Woods DiMarco Grouped at US Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 10, 2005, 4:00 pm
Chris DiMarco will get another shot at Tiger Woods in a major championship; though, this time it will come during the beginning of play instead of the end.
DiMarco and Woods are grouped together in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort. They are joined by Luke Donald. The threesome is scheduled to tee off at 7:44 a.m. ET Thursday and 12:59 p.m. Friday.
DiMarco and Woods went head-to-head in the final round of this year's Masters Tournament. The two ended regulation in a tie and Woods prevailed with a birdie on the first hole of sudden death.
Other marquee groupings include defending champion Retief Goosen going out with reigning British Open winner Todd Hamilton and U.S. Amateur champion Ryan Moore; Ernie Els, Shigeki Maruyama and Justin Leonard; Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink and Adam Scott; Vijay Singh, Bart Bryant and Padraig Harrington; and Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia and Fred Couples.
Following are the groupings and starting times for the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort (No. 2 Course) in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., June 16-19:
Thursday (June 16), hole #1; Friday (June 17), hole #10
7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Bill Glasson, Stillwater, Okla.; Jonathan Lomas, England; Rory Sabbatini, South Africa
7:11 a.m. - 12:26 p.m. - Olin Browne, Hobe Sound, Fla.; Yong Eun Yang, Korea; Brandt Snedeker, Nashville, Tenn.
7:22 a.m. - 12:37 p.m. - Corey Pavin, Dallas, Texas; A-Luke List, Ringgold, Ga.; Nick Price, Hobe Sound, Fla. (ZIM)
7:33 a.m. - 12:48 p.m. - Bob Tway, Edmond, Okla.; Steve Jones, Chandler, Ariz.; David Duval, Denver, Colo.
7:44 a.m. - 12:59 p.m. - Rocco Mediate, Naples, Fla.; David Toms, Shreveport, La.; Peter Lonard, Australia
7:55 a.m. ' 1:10 p.m. - A-Ryan Moore, Puyallup, Wash.; Todd Hamilton, Westlake, Texas; Retief Goosen, South Africa
8:06 a.m. - 1:21 p.m. - Kenny Perry, Plano, Texas; Lee Westwood, England; Craig Parry, Australia
8:17 a.m. - 1:32 p.m. - Steve Lowery, Birmingham, Ala.; A-Matthew Every, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Tom Pernice, Murrieta, Calif.
8:28 a.m. - 1:43 p.m. - Conrad Ray, Palo Alto, Calif.; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Steve Allan, Australia
8:39 a.m. - 1:54 p.m. - James Driscoll, Jupiter, Fla.; D.J. Brigman, Albuquerque, N.M.; Jason Gore, Valencia, Calif.
8:50 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. - Arron Oberholser, Scottsdale, Ariz.; A-Michael Putnam, University Place, Wash.; Simon Dyson, England
9:01 a.m. ' 2:16 p.m. - Lee Rinker, Jupiter, Fla.; Scott Parel, Augusta, Ga.; Eric Meichtry, Murrieta, Calif.
9:12 a.m. - 2:27 p.m. - Troy Kelly, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Kyle Willmann, Edmond, Okla.; John Mallinger, Escondido, Calif.
Thursday (June 16), hole #10; Friday (June 17), hole #1
7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Thomas Levet, France; Len Mattiace, Jacksonville, Fla.; Rod Pampling, Australia
7:11 a.m. - 12:26 p.m. - Nick Dougherty, England; A-Lee Williams, Alexander City, Ala.; John Rollins, Richmond, Va.
7:22 a.m. - 12:37 p.m. - Ernie Els, South Africa; Shigeki Maruyama, Japan; Justin Leonard, Dallas, Texas
7:33 a.m. - 12:48 p.m. - John Cook, Windermere, Fla.; Scott Verplank, Edmond, Okla.; Matthew Kuchar, Atlanta, Ga.
7:44 a.m. - 12:59 p.m. - Tiger Woods, Windermere, Fla.; Chris DiMarco, Orlando, Fla.; Luke Donald, England
7:55 a.m. ' 1:10 p.m. - Jeff Maggert, Houston, Texas; Paul Casey, England; Jerry Kelly, Madison, Wis.
8:06 a.m. - 1:21p.m. ' K.J. Choi, Korea; Chad Campbell, Lewisville, Texas; Ian Poulter, England
8:17 a.m. - 1:32 p.m. - Peter Jacobsen, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Jay Haas, Greer, S.C.; Bernhard Langer, Germany
8:28 a.m. - 1:43 p.m. - Timothy Clark, South Africa; Scott McCarron, Reno, Nev.; Mark Hensby, Australia
8:39 a.m. - 1:54 p.m. - J.J. Henry, Ft. Worth, Texas; Rob Rashell, Everett, Wash.; Steven Conran, Australia
8:50 a.m. ' 2:05 p.m. - Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas; Keiichiro Fukabori, Japan; Michael Allen, Scottsdale, Ariz.
9:01 a.m. ' 2:16 p.m. - Franklin Langham, Peachtree City, Ga.; A-David Denham, Tifton, Ga.; Paul Claxton, St. Simons Island, Ga.
9:12 a.m. - 2:27 p.m. - James Benepe, Sheridan, Wyo.; Josh McCumber, Gainesville, Fla.; Patrick Damron, Orlando, Fla.
Thursday (June 16), hole #1; Friday (June 17), hole #10
12:15 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. - Richard Green, Australia; Robert Gamez, Celebration, Fla.; Peter Hanson, Sweden
12:26 p.m. - 7:11 a.m. - Carl Pettersson, Sweden; Chris Nallen, Hackettstown, N.J.; Frank Lickliter II, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
12:37 p.m. - 7:22 a.m. - Carlos Franco, Paraguay; Tom Lehman, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Robert Karlsson, Sweden
12:48 p.m. - 7:33 a.m. - Phil Mickelson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Stewart Cink, Duluth, Ga.; Adam Scott, Australia
12:59 p.m. - 7:44 a.m. - Tim Herron, Wayzata, Minn.; Colin Montgomerie, Scotland; Lee Janzen, Orlando, Fla.
1:10 p.m. ' 7:55 a.m. - Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Charles Howell, Augusta, Ga.; Stephen Ames, Canada
1:21 p.m. - 8:06 a.m. - Davis Love III, Sea Island, Ga.; Mike Weir, Canada; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark
1:32 p.m. - 8:17 a.m. Jim Furyk, Ponte Vedra Bch, Fla.; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Fred Couples, Santa Barbara, Calif.
1:43 p.m. - 8:28 a.m. - Stuart Appleby, Australia; Toru Taniguchi, Japan; Brandt Jobe, South Lake, Texas
1:54 p.m. - 8:39 a.m. - Casey Wittenberg, Memphis, Tenn.; Ian Leggatt, Canada; Euan Walters, Australia
2:05 p.m. - 8:50 a.m. ' J.P. Hayes, El Paso, Texas; Jose-Filipe Lima, Portugal; A-Pierre-Henri Soero, New Caledonia
2:16 p.m. ' 9:01 a.m. - Nick Jones, Los Angeles, Calif.; David Hearn, Canada; Eric Axley, Knoxville, Tenn.
2:27 p.m. - 9:12 a.m. - David Oh, Cerritos, Calif.; Clint Jensen, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Derek Brown, Walnut Cove, N.C.
Thursday (June 16), hole #10; Friday (June 17), hole #1
12:15 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. - Joe Ogilvie, Austin, Texas; Tommy Armour III, Las Colinas, Texas; Peter Hedblom, Sweden
12:26 p.m. - 7:11 a.m. - Shingo Katayama, Japan; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; John Daly, Collierville, Tenn.
12:37 p.m. - 7:22 a.m. - A-Spencer Levin, Elk Grove, Calif.; Fred Funk, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; Robert Allenby, Australia
12:48 p.m. - 7:33 a.m. - Michael Campbell, New Zealand; Steve Flesch, Union, Ky.; Paul McGinley, Ireland
12:59 p.m. - 7:44 a.m. - Zach Johnson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; A-Trip Kuehne, Irving, Texas; Steve Elkington, Australia
1:10 p.m. ' 7:55 a.m. - Vijay Singh, Fiji; Bart Bryant, Ocoee, Fla.; Padraig Harrington, Ireland
1:21 p.m. - 8:06 a.m. - Rich Beem, Austin, Texas; Ben Curtis, Stow, Ohio; Shaun Micheel, Memphis, Tenn.
1:32 p.m. - 8:17 a.m. - David Howell, England; Ted Purdy, Phoenix, Ariz.; Nick O'Hern, Australia
1:43 p.m. - 8:28 a.m. ' J.L. Lewis, Austin, Texas; Ryuji Imada, Japan; Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark
1:54 p.m. - 8:39 a.m. - Geoff Ogilvy, Australia; Bob Estes, Austin, Texas; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland
2:05 p.m. - 8:50 a.m. - Aaron Barber, Maple Grove, Minn.; Craig Barlow, Henderson, Nev.; Jerry Smith, Oskaloosa, Iowa
2:16 p.m. ' 9:01 a.m. - Wil Collins, Rapid City, S.D.; Sal Spallone, Vero Beach, Fla.; Scott Gibson, Huntington Beach, Calif.
2:27 p.m. - 9:12 a.m. - Nick Gilliam, Gainesville, Fla.; Michael Ruiz, Las Vegas, Nev.; John Merrick, Long Beach, Calif.
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    DJ, McIlroy, Spieth listed as PGA betting favorites

    By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 1:38 pm

    Three majors are in the books, but there's still one more trophy up for grabs in two weeks' time.

    While next year The Open will signal the end of the 2019 major season amid a revamped calendar, this is the final year that the PGA Championship will be held in August. The tournament returns next month to Bellerive Country Club outside St. Louis, which last hosted the PGA when Nick Price won in 1992 and hasn't hosted a PGA Tour event since Camilo Villegas won the 2008 BMW Championship.

    Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook published PGA betting odds shortly after the final putt dropped at Carnoustie and Francesco Molinari left with the claret jug. Topping the board are a trio of major champions: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, all listed at 12/1.

    McIlroy won the PGA in both 2012 and 2014, while Spieth needs only the Wanamaker Trophy to round out the career Grand Slam. Johnson has recorded four top-10s in the PGA, notably a T-5 finish at Whistling Straits in 2010 when a few grains of sand kept him out of a playoff with Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson.

    Fresh off a T-6 finish in Scotland, Tiger Woods headlines the group listed at 16/1, behind only the three co-favorites as he looks to win a 15th career major.

    Here's a look at the betting odds for a number of contenders, with the opening round of the PGA just 17 days away:

    12/1: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth

    16/1: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler

    18/1: Justin Rose

    20/1: Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm

    25/1: Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Jason Day

    30/1: Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama

    40/1: Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Paul Casey

    50/1: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar

    60/1: Marc Leishman, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson

    80/1: Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner

    100/1: Ian Poulter, Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Daniel Berger, Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker, Charley Hoffman

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    Molinari moves to No. 6 in world with Open win

    By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:31 pm

    After breaking through for his first career major title, Francesco Molinari reached some rarified air in the latest installment of the Official World Golf Rankings.

    The Italian's two-shot win at Carnoustie moved him up nine spots to No. 6 in the world, not surprisingly a new career high. But it's also a quick ascent for Molinari, who has now won three of his last six worldwide starts and was ranked No. 33 in the world after missing the cut at The Players Championship two months ago.

    A share of second place helped Xander Schauffele jump from No. 24 to No. 18 in the updated standings, while the same result meant Kevin Kisner went from No. 33 to No. 25. Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy both went up one spot after T-2 finishes to No. 2 and No. 7, respectively - a new career high for Rose.

    The drama in the rankings unfolded at No. 50, as Tiger Woods moved up 21 spots to exactly No. 50 following his T-6 finish. While some projections had him moving to 51st, Woods was able to sneak into the top 50 just in time to qualify for a return to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, as the top 50 in the rankings both this week and next qualify for Akron.

    That includes Zach Johnson, last year's runner-up who was not yet qualified but moved from No. 52 to No. 49 this week. It also includes Kevin Chappell, who went from 61st to 47th with a T-6 finish in Scotland.

    Despite missing the cut at Carnoustie, Dustin Johnson remains world No. 1 for another week followed by Rose, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm. Molinari is now at No. 6, with McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day rounding out the top 10.

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    Simpson overtakes DeChambeau in Ryder Cup race

    By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:09 pm

    A T-12 finish at The Open allowed Webb Simpson to move past Bryson DeChambeau into the eighth and final automatic qualifying spot in the U.S. Ryder Cup points race with just three weeks to go.

    Simpson finished the week at 3 under, five shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. Adding another strong result to his win at TPC Sawgrass and T-10 finish at the U.S. Open, he's now edged in front of DeChambeau by less than 41 points. But with players earning one point per $1,000 each of the next two weeks and 1.5 points per $1,000 at the PGA Championship, the race is far from over.

    Jordan Spieth's T-9 finish strengthened his position at No. 6, as the top six players are essentially assured of qualifying automatically. Rickie Fowler held onto his spot at No. 7, while Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner both moved onto the bubble following T-2 finishes at Carnoustie. After a T-6 finish, Tiger Woods jumped from 31st to 20th.

    Here's a look at the updated American standings, with the top eight after the PGA qualifying automatically and captain Jim Furyk adding four picks in September:

    1. Brooks Koepka

    2. Dustin Johnson

    3. Patrick Reed

    4. Justin Thomas

    5. Bubba Watson

    6. Jordan Spieth

    7. Rickie Fowler

    8. Webb Simpson


    9. Bryson DeChambeau

    10. Phil Mickelson

    11. Xander Schauffele

    12. Matt Kuchar

    13. Kevin Kisner

    14. Tony Finau

    15. Brian Harman

    On the European side, Molinari was already in position to qualify automatically but is now assured of a spot on Thomas Bjorn's roster this fall. Fellow major champs Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy also solidified their footing with runner-up performances.

    Here's a look at how things look for the Europeans, with the top four from each list after the PGA Championship qualifying automatically:

    European Points

    1. Francesco Molinari

    2. Justin Rose

    3. Tyrrell Hatton

    4. Tommy Fleetwood


    Thorbjorn Olesen

    Russell Knox

    Eddie Pepperell

    World Points

    1. Jon Rahm

    2. Alex Noren

    3. Rory McIlroy

    4. Paul Casey


    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Sergio Garcia

    Ian Poulter

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    Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

    By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

    Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

    The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

    Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

    The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.