Webb Leads by Four in Tour Championship

By Martha BrendleNovember 16, 2001, 5:00 pm
Round two of the season-ending Tyco/ADT Championship is over and first-round leader Karrie Webb, who has been virtually absent from the golf scene for the last five weeks, stands alone as the leader of the elite 30-woman field.
Webb holds a four-stroke advantage over the rest of the field going into the weekend. At 6-under-par 138 her closest competitors are Wendy Doolan and Annika Sorenstam, who stand tied for second at 2-under 142.
It was a beautiful, albeit windy day during the second round of the championship, and Trump International played tough. Not one player was able to break 70 Friday.
Webb, paired with Sorenstam for the second consecutive day, came the closest after following her opening-round 67 with 71. Both Sorenstam and Webb had a chance at pulling away from the field Friday. In the end it was Webb who capitalized on that opportunity.
Webb played solid golf on the front side making two birdies and moving to 7-under prior to making the turn.
I didnt hit as many fairways today, so I didnt hit it as close to the pin as I did yesterday, Webb said.
Turbulance began on the 11th hole where Webb made her first bogey of the day ' followed by a second on the 13th after failing to knock in a 10-foot putt for par.
The fact that I got out under par, and theres only two of us that did it, I feel like that was a bit of an accomplishment. I didnt feel like I played nearly as well as I did yesterday.
However, Webbs four-stroke lead isnt big enough for her to start counting prize money.
Youve seen a lot of players, you know, lose three and four shots in a matter of two or three holes,' she said. 'You know, that can quite quickly happen to anyone out here. Im included in that.
Sorenstam had a difficult day, making bogey on the 1st and continued losing precious ground on the front nine. In all, she recorded four bogeys to make the turn at 1-under-par ' a full six strokes behind Webb as they teed off on the 10th.
I got off to a horrible start. I had hit three greens in eight holes. Thats probably the worst Ive done in a very long time, Sorenstam said. Then luckily I kind of found my swing a little bit and played really solid on the back.
After making nine pars in a row, Sorenstam closed with her only birdie of the day.
Makes me smile a little bit, she said of her birdie on the last. Im very pleased to shoot 1-under for ten holes. Some tough finishing holes here.
'I did fall a little behind. But we still have a lot of golf left.
Meg Mallon took it to 5-under Friday but couldnt maintain it and finished with back-to-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes to end the day in sole possession of third place at 1-under 143.
It turned out to be a disastrous day for Marisa Baena. Things started off fine. The spunky Columbian had started the day at 3-under-par and moved to 4-under after the 1st hole. Just two holes later, however, Baena ' playing in her very first Tour Championship ' made double bogey, dropping back to 2-under-par.
Baena held steady, making par on the next six holes before making a bogey on the par-4 10th. Things did not improve as she made her way through the back nine. Baena made another bogey on the par-4 14th and followed shortly after with back-to-back double bogeys on the par-4 16th and par-3 17th.
Baena ended up in a tie for 10th with Lorie Kane, Michele Redman and Grace Park at 3-over-par 147.
Baena was not the only player to make double bogey on the scenic 17th. Doolan, who had been chasing Webb all day and at one point came within one stroke of tying the lead, made double bogey on the second-to-last hole of the day.
I hit a bad shot off the tee and didnt get it up and down, Doolan said pragmatically. These are a great closing three holes.
Youve got to hit good shots. If you dont you get penalized.
Janice Moodie and Cristie Kerr also fell victim to double bogey on the same hole.
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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 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)

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.

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Schauffele just fine being the underdog

By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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“Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

“All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”

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Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at golfodds.com.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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Jordan Spieth: 7/4

Xander Schauffele: 5/1

Kevin Kisner: 11/2

Tiger Woods: 14/1

Francesco Molinari: 14/1

Rory McIlroy: 14/1

Kevin Chappell: 20/1

Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

Alex Noren: 25/1

Zach Johnson: 30/1

Justin Rose: 30/1

Matt Kuchar: 40/1

Webb Simpson: 50/1

Adam Scott: 80/1

Tony Finau: 80/1

Charley Hoffman: 100/1

Austin Cook: 100/1