TOUR Notes Tiger Over $80 Million

By Pga Tour MediaMarch 25, 2008, 4:00 pm
News and notes from PGA TOUR officials for the PGA, Champions and Nationwide tours.
 
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  • Last weeks World Golf Championships-CA Championship wasnt just good for winner Geoff Ogilvy, it was also good for Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Retief Goosen and Nick OHern. That quartet of world-class players each earned his first top-10 finish of the season last week.
     
  • More on Ogilvy: Hes now the third player to win more than one World Golf Championships title joining Tiger Woods and Darren Clarke.
     
  • With his fifth-place finish last week at the CA Championship, Tiger Woods went over the $80-million mark in career earnings.
     
  • Winning has many rewards and among them is a substantial jump up the FedExCup points list. CA Championship winner Geoff Ogilvy climbed from 79th all the way to 10th while Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular winner Greg Kraft surged from way back in 162nd place up to 37th.
     
  • This weeks Zurich Classic of New Orleans comes 70 years after the first New Orleans stop on the PGA TOUR. While the event is 70 years old, this will be the 60th playing of the tournament. The TOUR didnt stop in New Orleans in 1943, 1947 and from 1949-57.
     
  • When Greg Kraft won last week in Puerto Rico at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 19 days, he became the oldest first-time winner on the PGA TOUR since Ed Dougherty won the 1995 Viking Classic at the age of 47 years, 8 months and 19 days.
     
  • While a strong field has assembled in New Orleans this week, you might want to look for a first-time winner to emerge. The last three winners in the Crescent City were first-timers'Nick Watney, Chris Couch and Tim Petrovic. In fact, five of the last six winners of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans won for the first time.
     

    Champions Tour CHAMPIONS TOUR:
  • When Bob Gilder tees it up this week at The Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach, it will mark the 100th consecutive tournament in which hes played.
     
  • This weeks field includes all 30 of the Top 30 money winners from the 2007 season on the Champions Tour. Thats the first time it has happened since the 2005 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
     
  • Former Masters champion and European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam will make his Champions Tour debut this week. Seven-time PGA TOUR winner Joey Sindelar turns 50 this coming Sunday (March 30) and will make his debut next week at The Cap Cana.
     
  • Brad Bryant has finished second in the last three Champions Tour events. Hes the seventh player in Tour history to finish in the runner-up spot in three consecutive events. He joins a list that includes Chi Chi Rodrguez (1986), Dale Douglass (1987), Bob Charles (1987), Jim Albus (1994), Ray Floyd (1995) and Larry Nelson (2000). No one has ever finished second in four consecutive tournaments.
     

    Nationwide Tour NATIONWIDE TOUR:
  • Chris Couch won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2006, but this week hell be a hundred or so miles down the road in Lafayette for the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Dynamic Industries. Couch has not played on the PGA TOUR this season due to a shoulder injury and will be making a rehab start this week on the Nationwide Tour.
     
  • While Chris Couch will be in Lafayette this week, former Chitimacha Louisiana Open winner Johnson Wagner (2006) will be in New Orleans competing in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
     
  • When Greg Kraft won the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular last week he became the 100th different Nationwide Tour alum to win on the PGA TOUR. Overall, former Nationwide Tour players have won 224 TOUR titles.
     
  • This years tournament will mark the 17th consecutive year the event has been held at Le Triomphe CC, the only course the tournament has ever known. Only two other tournaments on the Tour have been played on the same course for a longer period of time'the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper and the Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health.
     
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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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    Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

    Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.


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    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

    Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

    4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

    4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

    4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

    4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

    4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

    5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

    5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

    5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

    5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

    5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

    6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

    6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

    6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

    6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

    6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

    6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

    7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

    7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

    7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

    7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

    7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

    7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

    8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

    8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

    8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

    8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

    8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

    8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

    9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

    9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

    9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

    9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

    9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

    10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

    10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

    10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

    10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

    10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

    10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

    11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson

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    Facial hair Fowler's new good-luck charm

    By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Before, during and after the Fourth of July, Rickie Fowler missed a few appointments with his razor.

    He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

    “There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.


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    At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

    Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

    “I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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    Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Guess whose putter is starting to heat up again at a major?

    Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

    Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

    “I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”


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    Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

    Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

    “It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

    More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

    “I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”