Harris Holds Leads in Chitengwa Memorial

By Marty HenwoodMay 10, 2002, 4:00 pm
Canadian Tour-LargeCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Michael Harris of Troy, Mich., hit all 18 greens in regulation Friday to take the lead after the second round of the Canadian Tours Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship.
 
Heading into play co-leading with five others, the 1998 Northeast amateur champion fired a 7-under 64 at the Keswick Club for a 36-hole total of 13-under 129 and a one shot lead over Chris Wisler (Dover, Del.). Virginia native Cameron Yancey, who received a sponsors exemption into the event, is three strokes back. David Hearn of Brantford, ON is four off the pace.
 
Just as he had in his opening round, Harris, 24, was quick out of the gate Friday, with birdies on his first three holes. On the par-5 third, Harris snaked home a 45-foot putt from the back fringe to get him to 3-under for the day.
 
Eighteen greens - that is all you can really say, said Harris following his bogey-free round. When you are putting for birdie 18 times, things seem to work themselves out.
 
As he goes into the weekend in search of his first professional win, Harris doesnt plan on changing his approach with a slim one-shot lead.
 
Theres 36 holes left - anything can happen on one hole, let alone 36. Ill go in with the attitude that it is the first hole on the first day, and take it from there. There is still a lot of work to do.
 
Coming off a tie for tenth at the Buy.Com Tours BMW Charity Pro Am in Greenville, SC two weeks ago, Wisler seems to be firing on all cylinders this week. On Friday, he canned a seemingly impossible 100-foot birdie putt on the final hole to get to 12-under.
 
To be honest, I just kind of closed my eyes and hit it. It was just one of those days where things went my way, admitted Wisler. I would have been more than happy with a two-putt from there. To see it fall in the cup, well, that is just a great way to walk off the golf course.
 
The Canadian Tours eighth official event of the season is named in honour of Lewis Chitengwa, a popular 26-year-old tour rookie who passed away suddenly last summer in Edmonton from meningococcemia, a strain of meningitis. Yancey, a close friend of Chitengwa while the two starred at the University of Virginia, feels the perfect tribute to his late friend would be to hold the championship trophy high come Sunday afternoon.
 
Its tough in a way being here, since this event is in memory of a good buddy, but it also shows he was a well-liked guy and that he hasnt been forgotten, said the 22-year-old, who made his first cut in three pro events Friday. It would mean a lot to play well here. If Im lucky, hes looking down right now and is going to try to give me some bounces this weekend.
 
Brennan Webb of Bracebridge, ON, also a close friend of Chitengwas, is playing his best golf of the year and is at 7-under. Farai Chitengwa, the 15-year-old younger brother of Lewis, missed the cut playing as an amateur.
 
With Canadians Rob McMillan and Derek Gillespie having won the past two tour events, the first back-to-back Canadian winners since 1997, Hearn would like nothing better than to complete the tours version of a Triple Crown in Charlottesville.
 
With Ron and Derek winning, I think that has allowed us to feed off each other, he said. The first part of the year, the American guys dominated - now it seems the guys from home are getting the job done. Hopefully, we can carry that with us when we head up to Canada (next month).
 
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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 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)