DORAL, Florida, March 8 (Reuters) – American Patrick Reed will take a two shot lead into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship while Tiger Woods stormed into contention with the lowest round of the tournament on Saturday.
With the punishing winds that created havoc on Friday giving way to calm conditions, the Blue Monster course lost much of its bite allowing emboldened golfers to attack the pins.
DORAL, Florida, March 8 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods mounted one of his patented third round charges on Saturday, firing a six-under 66 to storm into contention for an unprecedented eighth WGC-Cadillac Championship.
With the punishing winds that created havoc on Friday giving way to calmer conditions, the Blue Monster course lost some of its bite and an emboldened Woods seized his chance.
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – The Blue Monster had some players seeing red after a tough day at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday left only four golfers below par at the midway point of the $9 million event.
Prior to the opening round golfers had sung the praises of the redesigned course but many were singing a different tune after whipping winds allowed the Blue Monster to show its true colors.
DORAL, Florida, March 7 (Reuters) – American Hunter Mahan eagled his penultimate hole to grab a share of the halfway lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday as the Blue Monster showed its true colours, with more than 100 golf balls ending up in the water.
On a brutal day that some players described as a survival test, Mahan eagled the par five eighth in fading light for a second round of two-over 74 that left him tied for the lead with his compatriots Dustin Johnson (74), Patrick Reed (75) and Matt Kuchar (74) at one-under par.
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – American Patrick Reed grabbed a one-shot lead at the end of the rain-delayed opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday while Tiger Woods saved his day with a blazing finish.
Reed, who had a four-way share of the overnight lead when play was halted due to darkness, returned early on Friday to complete his final seven holes en route to a four-under 68.
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – American Harris English birdied his final hole in fading light to grab the clubhouse lead at the weather hit WGC-Cadillac Championship on Thursday with most of the field still on the course when play was suspended due to darkness.
English, who returned a three-under 69 on the revamped Blue Monster course was joined at the top of a crowded leaderboard with compatriots Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed and Italian Francesco Molinari also on three-under, though they still have to complete their first rounds.
DORAL, Florida March 5 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy did not head back to the drawing board after his final round back nine meltdown at the Honda Classic but the Northern Irishman did find time for a refresher course ahead of this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship.
The double major winner had led by three strokes after six holes at the Honda Classic on Sunday and appeared on course for his first PGA Tour win since 2012 before a double bogey at the par four 16th was followed by a bogey at 17.
DORAL, Florida, March 5 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and a nasty Blue Monster will share the spotlight at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, where a new world number one may be crowned.
The world’s top 50 ranked players have arrived in Miami to take on a famed Blue Monster Course that has been made even more frightening after a $250 million renovation.
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will defend his WGC-Cadillac Championship title and world number one ranking after confirming on Wednesday he had recovered from back spasms that forced him to withdraw from last week’s Honda Classic.
Woods smiled and joked with the media as he entered the Doral resort showing no sign of the discomfort that forced him to delay his pre-tournament press conference a day earlier while he received treatment on his back.
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – Adam Scott has described his chance to claim golf’s number one world ranking this weekend as the opportunity to realize a dream.
The Australian, currently ranked number two, achieved another lifelong goal last year when he captured his first major victory at the Masters, and now he has the chance to lead the rankings if he can win the WGC-Cadillac Championship.