Haas Roberts Clash in Champions Finale

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 23, 2006, 4:00 pm
2006 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipOne more chance to get a win on the Champions Tour, one more opportunity to capture the money title and one last chance to win the Charles Schwab Cup. After 28 events, it culminates at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Sonoma, Cal. Standing at the top of the standings are Jay Haas, No. 1, and Loren Roberts, No. 2.
 
Haas and Roberts have four wins each. They are the only two who have a chance at the money title, with Haas approximately $115,000 ahead and also just over 120 points ahead in the Cup race. The winner of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship gets a $1 million annuity.
 
Haas won three straight in April and May ' the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, FedEx Kinkos, and the Senior PGA. He added a fourth, the Administaff Small Business Championship, two weeks ago for his fourth win of the season.
 
Roberts matches him with four victories this year ' including the first three of the season (MasterCard Championship, Turtle Bay Championship, ACE Group Classic). He then won a major, the Senior British Open Championship, in a playoff with Eduardo Romero.
 
Roberts has lived up to his reputation as a great putter, this year enjoying a big lead on the Champions Tour in the category. He has learned well from several practitioners of the art.
 
Well, obviously I have to go back - Ben Crenshaw would be just a little bit before my time, but two totally different styles what I did and what he does, said Roberts. I think Dave Stockton was another great putter that putts somewhat similar to the way I putt. I kind of look at Phil Mickelson's stroke, also, because he has a very kind of little bit longer, slower stroke like me. I like to watch his stroke because of the pace of it.
 
But I would probably say out of all those guys, Ben was the one I liked to watch and different style, a little more swing, a little more inside the line close and topspin on it, great feel putter. But of all the guys, I've never seen anybody more disappointed when he lips out a 25-footer.
 
Haas says he has several goals in mind, but they all go hand in hand with winning.
 
Well, I guess my goal of leading the money list or winning the Charles Schwab Cup championship and points list, kind of goes hand in hand with winning tournaments out here and contending each week and things like that, said Haas.

I guess I specifically haven't said, well I want to win the U. S. Senior Open or the PGA Seniors or anything like that. I guess I didn't - I have not written them down or verbalized them out loud to anyone. But I guess that - I know how difficult it is to win any golf tournament, to peak at the right times, to be able to all of a sudden call your best game forward and just say, OK, now I'm going to start really playing. I have never been able to do that.
 
But Haas does plan to play hard this week, and it may pay off in a million-dollar annuity.
 
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    'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

    Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

    “Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

    Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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    Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

    With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

    “The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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    Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.


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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

    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)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    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. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


    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.