Tavistock Tied After Day 1

By Golf Channel NewsroomMarch 29, 2004, 5:00 pm
04 Tavistock CupORLANDO, Fla. -- One day down and one to go. And no indication as to who has the better community of professional players in the Greater Orlando area.
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Isleworth Country Club played to a draw on Day 1 of the inaugural Tavistock Cup (TGC coverage 1:00 p.m ET; Re-air 7:30 p.m ET).
Each team won two of the four four-ball (better-ball), stroke-play matches.
Lee Janzen and Scott HochA win was worth two points; a tie one point.
Following a brief encounter with a practicing Tiger Woods on Isleworth grounds, OMeara and his boys hopped on a couple of helicopters, choppered the requisite 25 miles, and landed on the Lake Nona practice range.
That was kind of freaky this morning, said Lake Nona captain Ernie Els. I came in with my car, parked it under the tree here, and I went, Whats going on here? Is the President coming?
Just all of OMearas men, who were outfitted in red shirts and black slacks.
'Next year, we'll go in G-4s,' kidded Lake Nona's Sergio Garcia, whose team wore yellow shirts and beige slacks.
Els joined with Sven Struver to give the host team the first Cup point, shooting 7-under 65 to OMeara and Darren Clarkes 68.
They won the first hole with a par and never trailed.
I wish I could have played like this yesterday, joked Els, who was 5 under on his own ball, in reference to his final-round 78 at The Players Championship.
Charles Howell III and John Cook squared the match by beating Nick Faldo and Trevor Immelman, 66-67.
Lake Nona won the 17th hole in that match when Cook hit his tee shot on the par-3 hole into the water and Faldo nearly jarred his.
That evened the overall score, with both teams at 5 under.
But Cook redeemed himself at the last by making a 25-foot birdie to win the first two points for Isleworth.
That was the only shot I missed all day, Cook said of his tee shot at 17. I wanted to atone for that on 18.
Isleworth took a 4-2 lead as good friends and countrymen Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby defeated Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, 67-69.
In the final match of the day, Lee Janzen and Scott Hoch proved the victims of a bad pairing. They did well together ' that wasnt the issue ' it was their opponents that posed the problem.
Janzen and Hochs 67 was good, but not good enough, as Retief Goosen and Garcia totaled a 10-under 62.
We combined perfectly, said Garcia. When I was out of a hole, he was spot on. And then when he was a bit out of the hole, I was in it.
Each player from the winning team will receive $100,000, while members of the losing side will get $50,000 each.
No one was able Monday to claim any of the extra prizes in the par-3 challenges.
BMW Z4s, Harley Davidson motorcycles and Nautique Super Air-210 by Correct Craft performance boats are on award if a player gets a hole-in-one. Should a player ace one of the four par-3s, he or she will win one of these prizes for each member of his or her team.
Tuesdays format will consist of 16 singles matches.
The players will go out in foursomes and play a stroke-play match against each member of the opposing team. Essentially, each individual will be playing two singles matches.
A win is worth one point; a half worth point.
The player with the lowest Tuesday total gets a $50,000 bonus; second place $30,000; third place $20,000.
There is also a $10,000 award for each member of the team with the highest eagle total throughout the two days.
No eagles were made Monday.
Annika Sorenstam will replace Sven Struver on Team Lake Nona, while Doral winner Craig Parry will step in for Cook.
Tuesday (Four-ball Singles):
Goosen (LN) vs. Clarke (I)
Garcia (LN) vs. Appleby (I)
Goosen (LN) vs. Appleby (I)
Garcia (LN) vs. Clarke (I)
Poulter (LN) vs. OMeara (I)
Faldo (LN) vs. Parry (I)
Poulter (LN) vs. Parry (I)
Faldo (LN) vs. OMeara (I)
Immelman (LN) vs. Howell III (I)
Rose (LN) vs. Hoch (I)
Immelman (LN) vs. Hoch (I)
Rose (LN) vs. Howell III (I)
Els (LN) vs. Allenby (I)
Sorenstam (LN) vs. Janzen (I)
Els (LN) vs. Janzen (I)
Sorenstam (LN) vs. Allenby (I)
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    By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

    Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

    The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

    Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

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    Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

    By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

    It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

    Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

    The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

    The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

    For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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    Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

    By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

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    But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

    Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

    Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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    Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

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    Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

    The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

    “There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.

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    In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

    “To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

    Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

    “To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.