TOUR Notes Georgia Slam Shooting Ones Age

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 22, 2007, 4:00 pm
News and notes from PGA TOUR officials for the PGA, Champions and Nationwide tours.
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  • Zach Johnsons win at the AT&T Classic last Sunday gave him three career victories'all in the state of Georgia. He won the 2004 AT&T Classic and the Masters earlier this year. The last player to collect his first three TOUR titles in the same state was John Huston who won the 1990 Honda Classic, the 1992 Disney Classic and the1994 Doral Open'all in Florida.
  • More on Johnson: Hes won twice in the state of Georgia this year and will get a chance to complete the Georgia Slam later this year if he reaches THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola at Atlantas East Lake CC. That event is the final stop in the four-week PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
  • If the field for the first PGA TOUR Playoff for the FedExCup was finalized today it would feature the winners of the last 73 PGA TOUR tournaments.
  • Look out for Kenny Perry this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Not only has he won in the last two uneven numbered years, hes also had a T2 and a T12 in his last five appearances at Colonial. He owns a piece of the course record (61) and owns the tournament scoring mark of 261, which hes done twice. No one else has ever shot better than 264 in the history of the event that dates back to 1946.
  • Stewart Cinks double eagle last week at the AT&T Classic was the fifth albatross on TOUR this year. Since the TOUR started keeping records in 1970, only once has there been more in a season'six in the 2000 campaign.
  • Six of the 10 leading players in the current U.S. Presidents Cup team lineup are former Nationwide Tour players and of the next 15 players on the points list, 13 more played the Nationwide Tour.
  • The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial has been contested 59 times since 1946 and members of the World Golf Hall of Fame have won 23 of them. Hall of Famers who have won at Colonial include Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Cary Middlecoff, Roberto De Vicenzo, Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Gene Littler, Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price and Tom Watson.

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  • Jim Dent (age 68) shot his age for the first time on the Champions Tour at last weeks Regions Charity Classic. Dent fired a second-round 67 en route to a T22 finish.
  • Denis Watson continues to play well. The three-time PGA TOUR winner finished T3 last week for his fourth Top-10 of the season. Prior to this year, Watson had recorded three Top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour since 1988.
  • Last week, Brad Bryant became the first player in the 16-year history of the Regions Charity Classic to win the event twice. In winning in back-to-back seasons, Bryant hit an amazing 97 of 108 Greens in Regulation (89.8%).
  • Just a few weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, Hale Irwin continues to impress. He finished T6 last week for his sixth top-10 finish of the season. Hes second on both the Charles Schwab Cup points list and the money list and he leads the All-Around stats category.

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  • Nick Flanagan enters this weeks Melwood Prince Georges County Open looking for his third consecutive victory. If he gets it, hell tie Jason Gore as the only players in Nationwide Tour history to have three in a row. Hell also earn an immediate promotion to the PGA TOUR and would be the quickest to do so by a whopping margin. The record is currently held by Heath Slocum who picked up his third win on Aug. 5, 2001.
  • Zach Johnsons win last week was the 204th by a former Nationwide Tour player on the PGA TOUR and the eighth this season.
  • Ben Bates played his 1000th round on the Nationwide Tour during last Saturdays play at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs.
  • Former Nationwide Tour players hold down 42 spots among the Top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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    'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

    Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

    “Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

    Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.

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    Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

    With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

    “The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.

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    Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

    By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

    Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

    His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

    We're compiling their missives below:

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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

    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)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    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. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.

    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.