The Senior Open Championship Pres. by Rolex

  • July 25 - 29, 2013
  • Royal Birkdale GC - Lancashire, England
  • Par 70
    Yards 7,082
  • Purse $2,000,000

Final

POSPLAYERTO PARTHRUTEE TIME
1Mark Wiebe-9F-
2Bernhard Langer-9F-
3Corey Pavin-6F-
3Peter Senior-6F-
3David Frost-6F-
6Peter Fowler-4F-
7Sandy Lyle-3F-
8Tom Pernice Jr-2F-
8Jeff Hart-2F-
10Gene Sauers-1F-
11Steve ElkingtonEF-
11Gary WolstenholmeEF-
13Kohki Idoki+1F-
14Russ Cochran+2F-
14Des Smyth+2F-
14Jamie Spence+2F-
14Tom Kite+2F-
18Rocco Mediate+3F-
18Steve Pate+3F-
20Greg Turner+4F-
21Larry Mize+5F-
21Fred Couples+5F-
21Barry Lane+5F-
21Steve Jones+5F-
21Colin Montgomerie+5F-
26Michael Allen+6F-
26Katsuyoshi Tomori+6F-
26Steen Tinning+6F-
26Mark O'Meara+6F-
26Tom Lehman+6F-
26Mark McNulty+6F-
26Rod Spittle+6F-
33Brad Faxon+7F-
33Pedro Linhart+7F-
33Gary Hallberg+7F-
36Kirk Hanefeld+8F-
36David J. Russell+8F-
36Tom Watson+8F-
36Bob Tway+8F-
40Paul Wesselingh+9F-
40Duffy Waldorf+9F-
40Seiki Okuda+9F-
40John Inman+9F-
40Peter Mitchell+9F-
45Willie Wood+10F-
45Miguel Martin+10F-
47Mark James+11F-
48Chien Soon Lu+12F-
48Boonchu Ruangkit+12F-
48Mike Goodes+12F-
48Dick Mast+12F-
48Santiago Luna+12F-
48Eduardo Romero+12F-
48Chip Lutz+12F-
55Philip Golding+13F-
55Bruce Vaughan+13F-
57Mark Brooks+14F-
57Esteban Toledo+14F-
57Jeff Sluman+14F-
57Anders Forsbrand+14F-
61John Cook+15F-
61Massy Kuramoto+15F-
61Frankie Minoza+15F-
61Carl Mason+15F-
65Hendrik Buhrmann+16F-
65Joe Daley+16F-
65Philip Walton+16F-
65Mark Calcavecchia+16F-
69Fred Funk+17F-
69Bill Longmuir+17F-
71Andrew Oldcorn+18F-
71Peter Dahlberg+18F-
73Phil Gresswell+21F-
74Mitch Kierstenson+24F-

Now

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

When you're three shots off the lead at the Tour Championship, but have equally pressing concerns on Saturday.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

If Paul Casey get to the golf course too early Saturday, his caddie will tell him off... again! Trying to win the Tour Championship might be more about rest and how not to be bored off the course. I'm having way too much fun.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

"Wait, you're not ALLOWED to practice after the round?" Paul Casey tells me he couldn't practice after Friday's round even if he wanted to. All because of his caddie "Johnny Longsocks".

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

NBA player Kent Bazemore was all-in watching Steph Curry play in the Web.com Tour event and knows why he was able to play so well. "Baze" also has one pro golfer he hopes to one day tee it up with, keep it in the family per se.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

There's one club that always goes on the road with NBA player Kent Bazemore. Baze also got one of his teammates addicted to the game too!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Why doesn't anyone go crazy low scoring at East Lake Golf Club where they're playing the Tour Championship this week? Webb Simpson has an idea and admits there's something he's NOT looking forward to this weekend!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

I caught the Atlanta Hawks Kent Bazemore hanging out at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. He's a golf addict?!? Yep, but it's the mental part of the game he loves.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

When do golfers feel like basketball players? After a mistake or two on the course. Paul Casey explains how he got thru a tough stretch of golf by thinking like a shooting guard!

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Through two rounds, Justin Thomas is the projected FedEx Cup champion. Of course, that is based on him being tied for the lead with Paul Casey and Webb Simpson -- who are projected second and third. Jordan Spieth -- who is tied for 15th -- is projected fourth with Dustin Johnson also tied for 15th and projected fifth.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Webb Simpson is part of a three-way tie for the Tour Championship lead entering the weekend. He credits it in part to the old Allen Iverson theory: "Practice? We talkin' about practice?" Simpson prepared for East Lake by playing just a single nine-hole practice round before the tournament started. "We play so much golf," he explained. "You've got to take advantage of your rest. I've played here enough."

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

With rounds of 66-67 to open the Tour Championship, Paul Casey is in position to claim his second career PGA Tour title and first since 2009. What would it mean for him to claim that long-elusive title against this star-studded field? "It would turn a good season into a great season," he said. So much that he admitted if given a choice between the FedEx Cup victory and the tournament title, he'd take the latter, even with the decisive monetary differential.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Thomas followed an opening-round 67 at the Tour Championship with a 4-under 66 on Friday, putting him in position to neatly wrap a bow on the entire PGA Tour season. With a win this weekend, he would not only earn his sixth title of the season, he would claim the entire FedEx Cup and certainly be named Player of the Year by his peers. "It's nice to have everything in my own hands," he said after the round. "If I take care of everything, then it's over with." And with that, he retreated to the practice range to work on his swing a little more.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a trying season for Jason Day, who this week is making one last-ditch attempt to salvage a winless campaign. He posted a 3-under 67 in the second round of the Tour Championship on Friday -- which was helpful, except for the rough patch. Day bogeyed the 12th, 13th and 14th holes, keeping him from a score that could've vaulted him near the top of the leaderboard entering the weekend. "Got to stop making these silly errors," he said afterward. "It's really frustrating, because I get really good momentum through the first part of my round and the mid-to-the late part of my round, I rattle off a couple bogeys."

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

My dreams of being a professional fútbol player, because I thought they were all short, was ruined today at the PGA Tour Championship. Harrison Heath, Kenwyne Jones, and Chris McCann of the MLS Atlanta United F.C. are also golf fans and golfers who took some time off to watch they're favorite guys play. Their next game is Sunday vs. Montreal here in Atlanta.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Among those watching the Jordan Spieth-Justin Thomas pairing on Friday afternoon is Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore, who's also a big-time golf fan.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

How controversial could this week's FedEx Cup conclusion actually be? Consider this: At one point this afternoon, Webb Simpson was projected to be the season-long champion. As of right now, that projection favors Paul Casey. What do they have in common? Neither has won a single PGA Tour event all season.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Hideki Matsuyama finished the PGA Tour regular season as the FedEx Cup points leader, but following results of MC-23rd-47th in the first three playoff events, he'd dropped all the way to seventh entering this week's Tour Championship. Reportedly dealing with a nagging hip injury, Matsuyama could only manage an opening-round 5-over 75 on Thursday, but showed signs of rounding into form today, posting a 68 that could at least help give him a little momentum entering this weekend -- and next week's Presidents Cup.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are paired together at the Tour Championship today for the eighth time during these FedEx Cup playoffs, the 14th time this season and the 24th time in their PGA Tour careers. On these occasions, the two buddies have fared well against each other, with Spieth compiling a 69.10 scoring average and Thomas just off that pace at 69.70.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

A few years ago, East Lake Golf Club started giving the Tour Championship winner a replica of Bobby Jones' famous Calamity Jane putter as a gift for winning at his home course. This year, that gift has become an official trophy for the tournament. Sidled next to the FedEx Cup by the first tee all week, the putter will be presented to this year's tourney champion on Sunday evening.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

There was some amazing brisket served in the media dining today at the Tour Championship but not many people even got to try it... cause these beauties showed up!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Inside the caddie dining area at East Lake Golf Club there's a Notre Dame style sign for caddies to touch everyday before the round! This week's Tour Championship winning caddie is gonna get a check for just over $150,000 (10% of the winning players purse).

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

They call it "Hotlanta" for a reason. High humidity with temps in the upper 80's has a Tour partner handing out fans to the fans at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

In a lengthy post on his website that covered a lot of ground, Tiger Woods said Friday that he is hitting shots up to 60 yards but has not yet been cleared to hit full shots. He is six months removed from April fusion surgery, the fourth on his lower back and one that has a timetable for any return still well into the future. But Woods still sounded optimistic, citing chipping contests he's had at home with Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas along with a 6-day-a-week workout schedule.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods hasn't played golf competitively since his fourth back surgery in April, but today he provided an update to his website on his status, which includes him feeling better but unable to hit full golf shots yet. "I'm starting to hit the ball a little further -- 60-yard shots," he wrote. "I'm working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet. That's going to take time."

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Yes, the 30 players at this week's Tour Championship are thinking about the $10 million first-place prize that comes with winning the FedEx Cup, but they're also thinking about the man largely credited for opening the gateway to such riches. Arnold Palmer passed away one year ago this week -- and if competitors need some tangible inspiration, they can find it here at East Lake Golf Club, where Palmer's golf bag from the 1963 Ryder Cup at this venue will be on display throughout the weekend.