Sweden Sets Record Canada Leads

By Sports NetworkOctober 27, 2006, 4:00 pm
USGASTELLENBOSCH, South Afrca -- Oscar Floren and Bjorn Akesson both shot 6-under 66s on Friday to lead Sweden to a record-tying performance at the World Amateur Team Championship.
 
Canada remained on top of the standings after Day 2, but Sweden's performance glommed some of the spotlight from the leaders.
 
The Swedes were 18 shots better than their opening-round score, following a 6-over 150 on Thursday with Floren and Akesson's 12-under 132 on Friday.
 
The 1-under 71 score of a third teammate, Niklas Lemke, was excluded (in each of the four stroke-play rounds, the total of the two lowest scores by players from each team constitutes the team score for that round).
 
'They played slightly better,' Swedish coach Magnus Grankvist joked after his team tied the United States' 2004 record for lowest single-day team score in World Amateur history.
 
They played better, yes, but Floren described his round as merely 'OK.'
 
'It might sound strange,' he said, 'but I know I could have gone lower. This is my second World Amateur and it's my lowest score.'
 
The Swedish team's effort moved them into fifth place at 6-under-par 282 -- four shots adrift of the leading Canadians, who stand at 10-under 278.
 
Richard Scott continued to spark the Canadian effort, following his first- round 69 with a 4-under 68 on Friday. Andrew Parr added a 1-under 71 for the other counted Canadian score.
 
The three-time defending champion United States team -- which won in 2004 with Ryan Moore, Spencer Levin and Lee Williams -- moved into second place at nine- under 279.
 
Surprising alternate Chris Kirk, who is filling in for Webb Simpson, fired the round of the day with a 6-under 66 to lead the Americans.
 
Trip Kuehne -- the most experienced American with two Walker Cup appearances, and best-known for losing the 1994 U.S. Amateur final to Tiger Woods -- added a 2-under 70 after he bumbled to a 78 on Thursday.
 
NCAA individual champion Jonathan Moore had a second-consecutive 72, the Americans' excluded score.
 
The Netherlands and Mexico share third place at 7-under 281, one shot ahead of the Swedes. Korea posted a solid 7-under 137 and stands in sixth place at minus-5.
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'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

“Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

“The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.


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Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We're compiling their missives below:

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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.