Mickelson in Ninth Els Suffers Meltdown

By Associated PressNovember 2, 2007, 4:00 pm
SINGAPORE -- U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera shot an 8-under 63 on Friday to take the lead midway through the Singapore Open, while World No. 4 Ernie Els appeared likely to miss the cut after shooting a 76.
 
Cabrera blazed his way from a tie for 24th place into the lead with nine birdies at the $4 million Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club.
 
Play at the remodeled 6,710-yard, par-71 Serapong Course was suspended for about an hour in the afternoon due to lightning, and ended with 37 players yet to finish. Second-round play was to resume Saturday morning.
 
Jin Park of the United States was two strokes behind Cabrera after carding two birdies and a bogey to finish with a 1-under 70. Defending champion Adam Scott of Australia was in third place at 5 under after a round of 67 that included five birdies and a bogey.
 
Briton Lee Westwood had four birdies in a bogey-free round of 67 to tie for fourth with Australia's Gavin Flint (72) at 4-under 138 two-day total. Flint shared the lead after the first round with compatriot Kane Webber and Park. Webber shot a 5-over 76 on Friday to be even par after two rounds.
 
Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka (71), Anthony Kang (70) of the United States and South Korea's Mo Joong-kyung (68) were at 3 under.
 
Phil Mickelson struggled with four bogeys and three birdies in a round of 72 that left him in a tie for ninth at 2 under, along with Mark Brown of New Zealand, Angelo Que of the Philippines, Fiji's Vijay Singh and K.J. Choi of South Korea.
 
Els carded eight bogeys and three birdies to finish at with a two-round total of 6-over 148. Els chose to play this event rather than the season-ending Volvo Masters in Spain, jeopardizing his chances of topping the European Tour Order of Merit.
 
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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.