Great Falls Tribune http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com Golf Video, News, Scores and Updates Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Tee times, pairings, TV info: 2018 Valero Texas Open, Round 3 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/tee-times-pairings-tv-info-2018-valero-texas-open-round-3/ http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/tee-times-pairings-tv-info-2018-valero-texas-open-round-3/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:29:48 +0000 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/tee-times-pairings-tv-info-2018-valero-texas-open-round-3/ Here are the complete tee times and pairings, plus broadcast information, for Round 3 of the Valero Texas Open at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

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Here are the complete tee times and pairings, plus broadcast information, for Round 3 of the Valero Texas Open at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

All times Eastern

TV info

  • SATURDAY: Golf Channel, 1-2:45 p.m.; CBS, 3-6 p.m.
  • SUNDAY: Golf Channel, 1-2:45 p.m.; CBS, 3-6 p.m.

Saturday

OFF NO. 1 TEE

  • 10:15 a.m.: Ollie Schniederjans, Abraham Ancer, Kevin Tway
  • 10:25 a.m.: Nick Watney, Ernie Els, Sean O’Hair
  • 10:35 a.m.: Kevin Streelman, Aaron Baddeley, Brandt Snedeker
  • 10:45 a.m.: Adam Schenk, Joaquin Niemann, Trey Mullinax
  • 10:55 a.m.: J.J. Spaun, Zac Blair, Zecheng Dou
  • 11:05 a.m.: Keith Mitchell, Rod Pampling, K.J. Choi
  • 11:15 a.m.: Joshua Creel, Nicholas Lindheim, Andrew Putnam
  • 11:25 a.m.: Steve Marino, Matt Atkins, J.T. Poston
  • 11:35 a.m.: Vaughn Taylor, Brian Stuard, Harris English
  • 11:45 a.m.: Richy Werenski, Beau Hossler, Jimmy Walker
  • 11:55 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Denny McCarthy, Chesson Hadley
  • 12:05 p.m.: David Hearn, Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel
  • 12:15 p.m.: Grayson Murray, Ben Crane, Martin Laird
  • 12:25 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Andrew Landry

OFF NO. 10 TEE

  • 10:15 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, David Lingmerth, Troy Merritt
  • 10:25 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Dylan Frittelli, Jamie Lovemark
  • 10:35 a.m.: Peter Malnati, Austin Cook, Jim Furyk
  • 10:45 a.m.: Jason Kokrak, Corey Conners, Ethan Tracy
  • 10:55 a.m.: Ben Silverman, Cameron Champ, Johnson Wagner
  • 11:05 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Kevin Chappell, Brendan Steele
  • 11:15 a.m.: Hudson Swafford, Daniel Summerhays, Danny Lee
  • 11:25 a.m.: Retief Goosen, John Senden, Ricky Barnes
  • 11:35 a.m.: Sam Ryder, Ben Martin, Bill Haas
  • 11:45 a.m.: Charley Hoffman, Si Woo Kim, Hunter Mahan
  • 11:55 a.m.: Andrew Yun, Julian Suri, Brandon Harkins
  • 12:05 p.m.: Michael Thompson, Xander Schauffele, Brice Garnett
  • 12:15 p.m.: Lanto Griffin, Joel Dahmen

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Zach Johnson’s Round 2 highlights from Valero http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnsons-round-2-highlights-from-valero/ http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnsons-round-2-highlights-from-valero/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:27:02 +0000 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnsons-round-2-highlights-from-valero/ In the second round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Zach Johnson accelerated up the leaderboard after carding a 9-under 65 to tie for the lead.

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Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore share the lead at Valero http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnson-and-ryan-moore-share-the-lead-at-valero/ http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnson-and-ryan-moore-share-the-lead-at-valero/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:06:02 +0000 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/zach-johnson-and-ryan-moore-share-the-lead-at-valero/ In the second round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Zach Johnson moved up 11 spots with the help of his eagle chip shot to score a 65 and tie for the lead.

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Morgan Pressel finding comfort in old-school approach, as she seeks first top 10 in 2 years http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/morgan-pressel-finding-comfort-in-old-school-approach-as-she-seeks-first-top-10-in-2-years/ http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/morgan-pressel-finding-comfort-in-old-school-approach-as-she-seeks-first-top-10-in-2-years/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:58:00 +0000 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/21/morgan-pressel-finding-comfort-in-old-school-approach-as-she-seeks-first-top-10-in-2-years/ Morgan Pressel finding comfort in old-school approach, as she seeks first top 10 in 2 years at LPGA's LA Open.

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LOS ANGELES – Morgan Pressel has always loved old-school golf. She appreciates that tees and greens are close at Wilshire Country Club, where there’s an emphasis on precision both off the tee and into the small, challenging greens. It’s a placement course.

“You’ve got to have a good short game around here,” said Pressel, “which I’ve been practicing a lot.”

Pressel posted a 3-under 68 in Round 2 of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, putting her in a tie for seventh. The former phenom’s best finish of the season thus far came at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, where she tied for 39th. Pressel’s last top-10 finish came in June of 2016, when she finished runner-up at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Pressel, who turns 30 in May, tries not to put too much emphasis now on what happens day to day at the office. She’s thinking long-term progression. To get there, Pressel has gone old school, reconnecting with her childhood coach, Martin Hall. Some of the things they work on now she’s been hearing since she was 10 years old.

“The biggest thing is my swing plane,” said Pressel. “I knew that since I was a kid, swing plane was so important, and that’s really something that I knew that he could help me and want to help me get back, with the club in front of me. My clubs had really gotten way too far behind and underneath, so every day, trying to inch it more on plane.”

She currently feels more positive, and more comfortable, than she has in years.

Pressel birdied three consecutive holes on the back side to put herself in position for the weekend. When asked about the length of her long-term plan, Pressel said as long as it takes.

“Some days it’s more frustrating than others,” she said, “but I know where I want to go and what I need to do to get there. Just takes a little bit of time and some reps, and then a whole other step to take it to the golf course.”

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Watch Sergio Garcia toss his club into the woods after a poor tee shot in the second round of the Texas Open.

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LOS ANGELES – There’s no one-size-fits-all timeline for when things start to click for an LPGA player. Many of the leading ladies on the women’s tour can’t buy a drink at the bar, rent a car without those pesky additional fees, or, as was the case with Lydia Ko for a long time, drive a car.

It often feels like a sprint to the top out here, but 27-year-old Marina Alex has taken a more traditional route, checking boxes as she climbs the world rankings and readies herself for that first tour victory. It could come as early as this week, where the steady Alex is one off Moriya Jutanugarn’s lead at the midway point of the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open at 7-under 135.

Alex won the SEC title as a sophomore at Vanderbilt and graduated in 2012 with a degree in communications. On the Symetra Tour, she recorded six top-10 finishes to place third on the money list and earn her full LPGA card. Alex’s first three seasons on the LPGA were successful in that she comfortably kept her card and laid the foundation for what’s happening now: She’s currently ranked 37th in the world with a pair of top-five finishes this season.

“She’s making 30-footers out there like they’re nothing,” said Brittany Lincicome, who played alongside Alex for the first two rounds. Lincicome praised the overall consistency of Alex’s game and believes her attitude and overall balance in life serves her well on what can be a tough grind.

Alex doesn’t have a mental coach. She often listens and learns from what top players say in their interviews.

“I know it’s like a basic,” said Alex, “to be present in what you’re doing and focus on one shot at a time – but really I think the people that are most successful are definitely doing that. I know that’s a cliché kind of at this point, but it really does work.”

Alex found herself getting anxious late on Thursday as she put herself at the top of the board. She’s more aware when it happens now and uses breathing and self-talk techniques to “chill a little bit … for lack of a better term.”

After the ANA Inspiration, Alex headed to the Masters for the first time, where she admittedly geeked out. She sounded like many golf fans when she called watching Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play together on Tuesday a “dream come true.” While Alex played Augusta National in college and shot a couple over par, this was a different experience.

“Their imagination and creativity around the greens is just crazy,” said Alex of PGA Tour players. “They had all those shots – hybrid to full open-face, full-swing flop shots. I think most of us play standard shots and we play them well over and over again. They will tend to do things that you wouldn’t think about doing. It’s just different, but it’s cool.”

Alex’s putting this week has been exceptional, and she points toward work she did over the last two weeks off as a key reason she’s rolling the ball so well at Wilshire. While Ian Triggs is her swing coach, Alex’s godfather, Charlie Cowell, has always served as a second set of eyes for her short game. Cowell works as a teaching pro at Crestmont Country Club in New Jersey.

“I feel like I can see the line a little better,” said Alex of the tweaks to her setup.

It’s a line that could lead straight to the winner’s circle.

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In the second round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Hudson Swafford hits his 170-yard approach shot on the par-3 13th hole to 10 feet, then sinks the putt for birdie.

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Zach Johnson made four straight birdies and carded an eagle in the second round of the Texas Open on Friday.

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Nicholas Lindheim’s long birdie on No. 17 at Valero http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/20/nicholas-lindheims-long-birdie-on-no-17-at-valero/ http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/20/nicholas-lindheims-long-birdie-on-no-17-at-valero/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:26:02 +0000 http://greatfallstribune.sportstonews.com/2018/04/20/nicholas-lindheims-long-birdie-on-no-17-at-valero/ In the second round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Nicholas Lindheim drains a 47-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th hole.

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In the second round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Nicholas Lindheim drains a 47-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th hole.

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