Miller Gibson Tanaka Lead The Pack

By Marty HenwoodFebruary 6, 2003, 5:00 pm
ORLANDO, FLA -- It is crowded at the top of the leaderboard after Wednesdays third round of the Canadian Tours Winter Qualifying School.
 
Three players- Americans Ryan Miller and Scott Gibson, along with Dai Tanaka of Japan- share the lead at 3-under 213 through 54 holes, one shot in front of Anders Hultman (Sweden), Erik Compton (Cleveland, OH) and Orlandos Patrick Damron, the brother of PGA Tour winner Robert Damron. Three others are just two strokes off the pace.
 
Carl Desjardins of Ste. Catherine, QC is tied for 37th spot at 7-over 223.
 
Following Thursdays fourth round, the field will be narrowed to the low sixty scores plus ties. Those who make the cut will compete Friday, with the Canadian Tour awarding 20 exempt and a minimum 10 non-exempt playing cards for the 2003 season. Each player will have played ChampionsGate's National and International courses twice apiece after Thursday.
 
Gibson finished 20th on the Golden Bear Tour money list last season, his first back in the pro ranks after a five-year hiatus. The 29-year-old admits he turned his back on the game and instead focused his attention to motocross racing and chumming around with his friends. Golf was the furthest thing from his mind.
 
After a while, you get sick of hearing everyone telling you that you are wasting your talent, said the former NCAA All-American at the University of Tulsa. I decided to give this another shot. I dont want to look back and say coulda, woulda, shoulda. I think Ive still got the game to compete.
 
On Sunday, Gibson will celebrate his first anniversary with wife Stephanie. Gibson says when the couple first met, Stephanie didnt even realize he had an impressive career in college golf.
 
Shes the bread winner in the family, so I am hoping to get my card here this week, added Gibson with a laugh. Stephanie caddied for me last year and has been very supportive of me. I think it will be a great anniversary present for both of us. Ive kept a good attitude all week and Im not going to lose that.
 
Miller, 25, turned professional in November and has held his own on both courses all week. The International layout has played tougher through the first three rounds, but like Gibson, Miller was able to post a 2-under 70 Wednesday. He admits he will not get overly aggressive over the next two days, but will stick to his game plan.
 
I have my plan for how I want to play each course, and Im going to stick with it, said Miller. You have to pick and choose on these courses and see what happens. But I know the moment I get conservative is the moment I am going to get passed.
 

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T4 Compton, Erik Cleveland, OH 72 72 70 214 -2
T4 Damron, Patrick Orlando, FL 73 71 70 214 -2
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T7 Bettencourt, Matt Modesto, CA 71 72 72 215 -1
T7 Marino, Steve Fairfax, VA 77 69 69 215 -1
T10 Torres, Jesus Mexico 72 71 73 216 0
T10 Bachman, John Orlando, FL 73 71 72 216 0
T12 Goti, Ramiro Buenos Aires, Argentina 71 71 75 217 1
T12 Allred, Jason Scottsdale, AZ 70 74 73 217 1
T12 Lavoie, Ryan West Palm Beach, FL 72 73 72 217 1
T12 Pigott, Sam Kent, England 72 73 72 217 1
T16 Edmond, Pascal France 72 77 69 218 2
T16 Donovan, Matt Pittsfield, MA 71 77 70 218 2
T16 Mikkelsen, Kris Dunwoody, GA 71 75 72 218 2
T16 Corbett, Clark Long Beach, CA 74 72 72 218 2
T16 Habig, Josh Jasper, IN 75 72 71 218 2
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T21 Kim, Christopher Fullerton, CA 68 75 76 219 3
T21 Higton, Jason Fresno, CA 75 71 73 219 3
T24 Patrick, David Scotland 71 72 77 220 4
T24 Jensen, Clint Palm Beach Gardens, FL 69 75 76 220 4
T24 Patterson, John Hilton Head, SC 74 72 74 220 4
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T27 Coughlan, Richie Ireland 77 72 72 221 5
T27 Parra, Chris Tequesta, FL 71 74 76 221 5
T27 Nelson, Drew Woodstock, GA 73 73 75 221 5
T27 Shuert, Steve St. Louis, MO 72 75 74 221 5
T27 Byers, Aaron Albany, OR 80 67 74 221 5
T27 Horowitz, Joe Long Beach, NY 68 82 72 222 5
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T34 Knudsen, Erik Orlando, FL 74 73 75 222 6
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T43 Erickson, Tyler Tempe, AZ 73 74 77 224 8
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T43 Harnden, Brandon Portland, OR 74 74 76 224 8
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T52 Gatchel, Matt Palm Harbor, FL 76 77 72 225 9
T52 Koch, Shawn Howell, MI 76 77 72 225 9
T52 Kanesaka, Fumio Japan 72 82 71 225 9
T52 McCammon, Jeff Jupiter, FL 74 77 74 225 9
T52 Dailey, John Frisco, TX 74 77 74 225 9
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T68 Snelling, Justin Boise, ID 75 77 75 227 11
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T68 Watt, James Lodi, CA 76 74 77 227 11
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T82 Martin, Trey Phoenix, AZ 74 78 76 228 12
T82 Wright, Justin Livermore, CA 74 78 76 228 12
T82 Moore, Michael Mississauga, ON 76 75 77 228 12
T82 Kemp, Korky Greensboro, NC 79 72 77 228 12
T82 Duncan, TJ Carson City, NV 74 75 79 228 12
T82 Fosdick, Joshua Nashville, TN 74 74 80 228 12
T95 Giordano, Davidde Rochester, NY 76 81 72 229 13
T95 Karnow, Kyle Elk Grove, CA 76 76 77 229 13
T95 Brost, Matt Austin, TX 74 78 77 229 13
T95 Williams, Mark New Zealand 76 76 77 229 13
T95 Okushima, Tomoaki Japan 74 78 77 229 13
T95 Laing, Jason New Zealand 75 79 75 229 13
T95 Vitali, Peter Tequesta, FL 77 78 74 229 13
T95 Harvey, Billy Las Vegas, NV 78 77 74 229 13
T95 San Gabriel, Paulo Covina, CA 77 79 73 229 13
T95 Rodriguez, Miguel Argentina 76 80 73 229 13
T95 Bloxham, Jordan West Jordan, UT 75 77 77 229 13
T95 Peluso, Todd Palm City, FL 72 78 79 229 13
T95 Takacs, Brendan Clearwater, FL 71 78 80 229 13
T108 Corson, Adam Potomac, MD 80 81 69 230 14
T108 Jeong, Tae Korea 75 84 71 230 14
T108 Weatherly, Scott Fort Payne, AL 77 75 78 230 14
T108 Mortimer, Jamie Waterloo, ON 84 69 77 230 14
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T108 Stone, Jason Brentwood, CA 80 75 75 230 14
T108 Lacroix, Brandon Roanoke, VA 82 73 75 230 14
T108 Sueki, Tsuyoshi Japan 78 77 75 230 14
T108 Douglas, Rob Stratford, ON 78 73 79 230 14
T108 Link, William Acton, MA 73 78 79 230 14
T108 Havens, David Wytheville, VA 77 73 80 230 14
T119 Corcoran, Rob South Windsor, CT 78 77 76 231 15
T119 Stevens, Kevin Menlo Park, CA 78 77 76 231 15
T119 Rohrbaugh, Doug Carbondale, CO 80 76 75 231 15
T119 Ping, David Ypsilanti, MI 78 78 75 231 15
T119 Levy, Jon Scottsdale, AZ 77 79 75 231 15
T119 Rudolph, John La Jolla, CA 77 80 74 231 15
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T126 Coughlin, Peter Punta Gorda, FL 76 84 72 232 16
T126 Stewart, Travis Jamestown, NC 85 73 74 232 16
T126 Sine, Josh Springfield, OH 78 79 75 232 16
T126 DiMuccio, Joey New Castle, PA 74 74 84 232 16
T126 Tolliver, Billy Joe Shreveport, LA 75 73 84 232 16
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T131 Leao, Ivo Brazil 79 79 75 233 17
T131 Hutsell, David Baltimore,MD 74 78 81 233 17
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T134 McAfee, Alan Germantown, TN 78 77 79 234 18
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T137 Evangelist, Shane Irving, TX 79 79 77 235 19
T137 Maki, Peter Franklin, MA 78 79 78 235 19
T137 Slawson, J.D. Austin, TX 77 79 79 235 19
T137 Ki, Yuji Japan 74 82 79 235 19
T142 DeLeon, Daniel Mexico 77 83 76 236 20
T142 Shears, Jared Roy, UT 82 76 78 236 20
T144 Tassic, Don Northville, MI 85 77 75 237 21
T144 Edmond, Olivier France 81 81 75 237 21
T144 Makino, Yuji Japan 75 82 80 237 21
T144 Busby Jr., John St. George, UT 79 78 80 237 21
T148 Harrison, Jeremy Hollywood, FL 84 81 73 238 22
T148 Paganini, Lou Naples, FL 76 81 81 238 22
T148 Cohen, Itamar Israel 75 80 83 238 22
T151 Sessions, Dean Westminster, CO 78 83 78 239 23
T151 Smith, Brandon Tucson, AZ 81 77 81 239 23
T153 Takase, Atsushi Japan 80 85 75 240 24
T153 Heiple, Josh Sturgis, MI 84 79 77 240 24
T153 McGaha, Benji Easley, SC 81 80 79 240 24
T153 Miller, Scott Royal Palm Beach, FL 79 79 82 240 24
T157 Nomura, Eric Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 78 80 83 241 25
T157 Fuhr, Grant Edmonton, AB 73 86 82 241 25
T159 Paul, Thomas Scottsdale, AZ 82 86 74 242 26
T159 Gavlak, Zac Palmer, AK 81 82 79 242 26
T161 Slabbert, Gavin Roseville, CA 82 81 80 243 27
T161 Hodgkinson, Richard England 77 80 86 243 27
163 Veres, Mike Logan, West VA 81 78 85 244 28
T164 Kuliesh, John Lewisburg, W.V. 80 90 76 246 30
T164 Guilder, Tony Irvine, CA 84 83 79 246 30
T164 Humerickhouse, Keith Boca Raton, FL 81 83 82 246 30
T167 Irie, Norio Gardenia, CA 77 86 84 247 31
T167 Thornburg, Michael Hendersonville, NC 79 84 84 247 31
T169 Newboldt, Tim Kihei, HI 79 90 79 248 32
T169 Nakatsuka, Kazuta Japan 79 90 79 248 32
T169 Hasson, Felipe Brazil 80 86 82 248 32
172 Caldwell, Raymond San Antonio, TX 82 87 81 250 34
173 Stevens, Noah Austin, TX 84 83 84 251 35
174 Pereira, Jeff Vancouver, BC 92 81 83 256 40
175 Chor, Michael Cambodia 88 92 83 263 47
176 Smith, Lang Lakeland, TN 89 94 85 268 52
177 Vitorino, Tito Sarasota, FL 93 89 89 271 55
178 Payne, Dusty Fayetteville, GA 87 96 91 274 58
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With Woods living up to his legend, Tiger-mania is back

By Rex HoggardAugust 21, 2018, 4:13 pm

PARAMUS, N.J. – Just two weeks ago at the PGA Championship, fans pushed in along every corner of Bellerive’s 18th hole chanting, “Let’s go Tiger,” undeterred by the oppressive heat or the hopelessness of Tiger Woods’ title chances.

It was a fitting send-off for a player who would come up two strokes short in his quest to win his 80th PGA Tour title and his 15th major championship, not to mention an apropos snapshot of the massive St. Louis galleries who cheered Tiger’s every step.

It was also a sign of the times for the game’s most recognizable athlete.

Since Woods embarked on this most recent comeback from injury, the sense of excitement has steadily built. What began as a curiosity now looks like certainty.

Woods has repeatedly explained the 2018 season was always going to be filled with more questions than answers. He didn’t know how his repaired back would hold up under the pressure of competition or what swing he would have.

Fan didn’t know which Tiger would arrive on the first tee each week – Vintage Woods or the often-injured guy who managed to play just 19 events the last four years.

As Woods progressed, the answer seemed to be the former, with Tiger electrifying fans at the Valspar Championship on his way to a tie for second place.

“This entire year has been so different,” Woods said on Tuesday at The Northern Trust, his first playoff start since 2013. “I've had excitement. I've had people into it over the years, but this has been so different. We go back to how everyone received me at Tampa, that was very special and I had not received ovations and warmth like that.”

Woods tied for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and fourth at the Quicken Loans National. Despite Tiger's regular calls for patience and perspective, a fan base that was reluctant to dive back in with a self-described medical miracle is now wading into the deep end.

This zeal has built to a crescendo, with the PGA Championship emerging as the new raucous standard.

“I’ve played with him a lot during that time [in his prime],” Stewart Cink said late Sunday at Bellerive. “After the round yesterday, I commented it sounded like the old times, but the truth is it was more intense yesterday then I remember it being at any time.”


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A portion of that Bellerive buzz was the byproduct of a community starved for major championship golf. And, to be fair, eventual champion Brooks Koepka earned his share of cheers for his third major triumph in his last six major starts. But the majority of that fervor was attibutable to Woods’ play.

Woods is not playing the role of ceremonial golfer and this is not a farewell tour. For the first time in a long time, his play has lived up to his legend.

There’s nothing better in sports then a comeback, and Woods may end up being the most compelling reclamation project golf has seen in decades.

“I think that everyone can relate to that because they have all gone through it. Everyone has got aches and pains, and whether you've had kids or not, you get to your 40s, you're feeling it, and I'm not the only one,” Woods explained. “The only difference is I'm an athlete and I'm playing at a high level and one of the best players in the world as what I do for a living. That's hard. People understand that. They understand, trying to compete against the younger generation, and it gets a little more difficult.”

Although Woods has given fans plenty to cheer along the way, this is about more than numbers on a scorecard. Approaching his 43rd birthday in December, Tiger has embraced his newfound health as much more than simply another competitive chapter. Woods’ comeback has been defined by a perspective that only comes when one faces their own competitive mortality.

He’s openly appreciative of this opportunity, and the crowds seem to realize that.

“I think that people are more, I guess appreciative. I don't want to make that sound wrong or anything but they know that I'm at the tail end of my career, and I don't know how many more years I have left,” he said. “I'm certainly not like I was when I was 22. Forty-two, it's a different ballgame.”

There’s still plenty of competitive compartmentalization, as evidenced by the all-too-familiar scowl he wore on Sunday at Bellerive. The difference, however, is that he’s more willing to offer the world a glimpse of a softer side where the sharp edges have been dulled by age and injury. On Tuesday, he was asked about his relationship with the crowds that line every fairway.

“Unfortunately, I've gotten to know a lot of them because I've hit a lot of wayward balls. I've signed a lot more gloves this year than I have in the past,” he laughed.

He’s also introduced an entirely new generation of fans to a concept only those of a certain age could previously understand: Tiger-mania.

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Vandals damage greens at site of Sunshine Tour event

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 21, 2018, 3:20 pm

This week's Sunshine Tour event will continue as scheduled despite at least six greens being vandalized.

Sunshine Tour player Michael Hollick posted to his Facebook page photos of greens at Wild Coast Sun Country Club in Port Edward, South Africa, showing severe damage.

He stated that disgruntled former employees were to blame.

"So the local community near the Wild Coast Sun weren’t happy about something so what do they do.... they go onto the golf course and dig up the last 6 greens!! Boggles my mind what goes through the heads of some people..... apparently there were some staff fired for illegal striking this past week and this was their retaliation."

Here's a look at the photos posted by Hollick:




Vandals also left a message on a flag that stated: "This Is The Start."

The Sunshine Tour stated that the event, the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge, will still start on Wednesday, and that the tour has increased security measures. Here's a look at how the diligent grounds crew has repaired the putting surfaces:

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NBC Sports Group to Air More Than 70 Live Tournament Hours of FedExCup Playoffs

By Golf Channel Public RelationsAugust 21, 2018, 2:35 pm

Coverage Begins with First Round of The Northern Trust on Golf Channel; Final Three Playoff Events Airing Across Both Golf Channel & NBC

Following last week’s Wyndham Championship – the 44th and final event of the 2017-18 campaign – the PGA TOUR this week kicks off its season-culminating FedExCup Playoffs, with a $10 million first-place prize on the line at the conclusion of next month’s TOUR Championship. Beginning with the opening round of The Northern Trust on Thursday, NBC Sports Group in total will showcase more than 70 hours of live tournament coverage spanning across the four playoff events, including the final three stops airing exclusively across Golf Channel and NBC.

Being staged at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., The Northern Trust will feature the top-125 players in the FedExCup standings having earned their PGA TOUR card for the 2018-19 season. Golf Channel will air live early round coverage on Thursday-Friday, Aug. 23-24, along with lead-in coverage on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26.

The following week, the top-100 players will be eligible to take part in the Dell Technologies Championship (Aug. 31-Sept. 3) at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., the first of the final three events that will air exclusively on Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, weekend lead-in coverage) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday). The top-70 players then will advance to the BMW Championship (Sept. 6-9) at Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia, and ultimately, the top-30 will go on to the TOUR Championship (Sept. 20-23) at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

BROADCAST TEAMS:

Event

Play-by-Play Host

Lead Analyst

Tower

On-Course

Reporter

The Northern Trust

Rich Lerner

Nick Faldo

Matt Gogel

Billy Ray Brown

Todd Lewis

Dell Technologies Championship

Dan Hicks

Steve Sands

Johnny Miller

Frank Nobilo

Gary Koch

Peter Jacobsen

Roger Maltbie, David Feherty, Notah Begay, Jim “Bones” Mackay

Steve Sands

George Savaricas

BMW Championship

Dan Hicks

Steve Sands

Johnny Miller

Gary Koch

Peter Jacobsen

David Feherty

Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing, Notah Begay, Jim “Bones” Mackay

Steve Sands, Todd Lewis

Jimmy Roberts (Essays)

TOUR Championship

Dan Hicks

 

Johnny Miller

Frank Nobilo

Gary Koch Peter Jacobsen David Feherty

Roger Maltbie, Notah Begay, Jim “Bones” Mackay

Steve Sands, Todd Lewis

Jimmy Roberts (Essays)

 

NEWS COVERAGE: Golf Channel’s news programs, Golf Central and Morning Drive, will provide comprehensive wraparound news coverage throughout the FedExCup Playoffs with interviews, highlights, on-site reports and features. Golf Channel analysts, including Notah Begay, Brandel Chamblee, David Duval, Trevor Immelman and Mark Rolfing, all will contribute to pre-and-post round coverage on Golf Central during the course of the playoff events. Chantel McCabe and Brian Bateman also will contribute to Morning Drive on-site from TPC Boston at the Dell Technologies Championship, Friday-Monday.

“PGA TOUR LIVE” TO COMPLEMENT NBC SPORTS’ LIVE TOURNAMENT COVERAGE

In addition to NBC Sports Group’s more than 70 dedicated live hours of tournament coverage surrounding the FedExCup Playoffs, fans also will have an opportunity to follow the action via PGA TOUR LIVE. Coverage of “Featured Groups” will be available during first and second round play at each of the four events leading up to linear broadcast coverage, along with “Featured Holes” during all rounds throughout the Playoffs airing concurrently during live broadcast coverage.

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Golf Channel Digital will have comprehensive editorial coverage of the FedExCup Playoffs with columns and daily blogs. Coverage across the four playoff events will be led by Jay Coffin and Rex Hoggard (The Northern Trust); Hoggard and Will Gray (Dell Technologies Championship); Ryan Lavner and Nick Menta (BMW Championship); Hoggard and Mercer Baggs (TOUR Championship).

Golf Channel’s social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – will provide expanded social coverage surrounding the final stretch of the season. Golf Channel and NBC also will integrate social media content throughout its live tournament telecasts, incorporating social media posts from players and fans. News and tournament action surrounding the FedExCup Playoffs can be accessed at any time on any mobile device and online via Golf Channel Digital. Fans also can stream NBC Sports’ coverage of live golf via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App.

NBC SPORTS’ FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS LIVE TOURNAMENT COVERAGE (ET)

 

The Northern Trust (Aug. 23-26)

Thursday, Aug. 23                  7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)  PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              2-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Friday, Aug. 24                       7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Features Groups)   PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              2-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Saturday, Aug. 25                   1-2:45 p.m. (Live)                              Golf Channel

Sunday, Aug. 26                     Noon-1:45 p.m. (Live)                        Golf Channel

Dell Technologies Championship (Aug. 31-Sept. 3)

Friday, Aug. 31                       8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)  PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live)                         Golf Channel

Saturday, Sept. 1                    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)  PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              3-6:30 p.m. (Live)                              Golf Channel

Sunday, Sept. 2                      1-3 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

                                              3-6 p.m. (Live)                                   NBC

Monday, Sept. 3                     11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)               Golf Channel

                                              1:30-6 p.m. (Live)                              NBC

BMW Championship (Sept. 6-9)

Thursday, Sept. 6                    11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)      PGA TOUR LIVE

                                               2-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Friday, Sept. 7                        11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)      PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              2-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Saturday, Sept. 8                    Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)                       NBC

                                              3:30-6 p.m. (Live)                              Golf Channel

Sunday, Sept. 9                       Noon-2 p.m. (Live)                            Golf Channel

                                              2-6 p.m. (Live)                                   NBC

TOUR Championship (Sept. 20-23)

Thursday, Sept. 20                  10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Featured Groups)      PGA TOUR LIVE

                                               1-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Friday, Sept. 21                      10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Featured Groups)      PGA TOUR LIVE

                                              1-6 p.m. (Live)                                   Golf Channel

Saturday, Sept. 22                  12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)                       Golf Channel

                                              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live)                         NBC

Sunday, Sept. 23                     Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live)                       Golf Channel

                                              1:30-6 p.m. (Live)                              NBC

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Woods talks about Ryder Cup prospects in third person

By Ryan LavnerAugust 21, 2018, 1:47 pm

Conversations between Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods have gotten a little awkward.

That’s what happens when Woods, the U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain, needs to assess the prospects of Woods, the player.

“We’re talking about myself in the third person a lot,” he said with a chuckle Tuesday at the Northern Trust Open. “That’s one of the most interesting conversations I’ve ever had and I’m having a lot of fun with it.

“I’m one of the guys on the short list, and sometimes I have to pull myself out of there and talk about myself in the third person, which is a little odd.”


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After placing second at the PGA Championship, Woods finished 11th on the U.S. points list with just eight months of tournament results. Three of Furyk’s four captain’s picks will be announced after the BMW Championship in three weeks, and barring a late injury, it’s almost a certainty that Woods will be one of those selected.

Still, Woods was named in February as an assistant for his third consecutive team competition, even though he told Furyk at the beginning of the year that he envisioned himself as a player on the 2018 squad.

“I’m very close to making that happen,” he said. “It’s been a long year, and that’s been one of my goals, to make the team. To be a part of that team you have to be one of the 12 best players, and I’m trending toward that.”