Moodie Takes Home Number Two

By Martha BrendleMay 19, 2002, 4:00 pm
Scotlands Janice Moodie shot 2-under 70 during the final round of the Asahi Roykuken International Championship outplaying Annika Sorenstam and Laura Davies.
 
Despite weather that reeked havoc on womens golf for the third week in a row, Moodie recorded rounds of 70-66-67-70 (273) to finish at 15-under with a cool seven-stroke lead over Englands Laura Davies. Credit to Janice, she didn't give us a chance, Davies said. Two decent players chasing her and she never looked back. She just went forward.
 
This marks Moodie's second win on the LPGA Tour - her first victory came at the 2000 Shoprite LPGA Classic.
 
Although Moodies best finish this season, prior to today, was a tie for 12th at the Welchs Circle K, she had some success in 2001. I've come so close so many times. The British Open last year, second at Nabisco the year before, she said of her performance. I've just been knocking on the door. It's all timing.
 
More from Janice on her win
 
Today, the Scotswoman won $187,500 - all of which, she inclinated, would be going towards a wedding fund. I'm getting married October 19th. His name is Tim Carnaval. He used to work with IMG. That's where we met. I am with IMG, and hes finally making an honest woman out of me.
 
It's only taken five years.
 
Moodie was among the 39 players who were unable to finish the third round due to a five-hour weather delay and darkness that forced officials to stop play at 8:08PM Saturday evening.
 
After returning to the course at 8AM this morning and finishing up 5-holes, Moodie turned around and played a solid final round paired with Laura Davies and Annika Sorenstam.
 
Although Davies was unable to oust Moodie from the lead, she hung tough throughout the weekend, and managed to finish in sole possession of second place. Her final round 1-over was just enough to edge out Rosie Jones and Annika Sorenstam who tied for third at 7-under-par.
 
Davies did start out strong this morning making birdie on the par-4 4th and eagle on the par-5 6th before finishing her round with four bogeys on the back nine ' the final of which fell on the 18th after three-putting.
 
I think I did what I had to do, the Englishwoman said. I birdied 4. I hit close to 5 and missed the putt. I eagled 6. Hit a lovely shot onto 7. I had a good chance on 8, good chance on 9, and didn't make any of them. And Janice just wasn't making mistakes. She played very well. I felt 10 onwards, once I bogeyed 10, I was fighting Annika for second place.
 
I'm disappointed I bogeyed the last two holes. I would have liked to have finished with a couple of birdies. I should have birdied 16. And it would have been nice to birdie the last two and finish 10 or 11. I finished on a low note, bogey, bogey. But second place, it puts me on the money list. And it's only the fifth or sixth tournament. It's early yet. And second place is nice.
 
Sorenstam, a player who loves to come from behind on the final day, made a substantial play for second before incurring a two-stroke penalty on the 16th after grounding her in the bunker club in frustration. It was unfortunate, Moodie said of her playing partner. I think Annika, in thinking about it now, is probably disappointed herself because she knows the rules too. After that, the Swedish superstar had no choice but to settle for the $73,437 third place prize money.
 
Once again Mount Vintage G.C. was playing tough and most of the field failed to break 70. But Rosie Jones managed to record low round of the day shooting 67 during the final round.
 

 
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 20, 2018, 10:15 am

Following an even-par 71 in the first round of the 147th Open Championship, Tiger Woods looks to make a move on Day 2 at Carnoustie.


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McIlroy responds to Harmon's 'robot' criticism

By Mercer BaggsJuly 20, 2018, 6:53 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy said during his pre-championship news conference that he wanted to play more "carefree" – citing Jon Rahm’s approach now and the way McIlroy played in his younger days.

McIlroy got off to a good start Thursday at Carnoustie, shooting 2-under 69, good for a share of eighth place.

But while McIlroy admits to wanting to be a little less structured on the course, he took offense to comments made by swing coach Butch Harmon during a Sky Sports telecast.

Said Harmon:

“Rory had this spell when he wasn’t putting good and hitting the ball good, and he got so wrapped up in how he was going to do it he forgot how to do it.


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Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


“He is one of the best players the game has ever seen. If he would just go back to being a kid and playing the way he won these championships and play your game, don’t have any fear or robotic thoughts. Just play golf. Just go do it.

“This is a young kid who’s still one of the best players in the world. He needs to understand that. Forget about your brand and your endorsement contracts. Forget about all that. Just go back to having fun playing golf. I still think he is one of the best in the world and can be No.1 again if he just lets himself do it.”

McIlroy, who has never worked with Harmon, responded to the comments when asked about them following his opening round.

“Look, I like Butch. Definitely, I would say I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum than someone that's mechanical and someone that's – you know, it's easy to make comments when you don't know what's happening,” McIlroy said. “I haven't spoken to Butch in a long time. He doesn't know what I'm working on in my swing. He doesn't know what's in my head. So it's easy to make comments and easy to speculate. But unless you actually know what's happening, I just really don't take any notice of it.”

McIlroy second round at The Open began at 2:52 a.m. ET.

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How The Open cut line is determined

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:57 am

Scores on Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship ranged from 5-under 66 to 11-over 82.

The field of 156 players will be cut nearly in half for weekend play at Carnoustie. Here’s how the cut line works in the season’s third major championship:


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• After 36 holes, the low 70 players and ties will advance to compete in the final two rounds. Anyone finishing worse than that will get the boot. Only those making the cut earn official money from the $10.5 million purse.

• There is no 10-shot rule. That rule means anyone within 10 shots of the lead after two rounds, regardless of where they stand in the championship, make the cut. It’s just a flat top 70 finishers and ties.

• There is only a single cut at The Open. PGA Tour events employ an MDF (Made cut Did not Finish) rule, which narrows the field after the third round if more than 78 players make the cut. That is not used at this major.

The projected cut line after the first round this week was 1 over par, which included 71 players tied for 50th or better.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:30 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)