Record Purse 18 Events Set for 2002 Canadian Tour

By Marty HenwoodDecember 20, 2001, 5:00 pm
Canadian Tour-LargeThe Canadian Tour unveiled its 2002 schedule that will see 18 tournaments in four countries and a record purse of $3,062,500.
The schedule features a second trip to Panama for the Panasonic Panama Open, a first-time event in Mexico with the Michelin Ixtapa Invitational, inaugural visits to Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Virginia as well as a return engagement to South Carolina.
The Canadian leg of the season showcases an event at the new Mark OMeara course at Grandview in Huntsville, ON and a return to the Toronto area after a one-year absence. The course for the Vancouver Open will be announced in mid-January.
One of the highlights of the 2002 American swing will be a tournament honouring the memory of Lewis Chitengwa, a Canadian Tour rookie who passed away last July in Edmonton. The Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship will be staged the week of May 6 ' 12 at Keswick Golf Course in Charlottesville, VA. The Tours ten-year agreement with The Golf Channel will see six of its seven US-based events broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Japan beginning with the $225,000 Texas Classic March 7-10 in Houston, TX, with coverage continuing right through early May.
This season marks the first year that the Canadian Tour will see as many events played outside of Canada as in the country. Of the 18 tournaments on the schedule, a combined nine will be held in Panama, Mexico and the United States.
I think it is now apparent that the Canadian Tour has truly become a continental tour, stated commissioner Jacques Burelle. We are extremely gratified by the warm embrace golf fans across North and Central America have extended our Tour. As we continue to grow and showcase our brand of tournament golf throughout this hemisphere, our calling card will now be that we are the haven Where Tomorrows Stars Play Today.
The Canadian Tour is an associate member of the International Federation of PGA Tours and all of its official money tournaments are included in the World Golf Rankings. Its top two players are exempted into second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying tournament. The Tours top 30 players are exempted into the final Qualifying stage for the following years British Open. As of now, 82 of its players have gone on to play on the PGA Tour, winning a total of 45 tournament titles. Among the current multiple winners are Stuart Appleby, Notah Begay III, Chris DiMarco, Tim Herron, Scott McCarron, Steve Stricker and Canadas own Mike Weir.

2002 Canadian Tour Schedule
Jan. 14-20 -- Panasonic Panama Open, Coronado Beach, Panama
Feb. 11 '15 -- Winter Q School, ChampionsGate, Orlando, Fla.
Mar. 4-10 -- Texas Classic, Kingwood G&CC, Houston
Mar. 11-17 -- Texas Challenge, Circle C Ranch, Austin, Texas
Mar. 25-31 -- Scottsdale Swing at McCormick Ranch, McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Apr. 1-7 -- Scottsdale Swing at Eagle Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Apr. 15-21 -- Michelin Ixtapa Invitational, Palma Real GC, Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico
Apr. 22 '28 -- Barefoot Classic, Barefoot Resort (Norman Course), Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Apr. 29-May 5 -- Myrtle Beach Open, Barefoot Resort (Dye Course), Myrtle Beach, S.C.
May 6-12 -- Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship, Keswick GC, Charlottesville, Va.
May 20' 24 -- Spring Q-School, The Dunes at Kamloops, Kamloops, British Columbia
May 20-21 -- Canadian Championship of Golf, Royal Niagara GC, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
June 10-16 -- Ontario Open Heritage Classic, Mark OMeara Course at Grandview GC, Huntsville, Ontario
June 24-30 -- Vancouver Open, TBA, Vancouver, British Columbia
July 1-7 -- Victoria Open, Uplands GC, Victoria, British Columbia
July 8-14 -- TELUS Edmonton Open, Glendale GC, Edmonton, Alberta
July 15-21 -- MTS Classic, PineRidge GC, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Aug. 5 - 11 -- TELUS Quebec Open, Les Quatre Domaines, Mirabel, Quebec
Aug. 12-18 -- Toronto Open, Mandarin G & CC, Markham, Ontario
Aug. 26-31 -- Casino de Charlevoix Cup, Le Manoir Richelieu, Pointe-au-Pic
Sept. 16 - 20 -- Fall Q-School, Royal Ashburn GC, Ashburn, Ontario
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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  

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; or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (

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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

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