Thomsen Lays Claim to Senior Club ProTitle

By Golf Channel NewsroomOctober 26, 2003, 5:00 pm
PGA of AmericaAfter 72 holes and three holes of sudden-death Jeff Thomsen of Boise, Idaho, dropped in a par putt to defeat Jon Fiedler of Camarillo, Calif., and lay claim to the 2003 Callaway Golf PGA Senior Club Professional Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Thomsen, who is the head professional at Indian Lake Golf Club in Boise, Idaho, three-putted the 72-hole to fall into the playoff with Fiedler, but eventually won the $18,000 first place check.
Third round leader Lonnie Nielsen of East Aurora, N.Y., finished alone in third place.
The top 35 spots gain entry into the 2004 Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

Player Money Score
Jeff THOMSEN, Boise, Idaho $18,000 69-70-73-70--282
Jon FIEDLER, Camrillo, Calif. $14,000 73-68-71-70--282
Lonnie NIELSEN, East Aurora, N.Y. $11,500 70-73-68-72--283
Mike SAN FILIPPO, Hobe Sound, Fla. $8,500 72-68-73-71--284
Darrell KESTNER, Glen Cove, N.Y. $8,500 70-71-71-72--284
Roger KENNEDY, Stuart, Fla. $8,500 69-73-70-72--284
Don BRIGHAM, Rumson, N.J. $6,500 68-73-72-72--285
Bob RALSTON, Little Rock, Ark. $4,800 69-72-76-69--286
Buddy HARSTON, Lexington, Ky. $4,800 67-75-74-70--286
Dick McCLEAN, La Quinta, Calif. $4,800 71-75-70-70--286
Patrick O'BRIEN, Coral Gables, Fla. $4,800 71-72-73-70--286
Bobby HEINS, White Plains, N.Y. $4,800 71-69-75-71--286
Jim WHITE, Lincoln, Neb. $3,750 71-73-75-68--287
Will FRANTZ, North Port, Fla. $3,750 70-74-73-70--287
Bill SCHUMAKER, Columbia City, Ind. $3,750 71-71-71-74--287
John AUBREY, Butler, Pa. $3,062.50 72-71-75-70--288
Jerry TUCKER, Stuart, Fla. $3,062.50 68-77-72-71--288
Bob BOYLE, Kingsport, Tenn. $3,062.50 67-72-74-75--288
Roy VUCINICH, Moon Township, Pa. $3,062.50 72-69-71-76--288
Paul PARAJECKAS, Woburn, Mass. $2,800 73-73-77-66--289
Terry FLORENCE, Awendaw, S.C. $2,458.34 70-73-76-71--290
James B MASSERIO SR., West Chester, Pa. $2,458.34 71-76-72-71--290
Ed SABO, Tequesta, Fla. $2,458.33 72-74-72-72--290
Roy V. CHRISTENSEN, Spanish Fork, Utah $2,458.33 71-74-73-72--290
Jim FELLNER, Little River, S.C. $2,458.33 69-74-74-73--290
Tom HERZAN, Findlay, Ohio $2,458.33 70-72-74-74--290
Gary SOWINSKI, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. $2,125 75-72-72-72--291
Gary BAKER, Naples, Fla. $2,125 69-75-74-73--291
John BROTT, Sanford, Fla. $2,125 70-74-74-73--291
Michael HARRIGAN, Medinah, Ill. $2,125 75-70-71-75--291
Bob GIUSTI, Carver, Mass. $1,950 76-70-73-73--292
Pete OAKLEY, Lincoln, Del. $1,950 71-74-77-70--292
Scott BESS, Columbia, Mo. $1,950 71-76-69-76--292
Jerry WISZ, Covina, Calif. $1,750 66-74-78-75--293
Bob BILBO, Olney, Md. $1,750 73-73-72-75--293
Tom STRUEBER, Carrollton, Texas $1,750 70-76-76-71--293
George NEWBECK, Maryville, Tenn. $1,750 68-71-78-76--293
Tom JOYCE, Long Island, N.Y. $1,750 73-71-73-76--293
David LUNDSTROM, Houston, Texas $1,475 73-72-74-75--294
Tony SARACENO, Cortland, N.Y. $1,475 72-73-74-75--294
Michael ZINNI, Mankato, Minn. $1,475 69-78-74-73--294
Marty FLECKMAN, Cypress, Texas $1,475 74-73-76-71--294
Ken CORLISS, Ashville, Ohio $1,475 73-71-80-70--294
Gregg WOLFF, Metter, Ga. $1,475 72-74-79-69--294
Mike MURANYI, Monroe, Wis. $1,250 69-72-77-77--295
Gary GROH, Lake Bluff, Ill. $1,250 71-75-75-74--295
Jim DICKSON, Rio Rancho, N.M. $1,250 73-72-77-73--295
Gary OSTREGA, Westfield, N.J. $1,140 70-76-75-75--296
Bern COULTER, Wilmington, N.C. $1,140 73-70-78-75--296
Bob ZIMMERMAN, St. Lucie West, Fla. $1,140 72-74-77-73--296
Vic LIPSCOMB, Moore, S.C. $1,140 73-72-79-72--296
Carter MURCHISON, Palm City, Fla. $1,140 73-74-77-72--296
John CALABRIA, Naples, Fla. $1,046.67 70-76-74-77--297
Brent BUCKMAN, BeeCave, Texas $1,046.67 72-75-73-77--297
Earl SVENNINGSEN, Golden, Colo. $1,046.67 71-70-77-79--297
Steve HECKEL, Carterville, Ill. $1,046.67 76-71-75-75--297
Bob ACKERMAN, W. Bloomfield, Mich. $1,046.66 71-70-74-82--297
Pete BUSCH, Scotch Plains, N.J. $1,046.66 75-72-78-72--297
Rick OSBERG, Chester Springs, Pa. $1,000 73-72-75-78--298
Gus HOLBROOK, Orlando, Fla. $1,000 73-74-77-74--298
Bob DIAMOND, Lufkin, Texas $1,000 74-73-79-72--298
Richie BASSETT, Palm Bch Gdns, Fla. $965 70-77-75-77--299
Jack McCONACHIE, Southington, Conn. $965 72-71-80-76--299
Greg HARMON, Mesa, Ariz. $965 70-74-80-75--299
Doug STEFFEN, Summit, N.J. $965 73-74-79-73--299
Dale BOGGS, Maryland Heights, Mo $930 73-73-72-82--300
John GENTILE, Richmondville, N.Y. $930 73-74-75-78--300
Jerry IMPELLITTIERE, New Windsor, N.Y. $930 72-75-80-73--300
Kim DOLAN, Las Vegas, Nev. $900 75-71-72-83--301
Craig KEALEY, Wallingford, Conn. $900 71-75-79-76--301
Reid SCHRONCE, Wilmington, N.C. $900 71-74-81-75--301
CHRIS RIGDON, Trussville, Ala. $870 78-69-77-78--302
Mike BUSS, Henderson, Nev. $870 70-77-81-74--302
Jerry GARRISON, Little Rock, Ark. $870 78-69-82-73--302
Marion HECK, Ft. Myers Bch, Fla. $845 74-72-78-79--303
Denny LYONS, St. Petersburg, Fla. $845 76-71-79-77--303
Edward Fisher, Grants Pass, Ore. $830 75-72-73-84--304
Carl PEDERSEN, Navarre, Fla. $815 78-67-81-79--305
Denis HUSSE, Fenton, Mich. $815 72-71-85-77--305
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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 12:55 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:

Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

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.

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 early 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 early marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.

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Fleetwood, with his fancy umbrella, fires 65 on Day 2

By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 12:34 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tommy Fleetwood looked like an Open rookie when he set out on Friday under gray skies and a cold, steady rain.

Because the Englishman doesn’t have an equipment sponsor he made a quick turn through the merchandise tent for an umbrella – but at least he didn’t have to pay for it.

“We stole it,” he laughed when asked about his Open-brand umbrella. “We got one given for free, actually. We didn't steal it. We don't always carry an umbrella. So it just so happens this week that we've got a nice Open Championship [umbrella]. It looked quite nice, the yellow and the course.”

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

It was Fleetwood’s only rookie move on Day 2 at Carnoustie, posting a flawless 65 to move into an early tie for second place at 5 under par.

Fleetwood holds the competitive course record at Carnoustie, a 9-under 63 he shot last fall during the European Tour’s Dunhill Links Championship, but given Friday’s conditions and the difficulty of this course during The Open, his 65 on Friday might have been better.

“It's not a course record, but it's pretty good,” said Fleetwood, who was stroke behind leader Zach Johnson. “If you went out, you wouldn't really fancy being 6 under out there. So I think that's a good indication of how good it was.”

It was a dramatic turnaround for Fleetwood on Friday. He said he struggled with his ball-striking, specifically his tee shots, on Day 1, but he was able to turn things around with an hour-long session on the range following his opening round.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 20, 2018, 10:15 am

Following an even-par 71 in the first round of the 147th Open Championship, Tiger Woods looks to make a move on Day 2 at Carnoustie.

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McIlroy responds to Harmon's 'robot' criticism

By Mercer BaggsJuly 20, 2018, 6:53 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy said during his pre-championship news conference that he wanted to play more "carefree" – citing Jon Rahm’s approach now and the way McIlroy played in his younger days.

McIlroy got off to a good start Thursday at Carnoustie, shooting 2-under 69, good for a share of eighth place.

But while McIlroy admits to wanting to be a little less structured on the course, he took offense to comments made by swing coach Butch Harmon during a Sky Sports telecast.

Said Harmon:

“Rory had this spell when he wasn’t putting good and hitting the ball good, and he got so wrapped up in how he was going to do it he forgot how to do it.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

“He is one of the best players the game has ever seen. If he would just go back to being a kid and playing the way he won these championships and play your game, don’t have any fear or robotic thoughts. Just play golf. Just go do it.

“This is a young kid who’s still one of the best players in the world. He needs to understand that. Forget about your brand and your endorsement contracts. Forget about all that. Just go back to having fun playing golf. I still think he is one of the best in the world and can be No.1 again if he just lets himself do it.”

McIlroy, who has never worked with Harmon, responded to the comments when asked about them following his opening round.

“Look, I like Butch. Definitely, I would say I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum than someone that's mechanical and someone that's – you know, it's easy to make comments when you don't know what's happening,” McIlroy said. “I haven't spoken to Butch in a long time. He doesn't know what I'm working on in my swing. He doesn't know what's in my head. So it's easy to make comments and easy to speculate. But unless you actually know what's happening, I just really don't take any notice of it.”

McIlroy second round at The Open began at 2:52 a.m. ET.