Furyk Fantastic at Canadian Open

By Sports NetworkSeptember 10, 2006, 4:00 pm
PGA Tour (75x100)ANCASTER, Ontario -- Jim Furyk won his second title of the year Sunday by closing with a 5-under 65 to finish on top of a crowded leaderboard at the Canadian Open.
 
Furyk ended at 14-under-par 266 for his 12th career win, four months after claiming No. 11 at the Wachovia Championship in May.
 
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Jim Furyk earned his second PGA TOUR victory of the season Sunday.
Bart Bryant made things interesting with a late birdie, but finished one shot back at 13-under 267. He had a 3-under 67 on Sunday.
 
It's hard to believe, but this is only the second time in a distinguished career that Furyk has won two PGA TOUR events in one season.
 
The world No. 3 began the tournament by setting a course record with a 63 on Thursday, though he admitted he wasn't happy with the way he was playing until Sunday.
 
'I gave myself a lot of opportunities out there,' Furyk said. 'I'd been searching the last couple days for my swing and it kicked in at the right time.'
 
Furyk, of course, won the 2003 U.S. Open and then claimed the Buick Open two months later. It was the only other time he had multiple wins in a season.
 
Sunday, he did just enough to fend off Bryant and a slew of other close challengers.
 
Sean O'Hair, the reigning Rookie of the Year, had a 2-under 68 and finished at 12-under 268. For O'Hair, it was the best finish since he broke through to win the John Deere Classic last year (he tied for fourth at the Buick Open last month).
 
Brett Quigley, still winless on the PGA TOUR, tied his second-best finish of the season by closing with a 2-under 68. He ended in fourth, one shot behind O'Hair at 268.
 
Furyk, who was two shots off Justin Rose's lead overnight, had three birdies and a bogey on the front nine to make the turn at 11 under.
 
He took the lead with a birdie at the 10th, then built a two-shot advantage when he drained a 10-foot birdie putt at the 13th to reach 13 under.
 
'I wasn't real confident with the way I was striking the ball early on,' Furyk said. 'But from about the seventh or eighth hole, I really struck the ball well.'
 
Bryant moved within a shot when he chipped in for birdie from the greenside rough at 14. But Furyk drained a 5-foot birdie putt moments later at 17 to restore his two-shot lead.
 
Furyk then saved par from the rough at the 18th with a gutsy, 30-foot chip in front of the bleachers that landed within 5 feet. He took his time lining up the par putt.
 
'I was just trying to hit as solid a putt as I could,' he said.
 
Bryant made a 15-foot birdie putt at the 17th to climb within one shot again, but his approach to the 18th green came up 60 feet short of the hole and he closed with a par.
 
In the locker room, Furyk watched Bryant make his 15-footer at the 17th.
 
'It made me a little nervous, but it's nice to finish off the tournament well,' he said.
 
Rory Sabbatini had a 4-under 66 on Sunday and tied for fifth place with Camilo Villegas (68), Steve Lowery (69), Trevor Immelman (70) and Jonathan Byrd (70).
 
Playing in the final pairing with Bryant, and still seeking his first PGA TOUR win, Rose struggled to a 4-over 74 and tumbled all the way into a tie for 14th place at 7 under.
 
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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 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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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

    Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.


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    Schauffele just fine being the underdog

    By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

    Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

    Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.


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    “Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

    Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

    “All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”

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    Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

    Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

    So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

    Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

    Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at golfodds.com.


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    Jordan Spieth: 7/4

    Xander Schauffele: 5/1

    Kevin Kisner: 11/2

    Tiger Woods: 14/1

    Francesco Molinari: 14/1

    Rory McIlroy: 14/1

    Kevin Chappell: 20/1

    Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

    Alex Noren: 25/1

    Zach Johnson: 30/1

    Justin Rose: 30/1

    Matt Kuchar: 40/1

    Webb Simpson: 50/1

    Adam Scott: 80/1

    Tony Finau: 80/1

    Charley Hoffman: 100/1

    Austin Cook: 100/1