Tiger Runaway Winner in England

By Sports NetworkOctober 1, 2006, 4:00 pm
2006 WGC American Express ChampionshipCHANDLER'S CROSS, England -- Tiger Woods withstood two weather delays Sunday as he cruised to a eight-stroke win at the World Golf Championships - American Express Championship.
 
Woods entered the final round up by six and closed with a 4-under 67. That did not include an eagle on No. 18. He settled for a birdie there, as he played the closing hole at 7-under par for the week.
 
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Tiger Woods gets a little help staying dry from caddie Steve Williams.
The world's No. 1 player finished at 23-under-par 261 after four rounds in the 60s. Woods has now claimed 12 individual WGC titles, including five at this event, and earned his sixth straight PGA TOUR title.
 
Of those six straight wins, two were major titles (British Open and PGA Championship) and two were WGC events (Bridgestone Invitational and American Express). Woods was defeated two weeks ago at the HSBC World Match Play Championship, a European Tour event.
 
The win was Woods' 54th on the PGA TOUR and 29th on the European circuit. He is now 38-3 when leading after 54 holes in PGA TOUR events and hasn't lost since 2004 when in that position.
 
'This was a fun week. I hit the ball really well this week. All 72 holes, really,' stated Woods, who won for the eighth time on the PGA TOUR this year. 'It's fun when you can control your golf ball that well.
 
'I didn't make the putts I wanted to on the weekend, but I still kept hitting, giving myself plenty of looks and opportunities. It was overall just a fantastic week.'
 
Ian Poulter closed with a 5-under 66 to join Adam Scott (69) in a share of second place. They ended at 15-under-par 269.
 
Jim Furyk, who teamed with Woods in all four team sessions at the Ryder Cup last week, took fourth place at minus-14 after closing with back-to-back 69s at The Grove. Ernie Els was one stroke further back at minus-13 after a final- round 67.
 
Woods got on the board Sunday with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 second. Three holes later, he poured in a 12-footer for his second birdie of the round.
 
The 30-year-old was 21-under par and six clear of Furyk at that point. Woods parred the next two holes and was looking at a 12-footer for birdie on eight when bad weather stopped play for the first time.
 
The first weather delay lasted 130 minutes. When play resumed, Woods two-putted for par on the eighth and again on No. 9.
 
Woods dropped his second shot within 3 feet at the 10th and kicked that in for birdie. After he blasted out of a greenside bunker to 8 feet on the 12th, action was stopped for the second time.
 
After the second delay ended, Woods missed his short par putt. He recovered that lost stroke with a birdie on the par-5 15th and closed with a birdie at the last for an easy win.
 
'My whole objective was not to make a bogey on the weekend, and I made two,' Woods said. 'But I offset that with enough birdies.'
 
Scott never got anything going on Sunday as he had two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine. He collected two late birdies, on 15 and 18, to share second.
 
Poulter got off to a hot start with birdies on three and five. He wrapped bogeys at six and eight around a birdie on seven. Poulter also birdied the ninth to make the turn at minus-12. The Englishman climbed into a share of second with three back-nine birdies.
 
Furyk got closer than anyone else in the final round as he birdied three of the first four holes to move within five of Woods' lead. Furyk, however, played the final 14 holes at 1-over par with four bogeys and three birdies.
 
'I'm disappointed with the finish,' admitted Furyk about a bogey on 17. 'I got caught in between clubs on 17, never committed to the shot and I hit a poor shot over to the left. It was going to cost me probably a tie for second. Overall it was a great week, I played wonderful, but finishing like that always leaves a sour taste, so right now I'm a little chapped.'
 
Brett Wetterich and Luke Donald each posted rounds of 3-under 68 Sunday to end in a tie for sixth. They finished alongside Stuart Appleby at 11-under-par 273. Brett Quigley, Trevor Immelman and Thongchai Jaidee were one stroke further back at minus-10.
 
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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

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

    Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.


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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.”

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    Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

    Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

    So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

    Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

    Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at golfodds.com.


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    Jordan Spieth: 7/4

    Xander Schauffele: 5/1

    Kevin Kisner: 11/2

    Tiger Woods: 14/1

    Francesco Molinari: 14/1

    Rory McIlroy: 14/1

    Kevin Chappell: 20/1

    Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

    Alex Noren: 25/1

    Zach Johnson: 30/1

    Justin Rose: 30/1

    Matt Kuchar: 40/1

    Webb Simpson: 50/1

    Adam Scott: 80/1

    Tony Finau: 80/1

    Charley Hoffman: 100/1

    Austin Cook: 100/1