Maggert Moves Up 51 Places in World Rankings

By Sports NetworkJune 18, 2002, 4:00 pm
Jeff Maggert's third-place finish at the U.S. Open Sunday moved him up 51 places to No. 73 in the latest World Golf Rankings. Maggert now has six top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open and 11 top-10s in the majors.
Tiger Woods captured his second U.S. Open title and eighth major championship Sunday, holding on to the top spot in the rankings. Wood captured his third green jacket earlier this season and with his second U.S. Open trophy, he became the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1970 to take the first two tournaments in the Grand Slam in the same season.
Phil Mickelson came in second in this week's rankings after his second runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. He has seven top-three finishes in major championships but still has not captured one of golf's four elite titles.
Ernie Els held on to third followed by Sergio Garcia, who moved up one spot from last week. Garcia, who had trouble with the loud galleries over the weekend at Bethpage, played in the final group Sunday with Woods and posted a four-over 74. The young Spaniard took a solo fourth at the second major of the 2002 campaign.
Reitef Goosen, the 2001 U.S. Open champion, dipped one spot to No. 5. He failed to qualify for weekend action and became the first defending champion to miss the cut since Els in 1995.
David Toms, David Duval, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk remained in their spots from last week. Toms and Singh survived the cut at Bethpage but Duval and Furyk were not around on the weekend.
Nick Price rounded out the top 10 in this week's rankings.
Padraig Harrington, who played in the final group with Woods on Saturday, moved up two to No. 11, followed by Chris DiMarco, who dropped two to 12th.
Davis Love III fell one to 13 while Darren Clarke held his spot at 14. Colin Montgomerie and Rocco Mediate switched places from last week with the Scotsman moving to 15th and the American dropping to No. 16.
Bob Estes and Angel Cabrera also flip-flopped rankings from last week with Estes climbing to 17 and Cabrera falling to 18th. Kenny Perry and Mike Weir stayed pat at 19th and 20th, respectively.
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More sun, dry conditions expected early at Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2018, 9:14 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – An atypically dry Scottish summer is expected to continue this week at The Open.

There’s a possibility of a few showers Thursday and Friday, but otherwise conditions are expected to remain dry with temperatures around 70 degrees and winds in the 15-20 mph range.

The forecast for the opening round at Carnoustie is sunshine with clouds developing later in the day. The high is expected to be around 70 degrees, with winds increasing throughout the day, maxing out at 18 mph.

There’s a chance of rain overnight Thursday and into Friday morning, but it’s not expected to slow down the fiery conditions.

It’s been one of the driest summers in recent memory, leading to fairways that are baked out and fescue rough that is lighter and thinner than in previous years.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2018, 8:40 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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Lincicome grouped with two rookies in Barbasol

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 17, 2018, 9:54 pm

Brittany Lincicome will tee it up with a pair of rookies when she makes her first start in a PGA Tour event Thursday at the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Lincicome, an eight-time LPGA winner, is scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 9:59 a.m. ET in the first round with Sam Ryder, 28, and Conrad Shindler, 29. They’re off the first tee Friday at 2:59 p.m. ET

Lincicome will become just the sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event, joining Babe Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.

“The first three or four holes, I’ll be a nervous wreck, for sure,” Linicome said.