PGA Tour Q-School second stage: Plantation, Fla.

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 21, 2011, 6:59 pm

Plantation Preserve Golf Course: Top 20 and ties advance

Pos  Player Scoring To Par Rounds Total
Total Thru Current 1 2 3 4
1 Erik Flores  Grass Valley, CA -16 F E 66 64 67 71 268
T2 Scott Parel  Augusta, GA -12 F -4 64 63 78 67 272
T2 Mitch Gillis  Canada -12 F -1 64 69 69 70 272
T4 Brendon Todd  Atlanta, GA -11 F -4 64 72 70 67 273
T4 Wade Ballard  Bradenton, FL -11 F -3 65 67 73 68 273
T4 Jeff Corr  Longwood, FL -11 F +1 64 66 71 72 273
7 Eric Onesi  Bear, DE -10 F -2 70 69 66 69 274
T8 Steve LeBrun  West Palm Beach, FL -9 F -2 67 68 71 69 275
T8 Andy Pope  Glen Ellyn, IL -9 F -2 70 69 67 69 275
T8 Justin Hicks  Royal Palm Beach, FL -9 F -1 65 68 72 70 275
T8 Fernando Mechereffe  Charlotte, NC -9 F E 65 69 70 71 275
T8 Sean Shahi  Laguna Niguel, CA -9 F E 67 67 70 71 275
T8 Brad Adamonis  Coral Springs, FL -9 F +1 66 67 70 72 275
T8 John Huh  Los Angeles, CA -9 F +1 67 67 69 72 275
T8 Matt Harmon  Grand Rapids, MI -9 F +1 66 66 71 72 275
T8 Andrew Johnson  Orlando, FL -9 F +5 67 63 69 76 275
T8 Nate Smith  Palm Beach, FL -9 F +3 68 65 68 74 275
T18 Rob Oppenheim  Orlando, FL -8 F -1 66 69 71 70 276
T18 Johnny DelPrete  Palm City, FL -8 F -1 69 63 74 70 276
T18 Alex Aragon  San Diego, CA -8 F +1 68 64 72 72 276
T18 Jeff Cuzzort  Grosse Ile, MI -8 F +3 67 67 68 74 276
T22 Hudson Johnson  Longview, TX -7 F -2 64 65 79 69 277
T22 Michael Carbone  Brewster, MA -7 F -1 66 65 76 70 277
T22 Notah Begay  Plano, TX -7 F * -6 68 70 74 65 277
T22 Bryan Bigley  Schenctady, NY -7 F E 68 68 70 71 277
T22 Stephen Poole  Aiken, SC -7 F +1 69 68 68 72 277
T22 Garrett Merrell  Dallas, TX -7 F +1 68 68 69 72 277
T28 Joey Lamielle  Sarasota, FL -6 F -1 69 67 72 70 278
T28 Derek Rende  Soddy Daisy, TN -6 F * -4 70 71 70 67 278
T30 Bubba Dickerson  Fernandina Beach, FL -5 F -1 67 69 73 70 279
T30 Jamie Lovemark  Cleveland, OH -5 F -1 67 66 76 70 279
T30 James Vargas  Miami, FL -5 F -1 71 67 71 70 279
T30 Michael Sims  St. Simons Island, GA -5 F +1 70 68 69 72 279
T34 Hank Kim  Jonesboro, GA -4 F E 70 72 67 71 280
T34 Diego Velasquez  Orlando, FL -4 F * -1 68 66 76 70 280
T34 Sandro Piaget  Monaco -4 F +1 66 71 71 72 280
T34 Blake Moore  Denver, CO -4 F +2 72 67 68 73 280
T34 Pope Spruiell  Tuscaloosa, AL -4 F * -5 72 69 73 66 280
T39 Raul Sanz  Venezuela -3 F * E 70 69 71 71 281
T39 Justin Peters  Stuart, FL -3 F * E 68 67 75 71 281
T39 Jason Caron  Jupiter, FL -3 F +3 68 67 72 74 281
T42 Daniel Woltman  Beaver Dam, WI -2 F +1 69 70 71 72 282
T42 Zenon Brown  Arvada, CO -2 F * -1 70 70 72 70 282
T44 Doug Ferris  Hernando Beach, FL -1 F +2 70 68 72 73 283
T44 Nick Delio  Valencia, CA -1 F * +2 68 68 74 73 283
T44 Nicholas Lindheim  Melbourne, FL -1 F * +2 68 65 77 73 283
T44 David Robinson  Sandersville, GA -1 F * E 71 67 74 71 283
T44 Birgir Hafthorsson  Iceland -1 F * -1 70 67 76 70 283
T44 Clint Jensen  Jupiter, FL -1 F * -1 68 72 73 70 283
T44 Kevin Kim  San Diego, CA -1 F * -1 70 73 70 70 283
T51 Taylor Hall  LaGrange, GA E F * +3 71 68 71 74 284
T51 Kelvin Day  San Antonio, TX E F +4 70 69 70 75 284
T51 Matt Grush  Los Angeles, CA E F * +2 70 68 73 73 284
T51 Vaughn Snyder  Massillon, OH E F * +2 66 77 68 73 284
T51 Jeff Castle  Baltimore, MD E F * -6 70 73 76 65 284
T56 Sean Dougherty  Overland Park, KS +1 F * +4 70 70 70 75 285
T56 Bobby Massa  Grand Prairie, TX +1 F +7 69 67 71 78 285
T56 Chris Wall  Albuquerque, NM +1 F * +2 66 74 72 73 285
T56 Brian Cooper  Phoenix, AZ +1 F * -1 75 67 73 70 285
T60 Jake Katz  Williamsville, NY +2 F * +4 67 73 71 75 286
T60 Fergal Rafferty  Houston, TX +2 F * +2 74 67 72 73 286
T60 Seung-su Han  Tustin, CA +2 F * +1 70 71 73 72 286
T60 Gaganjeet Bhullar  India +2 F * E 70 73 72 71 286
T60 Juan Lizarralde  Coral Gables, FL +2 F * -1 69 69 78 70 286
T60 Stephen Hale  Bakersfield, CA +2 F * -1 71 68 77 70 286
T66 Bryn Parry  Canada +3 F * +5 70 73 68 76 287
T66 Grant Norton  Rancho Murieta, CA +3 F * +4 68 71 73 75 287
T66 Scott Travers  Trabuco Canyon, CA +3 F * +3 74 66 73 74 287
T66 Arnond Vongvanij  Gainesville, FL +3 F * +1 72 72 71 72 287
70 Franklin Corpening  Ft. Worth, TX +6 F * +4 71 70 74 75 290
T71 Robby Ormand  Austin, TX +7 F * +10 69 65 76 81 291
T71 Mitch Evanecz  Canada +7 F * E 76 71 73 71 291
73 Zachary Sucher  Mobile, AL +9 F * +4 71 74 73 75 293
----------------------------------------------------------------------
WD Carl Paulson  Windermere, FL                
Getty Images

McIlroy responds to Harmon's 'robot' criticism

By Mercer BaggsJuly 20, 2018, 6:53 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy said during his pre-championship news conference that he wanted to play more "carefree" – citing Jon Rahm’s approach now and the way McIlroy played in his younger days.

McIlroy got off to a good start Thursday at Carnoustie, shooting 2-under 69, good for a share of eighth place.

But while McIlroy admits to wanting to be a little less structured on the course, he took offense to comments made by swing coach Butch Harmon during a Sky Sports telecast.

Said Harmon:

“Rory had this spell when he wasn’t putting good and hitting the ball good, and he got so wrapped up in how he was going to do it he forgot how to do it.


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


“He is one of the best players the game has ever seen. If he would just go back to being a kid and playing the way he won these championships and play your game, don’t have any fear or robotic thoughts. Just play golf. Just go do it.

“This is a young kid who’s still one of the best players in the world. He needs to understand that. Forget about your brand and your endorsement contracts. Forget about all that. Just go back to having fun playing golf. I still think he is one of the best in the world and can be No.1 again if he just lets himself do it.”

McIlroy, who has never worked with Harmon, responded to the comments when asked about them following his opening round.

“Look, I like Butch. Definitely, I would say I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum than someone that's mechanical and someone that's – you know, it's easy to make comments when you don't know what's happening,” McIlroy said. “I haven't spoken to Butch in a long time. He doesn't know what I'm working on in my swing. He doesn't know what's in my head. So it's easy to make comments and easy to speculate. But unless you actually know what's happening, I just really don't take any notice of it.”

McIlroy second round at The Open began at 2:52 a.m. ET.

Getty Images

How The Open cut line is determined

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:57 am

Scores on Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship ranged from 5-under 66 to 11-over 82.

The field of 156 players will be cut nearly in half for weekend play at Carnoustie. Here’s how the cut line works in the season’s third major championship:


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


• After 36 holes, the low 70 players and ties will advance to compete in the final two rounds. Anyone finishing worse than that will get the boot. Only those making the cut earn official money from the $10.5 million purse.

• There is no 10-shot rule. That rule means anyone within 10 shots of the lead after two rounds, regardless of where they stand in the championship, make the cut. It’s just a flat top 70 finishers and ties.

• There is only a single cut at The Open. PGA Tour events employ an MDF (Made cut Did not Finish) rule, which narrows the field after the third round if more than 78 players make the cut. That is not used at this major.

The projected cut line after the first round this week was 1 over par, which included 71 players tied for 50th or better.

Getty Images

The Open 101: A guide to the year's third major

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:30 am

Take a look at some answers to frequently asked questions about The Open:

What's all this "The Open" stuff? I thought it was the British Open.

What you call it has historically depended on where you were. If you were in the U.S., you called it the British Open, just as Europeans refer to the PGA Championship as the U.S. PGA. Outside the U.S. it generally has been referred to as The Open Championship. The preferred name of the organizers is The Open.

How old is it?

It's the oldest golf championship, dating back to 1860.

Where is it played?

There is a rotation – or "rota" – of courses used. Currently there are 10: Royal Birkdale, Royal St. George's, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham and St. Annes, all in England; Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland and St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, Turnberry and Muirfield, all in Scotland. Muirfield was removed from the rota in 2016 when members voted against allowing female members, but when the vote was reversed in 2017 it was allowed back in.

Where will it be played this year?

At Carnoustie, which is located on the south-eastern shore of Scotland.

Who has won The Open on that course?

Going back to the first time Carnoustie hosted, in 1931, winners there have been Tommy Armour, Henry Cotton (1937), Ben Hogan (1953), Gary Player (1968), Tom Watson (1975), Paul Lawrie (1999), Padraig Harrington (2007).

Wasn't that the year Hogan nearly won the Slam?

Yep. He had won the Masters and U.S. Open that season, then traveled to Carnoustie and won that as well. It was the only time he ever played The Open. He was unable to play the PGA Championship that season because the dates conflicted with those of The Open.

Jean Van de Velde's name should be on that list, right?

This is true. He had a three-shot lead on the final hole in 1999 and made triple bogey. He lost in a playoff to Lawrie, which also included Justin Leonard.

Who has won this event the most?

Harry Vardon, who was from the Channel Island of Jersey, won a record six times between 1896 and 1914. Australian Peter Thomson, American Watson, Scot James Braid and Englishman J.H. Taylor each won five times.

What about the Morrises?

Tom Sr. won four times between 1861 and 1867. His son, Tom Jr., also won four times, between 1868 and 1872.

Have players from any particular country dominated?

In the early days, Scots won the first 29 Opens – not a shocker since they were all played at one of three Scottish courses, Prestwick, St. Andrews and Musselburgh. In the current era, going back to 1999 (we'll explain why that year in a minute), the scoreboard is United States, nine wins; South Africa, three wins; Ireland, two wins; Northern Ireland, two wins; and Sweden, one win. The only Scot to win in that period was Lawrie, who took advantage of one of the biggest collapses in golf history.

Who is this year's defending champion?

That would be American Jordan Spieth, who survived an adventerous final round to defeat Matt Kuchar by three strokes and earn the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

What is the trophy called?

The claret jug. It's official name is the Golf Champion Trophy, but you rarely hear that used. The claret jug replaced the original Challenge Belt in 1872. The winner of the claret jug gets to keep it for a year, then must return it (each winner gets a replica to keep).

Which Opens have been the most memorable?

Well, there was Palmer in 1961and '62; Van de Velde's collapse in 1999; Hogan's win in 1953; Tiger Woods' eight-shot domination of the 2000 Open at St. Andrews; Watson almost winning at age 59 in 2009; Doug Sanders missing what would have been a winning 3-foot putt at St. Andrews in 1970; Tony Jacklin becoming the first Briton to win the championship in 18 years; and, of course, the Duel in the Sun at Turnberry in 1977, in which Watson and Jack Nicklaus dueled head-to-head over the final 36 holes, Watson winning by shooting 65-65 to Nicklaus' 65-66.

When I watch this tournament on TV, I hear lots of unfamiliar terms, like "gorse" and "whin" and "burn." What do these terms mean?

Gorse is a prickly shrub, which sometimes is referred to as whin. Heather is also a shrub. What the scots call a burn, would also be considered a creek or stream.

Getty Images

How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:30 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)