Mr Smith Leads Buick Classic

By Sports NetworkJune 8, 2002, 4:00 pm
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Chris Smith shot a 4-under 67 Saturday to grab the lead after three rounds of the Buick Classic. Smith's 54-hole total of 11-under-par 202 was good for a one-shot edge over second-round leader Loren Roberts and David Gossett.
Pat Perez and Ian Leggatt were tied for fourth at 9-under-par 204 while Jerry Kelly was one shot further back at 8-under-par 205.
Smith, who is seeking his first win on the PGA Tour, has put together three solid rounds on the West Course at Westchester Country Club. The 32-year-old has posted two top-10 finishes so far this season.
'It has been a long day,' said Smith. 'Actually, I felt pretty good. I've played very similar all three rounds. I've hit a lot of fairways and I've hit a lot of greens and I've made some putts that I've needed to keep the round going.'
Smith was three shots behind Roberts to start the round and quietly crept up the leaderboard. He two-putted for birdie at the fifth to climb to minus 8 but ran into trouble three holes later with a bogey at the eighth after his second shot rolled into a bunker and he couldn't get up and down.
He recovered with a birdie at the very next hole and made it two in a row with a five-foot birdie putt at the 10th.
At the 13th, Smith landed his second shot 10 feet behind the hole and ran back the putt for a birdie to join a logjam atop the leaderboard at 10-under.
A total of four players were tied for the top spot on the back nine after Roberts ran into trouble with back-to-back bogeys from the ninth. Gossett, who reached 10-under with a birdie at the 10th, was joined by Kelly, who birdied the 11th to grab a share of the lead.
Perez was also tied for first after enjoying a brief two-shot lead. The 26-year-old torched the front nine for six birdies to reach 11-under but a double-bogey at the 12th dropped him out of the lead.
Perez, the 2001 PGA Tour Q-School medalist, recovered at the very next hole with a six-foot birdie putt.
Gossett took the outright lead with a birdie at the 14th but ran into trouble with a bogey at the 16th. Meanwhile, Kelly and Perez also faltered with bogeys.
Smith persisted and took sole possession of first at the par-5 last. He reached the green with his second shot and two-putted for birdie from 40 feet for his first career 36-hole lead.
'The whole reason that I play is to try to win,' said Smith. 'I've played out here 5 1/2 years, and I feel like each year I've gotten a little bit closer to being able to do that. If I could win tomorrow, it would be great. It's something that I've worked for for a long time, and it would be great.'
Gossett, who earned a breakthrough victory at last year's John Deere Classic, has yet to finish in the top-10 in 2002. The 23-year-old carded a one-under 70 to finish alongside Roberts at 10-under-par 203.
'All in all, I feel like I'm improving,' said Gossett. 'So ultimately, I'm really happy and that's what I'm after, is to be more steady and consistent.'
Hal Sutton is also looking for his first top-10 of the season. The 44-year-old has put himself in position for a good finish with a round of 4-under 67 Saturday to move to 7-under-par 206. He was joined by David Toms.
Stephen Ames, Stewart Cink and Jose Coceres were tied for ninth at 6-under-par 207.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia struggled early with three bogeys over his first four holes but recovered to finish with a round of 1-under 70. Garcia moved to 5-under-par 208 alongside Bryce Molder, Briny Baird, Tom Lehman and Peter Lonard.
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 11:30 am

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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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 (

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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

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Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson