Veteran Mackenzie Aims for First European Tour Win

By Sports NetworkMay 4, 2002, 4:00 pm
Paris, France - Malcolm Mackenzie, who hasn't found the winner's circle in 508 career starts on the European Tour, moved into position to record his breakthrough victory with a seven-under 65 in Saturday's third round of the Open de France. The 40-year-old Englishman leads with a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 202, one shot better than defending champion Jose Maria Olazabal and overnight leader Trevor Immelman.
'What amazes me is that I have had three weeks off and not hit a ball and have come out and played really well,' said Mackenzie, who recently returned from a vacation in Florida. 'It comes to show it is not all down to practice and hard work sometimes. Sometimes a layoff does you good.'
Mackenzie was five shots off the lead to start the day but made an early surge with a pair of birdies over the first three holes at Le Golf National. A poor tee shot led to just his fourth bogey of the week, but he put the mistake behind him with a birdie at the eighth hole and a long chip-in eagle at the par-five ninth.
Three more birdies on the inward nine allowed Mackenzie to top a leaderboard heading into the final round for the first time since the 1990 Murphy's Cup. He wound up finishing second in that event, his best showing since he joined the European Tour in 1981.
'I haven't won in all those years and you keep hoping. I don't give up. You just hope your day will come,' he said. 'But you need to be there after three rounds to have a chance and I have a chance now. Hopefully I will play tomorrow like I did today. But I am not going to get too excited because I know what this game is like.'
Mackenzie did win the Zimbabwe Open in 1985. Among his 33 career top-10 finishes on the European Tour was a tie for fifth in the 1992 British Open at Muirfield and a 10th-place showing in the 1994 Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The British journeyman will have to fight off a challenge from Olazabal, one of the hottest players on the planet with two victories and seven top-five finishes worldwide in the last five months.
The two-time Masters champion from Spain got off a sensational start Saturday when used a four-iron to ace the 202-yard, par-three second, a hole he bogeyed on Friday and double-bogeyed in the opening round.
After adding a birdie at the third hole, Olazabal reeled off nine straight pars but finally broke the chain with a birdie set up by an approach inside four feet at the 13th. He dropped a shot at the par-three 16th before closing with two birdies for his second straight round of five-under 67.
'It will be interesting tomorrow,' said Olazabal, who captured this event a year ago at Lyon Golf Club. 'There is a big pack of players who can win the tournament, anyone within five or six shots of the lead. It will be tough but at least I am giving myself a chance.'
Immelman, who jumped out to a four-shot lead with scores of 68-64 over the first two days, came back to the pack after a one-under 71 made up of four birdies and three bogeys.
'I felt I played nicely but just couldn't get going,' said the 22-year-old South African. 'It was just one of those days. I felt I hit some good shots and they didn't quite work out and made some good saves other times.
'All in all it was a pretty good day. I haven't shot myself in the foot and I am right where I want to be. I am within striking distance.'
Denmark's Anders Hansen matched Mackenzie for low round of the day with a 65 to finish alone in fourth place at 12-under. England's Gary Evans (67) and France's Jean-Francois Remesy (69) were next at minus-11.
Remesy is looking to become the first Frenchman to win the Open de France since Jean Garaialde in 1969.
Ian Woosnam of Wales carded eight birdies in a 66 and was four shots back.
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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