Notes Tiger Taking Off a Month

By Mercer BaggsSeptember 1, 2003, 4:00 pm
NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods birdied his final two holes Monday to finish tied for seventh in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
He shot back-to-back 67s after surviving a cutline scare in Round 2. He ended at 11-under-par 273; nine back of champion Adam Scott.
Woods, whose Tiger Woods Foundation is the primary beneficiary of the tournament, was given a raucous standing ovation as he left the 18th green. Chants of Tigah! Tigah! resonated from the massive New England crowd.
It will be a while before fans get a chance to see Woods again. When asked if he would play before the WGC-American Express Championship in early October, Woods said: No. I am done.
With his victory, Adam Scott has a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
But don't expect him to play full time.
'I'm not really keen on jumping back and forth all the time,' Scott said of playing between the European and PGA tours. 'But, fortunately, the majors and the World Golf Championships count for the European Tour, as well as here.'
Scott said he still has plenty left to accomplish on his 'home' tour.
'Winning the Order of Merit would be great,' said the 23-year-old Australian. 'It is my home tour and that's obviously what I want to achieve.'
Justin Rose would have loved nothing more than to win this week. Instead he settled for the second-best outcome.
Im happy for Adam, Rose said of champion Scott.
Rose is 14 days younger than his Australian friend and rival. The two have been competing against one another ever since they went head-to-head in the 2001 Alfred Dunhill Championship (won by Scott).
The two had dinner together almost every night this week.
Were pretty much best mates, Rose said of his relationship with Scott.
Though Rose didnt win ' he shot 67 to finish five back of Scott ' he did achieve another personal goal.
With his third-place finish, Rose earned $340,000. That pushed his 2003 PGA Tour total to $599,874, easily be enough to finish inside the top 125 on the money list by seasons end, and earn full-time playing privileges next year. He would be ranked 85th in earnings if he was a regular member of the tour.
I had a hidden agenda this week, said Rose, who is a regular on the European Tour. Not to say Ill play full time here next year, but its great to have the opportunity to play on a tour like this.
Like Rose, Rocco Mediate didnt win this week, but left with a bit of satisfactioin.
Mediate shot 66-65 over the final two rounds to move into second place. It marked his first top-10 since Pebble Beach in February.
Its good, Mediate said of the result. Ive been playing like crap lately.
Mediate has only played nine times ' the same amount as Tiger Woods ' in the last four-and-a-half months. He took time away from the game to spend with his family. And while his world ranking has dropped over the summer, My ranking with my children and my wife ' Im No. 1, Mediate said.
Mediate earned $540,000 to move to 29th on the money list. The top 30 prior to the Tour Championship get into the elite field.
Mediate plans to play in five more tournaments: WGC-American Express, Las Vegas Invitational, Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, Funai Classic at Walt Disney World, and Chrysler Championship.
If I cant do it in five tournaments, I shouldn't be there ' and Ive got my shot, he said.
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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.

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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

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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