Hooks Cuts from the Ryder Cup

By Rich LernerSeptember 20, 2006, 4:00 pm
36th Ryder Cup Matches
  • The U.S. team fished the River Liffy Monday night and apparently Tiger landed a big one. Hopefully the trout wont be the biggest prize of the week.
     
  • Its really very simple. If Tiger doesnt get at least four points this week, the U.S. loses the Cup for a third straight time.
     
  • J.J. Henrys a sleeper star for the Yanks.
     
  • On the drive to the hotel we listened to Spin 1038FM play a funky 10 song set with an American disc jockey bringing mostly American tunes. American music plays well the world over, better it appears than American politics. The Sunday paper in Ireland carried a front page headline that had 80 percent of Ireland disagreeing with President Bushs policies. Asked to describe the relationship between the two countries Padraig Harrington said, Its good but just dont talk politics.
     
  • U.S. players are singing college fight songs at night and the praises of Captain Tom Lehman to the press. Stewart Cink claims Lehman has taken control, telling them where to go, who to play with, what time to arrive and how much money to put in the practice round betting pool.
     
  • Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood were two down with two to play in a Tuesday match against Harrington and Paul McGinley. Clarke birdied 17 and Westwood eagled the 18th to score a half and win some cash. The halfs not nearly as bad as forking over the money to those guys, cracked Harrington.
     
  • Theres an 800-year-old bar in Dublin called The Brazen Head. Theyve always liked to tip a pint here. In fact, the only sport more popular may be hurling.
     
  • The K Clubs been ridiculed as little more than an American style resort course, but the par-5 18th with water left and eagles a real possibility could get Ballybunion off peoples minds come Sunday.
     
  • Harrington told me that the motion used to hit the ball in hurling is the reason so many kids in Ireland transition to golf so well. They rely more on feel than mechanics. Think Darren Clarke.
     
  • The Euros moved the Marty Hackel fashion meter in pink sweaters and black slacks on Tuesday. But the Americans stepped out with the best look over the first two days when they arrived in what Julius Mason of The PGA of America called, the mac daddy of Ralph Lauren tweed coats. If Lehman had been smoking a pipe he couldve passed for Harry Vardon circa 1910. Either Vardon, or the owner of a small bookstore in Cork.
     
  • Lehman says he learned a lot when he sat the bench as a sophomore on a Minnesota high school football team that won the state title. I may not have liked it at the time, he said. But as the years went by and I realized that I was part of a special team, it meant so much to me.
     
  • The K Club, in the words of analyst Dottie Pepper, is skinny in spots. No surprise then that Lehman took the usually straight hitting Cink and Scott Verplank as captains choices.
     
  • Nick Faldo said on Irish radio that we proved over the years that we have the biggest hearts. Does that qualify as black board material for the U.S.?
     
  • If that doesnt, the Johnny Miller missive likely will. Miller wrote that this may be the worst U.S. team ever. I never agree with anything Johnny says or writes, said Chris DiMarco, who as the Irish are fond of saying, frequently punches above his weight.
     
  • Lehmans charges will watch a video that includes scenes from Patton, Hoosiers, Miracle, and Grapes of Wrath and Gladiator. Just a thought, but given that the U.S. has appeared, in the words of Jim Furyk, constipated at times, could a Three Stooges episode hurt?

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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.