Golf Guy's golf/football starting line up

By Golf GuyApril 26, 2012, 1:30 pm

With all the hoopla surrounding the NFL Draft, the Golf Guy got to thinking of a roster of players to fill out a starting line up on both sides of the ball. But with a twist ... with professional golfers – not NFL players. And like usual, let's agree to disagree on my selections.


Quarterback – Phil Mickelson: Love the size and athletic ability (think Big Ben). Can go deep but also possesses an incredible knack for picking apart defenses with short routes and quick slants.

Running back – Lee Westwood: Bruising back that can carry the load and wear down defenses.

Wide receiver – Dustin Johnson: A match made in heaven for out patterns and red zone scoring.

Wide receiver – Rory McIlroy: Young, hungry, willing to work to be the best. Mature beyond his years.

Wide receiver – Sergio Garcia: Good all-around athlete, speed, nice big chip on his shoulder.

Tight end – Robert Karlsson: Huge target down field, great for clutch third-down pick ups.

Left tackle – Retief Goosen: Big, solid, no frills offensive lineman. A quarterback's dream.

Left guard – Kevin Stadler: Quiet, unassuming player that stop defenses cold at the line of scrimmage.

Center – Tim Herron: Smart, seasoned veteran, trusted by QB to do the job.

Right guard – John Daly: Paired with Stadler and Herron, gives QB and running back support in the middle to make positive yardage on every play.

Right tackle – Ernie Els: Bookend South Africans that just go about their business and deflect fame unlike the skilled positions players crave.


Defensive End – Thomas Bjorn: The Dane has the size and strength plus a rock-solid jaw line that simply says ‘I’m all business.’

Defensive Tackle – Colt Knost: Run stopper that gives up no ground. Period.

Defensive Tackle – Chad Campbell: Texas tough, with ample amounts of size and strength.

Defensive End – Jhonattan Vegas: Brings youth and passion to defensive line. Star potential.

Outside Linebacker – Vijay Singh: An old-school, mean SOB. Size, strength. Think Mike Ditka.

Middle Linebacker – Tiger Woods: Sees the game better than anyone ever. Owns a nasty streak that clearly intimidates opposing offenses. Think Ray Lewis.

Outside Linebacker – Gary Woodland: Completes a devastating, dominating linebacker unit with youth and plenty of strength.

Cornerback – Ben Curtis: Tough, durable and never gives up. Just when you think he's down and out, he surprises you.

Cornerback – Jerry Kelly: Gritty, grizzled veteran coupled with his speed and tenacity equals a long day for opposing wideouts.

Safety – Jeff Overton: When his head is in the ballgame – and not sticking out of the roof of a limo – he brings plenty of passion.

Safety – Camilo Villegas: Athletic specimen built to run down wideouts and deliver big hits.

Kicker – John Daly: Think Sebastian Janikowski … always a threat to score from long distances.

Punter – Luke Donald: Precise, cerebral player that can pin down opponents deep in their own territory.

Coach – Golf Guy: Players coach. Brings fun and enthusiasm to the squad. Players and fans love’em. Owners don’t.

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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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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:45 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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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.

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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  

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; or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (