Florida Swing Starts at Doral

By Golf Channel NewsroomFebruary 26, 2002, 5:00 pm
The PGA Tour swings south to Florida for the first of four consecutive events in the Sunshine State.
The $4.7 million Genuity Championship kick starts the Florida Swing. Joe Durant is the defending champion, but its a late entry who will be the primary focus of attention.
Tiger Woods, ousted in the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, made an 11th-hour decision to join the field in Miami, Fla. It will be just the second time Woods has competed at this event, held at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa.
Tiger tied for ninth in 1998, sticking a fairway bunker shot to a foot for his finale.
The worlds No. 1 ranked player joins an impressive field of 145 that includes: David Duval, Sergio Garcia, Davis Love III, Jesper Parnevik, Vijay Singh, Charles Howell III and Mike Weir.
Ty Tryon will make his second start of the season. He missed the cut in Phoenix, and failed to Monday qualify at the Nissan. Tryon, 17, can receive seven sponsors exemptions before he turns 18 on June 2. The Orlando high school junior will also compete in the Honda Classic and the Bay Hill Invitational.
Greg Norman will tee it up for the first time since the WGC-NEC Invitational in August. Norman, 47, renounced his PGA Tour membership last year, but will make select appearances. He won this tournament in 1990, 93 and 96.
Woods is coming off a disappointing West Coast swing. He tied for 10th at the Mercedes Championships, tied for 12th at Pebble Beach, tied for fifth in the Buick Invitational, and lost 2-and-1 to Peter OMalley at La Costa.
Woods will be seeking his first tour victory since the NEC ' eight starts ago.
Durant made the 2001 Genuity Championship his second victory in as many starts. After winning the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in record fashion, Durant overcame a four-shot deficit with a 7-under 65 to cruise to a two-stroke victory over Weir.
What Ive done this year is beyond anything Ive thought about, said Durant, who also gained a spot in the Masters Tournament with his victory.
Durant went on to record his career best season on tour, finishing the year with nearly $2.4 million in earnings. However, it was pretty much downhill after Doral.
Including this season, Durant has missed 11 cuts in his last 17 medal-play starts. He also lost to Paul McGinley 5-and-4 in the first round of the Match Play Championship.
To make matters worse, defending champions havent fared well lately on tour. The trend actually started with Durant missing the cut at the Hope. That led to four consecutive missed cuts by defending champions. Robert Allenby survived to the weekend in the Nissan Open two weeks ago, but 2001 Match Play winner Steve Stricker lost in the first round last week.
Full field and tee times for the Genuity Championship
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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.