Goosen Goes Wire-to-Wire in South Africa

By Sports NetworkFebruary 3, 2002, 5:00 pm
Sunshine TourRetief Goosen posted a 6-under 66 Sunday to go wire-to-wire for the victory at the Dimension Data Pro-Am. His 20-under-par 268 was good for a three-shot victory over Scott Drummond, who shared the lead with Goosen after both the second and third rounds.
Jaco Van Zyl finished alone in third at 15-under-par, followed by Tjaart van der Walt, who came in a shot further back.
'Scott played really well. He kept coming back at me and he holed a lot of putts. He only made one mistake, and that was at the seventh,' said Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion.
Drummond made a poor club choice and paid for it with a double-bogey at No. 7, while Goosen birdied the same hole to go one ahead. He extended his lead to two with 40-foot swinging birdie at the par-3 13th.
Drummond, who shot a 69 in the final round, rebounded with a 60-foot birdie of his own at the 14th, but Goosen matched his birdie at the hole and birdied No. 17 to grab the three-shot edge he would carry on to victory.
'The 17th was a key birdie because it was nice to have a three-shot lead playing the last, which is a par-5. It was good just to need a two-putt for the win,' Goosen said.
This has been an incredible run for Goosen. He won last week's Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour after capturing last season's Order of Merit (money-winning) title.
Goosen's success has spread to others, it seems. His good friend Ernie Els captured the Heineken Classic on the European Tour earlier Sunday.
'It's been going well for the two of us,' said Goosen, who won on his home soil for the first time since the 1995 South African Open. 'And I hear we're also into the final of the cricket, so it was a good week for South Africa.'
David Park took a solo fifth at 13-under-par, followed by Michael Kirk, who came in sixth at 12-under.
Defending champion Darren Clarke shared eighth at 9-under-par 279.
Full-Field scores from the Dimension Data Pro-Am
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Watch: All of Tiger's Rd. 3 birdies at The Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 2:44 pm

Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.

Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.

No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.

No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.

No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.

No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.

And No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.

At 5 under for the day, and 5 under for the championship, he was one off the lead at this point.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 2:15 pm

Tiger Woods, in search of his 15th career major championship title, started the weekend six off the lead at Carnoustie. We're tracking him in Round 3 of The Open.

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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record

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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After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.

“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”

Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).

It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

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.