Woods Answers the Bell in Round One

By Mercer BaggsSeptember 6, 2001, 4:00 pm
In 1997, Tiger Woods missed his first cut as a professional at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Four years later, hes back ' and a couple of things have changed
 
Tigers tougher, and the course is more benign.
 
Woods shot a 5-under-par 65 to earn a share of the first-round lead at the Bell Canadian Open in Ile Bizard, Quebec.
 
Woods tied the course record, as did Jim McGovern, Matt Gogel and Michael Muehr.
 
John Daly, Mark OMeara and Joey Sindelar each opened in 4-under 66. Daly is coming off his first victory in six years at last weeks BMW International Open on the European Tour.
 
'I'm hitting the ball better than I've ever hit it and that's a good sign,' Daly said.
 
Woods is in search of his sixth PGA Tour victory of the season, and his fourth successful title defense. He won the Bay Hill Invitational for the second straight year in March. He then captured his third straight Memorial Tournament in June. And in his last start, Woods once again three-peated at the WGC-NEC Invitational.
 
However, this week, Tiger is trying to defend at a different venue.
 
Last year, Tiger won at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. This year, hes competing at Royal Montreal, where he shot 70-76 in in 1997 to miss the cut.
 
Its been 76 starts since Woods has failed to qualify for weekend play. His last official missed cut came in the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am ' when he withdrew after the tournament, which started in February but was forced to conclude in August due to inclement weather.
 
Thursday, playing a course with far less penal rough than that of four years ago, Woods made the turn in 2-under 33, and then climbed to 4-under thanks to an eagle at the par-5 13th. Tiger crushed a drive and hit a 9-iron into the green with his second shot.
 
He finished his round by sinking a six-foot birdie putt at No. 18.
 
It wasnt on my mind what happened in 97 because I knew if I started thinking that way, then I dont think I could put the attention I needed on each and every shot, Woods said.
 
Woods and Gogel certainly have a history. Woods overcame a seven-shot deficit to win the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Gogels expense.
 
Gogel led outright Thursday at 6-under, but bogeyed the par-3 17th to finish in a tie for first place.
 
Of the leaders, Muehr had the most exhausting day. He hit only six fairways, chipped in for birdie on No. 16 and holed a 40-foot par putt at the 5th.
 
It was a scrambling day and it takes a lot out of you, Muehr said. But Im ready to keep playing.
 

News, Notes and Numbers
 
*Grant Waite, who finished runner-up to Woods in 2000 overslept Thursday, then was stuck in traffic and missed by six minutes his 7:29 a.m. tee time. Players are assessed a two-stroke penalty for showing within five minutes of their tee time. Any longer is an automatic disqualification.
 
*Mike Weir of Canada shot his lowest score ever in a Canadian Open with a 2-under 68.
 
Full-field score from the Bell Canadian Open
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:15 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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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)

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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 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:

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.