Kim leads Wie by 2 shots at Dubai Ladies Masters

By Associated PressDecember 10, 2009, 9:25 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – In-Kyung Kim shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 Thursday to build a two-shot lead over Michelle Wie at the halfway point of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

The South Korean, who won the Longs Drugs Challenge this year, believes she could have done even better.

“I feel very happy with my round but I had some more chances for birdies,” said Kim, who leads at 135. “I could have gotten a little bit lower. The little putts were hard to read.”

Wie, who scored 113 out of 120 in her statistics exams, shot a 78. Tania Elosegui (66), who made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole, and Amy Yang are a shot behind Wie.

Wie started with three straight birdies but missed chances on the final three holes.

“I feel like I’m having a lot of fun on the golf course. But I also feel like I’m playing pretty consistent,” Wie said. “I want to make a lot more birdies and keep playing better every day.”

By the time Wie teed off, Kim had already posted her 65.

“I saw the scoring was really low and I was like, ‘I have to start out like this.’ So I just went out there and it kind of worked out,” Wie said.

Overnight leader Maria Hjorth (73) made a triple-bogey on the final hole and dropped into a tie for fifth at 139.

British Open champion Catriona Matthew (68) continued her effort to overtake Sophie Gustafson at the top of the money list, joining Hjorth at 5 under overall.

Gustafson (69) is two shots further back.

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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.