Stadler Birdies Last Ties Roberts

By Sports NetworkJuly 30, 2005, 4:00 pm
2005 U.S. Senior OpenKETTERING, Ohio -- Loren Roberts and Craig Stadler both scrambled to rounds of 2-under 69 on Saturday to remain tied for the lead through three rounds of the U.S. Senior Open. They stand at 11-under-par 202 at NCR Country Club.
 
D.A. Weibring carded a 3-under 68 to move into a tie for third at 8-under-par 205 and was joined there by Raymond Floyd, who won the PGA Championship at NCR in 1969. Floyd shot a 69 on Saturday.
 
Craig Stadler
Craig Stadler reacts to his birdie on the final hole Saturday.
Des Smyth, a two-time winner this season, posted a 1-under 70 to tie for fifth place at minus-7. Second-round co-leader Tom Watson, who won last week's Senior British Open, struggled to a 2-over 73 to finish at 7 under as well.
 
Roberts tripped out of the gate with a bogey at the first after missing the fairway in the right rough. He got that stroke back with an up-and-down birdie on the par-5 sixth.
 
The eight-time winner on the PGA Tour then birdied the eighth from 7 feet out. Roberts bogeyed the ninth, after missing the fairway again, to make the turn at minus-9 and in a share of the lead.
 
Roberts, who made his Champions Tour debut last week, holed a 70-yard shot for eagle on the par-5 10th. After a bogey on 13, he still led by two. Roberts birdied 14 and 15, each from within 6 feet, to move three clear of Stadler.
 
The 50-year-old bogeyed 17 after his drive found the right rough and his second shot hit a tree and stopped short of the green in more heavy rough. That dropped him back to minus-11 as Roberts two-putted for par on the last to share the third-round lead.
 
'I didn't drive it as well today as I did the first couple of days, so I struggled and made a few more bogeys today,' Roberts said. 'Basically my whole round is capsulized in my third shot at 10 when I made eagle. Other than that, it was just kind of give and take all day.'
 
Stadler's round had a lot of movement to it. He bogeyed one and two, before getting one stroke back with a 5-foot birdie putt at the fifth. He two-putted for birdie on the 10th to join Roberts in the lead at minus-9.
 
The reigning JELD-WEN Tradition champion birdied the 11th from 8 feet out, but was down one after Roberts' eagle on 10. Stadler fell four off the pace with a double-bogey on 12 and a bogey at 13.
 
On 12, he drove it right, left his second in the rough and bounced his third over the green. Stadler then three-putted the 13th.
 
Stadler came roaring back with birdies on 14 and 15, both from within 10 feet. The 52-year-old closed with consecutive birdies from the 17th to join Roberts at minus-11.
 
'Obviously the back nine was just a yo-yo the whole way,' said Stadler. 'I made one par in nine holes, which was not ideal, but fortunately there was more good than bad. Momentum wise you always want to finish well, and after doubling 12 and bogeying 13, I dug a pretty good hole for myself and kind of regrouped and came back good. So hopefully that will carry over into tomorrow.'
 
Greg Norman, who also made his Champions Tour debut last week, posted a 2-under 69, that included two bogeys on the back nine, to end alone in seventh place at 6-under-par 207. Rodger Davis climbed the leaderboard with a 4-under 67 to take eighth place at minus-5.
 
Tom Jenkins (72), Wayne Levi (74), Jerry Pate (69) and Perry Arthur (66) share ninth at 4-under-par 209.
 
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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

    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)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    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. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


    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 22, 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)

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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

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    Schauffele just fine being the underdog

    By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

    Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

    Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.


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    “Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

    Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

    “All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”