Rashell Leads At Canadian Q-School

By Marty HenwoodFebruary 12, 2002, 5:00 pm
Canadian Tour-LargeRob Rashell of Everett, Wash., is hoping to play in a Canadian Tour event later this spring on his home course. Following Tuesdays second round of the Tours Winter Qualifying School near Orlando, Rashell seems to be in a position to do just that.
The 26-year-old, who now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., carded his second consecutive 4-under 68 at ChampionsGate and carries a one-shot lead over 2000 US Amateur runner-up James Driscoll (Brookline, Mass.) and Tim Turpen (West Palm Beach, Fla.) into Wednesdays third round. After an opening-round even-par 72, Driscoll bounced back with a 65 Tuesday. Dave Levesque of Quebec City is five shots back.
A total of 240 golfers from 16 countries, including 191 from the United States, are challenging for 20 exempt and 10 non-exempt cards for the 2002 Canadian Tour season. Each contestant will play two rounds at both the International and National courses through Thursday. The top 60 scores plus ties will advance to Fridays final round on the International.
Rashell is hoping to be a full-fledged member when the Canadian Tour stops into Arizona for two events in late March. One of the tournaments, the Scottsdale Swing at Eagle Mountain, will be held on his home course, Eagle Mountain Golf Club.
I think that would be a lot of fun to play there. I am obviously pretty familiar with the layout, said Rashell, who also played at the University of Washington. But there seems to be a lot of competition on this tour, and I am looking forward to it should things go my way this week.
Things certainly went Rashells way Tuesday, thanks to an identical 2-under 34 on both the front and back nine. Despite three bogeys, Rashell was able to offset the damage with seven birdies to close out his round.
That was a good way to finish, and hopefully I can carry that over to tomorrow, he added. There is still a long way to go and as clich as it sounds, I just have to keep hitting fairways and greens. Ill try to keep dropping those birdies and see where I am at the end of five days.
Round 2 Scores From Winter Qualifying School
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McIlroy 'committed to everything ... ran out of holes'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 7:08 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy summed it up: “I don’t really feel like it’s a defeat. I feel like it’s a good week.”

McIlroy, in search of his fifth major, tied for the lead at The Open late on Sunday at Carnoustie when he made eagle on the par-5 14th hole. An hour later, he had made five consecutive pars to close out a 1-under 70 and tie for second place with Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

That group ended two shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. McIlroy thought it was realistic to squeeze one more shot out of his round, but he never though it was possible to squeeze out two.

“I committed to everything,” he said. “I hit the shots when I needed to. I made good swings on 17 and on 18. I just ran out of holes.”

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McIlroy hasn’t played poorly this year, but this hasn't been a year that would rank as a total success. He took the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and collected a second-place finish at the BMW PGA Championship. He had a legitimate chance to win the Masters before a terrible Sunday round, and then missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month at Shinnecock Hills.

Sunday at Carnoustie, McIlroy bogeyed two of his first five holes and quickly became an afterthought. When others faltered, McIlroy birdies Nos. 9 and 11, then eagled 14 to vault back into the picture.

“I’m happy with how I played,” he said. “I didn’t get off to a great start, but I hung in there, and I battled back.

“So I’ll look back at this week and be very encouraged about what I’ve done and the golf that I played. I feel like that will stand me in good stead for what’s coming up.”

McIlroy is scheduled to play the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks, followed by the PGA Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs.

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Edoardo, other pros congratulate Francesco on Twitter

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:54 pm

Francesco Molinari played a bogey-free weekend at Carnoustie to claim Italy's first claret jug.

His rock-solid performance in the final round earned him his share of social media plaudits.

Here's a collection of Twitter hat-tips, and we start off with Frankie's brother, Dodo.

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Woods: Fan who yelled had 'tipped back a few'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:37 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods stood on the 18th tee and thought he needed birdie to have a chance to win The Open. He pulled driver out of his bag, a sign he wanted to boot the ball as far down the fairway as possible.

Woods took a mighty swat and - right in the middle of his downswing - someone yelled. Woods flinched.

Luckily his ball still found a decent spot just off the right of the fairway.

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“I’ve had things like that happen a lot in my career with people who just tried to time it,” Woods said Sunday at Carnoustie after shooting 71 to tie for sixth place. “They tipped back a few, and it’s late in the day.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of what we have to deal with in today’s game. People are trying to yell out things to try to be on TV or be in social media or whatever it may be. That was too close to the game of play.”

Woods hit his approach to 6 feet and missed the birdie putt. He tapped in for par to shoot even par and finish 5 under for the week, in a tie for sixth.

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Pros melt down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and, for a little while, took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros were watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We compiled some of their missives below:

Woods would go on to finish in a tie for sixth at 5 under par for the week.