Golf Guy Grill Room

By Golf GuyFebruary 24, 2012, 11:30 pm

Welcome to the Grill Room. With this week's NBA All-Star Weekend under way here in Orlando, Fla., the Golf Guy decided to put together his own all-star team from the golf world. Pretty sure this squad couldn't beat the Washington Generals, but nevertheless, would be fun to watch. Plus, we get a special visit from Hank Haney, whose show 'The Haney Project' kicks off its new season Monday at 8 p.m. ET. As always, rum and Cokes are on the house.

Point guard: Tiger Woods

The Ups: Can do it all. Complete take-charge quality. Experience.

The Downs: No longer friends with Charles Barkley. Possible coach killer.

Shooting guard: Sergio Garcia

The Ups: Good all-around athlete. Fellow Spaniard Ricky Rubio could 'assist' him with plenty of pointers.

The Downs: Doesn't care for media spotlight. And our point guard (Woods) probably wouldn't ever pass him the ball.

Power forward: Phil Mickelson

The Ups: Has the body and size to bang down in the low post. Craftiness with the ball exceeds all other big men.

The Downs: Seeing him in shorts and basketball tank top.

Small forward: Dustin Johnson

The Ups: Can actually dunk a basketball. Has intimidating swagger just walking onto the court.

The Downs: Has trouble producing in fourth quarter (see ‘10 PGA Championship, ’11 British Open and … LeBron James).

Center: Robert Karlsson

The Ups: The tallest golfer I can think of.

The Downs: Sweden not exactly a hotbed for hoops.

Bench

Jeff Overton: He’s a Hoosier. And he gets arrested for things like celebrating college basketball. I want that fire on my squad.

Gary Woodland: Played college ball. Granted, it was D-II, but still.

Jaco Van Zyl: Just want a player on the team named Jaco Van Zyl. Would be good for jersey sales.

Coach: The Golf Guy

The Ups: A player’s coach. Great in the team room. And in the hotel bar.

The Downs: (see hotel bar).


Hank Haney 

Happy Hour Special Guest: Hank Haney!

Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney was kind enough to pull up a stool at the bar and answer some unimportant questions – which are the kind we in the Grill Room want answered:

Favorite all-time movie: Tin Cup (no kidding?)

Funniest fellow golfer: Woody Austin (slamming putter up against one's head is funny stuff)

Favorite meal on the road: Five Guys (Overrated!)

Favorite all-time band: Maroon 5 (hmmmm, a publicity stunt/answer?)

Favorite thing about golf: Hitting good shots (honestly don't know the feeling)

Grill Room Haney appetizers: Predicting upcoming book 'The Big Miss' will go straight to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list; could spend an entire evening with the participants of the latest 'Haney Project' shadow boxing with Sugar Ray Leonard and talking about his beatdown of Marvin Hagler; then a nice meal with chef Mario Batali; then a fun, private concert with Adam Levine and Maroon 5; then the rest of the night/morning with Angie Everhart. Hello!


Random Thought

I love the match-play format for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. If only they would invite the top 15 players in the world and one fan/captain's picks (Tiger Woods). 

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:15 pm

Tiger Woods, in search of his 15th career major championship title, started the weekend six off the lead at Carnoustie. We're tracking him in Round 3 of The Open.


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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 8:30 am

You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

(All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 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)

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.