Wies Second Verse Worse Than the First

By Sports NetworkSeptember 8, 2006, 4:00 pm
European TourCRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- Michelle Wie on Friday missed the cut in last place at the European Masters -- 22 shots behind co-leaders Bradley Dredge, Andrew McLardy and Marcel Siem.
 
'I am still in shock. I just couldn't get any of my shots to go,' Wie said after a round of 8-over 79. 'I don't know why it was. I don't even know what sport I was playing today.'
 
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Michelle Wie reacts to a missed putt in her second round 79.
Wie, 16, had consecutive double-bogeys at the 14th and 15th holes, both par-5s, and ended two rounds at 15-over-par 157.
 
Having now missed the cut in nine of the 10 men's events she has played worldwide, Wie will give it another shot next week at the 84 Lumber Classic on the PGA TOUR.
 
'I feel like I know what I have to work on and I know what I have to do next week,' said Wie, who made her only cut against the men in May at the SK Telecom Open on the Asian Tour.
 
'I have got to get my shots back into the fairway. I'm going to work hard for next week.'
 
Laura Davies, the only other woman to play in an event sanctioned by the European Tour, missed the cut and finished second-to-last at the ANZ Championship in 2004.
 
Friday, Wie was dead last out of 152 players.
 
'Days like this don't scare me away,' she defended, 'they just make me more motivated.'
 
At the top of the leaderboard, it was an international affair with the Welshman Dredge, the South African McLardy and the German Siem sharing the top spot at 7-under-par 135.
 
McLardy fired a 6-under 65 with eight birdies and two bogeys in his second round, moving up from a tie for 28th place overnight.
 
'This was huge. I knew if I could make one more cut I would basically have my card (for next year),' said McLardy, who currently ranks 118th on the Order of Merit.
 
'They say take one shot at a time and don't think about it, but of course you think about it. It is a great confidence boost...my lowest round of the year.'
 
Dredge and Siem had matching 4-under 67s to move from a tie for eighth place into a tie for the lead. Dredge had five birdies in the round, all on his final nine holes, while Siem mixed six birdies with two bogeys.
 
'Last week I decided to leave my swing alone and go back to what I was doing before,' said Dredge, who made his first cut in five starts last week. 'Straight away I have seen some results. It's tough -- you are trying to improve but it is not always in the swing, it is a culmination of everything.'
 
Siem credits an unlikely source for a recent positive turnaround in his play: a feature on himself in European Tour Weekly.
 
'ETW is good fun,' he admitted. 'You don't feel like a nobody...if people want to talk to you, you must be a good player and maybe that helps give you confidence.'
 
Francesco Molinari, a stunning winner at the Italian Open in May and the younger brother of 2005 U.S. Amateur winner Edoardo, is alone in fourth place at 6-under 136 following his second consecutive 68.
 
One stroke further back, defending champion Sergio Garcia lead a group of three players who are tied for fifth place. Garcia, who owns a cottage just yards from the first tee, began his round with a 55-foot eagle putt on the first green.
 
'I have to go out and keep giving myself good chances, taking advantage of the par fives,' said Garcia, who shot a 69 Friday. 'Hopefully [I'll] have a lot of eagle putts.'
 
The cut line fell at plus-1 with 66 players moving on to the weekend. Among those missing the cut was Edoardo Molinari.
 
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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.


    Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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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.


    Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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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