Sectional Qualifying Results

By Golf Channel NewsroomJune 4, 2002, 4:00 pm
June 3, 2002
Andy Miller, Napa, Calif.67-68--135 9-under
a-Ricky Barnes, Stockton, Calif.70-67--137 7-under
Paul Goydos, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.66-72--138 6-under
Felix Casas, Philippines68-72--140 4-under
Todd Fischer, Pleasanton, Calif72-68--140

a-Ben Portie, Westminster, Colo.68-67--135
a-Derek Tolan, Highlands Ranch, Colo.70-69--139
Michael Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo.73-66--139
Mike Reid, Provo, Utah69-70--139
Scott Gutschewski, Omaha, Neb.71-71--142
a-Brian Smith, Lubbock, Texas73-69--142

Tom Gillis, Lake Orion, Mich., 67-70--137
Adam Speirs, Canada, 70-71--141

Peter Lonard, Australia65-63--128
Blaine McCallister, Ponte V. Beach, Fla.67-64--131
Pete Jordan, Valrico, Fla.65-67--132
Joey Sindelar, Horseheads, N.Y.64-68--132
Stephen Ames, Canada67-65--132
Paul Gow, Australia68-65--133
Greg Chalmers, Cleveland, Ohio67-66--133
Luke Donald, Cleveland, Ohio69-64--133
Stuart Appleby, Cleveland, Ohio67-66--133
Phil Tataurangi, New Zealand70-65--135
Olin Browne, Jupiter, Fla.65-70--135
Jay Don Blake, St. George, Utah67-68--135
Spike McRoy, Huntsville, Ala.66-69--135
Tim Herron, Golden Valley, Minn.68-67--135
Steve Haskins, El Paso, Texas66-69--135
Donnie Hammond, Lake Mary, Fla.67-68--135
Woody Austin, Wichita, Kan.68-68--136
Ben Crane, Minneapolis69-67--136
Steve Pate, Agoura, Calif.71-65--136
Jim Gallagher Jr, Greenwood, Miss.70-66--136
George McNeill, Fort Myers, Fla.67-69--136
Brad Lardon, Austin, Texas69-67--136
Hidemichi Tanaka, Troy, Mich.65-72--137
Charles Howell III, Oklahoma City73-64--137
Brent Geiberger, Palm Desert, Calif.69-68--137
Jerry Haas, Winston-Salem, N.C.70-67--137
Kent Jones, Albuquerque, N.M.66-71--137
Franklin Langham, Peachtree City, Ga.68-69--137
Michael Clark, Cleveland69-68--137
Heath Slocum, Pensacola, Fla.66-71--137
Lucas Glover, Greenville, S.C.73-64--137
Craig Bowden, Bloomington, Ind.67-70--137
Brian Gay, Washington, D.C.69-68--137
Michael Muehr, Cleveland, Ohio, 67-71--138 (won playoff on third hole)
Jeff Gove, Bothell, Wash.69-69--138
Hank Kuehne, Scottsdale, Ariz.69-69--138
Erik Compton, Cleveland, Ohio71-67--138
David Peoples, Windermere, Fla.68-70--138

Todd Rose, Fresno, Calif.67-66--133 11-under
Ian Leggatt, Scottsdale, Ariz.66-68--134 10-under
Steve Flesch, Union, Ky.64-71--135 9-under
Ken Tanigawa, Dublin, Ohio68-69--137 7-under
Joshua Teater, Lexington, Ky., 67-70--137
Christopher Perry, Powell, Ohio73-66--139 5-under
David Gossett, Scottsdale, Ariz.71-68--139

a-Ryan Moore, Puyallup, Wash.69-69--138 6-under
Tad Holloway, Meridian, Idaho70-70--140 4-under
Brian Nosler, Lake Oswego, Ore. 72-68--140
Brent Murray, Lake Oswego, Ore.73-68--141 3-under
Rob Rannow, Florence, Ore.72-69--141

June 4, 2002
Greg Norman, Jupiter, Fla., 68-71--139
John Huston, Clearwater, Fla., 68-72--140
A - Kevin Warrick, Valrico, Fla.., 71-69--140
Tony Soerries, Hobe Sound, Fla.,72-70--142 (Won on first playoff hole)
A- Tim Jackson, Germantown, Tenn., 72-70--142
Paul Curry, Heathrow, Fla., 72-70--142
Jorge Benedetti, Columbia, 73-70--143
Andy Crain, Goldsboro, N.C., 71-72--143

Scott Parel, Augusta, Ga., 66-66--132
Thomas Levet, France, 69-70--139
Ken Duke, Boca Raton, Fla., 72-69--141
Jeff Schmid, DeLand, Fla., 73-69--142
D J Trahan, Inman, S.C., 70-72--142
Kris Mikkelsen, Woodstock, Ga., 73-73--146
Mark Blackburn, Guntersville, Ala., 71-76--147

Trevor Dodds, St. Louis, Mo., 70-69--139
Mario Tiziani, Chanhassen, Minn., 70-69--139
Tom Pernice Jr, Murrieta, Calif., 72-69--141 (won in playoff)

Tom Byrum, Richmond, Texas, 69-69--138
Jean Van De Velde, Geneva, 69-71--140
Jeff Maggert, The Woodlands, Texas, 71-69--140
Jeev Milkha Singh, Edgewater, N.J., 69-72--141
Jay Haas, Reston, Va., 71-70--141
Paul Stankowski, Flower Mound, Texas, 70-71--141
Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans, La., 72-69--141
Taichiro Kiyota, Japan, 68-73--141
Pat Perez, Scottsdale, Ariz., 71-70--141
Jason Caron, Jupiter, Fla., 74-68--142
Craig Stadler, Reston, Va., 73-69--142
James McGovern, Oradell, N.J., 69-73--142
Bob Tway, Edmond, Okla., 72-70--142
David Frost, Dallas, Texas, 71-71--142
Scott Dunlap, Duluth, Ga., 73-70--143
Kaname Yokoo, Apache Junction, Ariz., 72-71--143
K J Choi, Cleveland, Ohio, 70-73--143
Darrell Kestner, Glen Cove, N.Y., 73-70--143
Per-Ulrik Johansson, Tequesta, Fla., 71-73--144 *
Wayne Grady, Ashmore, Okla., 71-73--144 *
Harrison Frazar, Dallas, Texas, 72-72--144 *
Jimmy Carter, Scottsdale, Ariz., 74-70--144 *
* Won on 3rd Playoff hole
John Maginnes, Greensboro, N.C., 74-70--144
Richard Parker, Lebanon, N.H., 69-75--144
Richard Massey, Harrington Park, N.J., 77-67--144
Ronnie Black, Tucson, Ariz., 71-74--145
Rob Bradley, Louisville, Ky., 73-72--145
Jaxon Brigman, Dallas, Texas, 74-71--145

Charles Raulerson, Jr., Atlantic Beach, Fla., 67-68--135
David McKenzie, Australia, 67-73--140
Eric Meeks, Las Vegas, Nev., 72-69--141
Andrew McLardy, South Africa, 70-72--142
Daniel Chopra, Sweden, 72-70--142

Jimmy Walker, Cibolo, Texas, 68-71--139
Andy Sanders, Houston, Texas, 67-72--139
Trip Kuehne, Dallas, Texas, 68-71--139
Billy Tuten, Sugar Land, Texas, 69-70--139
Franklin Hatchett, Jacksonville, Texas, 71-69--140
Tim Hobby, Waco, Texas, 69-71--140

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Facial hair Fowler's new good-luck charm

By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Before, during and after the Fourth of July, Rickie Fowler missed a few appointments with his razor.

He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

“There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.

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At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

“I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Guess whose putter is starting to heat up again at a major?

Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

“I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”

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Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

“It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

“I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”

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After 36, new Open favorite is ... Fleetwood

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 7:49 pm

With a handful of the pre-championship favorites exiting early, there is a new odds-on leader entering the third round of The Open at Carnoustie.

While Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner share the 36-hole lead, it's England's Tommy Fleetwood who leads the betting pack at 11/2. Fleetwood begins the third round one shot off the lead.

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Tommy Fleetwood: 11/2

Zach Johnson: 13/2

Rory McIlroy: 7/1

Jordan Spieth: 8/1

Rickie Fowler: 9/1

Kevin Kisner: 12/1

Xander Schauffele: 16/1

Tony Finau: 16/1

Matt Kuchar: 18/1

Pat Perez: 25/1

Brooks Koepka: 25/1

Erik van Rooyen: 50/1

Alex Noren: 50/1

Tiger Woods: 50/1

Thorbjorn Olesen: 60/1

Danny Willett: 60/1

Francesco Molinari: 60/1

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Perez (T-3) looks to remedy 'terrible' major record

By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 7:34 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Pat Perez’s major record is infinitely forgettable. In 24 Grand Slam starts he has exactly one top-10 finish, more than a decade ago at the PGA Championship.

“Terrible,” Perez said when asked to sum up his major career. “I won sixth [place]. Didn't even break top 5.”

It’s strange, however, that his status atop The Open leaderboard through two rounds doesn’t seem out of character. The 42-year-old admits he doesn’t hit it long enough to contend at most major stops and also concedes he doesn’t exactly have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the game’s biggest events, but something about The Open works for him.

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“I didn't like it the first time I came over. When I went to St. Andrews in '05, I didn't like it because it was cold and terrible and this and that,” he said. “Over the years, I've really learned to like to come over here. Plus the fans are so awesome here. They know a good shot. They don't laugh at you if you hit a bad shot.”

Perez gave the fans plenty to cheer on Friday at Carnoustie, playing 17 flawless holes to move into a share of the lead before a closing bogey dropped him into a tie for third place after a second-round 68.

For Perez, links golf is the great equalizer that mitigates the advantages some of the younger, more powerful players have and it brings out the best in him.

“It's hard enough that I don't feel like I have to hit perfect shots. That's the best,” he said. “Greens, you can kind of miss a shot, and it won't run off and go off the green 40 yards. You're still kind of on the green. You can have a 60-footer and actually think about making it because of the speed.”