Monday Wonderful Monday

By Sarah Lynn SargentMay 16, 2007, 4:00 pm
So the thing is, I have a great life. There is no doubt about it: Life is good. But there are still some days that are better than others. This past Monday was one of those days when things just went right.
 
Sarah Lynn, Meaghan Francella and Meridith Duncan
Sarah Lynn catches a Mets game with Meaghan Francella and Meredith Duncan.
A normal Monday for a professional golfer is usually spent traveling or relaxing, but, for me, I had to play in the U.S. Open regional qualifier. I started out by giving my daddy caddy the day off and asking my husband to caddy for me. Herbie, my husband, said sure it would be a day we could spend together. We were playing at a course in Chatham, N.J., called Fairmount Country Club. It is an old club with big trees, small greens and tight fairways. It was beautiful. If anyone has ever looked at U.S. Open qualifying scores before they are sometimes pretty high, so I was not feeling a lot of pressure to do anything special. I guess that is when it normally happens -- I shot 65 and won by six. I looked at the scores later that night and 79 got in. That is how my wonderful Monday started.
 
The girl that Herbie usually caddies for, Meaghan Francella, won the Mexico City tournament a couple of weeks ago. The owner of the New York Mets is from the same town as Meaghan and asked her to throw the first pitch out at the game on Monday night. By default, I ended up getting one of the tickets to go watch this momentous event. Herbie told her that she would not hear the end of it, from all of us, if she didnt make it to the plate. Lucky for her the ball made it over the plate just before bouncing into the catcher. She looked great doing it.
 
On top of the fact that one of my friends got to throw a pitch out at a Major League game, we had the most incredible seats. They were right behind home plate, first row!! Thats right, first row. Although some women could care less about going to a baseball game, I love it. I got down to the seats and decided I was hungry. Thats when the waiter showed up. I didnt even have to get up to go order my beer and hot dog! The experience topped the day off perfectly. The game came down to a full count at which point the Cubs pitcher walked in the wining run. It was a great time that I will never forget.
 
If all Mondays were as good as this lastone, I might never stop playing professional golf!
 
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'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

“Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

“The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.


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Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We're compiling their missives below:

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

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:

Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


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.