World Golf Glance

By Associated PressMarch 8, 2011, 1:51 pm

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cadillac Championship

Site: Doral, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Blue Monster at Doral (7,334 yards, 6,706 meters, par 72).

Purse: $8.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.4 million.

Last year: Ernie Els won the first of his two 2010 US PGA Tour titles,closing with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over South African protegeCharl Schwartzel .

Last week: South Africa’s Rory Sabbatini won the Honda Classic in Palm BeachGardens, holding off Y.E. Yang by a stroke.

Notes: Tiger Woods has won the event six times—in 1999 at Valderrama inSpain, 2002 at Mount Juliet in Ireland, 2003 at Capital City in Atlanta, 2005 atHarding Park in San Francisco, 2006 at The Grove in England and 2007 at Doral. Athree-time winner at Doral, he’s coming off a first-round loss to Thomas Bjorn two weeks ago in the Match Play Championship in Arizona. In Woods’ twostroke-play starts this year, he tied for 44th at Torrey Pines and tied for 20thin Dubai. He won the last of his 71 US PGA Tour titles in September 2009. …Phil Mickelson won the 2009 tournament. Taken to a hospital on the eve of thefinal round because of heat exhaustion and dehydration, he parred the finalseven holes to beat Nick Watney by a stroke. … Luke Donald won the first WGCevent of the year, beating Martin Kaymer in the Match Play final. … TheTransitions Championship is next week at Innisbrook, followed by the ArnoldPalmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

US PGA TOUR

Puerto Rico Open

Site: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico (7,526 yards, 6,882meters, par 72).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner’s share: $630,000.

Last year: Derek Lamely won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finishfor his first US PGA Tour title. Kris Blanks was second, two strokes back.

Last week: South Africa’s Rory Sabbatini won the Honda Classic in Palm BeachGardens, Florida, holding off Y.E. Yang by a stroke. Sabbatini has six US PGATour titles.

Notes: Sabbatini and Lamely are in the field along with Stewart Cink , AngelCabrera and Pebble Beach winner D.A. Points . … Mike Weir is coming off acareer-worst 85 on Friday in the Honda Classic. He opened with a 77 aftershooting two 77s in the Northern Trust Open to miss the cut at Riviera. …Michael Bradley won the 2009 title, holing an 11-foot birdie putt for aone-stroke victory.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Toshiba Classic

Site: Newport Beach, California.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Newport Beach Country Club (6,584 yards, 6,020 meters, par 71).

Purse: $1.7 million. Winner’s share: $255,000.

Last year: Fred Couples won the second of his three straight Champions Tourtitles, shooting 66-64-65 for a four-stroke victory over Ronnie Black .

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 20 in Naples,Florida, for his 14th Champions Tour victory, finishing with a tournament-record20-under total. Fred Funk was second, four strokes back.

Notes: Couples and John Cook are coming off strong performances on the USPGA Tour. Couples had the lead early in the final round of the Northern TrustOpen three weeks ago at Riviera and ended up tying for seventh. Cook, the winnerof the season-opening senior event in Hawaii, finished third two weeks ago inthe Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. … Langer, the 2008 winner, has 14victories in 71 Champions Tour starts. … Ian Baker-Finch is making hisChampions Tour debut. … The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resumeApril 1-3 with the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

US LPGA TOUR

Next event: LPGA Founders Cup, March 18-20, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort& Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.

Last event: Australia’s Karrie Webb won the HSBC Women’s Champions inSingapore on Feb. 27 for her 37th US LPGA Tour victory, rallying to beat ChieArimura by a stroke.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

Men

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: El Jadida Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Pullman RoyalGolf Club, El Jadida, Morocco. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

NGA HOOTERS TOUR: Ocala Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Golden Hills Golf and TurfClub, Ocala, Florida. Online: http://www.ngahooterstour.com

PGA EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR: ISPS Handa Senior World Championship,Friday-Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, World Cup Course, Shenzhen, China.Online: http://www.europeantour.com

TOUR OF THE AMERICAS/PGA EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Copa AntioquiaInternational, Thursday-Sunday, Club Deportivo El Rodeo, Medellin, Colombia.Online: http://www.tourdelasamericas.com http://www.europeantour.com

Women

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yokohama PRGR Ladies Cup, Friday-Sunday, Tosa Country Club,Kochi, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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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.