Sectional Qualifying for 07 US Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 5, 2007, 4:00 pm
2007 U.S. OpenSectional qualifying results for 2007 U.S. Open in which 8,544 players were originally entered. Sectional qualifying is held at 15 sites with 81 players qualifying for the season's second major championship. The '07 U.S. Open will be played June 14-17 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.
 
A - denotes Alternate qualifier
(a) denotes amateur status.
 
06/04/07
Columbus, Ohio - OSU Scarlet G.C./Scioto C.C. & Double Eagle C.C.

Bubba Watson Bagdad, Fla. 65-71-136
Ryan Moore Puyallup, Wash. 68-68-136
Ken Duke Palm City, Fla. 68-69-137
Todd Fischer Pleasanton, Calif. 66-71-137
Harrison Frazar Dallas, Texas 65-72-137
Jerry Kelly Madison, Wis. 69-68-137
Nathan Green Australia 69-70-139
Steve Marino Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 66-73-139
Camilo Villegas Cleveland, Ohio 69-70-139
Nick Watney Fresno, Calif. 70-69-139
(a) Trip Kuehne Dallas, Texas 72-68-140
(a) Pablo Martin Spain 65-75-140
Sean O'Hair West Chester, Pa. 69-71-140
Pat Perez Scottsdale, Ariz. 67-73-140
Michael Putnam Tacoma, Wash. 72-68-140
Joe Daley Scottsdale, Ariz. 70-71-141
Craig Kanada The Woodlands, Texas 69-72-141
Boo Weekley Milton, Fla. 68-73-141
Woody Austin Derby, Kan. 73-69-142
Eric Axley Knoxville, Tenn. 70-72-142
John Koskinen Baraga, Mich. 70-72-142
Warren Pineo Palm Desert, Calif. 72-70-142
P-Anthony Kim Dallas, Texas 68-75-143
A-Kevin Stadler Scottsdale, Ariz. 75-68-143
A-Will Mackenzie Jupiter, Fla. 70-73-143
 
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Columbus, Ohio -- Double Eagle C.C.

(a) Jason Kokrak Warren, Ohio 69-68-137
Tom Gillis Oxford, Mich. 65-72-137
Kyle Dobbs Ann Arbor, Mich. 73-66-139
Jacob Rogers Tucson, Ariz. 67-72-139
A-Gary Rusnak Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 70-69-139
A-Tee McCabe Marco Island, Fla. 69-70-139
 
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Columbine Valley, Co. -- Columbine C.C.

Jason Allen Pueblo, Colo. 68-72-140
A-Dustin White Pueblo West, Colo. 69-71-140
A-(a) Jeffrey Koprivetz Yorba Linda, Calif. 72-72-144
 
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Surrey, England -- Walton Heath G.C.

Nick Dougherty England 66-70-136
Darren Fichardt South Africa 68-68-136
Peter Hanson Sweden 68-68-136
Marcus Fraser Australia 66-71-137
Graeme McDowell N. Ireland 69-68-137
Miguel Rodriguez Argentina 71-66-137
Samuel Walker England 67-71-138
Soren Kjeldsen Denmark 69-70-139
Christian Cevaer France 69-70-139
A-Gregory Havret France 70-70-140
A-Marc Warren Scotland 70-70-140
 
06/04/07
Tequesta, Fla. -- Jupiter Hills C.C.

(a) Jeff Golden Winter Park, Fla. 67-75-142
(a) Chris Condello Heathrow, Fla. 73-70-143
A-Akio Sadakata Tampa, Fla. 68-75-143
A-Matthew Abbott Endwell, N.Y. 71-73-144
 
06/04/07
Ball Ground, Ga. -- Hawks Ridge G.C.

(a) Mark Harrell Hazlehurst, Ga. 67-70-137
Lee Williams Alexander City, Ala. 67-70-137
Jason Dufner Auburn, Ala. 69-69-138
A-Matt Kuchar Atlanta, Ga. 68-71-139
A-(a) Hudson Swafford Tallahassee, Fla. 66-73-139
 
06/04/07
North Riverside, Ill. -- Riverside G.C.

Jeff Brehaut Los Altos, Calif. 70-70-140
Mike Small Champaign, Ill. 71-69-140
Jonathan Mills Canada 66-75-141
Martin Laird Scotland 72-71-143
Andy Matthews Grand Rapids, Mich. 73-70-143
A-Neal Lancaster Smithfield, N.C. 71-72-143
A-Joseph Alfieri Odessa, Fla. 73-70-143
 
06/04/07
Mission Hills, Kansas -- Indian Hills C.C.

Michael Berg Detroit Lakes, Minn. 73-67-140
A-(a) Mark Elliott Silver Lake, Kan. 69-71-140
A-Chris Mabry Leawood, Kan. 69-72-141
 
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Rockville, Md. -- Woodmont C.C.

(a) Rhys Davies Wales 72-65-137
Joey Sindelar Horseheads, N.Y. 69-69-138
Fred Funk Ponte Vedra, Fla. 68-71-139
Three-for-two playoff at 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday
(a) Luke List Ringgold, Ga. 72-68-140
(a) Philip Pettitt Jr Murfreesboro, Tenn. 68-72-140
(a) Martin Ureta Chile 72-68-140
 
06/04/07
Purchase, N.Y. -- Century C.C.

Frank Bensel Purchase, N.Y. 72-68-140
Geoffrey Sisk Marshfield, Mass. 73-67-140
Ricky Barnes Scottsdale, Ariz. 72-69-141
 
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Memphis, Tenn. -- Colonial C.C. (North & South C.C.) & Chickasaw C.C.

Darron Stiles Pinehurst, N.C. 69-62-131
Brandt Snedeker Nashville, Tenn. 65-68-133
Kirk Triplett Scottsdale, Ariz. 68-65-133
Chris Stroud Sea Island, Ga. 70-64-134
Tripp Isenhour Orlando, Fla. 69-66-135
D J Brigman Albuquerque, N.M. 71-65-136
Olin Browne Tequesta, Fla. 72-64-136
Bob Estes Austin, Texas 70-66-136
Mathew Goggin Australia 67-69-136
Tim Petrovic Tampa, Fla. 67-69-136
Steve Elkington Australia 64-73-137
Paul Goydos Dove Canyon, Calif. 67-70-137
Todd Rossetti Dallas, Texas 73-64-137
Adam Speirs Canada 67-70-137
Johnson Wagner Charlotte, N.C. 65-72-137
Tom Byrum Richmond, Texas 65-73-138
A-Duffy Waldorf Northridge, Calif. 66-72-138
A-Brian Duncan Greenville, S.C. 68-70-138
 
06/04/07
Dallas, Texas -- Northwood C.C.

Hunter Mahan Plano, Texas 73-63-136
Justin Leonard Dallas, Texas 70-67-137
Ryan Palmer Amarillo, Texas 69-68-137
 
06/04/07
Murietta, Ga. -- Bear Creek C.C.

Kevin Sutherland Sacramento, Calif. 65-72-137
(a) Richard Lee Chandler, Ariz. 69-71-140
Andrew Buckle Cleveland, Ohio 70-70-140
Michael Block Aliso Viejo, Calif. 69-72-141
A-Brett Paquet Phoenix, Ariz. 72-69-141
A-Steve Conway Murrieta, Calif. 70-71-141
 
06/04/07
Bremerton, Wash. -- Golf Mountain G.C.

(a) Alexander Prugh Spokane, Wash. 71-69-140
Failed To Qualify
A-Ryan Zylstra Canada 70-73-143
 
05/28/07
Ibaraki Pref, Japan

Toru Taniguchi Japan 71-71-142
Kaname Yokoo Japan 71-71-142
Nobuhiro Masuda Japan 70-73-143
A-Tatsuhiko Takahashi Japan 72-72-144
A-A. Rizman Zahari Malaysia 70-74-144
 
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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.