DiMarco One of the Presidents Men

By Golf Channel NewsroomAugust 3, 2003, 4:00 pm
GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) -- Chris DiMarco, vying for a President's Cup roster spot, was a big winner at the Buick. DiMarco entered the weekend in eighth place -- the top 10 make the team automatically -- and solidified his spot when he finished in the four-way tie for second.
 
'This should hopefully do it for me,' he said. 'I thought about it a lot out there, and I might have even put a little more pressure on myself because of it.'
 
Jack Nicklaus will captain the U.S. team, which plays the World team in South Africa in November. The rosters become final after the PGA Championship in two weeks.
 
'Playing for your country is probably the most intriguing part of the whole thing,' DiMarco said. 'I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to play for their country. I'm looking forward to it.'
 
Of the players chasing DiMarco, only Jeff Sluman finished in the top 20, and he entered the weekend in 14th place in the point standings.
 
BREAKING NEW GROUND
 
This was foreign territory in more than one way for Geoff Ogilvy.
 
After missing six straight cuts and without a victory on the PGA Tour, the Australian journeyman found himself contending with Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk for the Buick Open championship.
 
'It is a lot of fun to be playing with Tiger on a Sunday in front of the big crowd, and actually leading him for most of the day,' Ogilvy said. 'I just wish it could have ended better.'
 
Ogilvy went to the par-3 17th needing a birdie to tie Furyk for the lead. Uncertain of what club to play, he left his tee shot short of the green, chipped 14 feet past the hole and missed the par putt.
 
He then narrowly missed a 47-foot birdie putt on No. 18 and finished tied for second with Woods and two others, two shots behind Furyk.
 
'I was between clubs on 17 -- I knew that a 6-iron would go 25 or 30 feet past the hole, so I decided to hit a hard 7,' he said. 'I just didn't hit it well, and it rolled back on me. Then I hit a bad chip and missed the putt coming back. That was disappointing.'
 
Ogilvy was playing with Woods for the third time, and the first in the United States.
 
'I played with him in Thailand once, and they love him there, and once in Europe,' he said. 'I played with Greg Norman in Australia once, and it is the same sort of deal. They want to see Tiger, but any time you hit a good shot, they scream and cheer. That's a good feeling.'
 
WEATHER HOLDS
 
The fourth round was moved up by four hours and played in threesomes off both tees in an attempt to beat storms that were expected to hit the area on Sunday afternoon.
 
The strategy worked -- the only rain during play was a light sprinkle as the leaders played their final holes.
 
Divots: First-round leader Mike Sposa finished a roller-coaster week with a 7-under 65, matching Oglivy and John Huston for the best round of the day. Sposa finished tied for 38th, 11 shots behind Furyk, because of a 76 in the second round and a 72 in the third, sandwiched between a pair of 65s. ... Furyk
($1,228,219) and Woods ($1,037,940) became the first two players to reach $1 million in career earnings at the Buick Open. Furyk has finished in the top 20 in his past six appearances at the tournament, including four top-10s since 1999. His best finish before this year was a tie for second with DiMarco in 2001, two
shots behind champion Kenny Perry.
 
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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

    You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

    Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

    In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

    Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

    (All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

    Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.


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    Schauffele just fine being the underdog

    By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

    Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

    Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.


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    “Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

    Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

    “All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”

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    Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

    Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

    So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

    Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

    Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at golfodds.com.


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    Jordan Spieth: 7/4

    Xander Schauffele: 5/1

    Kevin Kisner: 11/2

    Tiger Woods: 14/1

    Francesco Molinari: 14/1

    Rory McIlroy: 14/1

    Kevin Chappell: 20/1

    Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

    Alex Noren: 25/1

    Zach Johnson: 30/1

    Justin Rose: 30/1

    Matt Kuchar: 40/1

    Webb Simpson: 50/1

    Adam Scott: 80/1

    Tony Finau: 80/1

    Charley Hoffman: 100/1

    Austin Cook: 100/1