Surprising Shingo at the Top

By Golf Channel NewsroomAugust 17, 2001, 4:00 pm
The Atlanta Athletic Club continued to yield low scores early Friday in Duluth, Ga. Phil Mickelson shot his second straight 66, but its Shingo Katayama who has the clubhouse lead as the afternoon groups set out to tackle the Highlands Course.
 
Katayama, characterized by his trademark cowboy hat, fired a Friday 64 to move to 9-under-par 131, one shot clear of Mickelson.
 
Jim Furyk also shot 64 to move to 6-under, three off the lead. Hes tied at 6-under with K.J. Choi. Choi bogeyed three of his first four holes Friday, but recovered to shoot 68.
 
Furyks playing companion, Mark OMeara established a new course record and tied a major championship record by carding a 7-under-par 63. The 1998 Masters and British Open champion is at 5-under.
 
Two-time defending champion Tiger Woods started the second round tied for 100th place following a 3-over-par 73. He teed off with David Duval and Retief Goosen at 1:50 p.m. ET.
 
Duval, the 2001 British Open winner, opened in 4-under 66; while reigning U.S. Open champion Goosen shot 1-under 69.
 
Not everyone fared well in the morning. Overnight leader Grant Waite was ten shots higher on Friday than in round one. The New Zealander shot 4-over 74 to fall to 2-under for the tournament.
 
Sergio Garcia followed an opening 68 with a Day-Two 75. The 21-year-old Spaniard will not make the cut at 3-over-par.
 
Neither will John Daly. Ten years ago, Daly shocked the golfing world by winning the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick as the ninth alternate. This year, Daly shot 72-77 to finish 36 holes at 9-over-par.
 
Katayama is a nine-time winner on the Japanese Tour. Friday, he bogeyed his second hole of the day, but birdied four of his final five coming home.
 
Mickelson once again recorded five birdies and one bogey.
 
Im eliminating the mistakes, Mickelson said. If I can continue to do that, I like my chances over the next two days.
 
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Watch: Tiger makes 6 birdies, 1 amazing par in Rd. 3

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 4:10 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.


No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.


And No. 6, which gave him a share of the lead, came courtesy another two-putt at the par-5 14th.


Woods bogeyed the par-3 16th to drop out of the lead and almost dropped - at least - one more shot at the par-4 18th. But his tee shot got a lucky bounce and he turned his good fortune into a par.


Woods shot 5-under 66 and finished the day at 5 under par.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 4:05 pm

Tiger Woods made six birdies and one bogey on Saturday for a 5-under 66 in the third round of The Open. We're tracking him as he vies for major No. 15.


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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.