2002 BuyCom Tour Schedule

By Golf Channel NewsroomFebruary 18, 2002, 5:00 pm
Mar. 5-11 Jacob's Creek Open Championship
Kooyonga Golf Club
Adelaide, South Australia
Mar. 12-17 Clearwater Classic
Clearwater Resort
Christchurch, New Zealand
Apr. 8-14 Louisiana Open Presented by Chitimacha
LeTriomphe Country Club
Broussard, LA
Apr. 15-21 Arkansas Classic Presented by Stephens, Inc.
Hot Springs Village, AR
Apr. 22-28 Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs
The Cliffs Valley Course
Greenville, SC
Apr. 29-May 5Virginia Beach Open Presented by ACS / Systems & Engineering
TPC of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
May 6-12 Richmond Open
The Dominion Club
Richmond, VA
May 6-12 Carolina Classic
TPC at Wakefield Plantation
Raleigh, NC
May 27-2 NE Pennsylvania Classic
Glenmaura National Golf Club
Scranton, PA
June 3-9 Samsung Canadian PGA Championship
DiamondBack Golf Club
Toronto, Ontario
June 17-23 Lake Erie Charity Classic at Peek'n Peak Resort
Peek'n Peak Resort
& Conference Center
Findley Lake, NY
June 24-30 Knoxville Open Presented by Food City
Fox Den Country Club
Knoxville, TN
July 1-7 Hershey Open
Country Club of Hershey
Hershey, PA
July 8-14 Dayton Open Presented by Dayton Area Toyota Dealers
The Golf Club at Yankee Trace
Centerville, OH
July 15-21 Fort Smith Classic Presented by Times Record
Hardscrabble Country Club
Fort Smith, AR
July 22-28 Ramey Price Cutter Charity Championship
Highland Springs Country Club
Springfield, MO
Jul 29-Aug. 4 Omaha Classic
Presented by Cox Communications
The Champions Club
Omaha, NE
Aug. 5-11 LaSalle Bank Open
Kemper Lakes Golf Course
Chicago, IL
Aug. 12-18 Permian Basin Open
Odessa, TX
Aug. 19-25 Wichita Open Presented by Preferred Health Systems and Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Crestview Country Club
Wichita, KS
Aug 27-Sept. 2 Utah Classic
Willow Creek Country Club
Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 9-15 BUY.COM Oregon Classic Presented by Kendall Automotive Group
Shadow Hills Country Club
Eugene, OR
Sept. 16-22 Boise Open Presented by Albertson's
Hillcrest Country Club
Boise, ID
Sept. 23-29 State Farm Open
Empire Lakes Golf Club
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Monterey Peninsula Classic Presented by Bank of America
Bayonet & Black Horse Courses
Seaside, CA
Oct. 7-13 Gila River Classicat Wild Horse Pass Resort
Whirlwind Golf Club
Chandler, AZ
Oct. 14-20 Shreveport Open Presented by Hibernia National Bank
Southern Trace Country Club
Shreveport, LA
Oct. 21-27 BUY.COM TOUR Championship Presented by Monarch Food Services
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill
Prattville, AL
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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.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.

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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.