Category Archives: Golf Channel

Report: Tiger's driver among those selected for R&A testing

Tiger Woods’ driver was among those tested by the R&A on Monday at Royal Portrush. According to a Golf.com report, Woods handed his TaylorMade M5 driver to manager Rob McNamara after playing in a practice round with Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler on Monday. McNamara then brought the club to the driving range, where the […]

McIlroy recalls record 61 at Royal Portrush: 'I always think about that round'

Rory McIlroy admittedly can’t recall many shot-by-shot accounts of his rounds. “But for that round, I do,” McIlroy said during a May sit-down with TheOpen.com. McIlroy is referring to the 11-under 61 he shot as a 16-year-old playing in the 2005 North of Ireland Championship at Royal Portrush. The round smashed the previous course record of […]

McIlroy begins Open Championship week as favorite; Woods listed at 18-1

Rory McIlroy will begin Open Championship week as the betting favorite to lift the claret jug. McIlroy is listed by Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook at 8-1 to win at Royal Portrush in McIlroy’s native Northern Ireland. He has won twice this year, at The Players and RBC Canadian Open, and is coming off a T-34 […]

Howell III withdraws from The Open, replaced by Harman

After tying for sixth Sunday at the John Deere Classic, Charles Howell III seemed to be looking ahead to Royal Portrush. „It’s a place I’ve never been,” Howell said.  „It’s a place I’m excited to see and learn it.” A day later, Howell has decided to save his introduction to Royal Portrush for another day after […]

What's in the bag: John Deere Classic champion Frittelli

Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday at TPC Deere Run. Here’s a look inside his bag: DRIVER: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70 shaft; Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 […]

The Open groupings: Woods grouped with Reed, Wallace at Portrush

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – Tiger Woods will begin his quest for a fourth claret jug alongside a familiar face and one of Europe’s rising stars. Woods, who has not played since the U.S. Open, will be grouped for the first two rounds at Royal Portrush with Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace. Reed and Woods paired together […]

Power Rankings: The 148th Open at Royal Portrush

Golf Channel’s game has a new look in 2019. This year in addition to picking a tournament winner we’re also shifting the focus to head-to-head matchups, with both the Golf Pick ‘Em game and an additional Sunday-only contest that focuses on the final round. Both contests can be found in the NBC Sports Predictor app, […]

With T-5 finish at Marathon Classic, Kupcho earns spot in AIG Women’s British Open

Jennifer Kupcho came up short in a weekend bid to win the Marathon Classic, but she got a nice consolation prize. With her T-5 finish Sunday, Kupcho earned one of five qualifying spots for players who weren’t already qualified for the AIG Women’s British Open in three weeks. “It’s great, just coming off two missed cuts,” […]

Romo earns back-to-back victories at American Century Championship

STATELINE, Nev. – Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second straight victory in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys and current CBS analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to finish at 71 in the modified Stableford scoring system. Former […]