Final Scores and Earnings from the AmEx

By Golf Channel NewsroomOctober 10, 2005, 4:00 pm
Harding Park Golf Course; San Francisco
Purse $7.5 million; Par 70

 
(x-won on 2nd playoff hole)
x-Tiger Woods, $1,300,000 67-68-68-67--270
John Daly, $750,000 67-67-67-69--270
Henrik Stenson, $353,666.67 70-67-67-68--272
Colin Montgomerie, $353,666.66 64-69-69-70--272
Sergio Garcia, $353,666.66 67-69-67-69--272
David Howell, $187,500 67-67-74-67--275
Graeme McDowell, $187,500 69-70-68-68--275
Vijay Singh, $187,500 67-70-69-69--275
David Toms, $187,500 68-68-70-69--275
Stephen Ames, $140,000 72-64-71-69--276
Shigeki Maruyama, $115,000 74-69-67-67--277
Davis Love III, $115,000 71-68-71-67--277
Luke Donald, $115,000 70-71-68-68--277
Stuart Appleby, $115,000 71-65-69-72--277
Fred Couples, $87,333.34 74-69-66-69--278
Chad Campbell, $87,333.33 67-70-70-71--278
Jim Furyk, $87,333.33 68-67-71-72--278
Charl Schwartzel, $77,000 72-66-74-67--279
Mike Weir, $77,000 73-67-70-69--279
Tim Clark, $77,000 69-69-72-69--279
Bradley Dredge, $77,000 69-69-72-69--279
Ian Poulter, $77,000 67-70-72-70--279
Stephen Dodd, $77,000 70-68-70-71--279
Angel Cabrera, $77,000 69-66-72-72--279
Mark Calcavecchia, $66,000 67-68-74-71--280
Brandt Jobe, $66,000 68-71-71-70--280
Yasuharu Imano, $66,000 69-68-72-71--280
Billy Mayfair, $66,000 69-67-73-71--280
Fred Funk, $60,000 67-68-75-71--281
Phil Mickelson, $60,000 71-69-73-68--281
Adam Scott, $60,000 68-70-69-74--281
Kenny Perry, $57,000 76-69-69-68--282
Vaughn Taylor, $57,000 71-72-66-73--282
Jason Bohn, $57,000 70-68-70-74--282
Paul McGinley, $54,500 73-65-72-73--283
Sean O'Hair, $54,500 68-67-71-77--283
Niclas Fasth, $51,500 70-70-73-71--284
Peter Lonard, $51,500 73-71-69-71--284
Olin Browne, $51,500 67-74-73-70--284
Ben Crane, $51,500 70-68-76-70--284
Miguel A. Jimenez, $48,500 69-70-73-73--285
Rod Pampling, $48,500 67-71-76-71--285
Simon Yates, $46,000 73-68-70-75--286
Zach Johnson, $46,000 68-69-74-75--286
K.J. Choi, $46,000 70-71-72-73--286
Michael Campbell, $43,250 71-68-72-76--287
Kenneth Ferrie, $43,250 74-67-71-75--287
Stewart Cink, $43,250 70-72-75-70--287
Justin Leonard, $43,250 75-72-71-69--287
Joe Ogilvie, $42,000 71-74-68-75--288
Jyoti Randhawa, $40,500 70-70-74-75--289
Nick Dougherty, $40,500 71-74-72-72--289
Richard Green, $40,500 69-74-76-70--289
Jose Maria Olazabal, $40,500 72-72-76-69--289
Lee Westwood, $40,500 71-75-75-68--289
Nick O'Hern, $38,500 75-69-71-75--290
Mark Hensby, $38,500 72-74-71-73--290
Bart Bryant, $38,500 71-76-71-72--290
Gavin Coles, $37,500 71-74-75-71--291
Thongchai Jaidee, $37,000 73-72-73-74--292
Tom Lehman, $36,500 73-74-72-74--293
Scott Verplank, $35,750 72-69-76-77--294
Euan Walters, $35,750 74-72-75-73--294
Chris DiMarco, $34,750 71-75-73-76--295
S.K. Ho, $34,750 72-77-71-75--295
Ted Purdy, $34,000 71-75-75-76--297
Padraig Harrington, $33,500 74-72-80-73--299
Neil Cheetham, $33,000 77-78-72-76--303
Warren Abery, $32,500 80-77-75-74--306
 
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    Na: I can admit, 'I went through the yips'

    By Rex HoggardJuly 17, 2018, 3:35 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following his victory two weeks ago at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, Kevin Na said his second triumph on the PGA Tour was the most rewarding of his career.

    Although he declined to go into details as to why the victory was so gratifying at The Greenbrier, as he completed his practice round on Tuesday at the Open Championship, Na shed some light on how difficult the last few years have been.

    “I went through the yips. The whole world saw that. I told people, 'I can’t take the club back,'” Na said on Tuesday at Carnoustie. “People talked about it, 'He’s a slow player. Look at his routine.' I was admitting to the yips. I didn’t use the word ‘yip’ at the time. Nobody wants to use that word, but I’m over it now so I can use it. The whole world saw it.”


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    Na, who made headlines for his struggles to begin his backswing when he found himself in the lead at the 2012 Players Championship, said he asked other players who had gone through similar bouts with the game’s most dreaded ailment how they were able to get through it.

    “It took time,” he said. “I forced myself a lot. I tried breathing. I tried a trigger. Some guys will have a forward press or the kick of the right knee. That was hard and the crap I got for it was not easy.”

    The payoff, however, has steadily arrived this season. Na said he’d been confident with his game this season following a runner-up showing at the Genesis Open and a fourth-place finish at the Fort Worth Invitational, and he felt he was close to a breakthrough. But being able to finish a tournament like he did at The Greenbrier, where he won by five strokes, was particularly rewarding.

    “All good now,” he smiled. “I knew I was good enough to win again, but until you do it sometimes you question yourself. It’s just the honest truth.”

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    Koepka still has chip on his chiseled shoulder

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 17, 2018, 3:06 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Brooks Koepka prepared more for this Open than last year's.

    He picked up his clubs three times.

    That’s three more than last summer, when the only shots he hit between the summer Opens was during a commercial shoot for Michelob Ultra at TPC Sawgrass. He still tied for sixth at The Open a month later.

    This time, Koepka kept his commitment to play the Travelers, then hit balls three times between the final round in Hartford and this past Sunday, when he first arrived here at Carnoustie.

    Not that he was concerned, of course.

    Koepka’s been playing golf for nearly 20 years. He wasn’t about to forget to how to swing a club after a few weeks off.

    “It was pretty much the same thing,” he said Tuesday, during his pre-tournament news conference. “I shared it with one of my best friends, my family, and it was pretty much the same routine. It was fun. We enjoyed it. But I’m excited to get back inside the ropes and start playing again. I think you need to enjoy it any time you win and really embrace it and think about what you’ve done.”

    At Shinnecock Hills, Koepka became the first player in nearly 30 years to repeat as U.S. Open champion – a major title that helped him shed his undeserved reputation as just another 20-something talent who relies solely on his awesome power. In fact, he takes immense pride in his improved short game and putting inside 8 feet.

    “I can take advantage of long golf courses,” he said, “but I enjoy plotting my way around probably - more than the bombers’ golf courses - where you’ve got to think, be cautious sometimes, and fire at the center of the greens. You’ve got to be very disciplined, and that’s the kind of golf I enjoy.”

    Which is why Koepka once again fancies his chances here on the type of links that helped launch his career.

    Koepka was out of options domestically after he failed to reach the final stage of Q-School in 2012. So he packed his bags and headed overseas, going on a tear on the European Challenge Tour (Europe’s equivalent of the Web.com circuit) and earning four titles, including one here in Scotland. That experience was the most fun and beneficial part of his career, when he learned to win, be self-sufficient and play in different conditions.


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    “There’s certain steps, and I embraced it,” Koepka said. “I think that’s where a lot of guys go wrong. You are where you are, and you have to make the best of it instead of just putting your head down and being like, 'Well, I should be on the PGA Tour.' Well, guess what? You’re not. So you’ve got to suck it up wherever you are, make the best of it, and keep plugging away and trying to win everything you can because, eventually, if you’re good enough, you will get out here.”

    Koepka has proved that he’s plenty good enough, of course: He’s a combined 20 under in the majors since the beginning of 2017, the best of any player during that span. But he still searches long and hard for a chip to put on his chiseled shoulder.

    In his presser after winning at Shinnecock, Koepka said that he sometimes feels disrespected and forgotten, at least compared to his more-ballyhooed peers. It didn’t necessarily bother him – he prefers to stay out of the spotlight anyway, eschewing a media tour after each of his Open titles – but it clearly tweaked him enough for him to admit it publicly.

    That feeling didn’t subside after he went back to back at the Open, either. On U.S. Open Sunday, ESPN’s Instagram page didn’t showcase a victorious Koepka, but rather a video of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dunking a basketball.

    “He’s like 6-foot-2. He’s got hops – we all know that – and he’s got hands. So what’s impressive about that?” Koepka said. “But I always try to find something where I feel like I’m the underdog and put that little chip on my shoulder. Even if you’re No. 1, you’ve got to find a way to keep going and keep that little chip on.

    “I think I’ve done a good job of that. I need to continue doing that, because once you’re satisfied, you’re only going to go downhill. You try to find something to get better and better, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

    Now 28, Koepka has a goal of how many majors he’d like to win before his career is over, but he wasn’t about to share it.

    Still, he was adamant about one thing: “Right now I’m focused on winning. That’s the only thing I’ve got in my mind. Second place just isn’t good enough. I finished second a lot, and I’m just tired of it. Once you win, it kind of propels you. You have this mindset where you just want to keep winning. It breeds confidence, but you want to have that feeling of gratification: I finally did this. How cool is this?”

    So cool that Koepka can’t wait to win another one.

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    Despite results, Thomas loves links golf

    By Jay CoffinJuly 17, 2018, 2:48 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Despite poor results in two previous Open Championships, Justin Thomas contends that he has what it takes to be a good links player. In fact, he believes that he is a good links player.

    Two years ago at Royal Troon, Thomas shot 77 in the second round to tie for 53rd place. He was on the wrong side of the draw that week that essentially eliminated anyone from contention who played late Friday afternoon.

    Last year at Royal Birkdale, Thomas made a quintuple-bogey 9 on the par-4 sixth hole in the second round and missed the cut by two shots.


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    “I feel like I’ve played more than two Opens, but I haven’t had any success here,” Thomas said Tuesday at Carnoustie. “I feel like I am a good links player, although I don’t really have the results to show.”

    Although he didn’t mention it as a reason for success this week, Thomas is a much different player now than he was two years ago, having ascended to the No. 1 position in the world for a few weeks and now resting comfortably in the second spot.

    He also believes a high golf IQ, and the ability to shape different shots into and with the wind are something that will help him in The Open over the next 20 years.

    “I truly enjoy the creativity,” Thomas said. “It presents a lot of different strategies, how you want to play it, if you want to be aggressive, if you want to be conservative, if you want to attack some holes, wait on certain winds, whatever it might be. It definitely causes you to think.

    “With it being as firm as it is, it definitely adds a whole other variable to it.”

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    Reed's major record now a highlight, not hindrance

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 17, 2018, 2:46 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The narrative surrounding Patrick Reed used to be that he could play well in the Ryder Cup but not the majors.

    So much for that.

    Reed didn’t record a top-10 in his first 15 starts in a major, but he took the next step in his career by tying for second at the 2017 PGA Championship. He followed that up with a breakthrough victory at the Masters, then finished fourth at the U.S. Open after a closing 68.

    He’s the only player with three consecutive top-4s in the majors.

    What’s the difference now?


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    “The biggest thing is I treat them like they’re normal events,” he said Tuesday at Carnoustie. “I’ve always gone into majors and put too much pressure on myself, having to go play well, having to do this or that. Now I go in there and try to play golf and keep in the mindset of, Hey, it’s just another day on the golf course. Let’s just go play.

    “I’ve been able to stay in that mindset the past three, and I’ve played pretty well in all three of them.”

    Reed’s record in the year’s third major has been hit or miss – a pair of top-20s and two missed cuts – but he says he’s a better links player now than when he began his career. It took the native Texan a while to embrace the creativity required here and also to comprehend the absurd distances he can hit the ball with the proper wind, conditions and bounce.

    “I’m sort of accepting it,” he said. “I’ve gotten a little more comfortable with doing it. It’s come a little bit easier, especially down the stretch in tournament play.”