Rose Leads Curtis by One

By Sports NetworkAugust 27, 2005, 4:00 pm
PGA Tour (75x100)CROMWELL, Conn. -- Justin Rose struggled with his game Saturday, but managed an even-par 72 to keep his lead through three rounds of the Buick Championship. He stands at 12-under-par 198.
 
Ben Curtis, playing in the final group with Rose, posted a 3-under 67. His bogey on the 17th left him one behind Rose at 11-under-par 199.
 
Corey Pavin
Corey Pavin's last PGA Tour win came in 1996 at the Colonial.
Defending champion Woody Austin fired a 5-under 65. He was joined in third place at 8-under-par 202 by Tjaart van der Walt, Jerry Kelly and Corey Pavin, who was a playoff loser here in 1991.
 
Rose struggled out of the gate with a bogey on the first. That was his first bogey on the week, and not his last. After three pars, he dropped another stroke on the fifth at the TPC at River Highlands.
 
The 25-year-old fought back with a 7-foot birdie putt on the sixth to get back to minus-11. Rose missed the green long and left at the par-4 seventh. No matter, as he putted the ball through the chipping area with his 3-wood and rolled it into the cup for birdie.
 
After a pair of pars, Rose again lost his second shot long, this time left of the 10th green. He blasted a chip shot through the trees onto the fringe, but he was unable to save par from there.
 
Rose got back to 12 under as his 9-iron approach to the 12th stopped within 3 feet of the cup. He kicked that in for birdie, but more trouble loomed.
 
After a three-putt par on the par-5 13th, Rose found a greenside bunker with his approach at the 14th. He was unable to save par and he fell to minus-11 and a tie for the lead with Curtis.
 
Rose came right back to roll in a 10-foot birdie try on the 15th. Curtis matched him, though. Rose two-putted for par on 16 and 18, while getting up and down for par on 17 to close with three straight pars.
 
'I'm very happy. This is the first time I've had a chance to win this year and I'm enjoying it,' said Rose, who has won four times overseas. 'We separated ourselves a little bit, but somebody always makes a run, so you have to expect that.'
 
Rose leads after three rounds for the first time in his PGA Tour career.
 
'I had the lead the best part of Friday and Saturday and I'm comfortable with it on Sunday,' Rose said. 'So I might as well have it now. Sleeping on it shouldn't be too much of a problem.'
 
Curtis, meanwhile, opened with a birdie on the third. The 2003 British Open winner got within two shots of Rose with a birdie on the seventh.
 
The 28-year-old Curtis reeled off five straight pars around the turn. After laying up at the par-5 13th, he got up and down for birdie from 98 yards out to move within one of Rose.
 
Curtis found himself tied for the lead as Rose bogeyed 14. Curtis ran home a 10-foot birdie try on 15 to match Rose's birdie.
 
However, Curtis lost his tee shot right off the tee at the 17th and found water guarding the fairway. After taking his drop, he knocked his third to 20 feet, but could only two-putt for bogey to end on shot shy of Rose.
 
Darron Stiles, who was the first player on the course, fired a 7-under 63 to move into seventh place at 7-under-par 203. Tim Petrovic and Kevin Sutherland are one stroke further back at minus-6.
 
Michael Putnam, who turned professional this week instead of playing in the U.S. Amateur, struggled to a 1-over 71. He shares 10th place at 5-under-par 205 with Darren Clarke, Brad Faxon, Spencer Levin, Spike McRoy and Nick Watney.
 
Related Links:
  • Photo Gallery
  • Leaderboard - Buick Championship
  • Full Coverage - Buick Championship
  • Getty Images

    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.


    Getty Images

    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 GolfChannel.com.  

    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; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    Getty Images

    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.

    Getty Images

    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.