Davies Horsey share 54-hole lead in Morocco

By Associated PressApril 2, 2011, 10:27 pm
European TourAGADIR, Morocco – Defending champion Rhys Davies of Wales recovered from a poor start to his third round to shoot 4-under 68 and maintain a share of the lead with England’s David Horsey at the Trophee Hassan II on Saturday.

Davies had three bogeys in the first six holes, but then hit six birdies for a 10-under total of 205. Horsey profited from an eagle on the sixth hole to shoot a 67 on the Golf du Palais Royal course.

“So far, so good. I’ve played pretty well the last few days and I’m pretty happy to be at the top of the leaderboard,” Davies said. “I’m looking forward to a good battle tomorrow.”

Davies, defending a title for the first time as a professional, and BMW International Open winner Horsey will start Sunday’s final round with a one-shot lead over South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl, who had seven birdies in a 65.

“It would mean a lot to get that second (title) win under my belt,” Davies said. “Every time I go out there I aim to win the tournament and when you’ve got a chance to compete, I really enjoy it. And I’ve got that chance tomorrow so I can’t wait.”

Horsey, meanwhile, felt he could have done a little better but was confident of pushing Davies all the way.

“The birdie chances dried up a little bit on the back nine, but then I did manage to chip-in for birdie on 15,” Horsey said. “Should be great tomorrow. Rhys is a great player and the defending champion so he is going to be very tough to beat, but hopefully I can play my own game and give him a run for his money.”

George Coetzee of South Africa and Mikko Ilonen of Finland were two shots off the lead after both carded a 69.

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shared the overnight lead with Davies but managed only a 71 to sit tied for sixth.

Coetzee made a great start to his round with three consecutive birdies before adding an eagle on the fifth hole, but then slumped to four bogeys which deprived him of the lead.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.