Irwin Wins Again in Hawaii

By Sports NetworkOctober 7, 2001, 4:00 pm
Hale Irwin birdied the final two holes Sunday to hold off John Jacobs by three shots for the title at the Turtle Bay Championship.
Irwin, the lone player in the field to post all three rounds in the 60s, closed with a 4-under 68 to secure his third victory of the season and the 32nd of his dominating Senior Tour career.
Irwin, who extended his lead to three over Lee Trevino on the all-time Senior Tour win list, captured his fourth official title in Hawaii as a member of the 50-and-over circuit. He also won the unofficial Senior Skins Game in the Aloha State in 1999 and 2001.
The most recent of Irwin's official Hawaiian wins prior to this week's came at the 2000 Kaanapali Classic in Maui, the event that was replaced on the 2001 schedule by the Turtle Bay Championship.
'It's been a wonderful run in Hawaii,' said Irwin, who also won the 1981 Hawaiian Open while a member of the PGA Tour.
This marked the sixth straight season in which Irwin has earned at least three Senior Tour victories. He claimed a pair of titles in only 12 starts in his rookie year of 1995.
Irwin was three shots up at the turn but saw his lead trimmed to one after Jacobs rolled in a five-foot birdie putt at the 12th hole and six-footer at the 14th.
But Irwin answered the challenge down the stretch, knocking a pitching wedge from 105 yards to within three feet for birdie at the 452-yard, par-4 17th.
Jacobs' last gasp came at the 539-yard, par-5 18th, where he carried his second shot 262 yards over water to the green. Left with an eagle putt of more than 70 feet, Jacobs slightly misread his stroke and his ball finished six feet left of the hole.
Meanwhile, Irwin laid up with a 5-iron then wedged his third shot to eight feet. Two strokes down and inside of Irwin, Jacobs graciously went first but missed his birdie try and tapped in for a par. Irwin then sank his putt for a final birdie and the winning total of 11-under-par 205.
Jacobs, a three-time Senior Tour winner, had a 69 to finish at 8-under 208. It was his best showing of the 2001 season and his seventh career second-place finish.
Two shots back of Irwin at the start of the day, Jacobs suddenly found himself four off the pace after Irwin birdied the first and third holes to climb to 9-under par. Jacobs, who moved to 6-under with an 18-foot birdie putt at the fifth hole, drew within one of the lead following a two-shot swing at the par-4 seventh.
Irwin's bogey at No. 7 was the result of a three-putt from 20 feet, while Jacobs picked up a birdie after hitting a sand wedge to three feet.
The roles were reversed at the par-5 9t however, as Jacobs drove his ball in the water off the tee and wound up taking a bogey. He was down three again after Irwin sank a 12-foot birdie to return to minus-nine.
'The ninth hole was the difference,' Jacobs said. 'If I could have birdied that, I could have caught Hale. I had my chances today, but you've got to shoot better than 69 to beat Hale Irwin.'
Terry Mauney, a first-round co-leader with Jacobs, carded a 67 to finish in third place with Senior Tour money leader Allen Doyle (68) at 6-under 210. Doyle registered his 24th top-10 finish of the year, leaving him just two top-10s shy of Trevino's all-time record of 26 with three official events remaining on the 2001 schedule.
Mike McCullough (67) and Hubert Green (72) tied for fifth at 5-under-par, one shot ahead of Bruce Summerhays (68), Isao Aoki (70) and Walter Hall (70).
Jay Sigel, who opened with a 6-over 78 on Friday, finished alone in 10th place after closing with a bogey-free 65 -- the low round of the tournament.
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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

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.

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.

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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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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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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.”