Molder Kribel Still Lead Clearwater Classic

By Sports NetworkMarch 15, 2002, 5:00 pm
Bryce Molder and Joel Kribel each shot rounds of 3-under 69 Friday to maintain their position atop the leaderboard through 36 holes of the Holden Clearwater Classic in Australia. The former college standouts from the U.S. finished two rounds at 9-under-par 135, one shot ahead of fellow American Brad Ott and Australians Anthony Painter and Peter O'Malley.
Molder made his way around the Clearwater Resort course without a bogey for a second straight day. He seemed to be headed for a very low score with two birdies in the first three holes, but cooled down from there with 14 pars and a birdie at the par-5 14th.
The four-time first-team All-American from Georgia Tech hit just eight of 14 fairway in the second round, but found 15 of 18 greens in regulation. He tallied 30 putts, three more than he needed during his opening 66 from Thursday.
Molder is seeking to improve upon his second-place finish from last week's Jacobs Creek Open Championship in Australia. He owned a one-shot lead midway through the back nine in the final round at Kooyonga Golf Club, then stumbled home with four consecutive bogeys to finish two strokes behind winner Gavin Coles.
Kribel birdied the same three par-5s as he did in Round 1 - the second, fifth and 14th - before birdieing the par-4 17th to take the outright lead at 10-under par. He bogeyed the 18th for the second day in a row, setting up a third-round pairing with Molder.
'I haven't played that much with Joel in the past but we know each other well, so the weekend should be fun,' said the 23-year-old Molder, who shares the same birthday with Kribel but is two years his junior.
Kribel, a teammate of Tiger Woods while at Stanford, lost 2-and-1 to Matt Kuchar in the final match of the finals of the 1997 U.S. Amateur at Cog Hill.
Ott posted seven birdies against two bogeys for a 67, while Painter matched the low round of the tournament with a 66. He was mistake-free with four birdies and an eagle at the par-5 second.
O'Malley, who fell off the pace with two bogeys over his first 10 holes, battled back with five straight birdies. He finished with a 69.
'After I woke up I started hitting them pretty close and dropped in some birdies,' said O'Malley, who pulled off a stunning upset of Woods in the first round of the WGC-World Match Play Championship three weeks ago.
Americans Charles Warren (66) and Tommy Biershenk (67), and Aussies Stephen Leaney (69) and Nick O'Hern (70) were two shots back at 7-under 137.
1988 Western Open winner Jim Benepe (70) and Kevin Wentworth (70) finished tied at minus-six.
A total of 67 players made the cut, which fell at 1-under-par 143.
Two-time Australian Open winner Aaron Baddeley missed the cut for a second straight week. His rounds of 77-74 included eight bogeys and two double-bogeys.
The Holden Clearwater Classic, the second of two Buy.Com Tour events co-sanctioned with the Australasian Tour, is the richest golf tournament to be held in New Zealand.
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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 (