Major Field Gathers in Minnesota

By Golf Channel NewsroomAugust 11, 2002, 4:00 pm
David Toms defeated the best players in the world to win last year's PGA Championship. That's because the season's final major offers one of the best fields of the year.
The following is a list of players eligible to compete in the 84th PGA Championship, Aug. 15-18 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn:
1. All former PGA Champions.
2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (1998-2002).
3. Winners of the last five Masters (1998-2002).
4. Winners of the last five British Opens (1998-2002).
5. The current (2002) Senior PGA Champion.
6. The low 15 scorers and ties in the 2001 PGA Championship.
7. The 25 low scorers in The 2002 PGA Club Professional Championship.
8. The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2001 Buick Open through the 2002 International.
9. Members of the 1999 United States Ryder Cup Team.
10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the 2001 PGA Championship to the 2002 PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions).
11. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.
12. Vacancies will be filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings.
The total field will consist of 156 players, with spots being held for: Winners of the International and Buick Open (if not already exempt); The top 70 players from the PGA Championship Points List as of Aug. 4; and any additional special invites by the PGA of America.
Field as of 8/11/02
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Billy Andrade
Stuart Appleby
Paul Azinger
Briny Baird
Cameron Beckman
Rich Beem
Don Berry
Thomas Bjorn
James Blair
Mark Brooks
Angel Cabrera
Mark Calcavecchia
Chad Campbell
Michael Campbell
Jim Carter
Paul Casey
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Darren Clarke
Jose Coceres
John Cook
John Daly
Wayne DeFrancesco
Chris DiMarco
Tom Dolby
Joe Durant
David Duval
Joel Edwards
Steve Elkington
Ernie Els
Bob Estes
Barry Evans
Nick Faldo
Sean Farren
Niclas Fasth
Brad Faxon
Tim Fleming
Steve Flesch
Fred Funk
Jim Furyk
Robert Gamez
Sergio Garcia
Brian Gay
Mike Gilmore
Matt Gogel
Ricardo Gonzalez
Retief Goosen
David Gossett
Jay Haas
Anders Hansen
Soren Hansen
Padraig Harrington
Buddy Harston
Dudley Hart
Rick Hartmann
J.P. Hayes
J.J. Henry
Tim Herron
Scott Hoch
Charles Howell III
John Huston
Toshi Izawa
Lee Janzen
Shingo Katayama
Jonathan Kaye
Jerry Kelly
Skip Kendall
Joseph Klinchock
Matt Kuchar
Rob Labritz
Neal Lancaster
Bernhard Langer
Jeffrey Lankford
Paul Lawrie
Scott Laycock
Ian Leggatt
Tom Lehman
Justin Leonard
Justin Leonard
Thomas Levet
J.L. Lewis
Frank Lickliter
Peter Lonard
Davis Love III
Steve Lowery
Jeff Maggert
Barry Mahlberg
Shigeki Maruyama
Len Mattiace
Billy Mayfair
Scott McCarron
Paul McGinley
Spike McRoy
Rocco Mediate
Phil Mickelson
Colin Montgomerie
Alan Morin
Larry Nelson
Greg Norman
Peter OMalley
Mark OMeara
Jose Maria Olazabal
Greg Owen
Jesper Parnevik
Craig Parry
Carl Paulson
David Peoples
Pat Perez
Craig Perks
Kenny Perry
Carl Pettersson
Bill Porter
Nick Price
Phillip Price
Chris Riley
Loren Roberts
John Rollins
Eduardo Romero
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Steve Schneiter
Adam Scott
Joey Sindelar
Vijay Singh
Heath Slocum
Jeff Sluman
Chris Smith
Kent Stauffer
Craig Stevens
Curtis Strange
Steve Stricker
Kevin Sutherland
Hal Sutton
Toru Taniguchi
Dave Tentis
Taichi Teshima
Tim Thelen
Kim Thompson
Robert Thompson
David Toms
Kirk Triplett
Bob Tway
Scott Verplank
Duffy Waldorf
Tom Watson
Tim Weinhart
Mike Weir
Lee Westwood
Dean Wilson
Tiger Woods
Ian Woosnam
Bruce Zabriski
Fuzzy Zoeller
Full coverage of the 84th PGA Championship
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Group standings at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 22, 2018, 7:20 pm

Here are the group standings for pool play at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas. The player with the most points in each pool advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 in Austin, Texas. Click here for scoring and click here for the bracket.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
(1) D. Johnson: 0-1-0 (2) J. Thomas: 1-0-0 (3) J. Rahm: 0-0-1 (4) J. Spieth: 2-0-0
(32) K. Kisner: 0-0-1 (21) F. Molinari: 1-0-0 (28) K. Aphibarnrat: 1-0-0 (19) P. Reed: 2-0-0
(38) A. Hadwin: 0-0-1
(48) P. Kizzire: 0-1-0 (43) C. Reavie: 0-1-0 (34) H. Li: 0-2-0
(52) B. Wiesberger: 1-0-0
(60) L. List: 0-1-0 (63) K. Bradley: 0-0-1 (49) C. Schwartzel: 0-2-0
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
(5) H. Matsuyama: 1-0-0 (6) R. McIlroy: 0-1-0 (7) S. Garcia: 1-0-0 (8) J. Day: 1-0-0
(30) P. Cantlay: 0-1-0
(18) B. Harman: 0-0-1 (20) X. Schauffele: 1-0-0 (25) L. Oosthuizen: 1-0-0
(46) C. Smith: 1-0-0 (44) J. Vegas: 0-0-1 (41) D. Frittelli: 0-1-0 (42) J. Dufner: 0-1-0
(53) Y. Miyazato: 0-1-0 (51) P. Uihlein: 1-0-0 (62) S. Sharma: 0-1-0 (56) J. Hahn: 0-1-0
Group 9 Group 10 Group 11 Group 12
(9) T. Fleetwood: 1-1-0 (10) P. Casey: 1-0-0 (11) M. Leishman: 0-1-0 (12) T. Hatton: 1-0-0
(26) D. Berger: 0-2-0 (31) M. Fitzpatrick: 0-1-0 (23) B. Grace: 0-1-0 (22) C. Hoffman: 0-1-0
(33) K. Chappell: 1-1-0 (45) K. Stanley: 1-0-0 (35) B. Watson: 1-0-0 (36) B. Steele: 1-0-0
(58) I. Poulter: 2-0-0 (51) R. Henley: 0-1-0 (64) J. Suri: 1-0-0 (55) A. Levy: 0-1-0
Group 13 Group 14 Group 15 Group 16
(13) A. Noren: 2-0-0 (14) P. Mickelson: 0-1-0 (15) P. Perez: 0-0-1 (16) M. Kuchar: 0-0-1
(29) T. Finau: 2-0-0 (17) R. Cabrera Bello: 1-0-0 (24) G. Woodland: 0-0-1 (27) R. Fisher: 0-1-0
(39) T. Pieters: 0-2-0 (40) S. Kodaira: 0-1-0 (37) W. Simpson: 0-0-1 (47) Y. Ikeda: 1-0-0
(61) K. Na: 0-2-0 (59) C. Howell III: 1-0-0 (50) S.W. Kim: 0-0-1 (54) Z. Johnson: 0-0-1
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Watch: Bubba hits 366-yard tee shot ... with an iron

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 22, 2018, 6:47 pm

You know Bubba Watson is plenty long off the tee. And when you put a little wind to his back and let him hit downhill, the ball is bound to travel a great distance.

But, still, this is a 366-yard tee shot at the par-4 ninth hole at Austin C.C. ... with an iron. Yeah, it runs for a long time. But, again, 366 ... with an iron.

Watson won the hole with a par and made the turn, 2 up, in his Day 2 match against Marc Leishman at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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Romo starts hot, stumbles to 77 in PGA Tour debut

By Will GrayMarch 22, 2018, 5:14 pm

There was plenty of good, but also plenty of bad for Tony Romo in his PGA Tour debut.

Playing in the Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption, Romo shot an even-par 36 for his opening nine holes in the Dominican Republic. The former NFL quarterback bogeyed his first two holes, but steadied the ship with three birdies in a five-hole stretch from Nos. 4-8.

The early highlight of the round came at the par-4 fifth hole, where Romo drained a putt from across the green for his second straight birdie:

But the back nine wasn't as kind for the 37-year-old, who dropped five shots in a four-hole stretch from Nos. 13-16. It added up to a 5-over 77 in the opening round, which left Romo ahead of only Guy Boros among the players who had finished in the morning wave.

"I hit two poor tee balls. Just didn't commit to it, and ultimately just got put in a tough spot where you're just trying to make par," Romo said. "I hit a lot of good shots, and they ended up a couple times in some poor spots. But you learn the golf course as you play it throughout the week."

Romo has played as an amateur partner in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and has played individually in U.S. Open local qualifiers and mini-tour events as an amateur. But this marks his first attempt to gauge his game against the best players in the world who are not in Austin for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Romo was even par through 12 holes before a three-putt bogey from the fringe on No. 13. A nasty lie in the rough led to a double bogey on the par-5 14th, and Romo had to hit provisional tee shots on both Nos. 15 and 16. While he ultimately found his original ball on both holes, he left with a pair of bogeys.

"I really hit some good shots, and I'm close," Romo said. "I had a chance to be under par pretty easily there for a while, and then two or three shots on the back nine cost me. But that's golf."

Romo will tee off at 1 p.m. ET Friday in the second round alongside Dru Love and Denny McCarthy.

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Horschel, Kisner & Perez join "Feherty," Monday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET

By Golf Channel Public RelationsMarch 22, 2018, 5:10 pm

PREVIEW: Perez details rocky collegiate golf experience at Arizona State

Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner and Pat Perez – each winners of multiple events on the PGA TOUR – will join David Feherty on his self-titled, Emmy-nominated series Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance®, Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

“This might be the biggest group of benign social deviants I’ve ever had the privilege of speaking to,” said Feherty. “They’ve been responsible for nine career wins on TOUR collectively, but they’re each also capable of getting into some mischief.”

The episode – filmed in Naples, Fla. – will touch upon several topics, including:

  • Their respective upbringings and corresponding introductions to golf.
  • Reflections on their junior golf and collegiate playing days, and how it helped prepare them to compete as a professional.
  • Contemplating which mulligan(s) they’d take in their life if given the opportunity.

Future guests on Feherty this year include Paul Azinger, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley and Paul Goydos, among others.

A two-time Emmy-nominated host (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host) Feherty has been described as “golf’s iconoclast,” by Rolling Stone, and “the last unscripted man on TV,” by Men’s Journal. His all-star lineup of golf-enthused and culturally relevant guests feature celebrities from across entertainment, sports and politics. To date, Feherty has sat down with four U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump); sports legends Charles Barkley, Nick Saban, Stephen Curry and Bobby Knight; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Larry David and Samuel L. Jackson; World Golf of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars including Paula Creamer, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Michelle Wie. Feherty is produced by Golf Channel’s original productions group, which also oversees production for Driver vs. Driver and Golf Films.