Arnies Army to Fight Prostate Cancer
Arnold Palmer, a prostate cancer survivor himself, is the programs honorary chairman and as such is intent upon settling the score with a disease that is the second leading cancer killer of American men. We must find a way to beat all forms of cancer, particularly cancer of the prostate, Palmer says. Join this campaign, see your doctor and get tested.
The novel Arnies Army Battles Prostate Cancer initiative that is committed to enlisting thousands of the nations golfers in the fight against the disease is partnered with CaP CURE, the Prostate Cancer Foundation. CaP CURE, the worlds largest private funder of prostate cancer research, has provided $120 million to underwrite over 1,000 medical research projects worldwide since its inception in 1993.
In spite of CaP CUREs efforts, prostate cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in America, with one new case occurring every three minutes. In 2003, 18 men will lose their battle with the disease in the time it takes to play a round of golf!
Through Palmers encouragement for clubs to facilitate a special one-day event that is built around a closest-to-the-pin contest on a designated par-3 hole at their golf course, the campaigns goal is to heighten awareness and raise research funds so that prostate cancer ultimately will be eliminated as a life-threatening illness. Each golfer makes a $20.00 contribution to participate in the contest. CaP CURE proudly reports that nearly 90 percent of the funds they receive go directly to research, as a foundation grant covers a majority of the organizations administrative expenses.
The Army began the battle in North Florida in the fall of 2002 with Palmers Bay Hill Golf Club, site of the PGA Tours Bay Hill Invitational, joining over 120 area golf and country clubs in the campaigns launch. It is anticipated that in 2003 thousands of clubs across the nation will enlist in this fight against prostate cancer. Arnies Army Battles Prostate Cancer is directed by The Wrenfield Group, which has headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Further details about the program may be obtained by calling (866) 586-5585 or by visiting www.arniesarmybattles.com
Watch: All of Tiger's Rd. 3 birdies at The Open
Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.
Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.
No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.
No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.
No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.
No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.
No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.
And No. 6, which gave him a share of the lead, came courtesy another two-putt at the par-5 14th.
Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship
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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.
Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.
Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.
After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.
“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”
Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).
It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.
Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage
NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:
Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)
Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)
8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.
Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)
Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.
1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.