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Coming Up This Week In Golf | July 5th-8th, 2018

This week in golf one of the main themes for the men’s game is the Open Championship Qualifying Series. The Open Championship Qualifying Series is a tournament within a tournament that allows tour players the opportunity to qualify for The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, if they have not already done so. This week’s events on the PGA Tour and the European Tour will both be part of the Open Championship Qualifying Series.

The LPGA Tour will be playing nine miles from Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers play. The Web.com Tour travels to western New York and the PGA Tour Champions is taking this week off to gear up for another major, The Senior Players Championship.

PGA Tour – A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier

Formerly known as The Greenbrier Classic, this week’s PGA Tour event returns to The Greenbrier’s Old White TPC course in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Designed by C.B. Macdonald and opened in 1914, the golf course today measures 7,286 yards and plays to a par of 70. Xander Schauffele returns as the defending champion, winning by one stroke over Robert Streb last year.

Course Scorecard

Hole    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    Out
Par     4   4   3   4   4   4   4   3   4    36
Yards  449 488 205 427 388 471 440 234 408  3510
Hole   10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18    In   Total
Par     4   4   5   4   4   3   4   5   3    36    72
Yards  385 493 568 492 401 229 415 616 177  3776  7286
TaylorMade Golf Rbladez Iron Set

TaylorMade Golf Rbladez Iron Set

Course History

Old White TPC has undergone numerous changes through the years, beginning in 1922 when Macdonald’s associate Seth Raynor, who had assisted in the original construction, returned to make changes that reportedly would make the course more friendly to resort guests. Over the years following, the course moved away from some of its original design characteristics.

In 2002, golf course architect Lester George was hired in an attempt to restore the course to its original design strategy and concept. Thorough research was performed on the Macdonald and Raynor design features and in 2006, the course was reopened. Old White received the TPC designation in 2011.

After a devastating flood in 2016 caused severe damage to the course and the surrounding communities, that year’s event was canceled. The Old White TPC reopened once more in July 2017, having been fully restored by golf course architect Keith Foster.

Open Championship Qualifying Series

There will be 4 positions available into The 147th Open Championship in this event. Four players not already exempt who finish within the top 12 this week will gain entry into The 147th Open Championship. Last year’s qualifiers from this event were Robert Streb, Jamie Lovemark, Sebastian Munoz and the winner of The Greenbrier Classic, Xander Schauffele.

Former Major Champions In The Field

  • Bubba Watson
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Webb Simpson
  • Geoff Ogilvy
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Vijay Singh
  • John Daly

Final Round Highlights From The 2017 Greenbrier Classic


Video courtesy of the PGA Tour

Broadcast Coverage

Television Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   3:30-6:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Friday    July 6th   3:30-6:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Saturday  July 7th   1:00-2:45 p.m.   Golf Channel
                     3:00-6:00 p.m.   CBS
Sunday    July 8th   1:00-2:45 p.m.   Golf Channel
                     3:00-6:00 p.m.   CBS

Live Streaming Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.   PGA Tour Live
Friday    July 6th   7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.   PGA Tour Live
Saturday  July 7th   8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Facebook Watch
                     1:00-6:00 p.m.        PGA Tour Live
Sunday    July 8th   8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Facebook Watch
                     1:00-6:00 p.m.        PGA Tour Live

Radio Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   12:00-6:30 p.m.   PGA Tour Radio
Friday    July 6th   12:00-6:30 p.m.   PGA Tour Radio
Saturday  July 7th   1:00-6:00 p.m.    PGA Tour Radio
Sunday    July 8th   1:00-6:00 p.m.    PGA Tour Radio

European Tour – Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation is being held on the Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal, Ireland, which plays to a par of 72 and a distance of 7,462 yards. The golf course was designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock in 1993 and opened in August 1995.

This is the first time that Ballyliffin, Ireland’s northernmost golf club, has been utilized for this tournament, and this is the fourth consecutive year that the Rory Foundation is hosting the event. Jon Rahm shot a final round 65 to win this event last year by six strokes over Richie Ramsay and Matthew Southgate.

Ballyliffin Golf Club Flyover

Check out this amazing video flyover of Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Video courtesy of CT Smith and Ballyliffin Golf Club

Course Scorecard

Hole    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Out  
Par     4   4   4   5   3   4   3   4   4   35
Yards  422 463 426 594 172 406 174 424 456 3537

Hole   10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In   Total
Par     4   4   4   5   3   4   4   5   4   37    72
Yards  394 418 441 571 200 451 436 562 452 3925  7462

Open Championship Qualifying Series

There will be 3 positions available into The 147th Open Championship in this event. Three players not already exempt who finish within the top 10 this week will gain entry into The 147th Open Championship. Last year’s qualifiers from this event were Richie Ramsay, David Drysdale and Ryan Fox.

Former Major Champions In The Field

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Padraig Harrington
  • Darren Clarke
  • Danny Willett
  • Trevor Immelman
  • Graeme McDowell

Other notables include defending champion Jon Rahm and former champion Shane Lowry, who won this tournament as an amateur in 2009. Lee Westwood and last week’s Open de France champion Thorbjørn Olesen are also in the field.

Broadcast Coverage

Television Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Friday    July 6th   5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Saturday  July 7th   7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Golf Channel
Sunday    July 8th   7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Golf Channel

Final Round Highlights From The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open


Video courtesy of PGA of Australia and the European Tour

LPGA Tour – Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

The women head to Oneida, Wisconsin near Green Bay for the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. The tournament will be held at Thornberry Creek at Oneida’s Legends Championship Course. Playing to a distance of 6,624 yard and a par of 72, the course is known as “The Official Golf Course Of The Geen Bay Packers.” Katherine Kirk is the defending champion of this event.

Notables In The Field

  • Danielle Kang
  • Yani Tseng
  • Lydia Ko
  • Laura Davies
  • Sung Hyun Park
  • Ariya Jutanugarn
  • Brooke M. Henderson
  • Nasa Hataoka

Be assured there are more great players in the field. One of the best things about the LPGA Tour is the fact that these women do not take many weeks off. Every field is first-rate and the top players in the world are usually battling it out once Sunday comes around, and typically against some new rising stars.

Broadcast Coverage

Television Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   6:30-8:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Friday    July 6th   6:30-8:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Saturday  July 7th   5:30-8:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Sunday    July 8th   5:30-8:30 p.m.   Golf Channel

Thornberry Creek At Oneida Video Flyover


Video courtesy of GolfTrips.com and Thornberry Creek at Oneida

Web.com Tour – LECOM Health Challenge

The LECOM Health Challenge is up next for the Web.com Tour. Peek’n Peak Resort’s Upper Course, which plays at 7,058 yards and a par of 72, is hosting this event. Chesson Hadley won this event last year, with Beau Hossler finishing second.

Broadcast Coverage

Television Coverage (All times EDT)

Thursday  July 5th   1:30-3:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Friday    July 6th   1:30-3:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Saturday  July 7th   3:00-5:30 p.m.   Golf Channel
Sunday    July 8th   3:00-5:30 p.m.   Golf Channel

PGA Tour Champions

There is no event scheduled for the PGA Tour Champions this week. The senior men are preparing for another major championship as Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois will host The Senior Players Championship next week.

PGA Tour Thursday Tee Times

Morning Wave – 1st Hole

7:00 a.m. Jason Gore          Steve Wheatcroft      Sam Saunders
7:10 a.m. Stuart Appleby      J.J. Spaun            Seamus Power
7:20 a.m. Parker McLachlin    Steve Marino          Michael Kim
7:30 a.m. Brice Garnett       Vaughn Taylo          Smylie Kaufman
7:40 a.m. Scott Piercy        Jonas Blixt           Mackenzie Hughes
7:50 a.m. Cody Gribble        Ryan Moore            Fabian Gomez
8:00 a.m. Billy Hurley, III   Matt Every            Brian Gay
8:10 a.m. Kevin Streelman     Shawn Stefani         Tyrone Van Aswegen
8:20 a.m. Steven Bowditch     Abraham Ancer         Brandon Hagy
8:30 a.m. Bill Haas           Sean O'Hair           Cameron Percy
8:40 a.m. John Huh            Jonathan Byrd         Blayne Barber
8:50 a.m. Ben Silverman       Kyle Thompson         Sam O'Dell
9:00 a.m. Troy Matteson       Brett Stegmaier       Wes Homan

Morning Wave – 10th Hole

7:00 a.m. Scott Brown         Tom Hoge              Richy Werenski
7:10 a.m. John Merrick        Robert Allenby        Martin Flores
7:20 a.m. Danny Lee           Andrew Putnam         Joaquin Niemann
7:30 a.m. James Hahn          Jim Furyk             Charles Howell III
7:40 a.m. Aaron Wise          Austin Cook           Xander Schauffele
7:50 a.m. Bubba Watson        Ted Potter, Jr.       Patton Kizzire
8:00 a.m. Keegan Bradley      Ollie Schniederjans   Harold Varner III
8:10 a.m. Robert Streb        Brian Davis           Dominic Bozzelli
8:20 a.m. Michael Thompson    Jon Curran            Kelly Kraft
8:30 a.m. Ben Crane           Derek Fathauer        Joel Dahmen
8:40 a.m. Zecheng Dou         Andrew Yun            Norman Xiong
8:50 a.m. Jonathan Randolph   Adam Schenk           T.J. Vogel
9:00 a.m. Omar Uresti         Rob Oppenheim         Blake Taylor

Afternoon Wave – 1st Hole

12:00 p.m. Anirban Lahiri     Martin Piller         Tyler Duncan
12:10 p.m. David Hearn        Zac Blair             J.T. Poston
12:20 p.m. Tim Herron         Whee Kim              Keith Mitchell
12:30 p.m. Ryan Armour        Jimmy Walker          David Lingmerth
12:40 p.m. Webb Simpson       Brian Harman          Tony Finau
12:50 p.m. Phil Mickelson     Kevin Kisner          Brandt Snedeker
1:00 p.m. J.B. Holmes         Johnson Wagner        Kevin Na
1:10 p.m. Daniel Summerhays   Patrick Rodgers       Ryan Blaum
1:20 p.m. Geoff Ogilvy        Chad Campbell         C.T. Pan
1:30 p.m. Matt Jones          Bob Estes             John Peterson
1:40 p.m. Bronson Burgoon     Nicholas Lindheim     Xinjun Zhang
1:50 p.m. Tom Lovelady        Denny McCarthy        Chase Seiffert
2:00 p.m. Stephan Jaeger      Matt Akins            Davey Jude

Afternoon Wave – 10th Hole

12:00 p.m. Tommy Gainey       Robert Garrigus       Corey Conners
12:10 p.m. George McNeill     John Daly             Trey Mullinax
12:20 p.m. J.J. Henry         Alex Cejka            Harris English
12:30 p.m. William McGirt     Peter Malnati         Nick Watney
12:40 p.m. Kevin Chappell     Wesley Bryan          Vijay Singh
12:50 p.m. Chris Stroud       Russell Henley        Hudson Swafford
1:00 p.m. Nick Taylor         Ricky Barnes          Jamie Lovemark
1:10 p.m. Scott Stallings     Cameron Tringale      Jason Kokrak
1:20 p.m. Brendon de Jonge    Brandon Harkins       Talor Gooch
1:30 p.m. Ken Duke            Rory Sabbatini        Chris Couch
1:40 p.m. Lanto Griffin       Conrad Shindler       David S. Bradshaw
1:50 p.m. Ethan Tracy         Roberto Diaz          Devin Gee
2:00 p.m. Will Claxton        Sam Ryder             Logan Lagodich

Jeff Boone

Founder of Golf Talk Times

2 Comments

  1. Great job. Love the addition of videos. The flyovers were great!

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