Round 1 pairings: Ricoh Women's British Open

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 11, 2012, 6:50 pm

The LPGA's final major of the year gets under way Thursday, as the Ricoh Women's British Open takes center stage at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. 

Here are the first-round pairings:

First tee:

7 a.m.: Azahara Munoz, Sophie Gustafson, Florentyna Parker

7:10 a.m.: Juli Inkster, Carin Koch, a-Bronte Law

7:20 a.m.: Inbee Park, Anna Nordqvist, Jiyai Shin

7:30 a.m.: Amy Yang, Diana Luna, Sun Young Yoo

7:40 a.m.: Shanshan Feng, Julieta Granada, a-Charley Hull

7:50 a.m.: I.K. Kim, Sophie Giquel-Bettan, Karen Lunn

8 a.m.: Rebecca Hudson, Chella Choi, Karine Icher

8:10 a.m.: Nicole Castrale, Stephanie Na, Katherine Hull

8:20 a.m.: Lorie Kane, Joanna Klatten, Jimin Kang

8:30 a.m.: Candie Kung, Miriam Nagl, Stacey Keating

8:40 a.m.: Meena Lee, Sydnee Michaels, Haeji Kang

8:50 a.m.: Sarah Jane Smith, Hee Kyung Seo, Jennie Lee

11:40 a.m.: Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Erina Hara

11:50 a.m.: Michelle Wie, Beatriz Recari, Carly Booth

12 p.m.: Na Yeon Choi, Morgan Pressel, Mike Miyazato

12:10 p.m.: Carlota Ciganda, a-Emily Taylor, Laura Davies

12:20 p.m.: Brittany Lincicome, Megumi Kido, Brittany Lang

12:30 p.m.: So Yeon Ryu, Belen Mozo, Gerina Piller

12:40 p.m.: Karin Sjodin, Maiko Wakabayashi, Mina Harigae

12:50 p.m.: Jodi Ewart, Ursula Wikstrom, Alison Walshe

1 p.m.: Trish Johnson, Pornanong Phatlum, Samantha Richdale

1:10 p.m.: Jennifer Rosales, Katie Futcher, Jacqui Concolino

1:20 p.m.: Ryann O’Toole, Hee-Won Han, Mi Jung Hur

1:30 p.m.: Jin Young Pak, Tania Elosegui, Ilhee Lee

10th tee:

7 a.m.: a-Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Kaori Ohe

7:10 a.m.: Catriona Matthew, Stacy Lewis, Caroline Hedwall

7:20 a.m.: Paula Creamer, Yani Tseng, Ai Miyazato

7:30 a.m.: Lee-Anne Pace, Amanda Blumenherst, Amy Hung

7:40 a.m.: Natalie Gulbis, Momoko Ueda, a-Amy Boulden

7:50 a.m.: Maria Hjorth, Lydia Hall, Danielle Kang

8 a.m.: Karrie Webb, Yuki Ichinose, Rebecca Codd

8:10 a.m.: Jessica Korda, a-Alexandra Peters, Mariajo Uribe

8:20 a.m.: Mindy Kim, Danielle Montgomery, Kathleen Ekey

8:30 a.m.: Beth Allen, Stacy Bregman, Jenny Shin

8:40 a.m.: Mo Martin, a-Charlotte Thompson, Cindy LaCrosse

8:50 a.m.: Becky Morgan, a-Jing Yan, Kristy McPherson

11:40 a.m.: Angela Stanford, Karen Stupples, a-Holly Clyburn

11:50 a.m.: Melissa Reid, Sandra Gal, Anne-Lise Caudal

12 p.m.: Caroline Masson, Aiko Ueno, Felicity Johnson

12:10 p.m.: a-Leona Maguire, Christel Boeljon, Tandi Cunningham

12:20 p.m.: Dewi Claire Schreefel, Guilia Sergas, Numa Gulyanamitta

12:30 p.m.: Lindsey Wright, Anja Monke, Christine Song

12:40 p.m.: Pernilla Lindberg, Veronica Felibert, Line Vedel Hansen

12:50 p.m.: Marianna Skarpnord, Kris Tamulis, Hee Young Park

1 p.m.: Jane Park, Jennifer Song, Meredith Duncan

1:10 p.m.: Gwladys Nocera, Linda Wessberg, Eun-Hee Ji

1:20 p.m.: Sophie Sandolo, Rebecca Artis, Nikki Garrett

1:30 p.m.: Vicky Hurst, Rachel L. Bailey, Valentine Derrey

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McIlroy 'committed to everything ... ran out of holes'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 7:08 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy summed it up: “I don’t really feel like it’s a defeat. I feel like it’s a good week.”

McIlroy, in search of his fifth major, tied for the lead at The Open late on Sunday at Carnoustie when he made eagle on the par-5 14th hole. An hour later, he had made five consecutive pars to close out a 1-under 70 and tie for second place with Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

That group ended two shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. McIlroy thought it was realistic to squeeze one more shot out of his round, but he never though it was possible to squeeze out two.

“I committed to everything,” he said. “I hit the shots when I needed to. I made good swings on 17 and on 18. I just ran out of holes.”


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McIlroy hasn’t played poorly this year, but this hasn't been a year that would rank as a total success. He took the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and collected a second-place finish at the BMW PGA Championship. He had a legitimate chance to win the Masters before a terrible Sunday round, and then missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month at Shinnecock Hills.

Sunday at Carnoustie, McIlroy bogeyed two of his first five holes and quickly became an afterthought. When others faltered, McIlroy birdies Nos. 9 and 11, then eagled 14 to vault back into the picture.

“I’m happy with how I played,” he said. “I didn’t get off to a great start, but I hung in there, and I battled back.

“So I’ll look back at this week and be very encouraged about what I’ve done and the golf that I played. I feel like that will stand me in good stead for what’s coming up.”

McIlroy is scheduled to play the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks, followed by the PGA Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs.

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Edoardo, other pros congratulate Francesco on Twitter

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:54 pm

Francesco Molinari played a bogey-free weekend at Carnoustie to claim Italy's first claret jug.

His rock-solid performance in the final round earned him his share of social media plaudits.

Here's a collection of Twitter hat-tips, and we start off with Frankie's brother, Dodo.

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Woods: Fan who yelled had 'tipped back a few'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:37 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods stood on the 18th tee and thought he needed birdie to have a chance to win The Open. He pulled driver out of his bag, a sign he wanted to boot the ball as far down the fairway as possible.

Woods took a mighty swat and - right in the middle of his downswing - someone yelled. Woods flinched.

Luckily his ball still found a decent spot just off the right of the fairway.


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“I’ve had things like that happen a lot in my career with people who just tried to time it,” Woods said Sunday at Carnoustie after shooting 71 to tie for sixth place. “They tipped back a few, and it’s late in the day.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of what we have to deal with in today’s game. People are trying to yell out things to try to be on TV or be in social media or whatever it may be. That was too close to the game of play.”

Woods hit his approach to 6 feet and missed the birdie putt. He tapped in for par to shoot even par and finish 5 under for the week, in a tie for sixth.

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Pros melt down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

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

His fellow pros were watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We compiled some of their missives below:

Woods would go on to finish in a tie for sixth at 5 under par for the week.