Harris Wins Playoff Takes Money Lead

By Sports NetworkAugust 28, 2005, 4:00 pm
Canadian Tour-LargeBRIMLEY, Mich. -- Michael Harris, a local favorite, chipped in three times on the back nine Sunday, then defeated Anders Hultman in a playoff to win the Bay Mills Open Players Championship.
'I pitched it well all day,' said Harris, who collected his first win on the Canadian Tour. 'Obviously with the game of golf, there's luck in winning. I had it on my side today.'
Harris' victory also propelled him to first on the Canadian Tour money list. He passed Peter Tomasulo and Jamie Gomez and picked up one of two spots in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Gomez has the other spot.
'It's going to give me the luxury of not going to the first stage,' said Harris. 'It's going to change a lot, but I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing.'
Harris fired a 6-under 66 and Hultman shot a 5-under 67 to finish regulation knotted at 13-under-par 275.
They returned to the 18th hole for the playoff, a hole each birdied in regulation. Hultman missed the fairway in the playoff in the left rough and Harris split the short grass. Harris knocked his second to 10 feet, while Hultman could only manage to get 25 feet right of the stick.
Hultman narrowly missed his putt on the left side, but Harris poured his in for the win.
Tomasulo shot a final-round, 5-under 67 and finished alone in third at 9-under-par 279.
Rob Oppenheim and Jon Turcott both posted matching rounds of 3-under 67 and tied for fourth place at 7-under-par 281.
Things got interesting on the back nine for Harris as he holed a chip from the left side of the green for a birdie at 11. At the par-3 13th, Harris chipped in again for birdie, then ran home a 20-foot birdie putt at 14.
He was tied for the lead, but three-putted the 16th green, including a lip-out from a foot. Harris trailed by one, but chipped in for the third time, this time for an eagle at 17. Hultman stepped up and sank a 10-foot birdie putt to knot the two at minus-12.
At the 18th hole at the Wild Bluff Course at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, Hultman hit his second 10 feet short of the cup. Harris knocked his approach over the flag and nearly spun it in the hole, but settled for a tap-in birdie. Hultman rolled in his birdie try to force the playoff.
Stephen Woodard fired a 6-under 66 and finished alone in sixth place at minus-6. Ryan Ellis (70) and Mike Grob (72) tied for seventh at 5-under-par 283.
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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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    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.

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    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.