Campbell Stumbles Still on Top

By Sports NetworkDecember 9, 2005, 5:00 pm
2005 Target World ChallengeTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Reigning U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell struggled down the stretch Friday, but still grabbed a three-shot lead after two rounds of the Target World Challenge.
 
One day after matching the course record at Sherwood Country Club with a 9- under 63, Campbell only managed an even-par 72 on Friday. He stands at 9-under-par 135.
 
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Defending champion Tiger Woods is still nine back after a 72.
Darren Clarke posted a 1-over 73 and is tied for second place with Padraig Harrington, the 2002 champion and runner-up last year. The Irishman carded a 2-under 70 and joined Clarke at minus-6.
 
Fred Couples (68) and Kenny Perry (70) are knotted in fourth place at 5-under-par 139.
 
Tournament host and defending champion Tiger Woods continued to struggle on Friday. He shot his second consecutive even-par 72 and is 14th in the 16-man field.
 
'I just had a hard time finding my lines, a hard time seeing the putts,' said Woods, who also captured this title in 2001. 'I'm having a hard time feeling the slopes in my feet, in my hands, my body. I'm just having a hard time with it.'
 
Campbell was even on his round through his first six holes, but the man who collected his first major championship in June at Pinehurst looked poised for a huge lead.
 
He rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the seventh to move past Clarke into the lead at minus-10. Campbell parred the next two holes, but went on a birdie run that gave him a nice cushion.
 
At the par-4 10th, Campbell drained a 5-foot birdie putt to move three ahead of the field. He ran home a 10-footer for birdie at 11, then made it three in a row with a 10-footer at No. 13. Campbell was now five clear of his closest competitors, but Sherwood toughened up later in the round.
 
The par-3 15th proved to be the first challenge for Campbell. His tee ball flew over the green and the New Zealander chipped 12 feet past the hole. Campbell's par putt never touched the hole and he converted a 3-footer for bogey.
 
Campbell struggled at the next par-3, the 17th. His 8-iron moved well right of the flag, but Campbell nearly holed the improbable birdie try. Campbell missed another 3-footer and was forced to make a bogey putt that was longer than his par effort.
 
The worst was yet to come for Campbell. An errant drive and a poor approach that landed in the hazard at the finishing hole led to a double bogey.
 
Luckily, none of his challengers played any better over the closing holes so Campbell still takes a fairly healthy lead into the weekend.
 
'I hit some quality shots and some crap and some average shots,' acknowledged Campbell. 'I had it going quite nicely after 12 holes, I was 4 under, and then the wheels came off. And the wheels came off very, very quickly.'
 
Campbell, who was named European Tour Golfer of the Year last week, had quite a different round on Friday compared to his record-tying day on Thursday. The U.S. Open champion struggled with the putter in round two, but took some solace in his play.
 
'I'm going to stand on the tee tomorrow three shots ahead, I've actually increased my lead by one shot,' said Campbell. 'You just go out there and play, and your mind just keeps on ticking along, and all of a sudden you get a wake up call and you start panicking.'
 
Chris DiMarco, Luke Donald and David Howell all posted rounds of 4-under-par 68 and are tied for sixth place at minus-4. Thomas Bjorn (71), Tim Clark (70) and Jim Furyk (68) share ninth at minus-3.
 
Davis Love III, a two-time winner of this event, fired a 5-under 67 on Friday and is knotted in 12th place with David Toms, who shot a 70 in round two. The pair are tied at 1-under-par 143.
 
Woods is next at even-par 144, followed by Fred Funk (73) at plus-1, and Colin Montgomerie (70) at 2-over-par 146.
 
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

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    By Ryan LavnerJuly 21, 2018, 1:03 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.

    Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.

    Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.


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    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 12:20 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:

    Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

    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.


    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.

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    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)