FootJoy Invitational results

By Ajga StaffJune 21, 2010, 10:09 pm

 

Name

Grad

Hometown

Score

1

Tanner Kesterson

2011

Plano, Texas

69-64-70-68--271

T2

Anthony Paolucci

2011

Del Mar, Calif.

65-71-67-69--272

2

Justin Thomas

2011

Goshen, Ky.

67-68-69-68--272

4

Jeffrey Kang

2010

Fullerton, Calif.

65-72-69-68--274

5

Shun Yat Hak

2012

Lake Mary, Fla.

66-69-68-72--275

6

Denny McCarthy

2011

Burtonsville, Md.

66-69-66-75--276

7

Chad Cox

2012

Charlotte, N.C.

66-69-69-74--278

T8

Zachary Olsen

2013

Cordova, Tenn.

70-70-69-70--279

8

Jim Liu

2013

Smithtown, N.Y.

68-75-68-68--279

T10

Tom Lovelady

2011

Birmingham, Ala.

69-70-67-74--280

10

Yi Keun Chang

2012

Diamond Bar, Calif.

72-70-67-71--280

T12

Andrew Knox

2010

Cary, N.C.

69-68-74-70--281

12

Smylie Kaufman

2010

Birmingham, Ala.

70-70-68-73--281

12

Andrew Levitt

2012

Ladera Ranch, Calif.

70-68-69-74--281

T15

Sam Straka

2011

Valdosta, Ga.

69-71-68-74--282

15

Stephen Behr, Jr.

2011

Florence, S.C.

71-70-71-70--282

15

Hunter Stewart

2011

Nicholasville, Ky.

70-72-73-67--282

18

Emiliano Grillo

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

76-65-67-75--283

T19

Stewart Jolly

2011

Birmingham, Ala.

70-70-75-69--284

19

Billy Kennerly

2011

Alpharetta, Ga.

68-74-71-71--284

19

Tyler Dunlap

2011

Westlake, Texas

70-72-70-72--284

22

Preston Valder

2011

Yorba Linda, Calif.

68-73-72-72--285

T23

Jay Hwang

2011

San Diego, Calif.

73-70-71-72--286

23

Cody Proveaux

2012

Leesville, S.C.

72-72-68-74--286

23

AJ McInerney

2012

Henderson, Nev.

69-73-70-74--286

T26

Rak Cho

2011

Brea, Calif.

70-71-72-74--287

26

Matthew Mabrey

2011

Little Rock, Ark.

66-71-76-74--287

T28

Davis Womble

2012

High Point, N.C.

69-76-67-76--288

28

Jordan Janico

2010

Duluth, Ga.

72-73-73-70--288

28

Payne Denman

2010

Riverwatch, Tenn.

70-74-72-72--288

28

Kyle Wilshire

2010

Georgetown, Ky.

73-67-74-74--288

28

Alberto Sanchez

2012

Nogales, Ariz.

71-74-75-68--288

28

Kramer Hickok

2011

Plano, Texas

70-74-68-76--288

28

Blake Biddle

2010

St. Charles, Ill.

76-70-69-73--288

T35

Daniel Lee

2011

Valencia, Calif.

75-71-69-74--289

35

Grayson Murray

2012

Raleigh, N.C.

67-74-71-77--289

35

Wyndham Clark

2012

Greenwood Village, Colo.

73-68-74-74--289

35

Carl Jonson

2011

Bainbridge Island, Wash.

69-73-72-75--289

35

Anders Albertson

2011

Woodstock, Ga.

72-72-73-72--289

T40

Sean Bosdosh

2010

Clarksburg, Md.

67-72-75-76--290

40

Matthew Hansen

2010

Los Osos, Calif.

77-71-69-73--290

40

David Lee

2012

Houston, Texas

72-73-71-74--290

T43

Curtis Thompson

2011

Coral Springs, Fla.

71-74-72-74--291

43

Daniel Berger

2011

Jupiter, Fla.

76-73-70-72--291

43

Ji Soo Park

2011

Centreville, Va.

72-72-75-72--291

46

Curtis Reed

2010

Castroville, Texas

74-72-72-74--292

T47

Lee McCoy

2012

Palm Harbor, Fla.

71-69-77-76--293

47

Anthony Alex

2013

Wayne, N.J.

72-73-72-76--293

47

Nicholas Reach

2011

Moscow, Pa.

71-76-73-73--293

50

Sean Romero

2011

Texarkana, Ark.

72-74-72-76--294

51

Zachery Munroe

2011

Charlotte, N.C.

75-68-72-80--295

T52

Zachary Herr

2013

New Hope, Pa.

71-72-73-80--296

52

Jeff Wibawa

2010

Encino, Calif.

71-74-75-76--296

52

Jeffrey Lee

2010

Overland Park, Kan.

75-71-72-78--296

52

Wesley McClain

2010

Diboll, Texas

68-75-74-79--296

T56

James Monnerville

2011

Vero Beach, Fla.

74-73-73-77--297

56

Will Zalatoris

2014

Plano, Texas

66-74-79-78--297

56

Cyril Suk

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

68-75-73-81--297

56

Theodore Lederhausen

2010

Hinsdale, Ill.

68-76-74-79--297

56

Drew Czuchry

2010

Auburn, Ga.

73-74-73-77--297

61

Kelby Burton

2010

Evans, Ga.

77-70-73-78--298

62

Stanhope Johnson, Jr.

2012

Greensboro, N.C.

73-71-76-80--300

Missed Cut

MC

Brandon Dalinka

2011

Newtown, Pa.

72-75--147

MC

Andrew Decker

2011

Greenville, N.C.

76-72--148

MC

Marcel Puyat

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

75-72--147

MC

Peter  Eiler

2010

Holland, Pa.

77-74--151

MC

Konosuke Nakazato

2011

Ota-ku , Tokyo, Japan

73-75--148

MC

James  Chapman

2010

Gastonia, N.C.

72-72--144

MC

Clancy Waugh

2013

North Palm Beach, Fla.

77-74--151

MC

Ian McConnell

2010

Riverview, Fla.

74-75--149

MC

Bryce Chalkley

2010

Richmond, Va.

75-75--150

MC

Sam Bernstein

2010

Riverdale, N.Y.

76-74--150

MC

M.J. Maguire

2011

St.Petersburg, Fla.

73-79--152

MC

Nick Tremps

2011

San Antonio, Texas

77-73--150

MC

Kyle Lewis

2010

Shawnee, Okla.

71-76--147

MC

Cody Shafer

2011

Evans, Ga.

76-78--154

MC

Juan Benitez

2011

Puebla, Mexico

70-77--147

MC

Jack Watson

2010

Lincolnshire, Ill.

75-75--150

MC

Rocky Khara

2010

Sebring, Fla.

76-72--148

MC

Eli Juren

2011

Austin, Texas

71-75--146

MC

Drew Johnson

2013

Oak Ridge, N.C.

75-76--151

MC

Ben  Palanszki

2010

Bradenton, Fla.

72-77--149

MC

Simon Miller

2011

Albuquerque, N.M.

74-75--149

MC

Nick McLaughlin

2012

New Castle, N.H.

76-74--150

MC

Austin Romeo

2011

Erie, Pa.

77-74--151

MC

Reeves Zaytoun

2011

Raleigh, N.C.

74-76--150

MC

Blake Morris

2011

Waterbury, Conn.

75-76--151

MC

Jason Roets

2011

Howey in the Hills, Fla.

77-77--154

MC

Takaya Suzuki

2011

Ibaraki, Japan

78-78--156

MC

Carlos Solis

2011

Morelia, Mexico

79-80--159

MC

Matias Dominguez

2010

Santiago, Chile

75-77--152

MC

Colton Staggs

2011

Tulsa, Okla.

81-83--164

MC

Alex Lloyd

2012

Virginia Beach, Va.

76-90--166

MC

Macgregor Hoobery

2011

Santa Maria, Calif.

82-83--165

MC

Brandon Pederson

2011

Austin, Texas

89-83--172

MC

Ben Itterman

2010

Carlsbad, Calif.

85-85--170

-

Matthew Ceravolo

2011

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

73-74-JWD  

-

Motin Yeung

2012

Orlando, Fla.

69-69-JWD  

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The Tiger comeback just got real on Friday

By Randall MellFebruary 24, 2018, 1:11 am

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Slow play was a big storyline on the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing, but not so much anymore.

Not with Tiger Woods speeding things up Friday at the Honda Classic.

Not with Woods thumping the gas pedal around PGA National’s Champion Course, suddenly looking as if he is racing way ahead of schedule in his return to the game.

The narrative wondrously started to turn here.

It turned from wondering at week’s start if Woods could make the cut here, after missing it last week at the Genesis Open. His game was too wild for Riviera, where a second-round 76 left him looking lost with the Masters just six weeks away.

It turned in head-spinning fashion Friday with Woods climbing the leaderboard in tough conditions to get himself into weekend contention with a 1-over-par 71.

He is just four shots off the lead.

“I’d be shocked if he’s not there Sunday with a chance to win,” said Brandt Snedeker, who played alongside Woods in the first two rounds. “He’s close to playing some really, really good golf.”

Just a few short months ago, so many of us were wondering if Woods was close to washed up.

“He’s only going to improve,” Snedeker said. “The more time he has, as the weather gets warmer, he’ll feel better and be able to practice more.”

Snedeker has had a front-row seat for this speedy Tiger turnaround. He played the third round with Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open last month. That was Woods’ first PGA Tour start in a year.


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How much improvement did Snedeker see from that Torrey Pines experience?

“It was kind of what I expected – significantly improved,” Snedeker said. “His iron game is way better. His driver is way better. I don’t’ see it going backward from here.”

This was the hope packed into Friday’s new narrative.

“I’m right there in the ballgame,” Woods said. “I really played well today. I played well all day today.”

Tiger sent a jolt through PGA National when his name hit the top 10 of the leaderboard. He didn’t do it with a charge. He did it battling a brutish course in wintry, blustery winds, on “scratchy” and “dicey” greens that made par a good score.

When Woods holed a 25-foot putt at the ninth to move into red numbers at 1 under overall and within three shots of the lead, a roar shook across the Champion Course.

“It got a little loud, which was cool to see,” Snedeker said. “It’s great to have that energy and vibe back.”

Woods sent fans scampering to get into position, blasting a 361-yard drive at the 10th, cutting the corner. He had them buzzing when he stuck his approach to 9 feet for another birdie chance to get within two of the lead.

“I thought if he makes it, this place will go nuts, and he could get it going like he used to,” Snedeker said.

Woods missed, but with the leaders falling back to him on this grueling day, he stuck his approach at the 12th to 10 feet to give himself a chance to move within a shot of the lead.

It’s another putt that could have turned PGA National upside down, but Woods missed that.

“It really is hard to make birdies,” he said. “At least I found it hard. It was hard to get the ball close, even if the ball is in the fairway, it's still very difficult to get the ball close, with the wind blowing as hard as it is. It’s hard to make putts out here.”

Patton Kizzire, a two-time PGA Tour winner who won just last month at the Sony Open, could attest to how tough the test at Honda has become. He played alongside Woods this week for the first time in his career. He shot 78 Friday and missed the cut.

Kizzire had a close-up look at what suddenly seems possible for Woods again.

“He’s figuring it out,” Kizzire said. “He hit some nice shots and rolled in some nice putts. It was pretty impressive.”

Woods could not hide his excitement in getting himself in the weekend hunt, but his expectations remain tempered in this comeback. He knows the daily referendums his game is subject to, how we can all make the highs too high and the lows too low.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” Woods said.

Woods lost a tee shot in a bush at the second hole and made bogey. He hit his tee shot in the water at the 15th and made double bogey. He three-putted the 16th to make bogey. He knows this course can derail a player’s plans in a hurry, but he knows his game is quickly coming around.

“I’m right there where I can win a golf tournament,” Woods said. “Four back on this golf course with 36 holes to go, I mean, anybody can win this golf tournament right now. It’s wide open.’”

Woods hit his shot of the day at the 17th to right his game after the struggles at the 15th and 16th. He did so in front of the Goslings Bear Trap Party Pavilion, cutting a 5-iron to 12 feet. It was the hardest hole on the course Friday, with nearly one of every three players rinsing a shot in the water there. Woods made birdie there to ignite an explosion of cheers.  He got a standing ovation.

“I was telling you guys, I love Riviera, I just don't play well there,” Woods said. “So here we are, we're back at a golf course I know and I play well here.”

So here we are, on the precipice of something special again?

Woods seems in a hurry to find out.

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List, Lovemark lead; Tiger four back at Honda

By Associated PressFebruary 24, 2018, 12:41 am

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.

He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.

Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.

So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.

''This is a difficult golf course right now,'' Woods said. ''Making pars is a good thing. I've done that, and I'm right there with a chance.''

And he has plenty of company.


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Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).

Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.

Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.

''Maybe some junior event,'' he said. ''It's good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it's ever going to get for you.''

The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It's a recipe for not making many putts.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.

''It's unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,'' Fowler said. ''They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there's some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone's playing the same greens.''

It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.

''It's very relentless,'' List said. ''There's not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.''

List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36-hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.

''It's kind of irrelevant because there's going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,'' List said. ''It's going to be that type of week.''

He was exaggerating – there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.

And there was another guy four shots behind.

Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.

Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day.

Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.

The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That's where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn't clear the water.

He went with the 5-iron.

''I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,'' Wood said.

It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.

Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.

''I'm in a good spot – really good spot – going into this week,'' Thomas said.

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Woods to play with Dufner (12:10 p.m.) in third round

By Golf Channel DigitalFebruary 24, 2018, 12:10 am

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods will play alongside Jason Dufner in the third round of the Honda Classic.

Woods and Dufner, both at 1-over 141, four shots back, will tee off at 12:10 p.m. ET Saturday at PGA National. They’re in the 10th-to-last group.


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Co-leaders Luke List and Jamie Lovemark will go at 1:40 p.m.

Some of the other late pairings include Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, who will be playing together for the third consecutive day, at 1 p.m.; Louis Oosthuizen and Thomas Pieters (1:10 p.m.); and Webb Simpson and Russell Henley, in the penultimate group at 1:30 p.m.

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Woods doesn't mind 'fun' but brutal 17th hole

By Ryan LavnerFebruary 23, 2018, 11:55 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods doesn’t mind the boisterous crowd that surrounds the par-3 17th hole at PGA National.

And why should he?

When the wind died down Friday afternoon, Woods played a “big ol’ cut” with a 5-iron that dropped 12 feet from the cup. He made the putt – one of just nine birdies on the day – and when he walked off the green, the fans gave him a standing ovation.

The scene is expected to be even more raucous Saturday at the Honda Classic, especially with Woods in contention.

There is a Goslings Bear Trap tent just to the right of the tee. The hole has become a hot topic in recent years, after a few players complained that the noise from the nearby crowd was distracting as they tried to play a wind-blown, 190-yard shot over water.


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Woods was asked his thoughts on the party setup after finishing his second-round 71.

“As long as they don’t yell in our golf swings, we’re fine,” he said. “They can be raucous. They are having a great time. It’s fun. They are having a blast, and hopefully we can execute golf shots, but as long as they don’t yell in our golf swings, everything’s cool.”

After the recent Waste Management Phoenix Open, a few players told Woods that fans were trying to time their screams with the players’ downswings.

“There’s really no reason to do that,” Woods said. “I think that most of the people there at 17 are golfers, and they understand how hard a golf shot that is. So they are being respectful, but obviously libations are flowing.”

The 17th played as the most difficult hole on the course Friday, with a 3.74 scoring average and a combined score to par of 104 over. More than a quarter of the tee shots found the water.