Campbell Going for Three-in-a-Row at Star-Studded Heineken

By Golf Channel NewsroomJanuary 29, 2002, 5:00 pm
European TourThe big guns are coming out to play this week at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Victoria, Australia, site of the 2002 Heineken Classic.
 
Led by show-stoppers John Daly and Greg Norman, an all-star cast of the games best will be in attendance for the $1 million event, including Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Robert Allenby, Bryce Molder, Justin Rose and Adam Scott.
 
New Zealands Michael Campbell will also be teeing it up.
 
Campbell is looking for a piece of European Tour history this week, as he is gunning for three titles in a row at the Heineken. He won by six strokes in the 2000 edition, and followed it up with a five-shot win over David Smail last year.
 
Should Campbell win this time around, he would join Faldo (91-93 Murphys Irish Open), Colin Montgomerie (98-00 Volvo PGA Championship) and Tiger Woods (99-01 WGC-NEC Invitational) as the only men to win three tournaments in consecutive years since 1972 on the European Tour.
 
Campbell may want to keep a close eye on Norman, however.
 
The legendary Aussie is turning 47 on Feb. 10, and holds this years venue at Royal Melbourne in high regard.
 
I applaud The Premeir and Victoria as a whole for bringing a tournament of this magnitude to a golf course I consider to be one of the greatest in the world, said Norman of the co-sanctioned event between the European Tour and the Australasian Tour.
 
Royal Melbourne should be showcased annually by a significant international event and with the sanctioning from both the European Tour and the Australasian Tour. This tournament will give the golf course the exposure it richly deserves.
 
As The Shark is competing in his fifth Heineken Classic, long-hitting Daly is contesting in his first European event of the season. Daly recently broke a six-year winless streak with a huge win at last years BMW International Open.
 
Full coverage of Daly, Norman and the rest can be seen all four days only on The Golf Channel.
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Watch: All of Tiger's Rd. 3 birdies at The Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 2:44 pm

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.


And No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.


At 5 under for the day, and 5 under for the championship, he was one off the lead at this point.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 2:15 pm

Tiger Woods, in search of his 15th career major championship title, started the weekend six off the lead at Carnoustie. We're tracking him in Round 3 of The Open.


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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record

By Ryan LavnerJuly 21, 2018, 1:03 pm

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.


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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.

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 12:20 pm

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)

4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch.


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.