Final Scores and Earnings from Las Vegas

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 17, 2005, 4:00 pm
2005 Michelin Championship at Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
Purse $4 million
s-TPC at Summerlin, 7,243 yards, par 72
t-TPC at The Canyons, 7,063 yards, par 71
x-won on second hole of playoff

x-Wes Short, Jr., $720,000 67t-67s-66s-66s--266
Jim Furyk, $432,000 66s-66t-69s-65s--266
Harrison Frazar, $232,000 68s-63t-68s-69s--268
Ted Purdy, $232,000 67s-65t-65s-71s--268
Charles Howell III, $160,000 63s-69t-67s-70s--269
Nick Watney, $139,000 67s-67t-70s-66s--270
Shigeki Maruyama, $139,000 65t-65s-72s-68s--270
Briny Baird, $112,000 62s-66t-78s-65s--271
Will MacKenzie, $112,000 65t-69s-70s-67s--271
Hidemichi Tanaka, $112,000 66t-68s-68s-69s--271
Steve Lowery, $112,000 67t-68s-64s-72s--271
Davis Love III, $81,000 68s-67t-71s-66s--272
Daniel Chopra, $81,000 70s-67t-70s-65s--272
Stephen Leaney, $81,000 67t-67s-69s-69s--272
Ryan Palmer, $81,000 62t-72s-68s-70s--272
Rod Pampling, $52,533.34 67t-64s-74s-68s--273
Ryan Moore, $52,533.34 67s-63t-74s-69s--273
John Daly, $52,533.34 68t-67s-70s-68s--273
Ben Crane, $52,533.33 67t-65s-72s-69s--273
Tom Pernice, Jr., $52,533.33 65t-68s-70s-70s--273
Bart Bryant, $52,533.33 64s-66t-73s-70s--273
Bo Van Pelt, $52,533.33 70s-66t-67s-70s--273
Geoff Ogilvy, $52,533.33 65t-69s-67s-72s--273
Scott Gutschewski, $52,533.33 64s-71t-67s-71s--273
John Senden, $31,900 66t-66s-73s-69s--274
Scott Verplank, $31,900 70s-66t-69s-69s--274
Lee Janzen, $31,900 66s-69t-70s-69s--274
Kevin Sutherland, $31,900 67t-67s-70s-70s--274
Jason Gore, $25,433.34 65t-70s-71s-69s--275
Fred Funk, $25,433.34 67t-68s-70s-70s--275
Joe Durant, $25,433.33 66s-70t-71s-68s--275
Olin Browne, $25,433.33 67t-65s-75s-68s--275
Phillip Price, $25,433.33 68t-66s-68s-73s--275
Jeff Sluman, $25,433.33 67s-69t-66s-73s--275
Michael Allen, $20,150 64s-68t-73s-71s--276
Charles Warren, $20,150 69t-66s-71s-70s--276
Donnie Hammond, $20,150 68t-68s-69s-71s--276
Fred Couples, $20,150 69s-67t-71s-69s--276
Omar Uresti, $15,200 68s-68t-70s-71s--277
Billy Andrade, $15,200 65t-68s-72s-72s--277
Robert Allenby, $15,200 68t-68s-70s-71s--277
Paul Azinger, $15,200 71t-66s-67s-73s--277
Ryuji Imada, $15,200 64t-70s-70s-73s--277
Marco Dawson, $15,200 68s-67t-73s-69s--277
Padraig Harrington, $15,200 69s-67t-72s-69s--277
Tjaart van der Walt, $15,200 64t-71s-68s-74s--277
Frank Lickliter II, $9,869.10 67s-69t-69s-73s--278
Paul Claxton, $9,869.09 69t-67s-69s-73s--278
Dean Wilson, $9,869.09 69t-66s-72s-71s--278
Bill Glasson, $9,869.09 68t-68s-71s-71s--278
James Driscoll, $9,869.09 69t-68s-70s-71s--278
Carl Pettersson, $9,869.09 68s-69t-70s-71s--278
Paul Goydos, $9,869.09 65t-65s-73s-75s--278
Jerry Kelly, $9,869.09 67s-69t-67s-75s--278
Brian Gay, $9,869.09 72s-65t-72s-69s--278
Tommy Armour III, $9,869.09 69s-66t-75s-68s--278
Rory Sabbatini, $9,869.09 67t-67s-76s-68s--278
Lucas Glover, $8,640 66t-66s-73s-74s--279
Robert Gamez, $8,640 67t-70s-69s-73s--279
Scott Piercy, $8,640 72t-65s-69s-73s--279
Hunter Haas, $8,640 65s-69t-73s-72s--279
Corey Pavin, $8,640 68t-68s-72s-71s--279
Stuart Appleby, $8,640 67t-70s-71s-71s--279
Bob Heintz, $8,640 68s-69t-72s-70s--279
Duffy Waldorf, $8,640 67t-70s-73s-69s--279
Billy Mayfair, $8,640 68t-69s-76s-66s--279
J.J. Henry, $8,200 66s-70t-70s-74s--280
Chad Campbell, $8,200 71s-65t-74s-70s--280
Justin Leonard, $8,040 63t-70s-71s-77s--281
Aaron Baddeley, $8,040 72s-63t-74s-72s--281
D.A. Points, $7,880 67s-70t-72s-73s--282
Brent Geiberger, $7,880 66s-71t-75s-70s--282
John Huston, $7,720 70s-65t-72s-76s--283
Gavin Coles, $7,720 68s-69t-72s-74s--283
Joe Ogilvie, $7,600 67s-68t-70s-80s--285
John Rollins, $7,480 67t-69s-76s-74s--286
Todd Fischer, $7,480 70t-66s-78s-72s--286
Jonathan Byrd, $7,360 67s-69t-70s-81s--287
Mark Hensby, $7,280 69t-67s-75s-79s--290
Gary Hallberg, $7,160 69s-67t-75s-80s--291
Tom Lehman, $7,160 69t-68s-79s-75s--291
Scott Hend, $7,040 68s-69t-76s-83s--296
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    Punch shot: Predictions for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – In advance of the 147th Open Championship, writers sound off on burning questions as players ready for a fast and firm test at Carnoustie. Here’s what our writers think about myriad topics:

    The Monday morning headline will be …

    REX HOGGARD: “Survival.” This one is easy. It always is at Carnoustie, which is widely considered The Open’s most demanding major championship test. Monday’s headline will be that the champion - pick a champion, any one will do - “survived” another dramatic Open. You don’t dominate Carnoustie; you endure.

    RYAN LAVNER: “DJ Bashes Way to Victory at Carnoustie.” If somehow a two-win season could be disappointing, it has been for DJ. He’s first in scoring average, birdie average, par-4 scoring, par-5 scoring, strokes gained: tee to green and proximity from the rough. Those last two stats are the most important, especially here at Carnoustie, with these dry conditions. The game’s preeminent long-and-straight driver, there’s a better-than-decent chance he rolls.

    MERCER BAGGS: “Rahm Tough: Spaniard charges to Open victory.” Jon Rahm will claim him maiden major title this week by powering his way through the winds and fescue at Carnoustie.

    JAY COFFIN: “Thomas wins second major, ascends to world No. 1 again.” Shortly after The Open last year, Thomas rolled through the end of the PGA Tour season. This is the time of year he likes best. Despite a poor Open record the last two years, he’s not remotely concerned. He’s a tad miffed he didn’t win in France two weeks ago and comes to Carnoustie refreshed, with a gameplan, and ready to pounce.

    Who or what will be the biggest surprise?

    HOGGARD: Style of play. Given Carnoustie’s reputation as a brute, the surprise will be how the champion arrives at his lofty perch. Unlike previous editions at Carnoustie, this week’s dry conditions will promote more aggressive play off the tee and the winner will defy the norm and power his way to victory.

    LAVNER: Tiger Woods. This is Woods’ best chance to win a major this year, and here’s believing he contends. His greatest strengths are his iron game and scrambling, and both aspects will be tested to the extreme at Carnoustie, helping separate him from some of the pretenders. With even a little cooperation from his putter, he should be in the mix.

    BAGGS: Padraig Harrington. He had a good opening round last week at the Scottish Open and has some good vibes being the 2007 Open champion at Carnoustie. He won’t contend for four rounds, but a few days in the mix would be a nice surprise.

    COFFIN: Alex Noren. Perhaps someone ranked 11th in the world shouldn’t be a surprise, but with so much focus on some of the bigger, household names, don’t be surprised when Noren is in contention on Sunday. He hasn’t finished worse than 25th since early May and won two weeks ago in France. He also tied for sixth place last year at Royal Birkdale.

    Who or what will be the biggest disappointment?

    HOGGARD: Jordan Spieth. Although he was brilliant on his way to victory last year at Royal Birkdale, Spieth is not the same player for this week’s championship, the byproduct of a balky putter that has eroded his confidence. Spieth said giving back the claret jug this week was hard, but his finish will be even tougher.

    LAVNER: Weather. This might sound a little sadistic, but one of the unique joys of covering this tournament is to watch the best in the world battle conditions they face only once a year – the bone-chilling cold, the sideways rain, the howling wind. It doesn’t appear as though that’ll happen this year. With only a few hours of light rain expected, and no crazy winds in the forecast, the biggest challenge for these stars will be judging the bounces on the hard, baked-out turf.

    BAGGS: Jordan Spieth. The defending champion is still trying to find his winning form and Carnoustie doesn’t seem the place to do that. As much as he says he loves playing in strong winds, there should be enough danger around here to frustrate Spieth into a missed cut.

    COFFIN: Rory McIlroy. I hope I’m wrong on this, because the game is better when Rory is in contention at majors. Putting always has been his issue and seemingly always will be. While there isn’t as much of a premium placed on putting this week because of slower greens, he may still have to hit it close. Super close.

    What will be the winning score?

    HOGGARD: 10 under. The last two Opens played at Carnoustie were won with 7-under and 6-over totals, but this week’s conditions will favor more aggressive play and lower scores. Expect to see plenty of birdies, but the great equalizer will come on Sunday when wind gusts are forecast to reach 25 mph.

    LAVNER: 15 under. An Open at Carnoustie has never produced a winner lower than 9 under (Tom Watson in 1975), but never have the conditions been this susceptible to low scores. Sure, the fairway bunkers are still a one-shot penalty, but today’s big hitters can fly them. The thin, wispy rough isn’t much of a deterrent. And the wind isn’t expected to really whip until the final day.

    BAGGS: 12 under. We aren’t going to see the same kind of weather we have previously witnessed at Carnoustie, and that’s a shame. Any players who catch relatively benign conditions should be able to go low, as long as they can properly navigate the fairway rollout.

    COFFIN: 14 under. Walked into a local golf shop in the town of Carnoustie wearing a Golf Channel logo and the man behind the counter said, “It’ll take 14 under to win this week.” Well, he’s been here for years and seen Carnoustie host The Open twice before. He knows more about it than I do, so I’ll stick with his number.

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    Watch: Na plays backwards flop and practices lefty

    By Grill Room TeamJuly 18, 2018, 3:16 pm

    Fresh off his victory at The Greenbrier, Kevin Na is taking a quite-literally-backwards approach to his Open prep.

    Caddie Kenny Harms has been sharing videos of Na's early work at Carnoustie.

    This one shows Na standing in a bunker and playing a flop shot over his own head (as opposed to someone else's):

    While it's unlikely he'll have a need for that exact shot this week, it's far more likely a player may have to think about turning his club over and playing from the wrong side of the ball, like so:

    Na has made 4 of 6 cuts at The Open and will look to improve on his best career finish, currently a T-22 in 2016 at Royal Troon.

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    McIlroy growing 'comfortable' on Open courses

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 18, 2018, 1:45 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – For a player who once complained about the vagaries of links golf, Rory McIlroy enters this Open with a dazzling record in the sport’s oldest championship.

    Though he missed the 2015 event because of an ankle injury, McIlroy has now posted three consecutive top-5 finishes in the year’s third major.

    “It’s surprising a little bit that my best form in major championships has been this tournament,” he said Wednesday, “but at the same time I’ve grown up these courses, and I’m comfortable on them. I think going to courses on The Open rota that I’ve played quite a lot. I think that helps. You have a comfort level with the golf course, and you’ve built up enough experience to know where to hit and where not to hit it.”

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    McIlroy still regrets what happened in 2015, when he “did something slightly silly” and injured his ankle while playing soccer a few weeks before the event. That came a year after he triumphed at Royal Liverpool.

    “Since 2010, I couldn’t wait to play The Open at St. Andrews,” he said. “I thought that was one of my best chances to win a major.”

    He tied for 42nd at Carnoustie in 2007, earning low-amateur honors.  

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    Height of irony: Phil putts in front of 'rules' sign

    By Grill Room TeamJuly 18, 2018, 1:36 pm

    A picture is worth 1,000 words and potentially two strokes for playing a moving ball under Rule 14-5 but not Rule 1-2.

    Phil Mickelson has been having some fun during his Open prep at Carnoustie hitting flop shots over human beings, but the irony of this photo below is too obvious to go over anyone's head.

    Mickelson also tried tapping down fescue two weeks ago at The Greenbrier, incurring another two-shot penalty.

    And so we're left to wonder about what Phil asked himself back at Shinnecock Hills: "The real question is, ‘What am I going to do next?’”