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 Player: Retief Goosen 08/01/08, Time: 8:11 am
 Status:
Hot
 News: Goosen carded a 4-under 66 in the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and leads five players by one shot heading into the second round. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jeff Overton 08/01/08, Time: 8:09 am
 Status:
Hot
 News: Overton fired a 7-under 65 and leads after the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Greg Norman 07/19/08, Time: 5:52 pm
 News: Norman is on the cusp of history after shooting a 2-over 72 in the third round of the British Open and will take a 2-shot lead into the final round.
 Analysis:

Norman is the oldest third round leader ever at a major championship (53). He hasn't won on tour since 1997 and rarely plays much anymore. He's had an incredible week and a host of folks will be rooting hard for the Aussie, who has won two Open Championships (1986, 1993). (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Padraig Harrington 07/19/08, Time: 5:49 pm
 News: Harrington put himself in excellent position to defend his British Open championship by posting a 2-over 72 during the third round at Royal Birkdale. He will play in the final pairing with Greg Norman and begin two shots off the lead.
 Analysis:

Wrist, schmist. Harrington was almost ready to withdraw earlier in the week with a wrist injury. He's quite accustomed to playing in the howling wind conditions the players have faced thus far at Birkdale and will put the heat on Norman Sunday. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: K.J. Choi 07/19/08, Time: 5:47 pm
 News: Choi, vying for his first major champiosnhip, will open the find round two shots back of the leaders after shooting a 5-over 75 in the third round of the British Open.
 Analysis:

75 was more like even par Saturday in the brutal wind conditions at Royal Birkdale. Choi will be playing the second to last group. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Sergio Garcia 07/17/08, Time: 3:55 pm
 News: Gracia carded a 2-over 72 in the first round of the British Open and is just three shots out of the lead.
 Analysis:

Garcia lost this championship in a playoff last year and is still seeking that elusive first major. This could be his week. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Jim Furyk 07/17/08, Time: 3:52 pm
 News: Furyk played steady golf and finished with a 1-over 71 in the first round of the British Open and is tied for seventh place, two shots out of the lead. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Phil Mickelson 07/17/08, Time: 3:51 pm
 News: Mickelson opened the British Open with a 9-over 79 during the first round.
 Analysis:

Not exactly the best of starts for Lefty, who has just one top-10 finish in 15 Open Championships. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Ernie Els 07/17/08, Time: 3:49 pm
 News: Els wrapped up his first round of the British Open with a score of 80, 10-over par. He'll have his work cut out for him Friday to make the cut. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Rich Beem 07/17/08, Time: 3:47 pm
 News: Beem withdrew with a hand injury during the first round of the British Open.
 Analysis:

He was 12-over par after nine holes, and with howling winds and a steady rain, he decided he'd had enough. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Graeme McDowell 07/17/08, Time: 3:45 pm
 News: McDowell shot a 1-under 69 during the first round of the British Open and is in a three-way tie for the lead.
 Analysis:

McDowell won last week at Loch Lomond and was many people's choice to win this week. He made birdie on his final two holes to jump up the leaderboard. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Greg Norman 07/17/08, Time: 3:43 pm
 News: Norman carded an even par 70 during the first round of the British Open and is in a tie for fourth place.
 Analysis:

Norman has won two British Open titles in his career, but no one was talking about him before this tourney began as being a contender. He's hardly even playing golf anymore, even on the Champions Tour, for which he is eligible. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Robert Allenby 07/17/08, Time: 3:41 pm
 News: Allenby fired a 1-under 69 during the first round of the British Open and is in a three-way tie for the lead heading into the second round.
 Analysis:

Allenby has yet to win a major despite playing well, especially this season. He made birdies at his final two holes to climb to the top of the leaderboard. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Adam Scott 07/17/08, Time: 3:38 pm
 News: Scott finished in even par 70 during the first round of the British Open and is in a tie for fourth place, one shot off the lead.
 Analysis:

Scott was the sole leader at 2-under par on the 16th tee, but made two straight bogeys to fall out of the lead. He is seeking his first major championship. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Rocco Mediate 07/17/08, Time: 3:36 pm
 News: Mediate opened his British Open with a 1-under 69 at Royal Birkdale and is in a three-way tie for the lead after the first round.
 Analysis:

Mediate continues to flex his muscle in majors, following his near-miss in the U.S. Open in June when he lost to Tiger Woods in a playoff. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Phil Mickelson 07/16/08, Time: 6:40 pm
 News: If you think Lefty will benefit most at the British Open by not having Tiger in the field, think again. Out of 15 starts in the Championship, he's posted just one finish in the top-10 (third in 2004). (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Padraig Harrington 07/16/08, Time: 6:38 pm
 News: Hrrington will indeed defend his title at the British Open starting Thursday despite suffering from a sore wrist he hurt while practicing last week.
 Analysis:

Harrington hasn't played a full 18 holes during a practice round and hasn't hit any shots from the rough. Could be a short week for the defending champ. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Sergio Garcia 07/15/08, Time: 3:15 pm
 News: Garcia is the early favorite among the oddsmakers for the 137th British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and for good reason. He is the best player to have never won a major and finshed as the runner-up in this event in 2007 to Padraig Harrington. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Heath Slocum 07/15/08, Time: 3:13 pm
 News: Slocum withdrew from the US Bank Championship this week, the PGA Tour stop for all the players not playing in the British Open. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Justin Rose 07/15/08, Time: 3:12 pm
 News: Count Rose among the group of favorites for the Claret Jug this week at Royal Birkdale. In fact, it was 10 year ago, the last time the event was played at Birkdale, that Rose burst onto the scene in the Championship as a 17-year old amateur and finished in third place. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jim Furyk 07/15/08, Time: 3:10 pm
 News: Furyk's name is being bandied about as one of the favorites for the Bitish Open at Royal Birkdale this week. When the tournament was played at Birkdale, Furyk finished in fourth place behind Mark O'Meara, Brian Watts, Tiger Woods, and Justin Rose. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Padraig Harrington 07/15/08, Time: 3:08 pm
 News: Harrington will be in the field at the 137th British Open at Royal Birkdale, where he will be vying to defend the only major championship of his career after winning the title in 2007 at Carnoustie. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Will MacKenzie 07/12/08, Time: 7:47 am
 News: MacKenzie stormed to the lead at the halfway point of the John Deere Classic with a sizzling 7-under par score of 64. He leads by two shots.
 Analysis:

MacKenzie, one of the more intriguing players on tour, had missed some tournaments earlier this year because of injuries. Sounds like he's back. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: David Toms 07/12/08, Time: 7:44 am
 News: Toms has decided to skip next week's British Open for unspecified reasons, another elite American golfer to miss out on the third major in 2008. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jerry Kelly 07/12/08, Time: 7:42 am
 News: A double dose of good news for Kelly on Friday....he made the cut at the John Deere Classic and was added to the field of the British Open after Luke Donald was forced to withdraw. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Luke Donald 07/12/08, Time: 7:40 am
 News: Donald withdrew from next week's British Open because oa lingering wrist injury. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: David Duval 07/12/08, Time: 7:38 am
 News: Duval shot a 1-over par 72 and missed the cut at the John Deere Classic.
 Analysis:

Duval continues to struggle and has just eight tournaments left on his medical exemption to try and find his game again. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Aaron Baddeley 07/12/08, Time: 7:36 am
 News: Baddeley firerd a 7-under 64 in the second round of the John Deere Classic and is six shots off the lead heading into the weekend. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Frank Lickliter II 07/12/08, Time: 7:35 am
 News: Lickliter was DQ'ed from the John Deere Classic for signing an incorrect scorecard. He shot a 74 in Thursday's first round and was in jeopardy of making the cut. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Kenny Perry 07/12/08, Time: 7:33 am
 News: Perry shot a 66 in the second round of the John Deere Classic and is a 11-under heading into the weekend, two shots off the lead. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Woody Austin 07/10/08, Time: 8:16 pm
 News: Austin crafted a 5-under 66 during the first round of the John Deere Classic and finds himself in a tie for seventh place. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Charlie Wi 07/10/08, Time: 8:15 pm
 News: Wi fired a 7-under 64 in the first round of the John Deere Classic and shares the lead with Ken Duke. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Ken Duke 07/10/08, Time: 8:14 pm
 News: Duke holds a share of the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic after shooting a 7-under 64 Thursday. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jonathan Byrd 07/10/08, Time: 8:11 pm
 News: Defending champ Byrd opened play with a 4-under 67 in the first round of the John Deere Classic Thursday and is just three strokes off the lead. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Kenny Perry 07/10/08, Time: 8:09 pm
 News: Perry stayed red-hot with a 6-under 65 Thursday in the opening round of the John Deere Classic. Perry is looking for his third win on Tour in 2008 and has almost locked up a spot on the Ryder Cup team. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Zach Johnson 07/10/08, Time: 8:08 pm
 News: Johnson shot a 2-under score of 69 in the opening round of the John Deere Classic on Thursday. Johnson is one of the biggest names in the field at a tournament close enough to his Iowa home he considers it a "home" event. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Tiger Woods 07/08/08, Time: 8:55 pm
 News: In a message on his website Tuesday, Woods said that he turned down a request by U.S. Captain Paul Azinger to be a vice-captain for the Ryder Cup in September. Woods also said he wasn't sure when he would be ready to play golf again in 2009, but our bet is that you'll see him at Augusta. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Kenny Perry 07/07/08, Time: 9:17 pm
 News: Perry has elected not to play in the British Open next week despite having twice this season on the PGA Tour.
 Analysis:

At 48, Perry is quite content to remain in the States and play at the PGA Tour stop next week, the U.S. Bank Championship. He elected not to play in the U.S. Open in June as well. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Camilo Villegas 07/07/08, Time: 9:15 pm
 News: Villegas withdrew from the John Deere Classic this week to rest up for the British Open next week. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Luke Donald 07/07/08, Time: 9:12 pm
 News: Donald withdrew from the Euro Tour's Scottish Open this week to give his ailing left wrist one more week to heal before the British Open, which will begin July 17. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Anthony Kim 07/06/08, Time: 3:07 pm
 News: Kim picked up his second PGA Tour win of the year, closing with a 5-under 65 and winning the AT amp; T National at Congressional Country Club. He pocketed a cool $1.08 million.
 Analysis:

Kim, just 22 years old, won at Wachovia in May. The AT amp; T is hosted by Tiger Woods (though he wasn't in attendance this year after knee surgery), a player Kim idolized when he was playing junior golf. The win also moved him into sixth place on the Ryder Cup points list. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)

 Player: Rocco Mediate 07/06/08, Time: 3:03 pm
 News: Mediate shot a 66 in the final round of the AT amp; T National to finish T-18. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Tommy Armour III 07/06/08, Time: 3:01 pm
 News: Armour III fired a 69 during the final round and finished T-3 in the AT amp; T National. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Peter Lonard 07/06/08, Time: 3:00 pm
 News: Lonard fired a 63-the lowest of the final round- during the AT amp; T National and finished T-12. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jim Furyk 07/06/08, Time: 2:57 pm
 News: Furyk finished strong in the final round of the AT amp; T National with a 4-under 66, but finished ini a six-way tie for third, three shots behind the winner. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Tom Pernice Jr. 07/06/08, Time: 2:55 pm
 News: Pernice, the third round leader of the AT amp; T National, closed with a 2-over 72 in the final round and finished T-9. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Steve Stricker 07/06/08, Time: 2:54 pm
 News: Despite playing in the final group of the day and starting one-shot out of the lead, Stricker struggled with his putter and shot a 73, finishing T-18 at the AT amp; T National. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Zach Johnson 07/05/08, Time: 5:11 pm
 News: Johnson has committed to play in the John Deere Classic next week in his home state of Iowa, the first event he has played in since missing the cut at the US Open. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Tom Pernice Jr. 07/05/08, Time: 5:08 pm
 News: Pernice Jr. will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the AT amp; T National. He shot a 1-under 69 during Saturday's third round and will play in the final group with Steve Stricker. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
 Player: Jeff Overton 07/05/08, Time: 5:06 pm
 News: Overton had a 1-over 71 during the third round of the AT amp; T National and heads into the final round tied for third place, two shots out of the lead. (Marc Pruitt/SportsBuff.com)
  
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