US Senior Open Pairings Unveiled

By Sports NetworkJune 21, 2002, 4:00 pm
Bruce Fleisher will be paired with amateur Kemp Richardson and Australian Ian Stanley when he begins his quest for a second straight U.S. Senior Open title next week at Caves Valley Golf Club in Baltimore, Maryland.
Last year Fleisher completed the largest comeback in U.S. Senior Open history when he rallied from four strokes down in the final round at Salem Country Club to earn his first win in a major. Also the winner of the U.S. Amateur in 1968, Fleisher joined Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win both the Amateur and the Senior Open.
Fleisher, 53, will start on the back nine Thursday at Caves Valley alongside Richardson, of Laguna Niguel, California, the reigning Senior Amateur champion making his fourth straight appearance at the U.S. Senior Open, and Stanley, a European Seniors Tour star who captured last year's Senior British Open at Northern Ireland's Royal County Down.
Fuzzy Zoeller, who made his first victory on the Senior Tour a big one when he captured the Senior PGA Championship on the South Course at Firestone Country Club earlier this month, will play with a pair of fellow major champions. Zoeller will be joined on the first tee Thursday by Tom Watson, the 1982 U.S. Open winner at Pebble Beach and the 2001 Senior PGA champion, and Jim Thorpe, who won the first major of the 2002 season at The Tradition in April.
Zoeller won the 1984 U.S. Open after beating Greg Norman in an 18-hole playoff at Winged Foot.
Nicklaus, whose United States Golf Association trophy case includes two U.S.Am Senior Opens (1991, '93), will share the fairways the first two rounds with Japan's Isao Aoki, the runner-up to Nicklaus in the '80 Open at Baltusrol, and David Graham of Australia, the 1981 U.S. Open winner at Merion.
Although Nicklaus, 62, made his 46th consecutive cut in a Senior major at the Senior PGA at Firestone, lingering back problems forced him to withdraw before the start of the third round.
Larry Nelson, a 16-time winner on the 50-and-over circuit, is still in search of his first major title as a senior. Nelson was a three-time major winner during his PGA Tour days, with two PGA Championship titles and a U.S. Open victory at Oakmont in 1983. He will be paired with Raymond Floyd, who has won four Senior majors but no U.S. Senior Opens, and Jay Sigel, who captured back- to-back U.S. Amateurs in 1982-83 and three Mid-Amateur titles in 1983, '85 and '87.
Among Floyd's four major wins on the regular tour was a 1986 U.S. Open victory at Shinnecock Hills when he was 43 years old.
Hale Irwin, who became the oldest U.S. Open champion when he won the 1990 title at Medinah at the age of 45, claimed two other U.S. Opens (1974, '79) and won Senior Opens in 1998 and 2000. He will play with 66-year-old Gary Player, who won the 1965 U.S. Open and Senior Opens in 1987 and '88, and Senior Tour rookie Ben Crenshaw, a two-time Masters champion.
Allen Doyle, named 2001 Senior Tour Player of the Year after posting two wins -- including his first major at the Senior Players Championship -- and 23 other top-10 finishes, is still seeking his first victory of the 2002 season. He will play the first two rounds with Don Pooley and 1992 U.S. Open champ Tom Kite.
Arnold Palmer, 72, the winner of three USGA titles (1954 U.S. Amateur, '60 U.S. Open, '81 U.S. Senior Open), will be paired with 1986 Senior Open winner Dale Douglass and '92 champion Larry Laoretti.
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 11:30 am

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

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.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson