Harrington Singh in the Hunt

By Sports NetworkOctober 6, 2006, 4:00 pm
2006 Dunhill Links Championship ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Bradley Dredge carded a 4-under 67 at Carnoustie on Friday to move into the lead after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Dredge completed 36 holes at 12-under-par 131.
 
The Dunhill Links is a pro-am, formatted like the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR. For the first three days, play will be contested on three courses - the Old Course at St. Andrews (par 72), Carnoustie Golf Club (71) and Kingsbarns Golf Links (72) - before the final round is played on the Old Course.
 
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Bill Murray gives a tip of the hat to the crowd at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Charl Schwartzel (67) and Johan Edfors (70) share second place at 10-under-par 134. They both played Friday's second round on the Old Course.
 
World No. 5 Vijay Singh shares fourth place with Simon Dyson and 2002 champion Padraig Harrington at minus-9. Singh posted a 2-under 70 at St. Andrews, while Dyson shot 68 at Kingsbarns and Harrington carded a 69 at St. Andrews.
 
Dredge got off to a hot start with a birdie on the par-4 10th and made it two straight as he also birdied No. 11. The Welshman moved to 11 under as he birdied the par-5 14th. He parred the next five holes around the turn.
 
Dredge, who won the Omega European Masters last month, collected his fourth birdie on the par-4 second.
 
He moved to 13 under with a birdie at the fifth, but gave that stroke right back as he bogeyed the sixth. Dredge parred the last three holes to end at minus-12.
 
'I got off to a good start again and hit some really good shots,' Dredge stated. 'There were a couple of iffy shots later, but I scrambled well and chipping in twice is not something that happens often.'
 
Edfors stumbled out of the gate with a bogey on the second at St. Andrews. He quickly atoned for that error with a birdie on the third, then drained back-to-back birdie putts from the fifth to move to minus-10.
 
The Swede kept climbing the leaderboard as he birdied the ninth. Around the turn, he grabbed a share of the lead thanks to a birdie on No. 11.
 
Edfors, a three-time winner this season, stumbled down the stretch with a bogey on 16 and a double-bogey on the Road Hole, No. 17. He got one stroke back with a birdie at the last to share second.
 
Schwartzel followed Edfors off the first tee and he parred the first four holes. He picked up his first birdie on the par-5 fifth, then birdied the seventh and ninth to turn at minus-8.
 
The South African also parred the first four holes of the second nine. He birdied the par-5 14th and closed with a birdie at the last to finish at 10 under.
 
'I hit 17 greens (Thursday) and probably the same today,' Schwartzel said. 'It gives me more confidence going into the weekend.'
 
Ernie Els fired a 5-under 67 on the Old Course. He moved into tie for seventh at minus-8 alongside Miguel Angel Jimenez (69 at St. Andrews) as well as Scott Drummond and Mikko Ilonen, who both shot 69s at Carnoustie.
 
First-round leader Paul Casey is one of seven players one stroke further back at minus-7. Casey stumbled to a 2-over 74 Friday on the Old Course.
 
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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