Weibring leads Lehman by two at Tradition

By Associated PressAugust 21, 2010, 5:42 am
Champions Tour

SUNRIVER, Ore – D.A. Weibring has only two top-10 finishes the past two years on the Champions Tour. The second-round leader of the Jeld-Wen Tradition thinks he’ll remember how to handle the pressure of being in a final pairing.

Weibring shot his second straight 5-under par 67 on Friday at Crosswater Club to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Lehman.

The Tradition is the fourth of five majors on the Champions Tour.

Weibring, who has struggled the past two years with a bone spur on his left shoulder, hasn’t won a tournament since the 2008 Senior Players Championship. Weibring said when he’s been healthy, he’s done well on the Champions Tour, pointing to 2004, 2005 and 2007, years when he reached double digits in top-10 finishes.

“I feel pretty good,” said the 57-year-old Weibring, who is 49th on the tour’s money list. “I look forward to the weekend and that I can challenge myself. If I can keep doing what I’m doing and build on that, good things will happen.”

Weibring made five birdie putts ranging from 12 and 18 feet.

Weibring by no means has separated himself from the field. There were 13 players within five strokes of the lead, including Bernhard Langer and Lehman, who have combined to win the three Champions majors during 2010.

Lehman is lurking despite some spotty play the first two days. Lehman, who shot a 69 Friday and was at 136, made birdies on three of his final five holes to move into second place.

Lehman described his day as “difficult,” saying he started out strong without results, got mad at himself midway through the round before rallying down the stretch.

The key to Lehman’s round was the par-5 12th, when he got up and down from 270 yards to save a par.

“I feel good about this round, that I was able to squeeze three birdies in the end. It’s gratifying and satisfying to do that,” Lehman said.

Gil Morgan, Jay Don Blake, Bob Tway and Fred Funk were tied for third at 137.

Morgan, who will be 64 in September, is the most surprising of that group after shooting a second-round 69. Morgan doesn’t have a top-20 finish this year and hasn’t won on tour since 2007. He admits at his age, his game is deteriorating.

“But we keep plugging along. There are days we play good, when we’re feeling good,” Morgan said.

Tway shot a 67 that included five birdies on the back nine.

Funk, who shot a second-round 69, continued his hot play at Crosswater. In 14 Tradition rounds at the central Oregon golf course, Funk is 42 under par.

Four strokes off the lead at 138 were Bernhard Langer and Jay Haas.

Langer, who shot a second-round 69, is attempting to become the second player in Champions Tour history to win three consecutive majors. Earlier this summer, Langer won the Senior British Open and U.S. Senior Open.

Haas had Friday’s low round with a 65. He shot a 6-under 30 on the front nine, then added a birdie at No. 15.

Five strokes behind Weibring was a group of five including local favorite Bob Gilder of Corvallis.

Heading a group of five players at 140 was David Frost, who tied a Champions Tour record with a 25-under 191 total at the 3M Championship two weeks ago. Frost shot a 66 Friday, though the round was marred with a double-bogey at 18.

Also shooting 66 on Friday was Hal Sutton, who was at 141.

Defending champion Mike Reid bounced back from an opening-round 79 with a 69.

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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.