championship.

Stone’s second shot on the par-4 18th, from the left fescue, was pulled into the grandstands, which are marked as O.B. But instead of settling in with the crowd, the ball ricocheted back towards the green and nearly onto the putting surface.

Stone made his par and walked away with a 3-under 68, two shots off the early lead.

“I really didn’t put a good swing on it, bad contact and it just came out way left,” Stone said. “I feel so sorry for the person I managed to catch on the forehead there, but got a lucky break.


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


“When you get breaks like that you know you’re going to have good weeks.”

It’s been more than just good luck recently for Stone. He shot 60 in the final round – missing a 9-foot birdie putt for the first 59 in European Tour history – to win last week’s Scottish Open. It was his third career win on the circuit and first since 2016. It was also just his first top-10 of the season.

“A testament to a different mental approach and probably the change in putter,” said Stone, who added that he switched to a new Ping Anser blade model last week.

“I’ve been putting, probably, the best I have in my entire life.”

This marks Stone’s sixth start in a major championship, with his best finish a tie for 35th in last year’s U.S. Open. He has a missed cut and a T-70 in two prior Open Championships.