Notes Tough Third Round Derails Lefty

By Sports NetworkAugust 7, 2005, 4:00 pm
2005 The INTERNATIONALCASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Phil Mickelson's run at a record third victory at the International was derailed by a tough third round Sunday.
Mickelson, who began the day in a tie for eighth place with 17 points, struggled with five bogeys and one birdie in the third round to drop out of serious contention.
The world's fourth-ranked player regrouped in the final round, earning nine points to finish in a tie for 10th with 23 points.
Mickelson's final round of seven birdies and five bogeys included a string of four straight birdies from holes 8 through 11. In the end, though, it might have been the 21 putts he missed from 10 feet or shorter that did him in.
Either way, he said he's feeling good going into next week's PGA Championship. Mickelson has been slumping since he won three tournaments, all before the Masters.
``This was a great way to get some rust off, and there was some rust out there this week,'' Mickelson said.
Retief Goosen and Jason Gore, who melted down together in the final round of the U.S. Open two months ago, each managed to pick up victories Sunday.
Goosen came from behind to win the International a few hours after Gore won a two-hole playoff with Roger Tambellini to grab the hardware at the Nationwide Tours Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb.
The win was Gore's third straight on the Nationwide Tour, which makes him exempt on the PGA Tour through 2006.
Playing in the final pairing Sunday at the U.S. Open, Goosen finished with an 81 and Gore shot 84. Things got so bad that, just to keep things interesting, they wagered $5 on who would shoot lower over the final three holes. Goosen won the bet.
``That's great,'' Goosen said when told about Gore's big win. ``He's such a nice guy and a powerful player as well. Obviously, that bad round hasn't affected his game. It shows you he's got a good mental attitude, and that's what you need in this game.''
Carl Pettersson's final round was as up-and-down as the fairways at Castle Pines.
The Swede, who began his fourth round on the 10th hole, recorded just one par on his front nine and a total of four pars over the 18 holes.
``It was good in this format, and thank God I had some birdies in there,'' he said.
The fourth-year tour player's round included six birdies, seven bogeys and one double-bogey. He wound up in a tie for 15th with 21 points.
Pettersson's round included a stretch of 10 straight holes without a par, from the par-4 13th through the par-3 fourth.
The International is still without a repeat champion in its 20-year history.
Rod Pampling was the latest defending champ to go down.
The Aussie finished tied for sixth with 24 points.
Pampling, who had 15 first-round points en route to the title a year ago, started this year's event slowly, recording just 15 points over the first three rounds.
He climbed up the leaderboard thanks to nine points in the final round. Retief Goosen became the event's 18th different champion. Only Mickelson and Davis Love III have won more than once here.
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:15 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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    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

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    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.

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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 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:

    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.