Zona Washington Share Duck Title

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 27, 2003, 5:00 pm
College CentralEUGENE, Ore. -- A steady rain could not keep the University of Arizona men's golf team from winning its third tournament this spring, as the Wildcats rallied to capture a share of the Oregon Duck Invitational on Tuesday.
Rain began falling midway through the final round and turned into a steady downpour during the tournament's final four holes, but that didn't stop Arizona from erasing a four-stroke deficit heading into the final 18 holes. The Cats posted the lowest round of the day, a two-under-par 286, to claim tournament honors with an 858 (-6) total. Arizona shared first place with second-round leader Washington at 858. Bad weather canceled a possible playoff.
The win marked Arizona's third win this spring. It marks the first time since 1992-93 that the Wildcats have won as many as three tournaments in the same season.
Team leaders Ricky Barnes and Chris Nallen both earned top-six finishes with sub-par final rounds Tuesday. Barnes carded a three-under 69 to finish in third place at 208 (-8). It was Barnes' fifth top-10 finish this season and the 22nd of his career. His eight-under-par tournament total equaled a season low. He fished one stroke behind individual medalists John Ellis of Oregon and Brock Mackenzie of Washington, who posted 207 (-9) totals.
Nallen, who was six under par over the final 36 holes, tallied a final-round 71 (-1) and finished in sixth place at 212 (-4). It was the sixth top-10 finish for Nallen in 10 events this season. Twelve of Nallen's last 13 rounds have been at par or better.
Two other Wildcat golfers also finished in the top 30 places, as seniors Brian Woolf and Reid Hatley finished tied for 23rd and 28th, respectively. Woolf shot a final-round 73 to finish at 220 (+4), while Hatley shot a 76 to finish at 221 (+5). The final member of the UA lineup, Andrew Medley, finished tied for 39th place at 223 (+7).
The 54-hole event was contested at the Eugene Country Club, a par 72, 6,854-yard layout.
The sixth-ranked Wildcats will next be in action March 30-April 1 at the 2003 National Invitational Tournament at Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.

Top Five Teams Top Five Individuals
1. ARIZONA858 (-6)1. Brock Mackenzie, Washington 74-60-73=207 (-9)
2. Washington858 (-6) John Ellis, Oregon 68-69-70=207 (-9)
3. Oregon867 (+3)3. Ricky Barnes, Arizona 68-71-69=208 (-8)
4. UCLA874 (+10)4. Bjorn Widerstedt, Northwestern 66-74-70=210 (-6)
Vanderbilt874 (+10)5. Derek Berg, Washington 69-72-70=211 (-5)
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Woods: Fan who yelled had 'tipped back a few'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:37 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods stood on the 18th tee and thought he needed birdie to have a chance to win The Open. He pulled driver out of his bag, a sign he wanted to boot the ball as far down the fairway as possible.

Woods took a mighty swat and - right in the middle of his downswing - someone yelled. Woods flinched.

Luckily his ball still found a decent spot just off the right of the fairway.

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“I’ve had things like that happen a lot in my career with people who just tried to time it,” Woods said Sunday at Carnoustie after shooting 71 to tie for sixth place. “They tipped back a few, and it’s late in the day.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of what we have to deal with in today’s game. People are trying to yell out things to try to be on TV or be in social media or whatever it may be. That was too close to the game of play.”

Woods hit his approach to 6 feet and missed the birdie putt. He tapped in for par to shoot even par and finish 5 under for the week, in a tie for sixth.

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Pros melt down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and, for a little while, took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros were watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We compiled some of their missives below:

Woods would go on to finish in a tie for sixth at 5 under par for the week.

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Woods shares emotional embrace with his kids

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:21 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods missed a birdie putt on the last hole that would’ve vaulted him into a tie for second place at The Open. It was a difficult way to end an otherwise successful week for the 14-time major champion, who is just happy to playing majors again.

Then he walked off the 18th, saw his two children, daughter Sam and son Charlie, and they all took a moment for a long embrace. Turns out, that was the perfect way to end the week.

“I told them I tried and I said, 'Hopefully you’re proud of your pops for trying as hard as I did,'” Woods said Sunday after putting the finishing touches on an even-par 71 to end at 5 under for the week.

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“It’s pretty emotional because they gave me some pretty significant hugs there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship means to me and how much it feels good to be back playing again.”

In 2008, when Woods won his last major, the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Sam was a year old and Charlie was not yet born. They don’t know how much their father used to dominate this game, especially majors. The last time Woods won a PGA Tour event was five full years ago. Woods has joked in the past that they only know him as a YouTube sensation.

“So, for them to understand what I was doing early in my career,” he said. “The only thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through. Now they just want to go play soccer with me. Man, it’s just such a great feeling.”

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TT postscript: Not a win, but an amazing week

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 6:04 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Here are a few things I think I think after Tiger Woods had a chance to win his 15th major Sunday at The Open at Carnousite:

• Tiger shot 71-71-66-71 to finish at 5 under par and tie for sixth place.

• When Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele both bogeyed the fifth hole Tiger was in the solo lead. Amazing to think that only last September he said he never knew if he’d ever play golf again. Here he was, nine months later with a chance to win a fourth claret jug. Amazing.

• For 10 holes, Tiger was the calmest, coolest, most composed player on the golf course. Birdies at Nos. 4 and 6 looked easy, while most everyone else was struggling to make par.

• To me, the biggest mistake of the week, and certainly of the final round, was Tiger’s decision to get cute and hit a flop shot up and over a bunker into the 11th hole. It checked up and rolled back down and off the green. He failed to get up and down and made double bogey. If he’d have pitched the ball 12-15 past the hole he’d had have a chance to save par and would’ve made no worse than bogey.

• The double bogey felt worse when Tiger made bogey on the 12th hole. This two-hole stretch cost him three shots and he finished three shots off the lead.

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• Tiger moved to 50th in the Official World Golf Ranking, which qualifies him for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which he has won eight times.

• One of the best moments of the week came after Tiger’s round when he gave his kids, daughter Sam and son Charlie, long hugs. Tiger said it was especially emotional because both kids knew how much this week meant to their old man. They had only seen Tiger struggle; it was great for them to see his success.

• Tiger: “Today I did everything the way I thought I needed to do it to win the championship. This entire week, I felt like I needed to keep building my way into this championship. It's one of those where, as I said earlier in the week, it's going to be 10, 12 guys with a chance to win it on Sunday because we're all driving the same areas. Kind of turned out that way. There are a bunch of guys packed, a bunch of guys with a chance to win, and I was one of them.”

• Overall, an amazing week. Truly tremendous to watch.