PGA Tour Resumes Near Crash Site

By Golf Channel NewsroomSeptember 17, 2001, 4:00 pm
Even as golf resumes this Thursday, players and fans cannot escape the grim horror of what transpired on September 11.
The PGA Tour heads to Pennsylvania for the second annual Marconi Pennsylvania Classic in Ligonier ' 30 miles from where the fourth of four hijacked airlines crashed in Shankesville.
Chris DiMarco collected his maiden tour title at the inaugural event in 2001. DiMarco shot a third-round 66 to take a three-shot lead into Sunday, and then fired a final-round 69 to win by six strokes over five players.
You get respect from certain guys out here, and until you win I dont think you get the utmost respect from the topnotch players, said DiMarco following his victory.
This years tournament was supposed to be the final one played before the United States trekked to England in defense of the Ryder Cup. However, it was announced last Sunday that the Matches would be postponed until September 2002.
The decision was another in a long list of alternate routes taken by the sports world in the wake of last Tuesdays attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
The PGA Tour canceled all four of its tournaments last week, including the WGC-American Express Championship to be held in St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Classic.
It was the first time since the 1949 Colonial ' when heavy rains forced cancellation ' that players had been sent home without hitting a single shot.
This weeks purse is $3.3 million, with $594,000 going to the winner.
Last year, the PGA Tour made the trip to the Keystone State for the first time since the 1980 IVB Philadelphia Classic.
And its no coincidence that this is Arnold Palmers home state.
Palmer made a phone call four years ago to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and suggested a return to Pennsylvania.
I was basically dealing with a guy I cant say no to, Finchem said last year.
Its also no coincidence that the tournament is contested outside of Pittsburgh at the Laurel Valley Country Club, where Palmer is a board member.
Palmer, who was born in nearby Latrobe, is in this weeks field, as are John Cook, John Daly, Scott Hoch, Lee Janzen, Jose Maria Olazabal, Nick Price and Vijay Singh.
While Hoch was originally the only Ryder Cup participant scheduled to compete this week, six other players were granted conditional entries on Monday.
Ryder Cuppers for 2002 Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Jim Furyk, Scott Verplank, Stewart Cink and U.S. captain Curtis Strange will now be playing in Pennsylvania in lieu of the tragic incidents from which have changed the course of the season.
Full field and tee times for the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic
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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.