Gage Climbs Into Contention

By Sports NetworkJuly 19, 2003, 4:00 pm
GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Bobby Gage fired an 8-under 64 Saturday to grab a share of the lead after three rounds of the Henrico County Open.
Gage stands at 16-under-par 200 alongside overnight co-leaders Sonny Skinner and Bo Van Pelt, who each shot third-round 68s.
Craig Bowden stands alone in fourth place at 15-under-par 201. First-round leader Tom Carter and Bubba Dickerson are one shot back at 14-under-par 202.
Van Pelt grabbed the early lead at The Dominion Club as he rolled in birdies on each of the first two holes. Skinner also birdied the second to trail by one after two holes.
Skinner found himself in the lead shortly there after. Van Pelt bogeyed the fourth before Skinner birdied No. 5 to take a one shot lead. Van Pelt came right back to birdie the sixth and grab a share of the lead.
Gage, playing four groups ahead of the leaders, notched just two birdies on the front side. He birdied the 11th to start a strong back side. He burst up the leaderboard by rolling off four straight birdies from the 13th to climb to minus-15.
'You can't be impatient if you don't get it under-par early because there are plenty of opportunities,' said Gage, who has made just three cuts all season. 'Guys can just out there and find the 63s and 64s that are out there. I was pretty proud of myself for just staying patient today.'
Meanwhile, Skinner had gotten to 15-under with a birdie at the 10th but dropped a stroke at No. 13. He moved back to 15-under with a birdie at the 15th. After a string of eight straight pars, Van Pelt also birdied the 15th to get to minus-15.
Gage grabbed the clubhouse lead at 16-under when he birdied the 18th.
'It's been quite some time since I've played really well,' Gage said. 'I'm trying to get my game back in order where I can compete. That's why we play -- to get that feeling in your gut, to get on edge.'
Skinner and Van Pelt both parred Nos. 16 and 17 before birdieing the final hole to join Gage in the lead at minus-16.
'There are a lot of guys playing well right now and you can't stay in neutral,' Van Pelt said. 'If you're not going forward the whole time, you're going to get passed.'
'I feel real comfortable here. I like Richmond. I've had some good things happen to me here and I think there's some good things left,' said Skinner, who has made just 10 of his last 38 cuts. 'You've got to have four good days to have a chance to win a golf tournament and I'd like to think that right now I've got three, so I'm pretty pleased.'
Zach Johnson, Wes Short and Roger Tambellini share seventh place at 13-under- par 203. David Branshaw leads a group that includes Mike Brisky, Daniel Chopra, Erik Compton, Ken Duke and Lucas Glover one stroke further back at minus-12.
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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  

    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; or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (

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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

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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