Second stage PGA Tour Q-School results - McKinney Texas

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 20, 2010, 12:54 am

Results from the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School at TPC Craig Ranch, in McKinney, Texas, Nov. 17-20. The top 20 finishers and ties will advance to the final stage of Q-School at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-6.

*denotes 10th-hole start

 

POS.

PLAYER

TOTAL

THRU

CURRENT

RD. 1

RD. 2

RD. 3

RD. 4

TOTAL

1

 Tommy Biershenk  Boiling Springs, SC

-18

F

-7

68

71

66

65

270

T2

 David Lutterus  Bradenton, FL

-15

F

-1

68

64

70

71

273

T2

 Pablo Martin  Spain

-15

F

-4

68

70

67

68

273

4

 Gary Woodland  Orlando, FL

-13

F

-5

68

69

71

67

275

T5

 Martin Flores  Dallas, TX

-11

F

-3

72

66

70

69

277

T5

 Jason Schultz  Dallas, TX

-11

F

-1

69

69

68

71

277

T5

 Clayton Rask  Elk River, MN

-11

F

-2

67

70

70

70

277

T8

 Elliot Gealy  Raleigh, NC

-10

F

-5

70

70

71

67

278

T8

 Travis Hampshire  Zephyrhills, FL

-10

F

-3

71

67

71

69

278

T10

 J.J. Killeen  Ft. Worth, TX

-9

F

-4

71

68

72

68

279

T10

 Carlos Franco  Palm City, FL

-9

F

-4

73

66

72

68

279

T10

 Edward Loar  Dallas, TX

-9

F

-3

68

71

71

69

279

T10

 Grant Leaver  Franklin, TN

-9

F

E

70

69

68

72

279

T14

 David Lingmerth  Fayetteville, AR

-7

F

-5

72

73

69

67

281

T14

 Jason Hill  Rockwall, TX

-7

F

-5

68

75

71

67

281

T14

 Brett Waldman  Hurst, TX

-7

F

-4

70

69

74

68

281

T14

 Seath Lauer  Bradenton, FL

-7

F

-1

70

67

73

71

281

T14

 Brian Vranesh  Phoenix, AZ

-7

F

+1

70

68

70

73

281

T19

 Travis Bertoni  Paso Robles, CA

-6

F

-3

69

72

72

69

282

T19

 Zachary Sucher  Mobile, AL

-6

F

-2

73

68

71

70

282

T19

 Brett Swedberg  Gilbert, AZ

-6

F

-2

73

69

70

70

282

T22

 Brett Stegmaier  Vero Beach, FL

-5

F *

-5

70

73

73

67

283

T22

 Jason Enloe  Dallas, TX

-5

F

-1

70

71

71

71

283

T22

 Kris Cox  Dallas, TX

-5

F *

-6

71

75

71

66

283

T22

 Brian Anderson  Jupiter, FL

-5

F

E

69

71

71

72

283

T22

 Fielding Brewbaker  Salem, VA

-5

F

+2

66

69

74

74

283

T22

 Josh Persons  Fargo, ND

-5

F

+2

72

69

68

74

283

T28

 Ryan Spears  Del City, OK

-4

F

-2

72

71

71

70

284

T28

 Brent Schwarzrock  St. Simons Island, GA

-4

F

-1

74

69

70

71

284

T28

 Brenden Pappas  McKinney, TX

-4

F

+3

68

71

70

75

284

T28

 Bradley Iles  New Zealand

-4

F

+4

67

74

67

76

284

T32

 Jaxon Brigman  Frisco, TX

-3

F *

-2

70

70

75

70

285

T32

 Greg Mason  Tulsa, OK

-3

F

E

71

73

69

72

285

T32

 James Pettitt  Murfreesboro, TN

-3

F

E

71

73

69

72

285

T32

 Anthony Rodriguez  Spring Branch, TX

-3

F

E

70

72

71

72

285

T32

 Jay Haas  Greenville, SC

-3

F

+2

72

69

70

74

285

T32

 Robert Streb  Edmond, OK

-3

F

+3

70

70

70

75

285

T38

 Rafael Cabrera Bello  United Kingdom

-2

F

E

70

69

75

72

286

T38

 Brad Adamonis  Coral Springs, FL

-2

F *

-1

71

72

72

71

286

T40

 Adam Meyer  Westworth Village, TX

-1

F

+1

71

76

67

73

287

T40

 Bruno Buccolo  Oklahoma City, OK

-1

F *

+1

70

68

76

73

287

T40

 Nick Flanagan  Australia

-1

F *

E

73

68

74

72

287

T40

 James Love  Canada

-1

F *

E

72

68

75

72

287

T40

 Rod Pampling  Double Oak, TX

-1

F

+1

71

72

71

73

287

T40

 Mark Murphy  Gretna, LA

-1

F *

E

72

74

69

72

287

T40

 Peter Laws  Canada

-1

F *

-1

74

73

69

71

287

T40

 Tony Finau  Lehi, UT

-1

F *

-2

70

74

73

70

287

T48

 Casey Devoll  Arlington, TX

E

F *

+1

70

72

73

73

288

T48

 Ben Pisani  Minneapolis, MN

E

F *

-1

71

73

73

71

288

T50

 Chris Damiano  Scarsdale, NY

+1

F

+5

73

68

71

77

289

T50

 Todd Hamilton  Westlake, TX

+1

F *

-2

69

75

75

70

289

T50

 Kyle Reifers  Clearwater, FL

+1

F *

-4

75

69

77

68

289

T50

 Jose Toledo  Humble, TX

+1

F *

-4

73

75

73

68

289

T54

 Tom Scherrer  Raleigh, NC

+2

F *

+2

69

73

74

74

290

T54

 Drew Weaver  St Simons Island, GA

+2

F *

E

75

74

69

72

290

T56

 Zack Byrd  Murrells Inlet, SC

+3

F *

+3

73

68

75

75

291

T56

 Alfredo Garcia-Heredia  Spain

+3

F *

+2

68

76

73

74

291

T58

 Jeremy Alcorn  Brownwood, TX

+4

F *

+4

74

72

70

76

292

T58

 Shawn Stefani  Baytown, TX

+4

F *

+1

73

75

71

73

292

60

 Bobby MacWhinnie  Charlotte, NC

+5

F *

+3

72

70

76

75

293

61

 Brandon Crick  McCook, NE

+6

F *

E

73

74

75

72

294

T62

 Nick Malinowski  Frisco, TX

+7

F

+9

70

71

73

81

295

T62

 Chris Parra  Dallas, TX

+7

F *

+6

72

72

73

78

295

T62

 Michael O'Neal  Jacksonville, FL

+7

F *

+3

75

74

71

75

295

T62

 Jason Cuthbertson  Conway, AR

+7

F *

+3

76

73

71

75

295

T66

 Todd Murphy  Augusta, GA

+8

F *

-1

71

75

79

71

296

T66

 Shawn Warren  Windham, ME

+8

F *

-2

74

73

79

70

296

T66

 Joey McLister  Charlotte, NC

+8

F *

-2

74

75

77

70

296

69

 Brent Long  Carthage, TN

+9

F *

+5

71

73

76

77

297

T70

 Travis Reid  Las Cruces, NM

+12

F *

+7

73

78

70

79

300

T70

 Scott Fawcett  Dallas, TX

+12

F *

+2

76

72

78

74

300

72

 Tyler Rody  Spartanburg, SC

+13

F *

+11

72

75

71

83

301

T73

 Brad Brunner  Tampa, FL

+14

F *

+7

76

68

79

79

302

T73

 Ryan Posey  Dallas, TX

+14

F *

+6

78

72

74

78

302

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Four players vying for DJ's No. 1 ranking at Open

By Ryan LavnerJuly 18, 2018, 8:41 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Four players have an opportunity to overtake Dustin Johnson for world No. 1 this week.

According to Golf Channel world-rankings guru Alan Robinson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm each can grab the top spot in the world ranking.

Thomas’ path is the easiest. He would return to No. 1 with either a win and Johnson finishing worse than solo third, or even a solo runner-up finish as long as Johnson finishes worse than 49th.


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Twenty years after his auspicious performance in The Open, Rose can get to No. 1 for the first time with a victory and Johnson finishing worse than a two-way tie for third.

Kopeka can rise to No. 1 if he wins consecutive majors, assuming that his good friend posts worse than a three-way tie for third.

And Rahm can claim the top spot with a win this week, a Johnson missed cut and a Thomas finish of worse than solo second.   

Johnson’s 15-month reign as world No. 1 ended after The Players. He wasn’t behind Thomas for long, however: After a tie for eighth at the Memorial, Johnson blew away the field in Memphis and then finished third at the U.S. Open to solidify his position at the top.

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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, GolfChannel.com 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.