Woods to tee off with Garcia and Rose at British Open

Tiger Woods will partner Spain’s Sergio Garcia and England’s Justin Rose in the first and second rounds of the upcoming British Open. The American Golf great will kick off his campaign with Rose and Garcia at 9:42am local time on Thursday in round one at Royal Lytham and at 2:43pm on Friday.

Tiger is chasing his fifteenth major and is in pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors. The men that will stroll the course along with Woods however have not won any majors as yet. They are still expected to draw the crowds at the par-70 Lancashire layout because of Woods and several other prominent groups nearby.

Defending champion Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland will tee off with Zach Johnson of the United States and South Africa’s Ernie Els at 9:09 am on Thursday. They are scheduled to be three groups behind Woods and company.

England’s World No 2 Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson of the United States and Japan’s Yoshinori Fujimoto will tee off right after Clarke’s group. Westwood is chasing his first major and has impressed one and all with his play. Bubba Watson happens to be the reigning Masters champion and had great things to say about Lee “You always expect Lee to do well,” “It seems like every major he is in, he’s in the top five.” “He’s a great player. Even if he starts off slow he fights back and has a chance to win.” He said

Potter beats Kelly to win Greenbrier Classic

Rookie Ted Potter Jr.’s first PGA Tour victory means a lot more than the cool $1,098,000 that he bagged home. The 28-year-old rookie is all set to take a trip to his dream place in Augusta National.

Rookie Ted Potter Jr. made a 4-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Troy Kelly on Sunday to win the Greenbrier Classic for his first PGA Tour victory. Simply winning, though, had been the top priority for a player who first joined the former Nationwide Tour in 2004 and didn’t have much success until last year. ”When you’re missing cuts every week, you get down on yourself,” Potter said. ”I mean, it’s hard to pick yourself back up. But the plus side for me is I was still young. I just knew I had plenty of time and just be patient and it will come back around again.”

Ranked 218th in the world, Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit with five holes to play, finishing with a 6-under 64 to match Kelly at 16 under. Kelly closed with a 66. Potter became the sixth first-time winner on the tour this season and jumped from 173rd to 51st in the FedEx Cup standings.

The 28-year-old left-hander had missed five straight cuts entering the Greenbrier Classic and his previous best finish was a tie for 13th. Charlie Wi and rookie Charlie Beljan tied for third at 14 under. Wi shot a 65, and Beljan had a 67. Webb Simpson lost a one-stroke lead on the back nine at the tournament for the second straight year. The US Open champion made three straight bogeys, shot 73 and tied for seventh at 11 under.

 

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