Breaking down the Open field

By Mercer BaggsOctober 9, 2013, 9:26 pm

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – There are nine winners from the 2013 PGA Tour season in this week’s Open field. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions, this is not.

Unlike the former season-opener, which was on offer to the previous campaign's Tour winners, this is a full-field event. There are 132 players in the field, including eight Tour rookies, eight sponsor exemptions and eight players using major medical extensions.

There is one goal, however: Getting a jump on next season’s Tour card.

But just because you have a card for this season doesn’t mean you get to use it. Only 29 players made it into the original field via the Tour priority ranking. Two more were added when Steve Marino and Jonathan Byrd (both using major medical extensions this year) withdrew.

A look at how the field breaks down:

Winner - PGA/U.S. Open Championship
Lucas Glover
Y.E. Yang

Winner - The Players Championship
Tim Clark

Winner - Masters Tournament
Angel Cabrera

Winner - British Open (since 1990)
Stewart Cink

Tournament winner in past two seasons
Charlie Beljan
Jonas Blixt
Scott Brown
Ben Curtis
Derek Ernst
Tommy Gainey
Brian Gay
J.J. Henry
Billy Horschel
John Huh
Marc Leishman
George McNeill
John Merrick
Geoff Ogilvy
Carl Pettersson
Ted Potter, Jr.
Patrick Reed
Kyle Stanley
Johnson Wagner
Gary Woodland

Career money exemption
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Fred Funk
Scott Verplank
Mike Weir

Sponsors exemptions - Qualifying tournament
Jamie Lovemark
Kevin Tway

Sponsors exemptions - Members not otherwise exempt
Chad Campbell
Robert Streb

Sponsors exemptions - unrestricted
Max Homa
Brooks Koepka
Justin Thomas
Chris Williams

PGA section champion\Player of the Year
David Carr

Past champion of respective event
Cameron Beckman
Troy Matteson
Rocco Mediate
Bryce Molder
Life Member
Davis Love III
Vijay Singh

Top 125 on prior season's FedExCup points list
Charles Howell III
Jimmy Walker
Daniel Summerhays
Chris Stroud
Kevin Chappell
Rory Sabbatini
Brian Davis
David Hearn
Nicholas Thompson
Jason Kokrak
Brendan Steele
Freddie Jacobson
Josh Teater
Cameron Tringale
John Rollins
Camilo Villegas
Jerry Kelly
Justin Leonard
Luke Guthrie
Robert Garrigus
Brian Stuard
Brian Harman
Stuart Appleby
Pat Perez
Erik Compton
William McGirt
Aaron Baddeley
James Driscoll
Jeff Overton
John Senden
James Hahn
Jason Bohn
Jeff Maggert
Justin Hicks
Morgan Hoffmann
Chez Reavie
Scott Langley
Charlie Wi
Steven Bowditch
Ben Crane

Top 125 (Prior season non-member)
Hideki Matsuyama

Major medical extension
Kevin Na
Retief Goosen
Paul Goydos
Blake Adams
Briny Baird
Spencer Levin
Jhonattan Vegas
Jose Coceres

Leading money winner from Tour and Tour Finals
Michael Putnam
John Peterson

Top 10 and ties from the previous event
Andres Gonzales

Top finishers from Tour prior season
Chesson Hadley
Seung-Yul Noh
Andrew Svoboda
Trevor Immelman
Will MacKenzie
Scott Gardiner
Edward Loar
Ben Martin
Brendon Todd
Ryo Ishikawa
Brad Fritsch
Kevin Kisner
Sean O'Hair
Bud Cauley
Heath Slocum
Russell Knox
Hudson Swafford
Will Claxton
Brice Garnett
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Chad Collins
Billy Hurley III
Danny Lee
Jim Herman
Troy Merritt
Lee Williams
Andrew Loupe
Ricky Barnes
Peter Malnati
Bobby Gates
Bronson La'Cassie

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 2:15 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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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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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 (