Casey Just Three Back in Germany

By Sports NetworkJuly 27, 2007, 4:00 pm
2006 Deutsche Bank Players ChampionshipHAMBURG, Germany -- Zane Scotland, who is playing just his second European Tour event of the year, posted a 4-under 68 Friday to grab a share of the lead after two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Players Championship.
 
Scotland completed 36 holes at 9-under-par 135, where he was joined by fellow Englishman Lee Slattery, who shot 69 in round two.
 
Andres Romero, who held the lead on the back nine of the British Open last week before falling apart on the last two holes, carded his second straight 68 to climb into a share of third at minus-8. He recovered from a double-bogey on the second hole by running off five birdies in a six-hole span.
 
Romero stands alongside Oliver Wilson (70). Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 1994 runner-up, is alone in fifth at 7-under-par 137 after 68.
 
Scotland started his round on the back nine and birdied the 10th. He came back to birdie No. 13 to move to 7-under. Scotland stumbled to bogeys on 14 and 16, but recovered one stroke with a birdie at the 17th.
 
The 25-year-old Scotland parred four in a row around the turn at Gut Kaden. Scotland dropped in back-to-back birdies putts on the fourth and fifth to climb to minus-8, then gained a share of the lead with a birdie on the ninth, his last.
 
Scotland suffered a misplaced vertebrae in a bad car accident just after turning pro a few years ago. He has just returned to form in the last 12 months.
 
'I would be sitting at home watching the golf unable to play and thinking 'Is this going to be it for the rest of my life?'' Scotland said. 'Mom and Dad kept me going. Without them, it might have been a different story, but you hang on to a glimmer of hope thinking that I am going to make it.'
 
Slattery also started on the back nine. He ran off three birdies in his first four holes to move to 9-under, then traded a bogey for a birdie from the 14th.
 
Around the turn, Slattery parred five straight before bogeys on three and four dropped him to 7-under. He recovered one of those shots with a 40-foot birdie putt on five. Slattery, like Scotland, birdied the ninth to end at minus-9.
 
'It was like four seasons in one day out there and that messes with your concentration levels,' Slattery stated. 'I had to work very hard out there, but I'll have an early night tonight, have a good meal and refuel.'
 
Paul Casey posted a 2-under 70 Friday to move into a share of sixth at 6-under-par 138. He was joined there by Bradley Dredge (69), Anton Haig (69), Shiv Kapur (67) and Alexander Noren (71).
 
South African Richard Sterne (65) and American Brett Wetterich (70) share 11th at minus-5 with six other players.
 
The cut fell at 1-under-par 143 with 79 players moving on. Among those who missed the cut were first-round leader Simon Khan, who shot an 80 to end at 1-over-par 145. Also missing the cut were Paul Lawrie (144), Michael Campbell (145) and Francesco Molinari (75).
 
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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 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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    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.

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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.