Top-125 money fight down to last round

By Randall MellNovember 15, 2009, 3:48 am

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Here’s the setup for the game within the game in Sunday’s finish at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney World.

The rundown of the fight to finish among the top 125 on the money list in the season’s final PGA Tour event:

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No. 121: Ricky Barnes – With a 1-under-par 71 on Saturday, Barnes is tied for 56th in the tournament. It would be a stunner if five players were able to make enough money to move ahead of him on the money list and bump him back to No. 126.

No. 122: Steve Flesch – MC Friday, but his two victories in ’07 make him exempt through next season.

No. 123: Robert Garrigus – MC Friday, making him vulnerable to getting bumped out. If the season had ended Saturday, he would have finished 129th on the money list.

No. 124: Rich Beem – With a 68 on Saturday, he’s tied for 31st. The ’02 PGA Championship winner has some work to do if he doesn’t want to spend another winter writing letters for sponsor exemptions. If the season had ended Saturday, he would have finished 128th on the money list.

No. 125: David Duval – With a MC Friday, he’s almost certain to get bumped and spend the winter writing sponsor exemptions, unless he changes his mind and attends the final stage of Q-School next month. He’s signed up for Q-School but said the odds are he won’t go.

No. 126: Chris Riley – With a 73 Saturday, he’s tied for 63rd. Riley only needs to make $10,798 to pass Duval on the money list, but he’s got to worry about all those folks behind him who are poised to pass him.

No. 127: Jeff Maggert – A nice little 68 Saturday bumped Maggert up into a tie for 19th in the tournament. Another round like that should secure fully exempt status next year. If the season had ended Saturday, Maggert would have finished right on the number at 125th on the money list.

No. 128: Tim Herron – After starting Saturday tied for fourth, Herron’s 74 bumped him back into a tie for 31st. If the season had ended Saturday, Herron would have moved back two spots on the money list to No. 130.

No. 129: Matt Jones – MC, headed back to Q-School.

No. 130: Jimmy Walker – A solid 68 Saturday helped Walker climb into a tie for 14th. If the season had ended Saturday, Walker would have secured his privileges, moving to No. 124 on the money list.

No. 131: Will MacKenzie – Charging Saturday with a 66, MacKenzie moved into seventh place. If the season had ended Saturday, he would have secured his card, finishing 112th on the money list.

Poised at the back of the pack

Mathias Gronberg leads challengers low on the money list who can make big moves today.

Gronberg, 190th in earnings, has already earned exempt status for next season on the PGA Tour through the Nationwide Tour, but he can secure a two-year exemption with a victory. His 66 Saturday moved him into a four-way tie for the lead.

Carl Petterson (151st on the money list) is also making a run at winning, but there’s less a sense of urgency to do so. His Wyndham Championship victory last year makes him exempt through 2010. Joe Ogilvie (No. 135), Matt Weibring (No. 143), Chris DiMarco (No. 138) and Nicholas Thompson (No. 132) are among those in position to crack the top-125 with strong finishes today. Chez Reavie (No. 147) is exempt through 2010 after winning the RBC Canadian Open last year.

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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 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)