Langers Enjoy Top Spot

By Sports NetworkDecember 6, 2003, 5:00 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer and his son Stefan combined to fire an 11-under-par 61 Saturday to take the first- round lead of the Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate Resort.
Jack and Jack II Nicklaus and Hale and Steve Irwin are tied for second place at 10-under-par 62. Mark and Shaun O'Meara and Larry and Josh Nelson share fourth at minus 9.
This unique format allows fathers and sons to compete together in a scramble. The fathers must have won a major championship and this year there is a grandfather and grandson playing. Arnold Palmer and his grandson Sam Saunders are in the field.
The Langers tallied five birdies in a row to start their round, then closed with four birdies in a row from the 14th. Stefan Langer canned an eight-foot eagle putt at the last to leap ahead of the Nicklaus family and the Irwins.
Now, it's a final-round pairing with the Nicklaus family, something the elder Langer thinks the younger will enjoy.
'We didn't expect to be in the lead, but we got off to a good start,' said Bernhard Langer, who will captain the European side at next year's Ryder Cup. 'It will be an awesome experience for Stefan to play with Jack tomorrow. How many chances will he have to do that?'
The Nicklaus family used a string of seven consecutive birdies to take their share of second place.
'We didn't play great, we played alright,' said Jack Nicklaus, who captained the American side to a tie at last month's Presidents Cup. 'I can't complain with seven birdies at the end.'
The Irwins are hoping to change their history at this event come Sunday. They have finished as runners-up the last two years.
Tom and David Kite are alone in sixth place at 8-under-par 64, followed by Palmer and Saunders and the defending champions, Craig and Kevin Stadler. That pair is tied at minus 7.

Bernhard Langer/Stefan Langer 33-28-61
Jack Nicklaus/Jack Nicklaus II 33-29-62
Hale Irwin/Steve Irwin 32-30-62
Mark O'Meara/Shaun O'Meara 35-28-63
Larry Nelson/Josh Nelson 34-29-63
Tom Kite/David Kite 32-32-64
Craig Stadler/Kevin Stadler 35-30-65
Arnold Palmer/Sam Saunders 36-29-65
Raymond Floyd/Robert Floyd 34-32-66
Dave Stockton/Ron Stockton 35-31-66
Jerry Pate/Wesley Pate 35-31-66
Vijay Singh/Qass Singh 33-33-66
Johnny Miller/Scott Miller 35-31-66
Lee Trevino/Tony Trevino 37-30-67
Lanny Wadkins/Travis Wadkins 37-33-70
Seve Ballesteros/Javier Ballesteros 37-33-70

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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.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 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 (