Furyk ties course record, shares RBC lead

By Will GrayJuly 25, 2014, 9:59 pm

After tying the course record, Jim Furyk now finds his name atop the leaderboard as he looks to win the RBC Canadian Open for the third time since 2006. Here's how things stand after two rounds in Montreal, where Furyk shares the lead with overnight co-leader Tim Petrovic:

Leaderboard: Jim Furyk (-10), Tim Petrovic (-10), Graham DeLaet (-8), Kyle Stanley (-8), Graeme McDowell (-7), Scott Brown (-7), Justin Hicks (-7), Andrew Svoboda (-7)

What it means: Furyk won this event in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007, and the veteran is again in the mix after tying the Royal Montreal course record with a 7-under 63. He's tied with Petrovic, who is in search of his first PGA Tour win since 2005, with a number of big names still within four shots of the lead.

Round of the day: Furyk began off the back nine and reeled off four straight birdies on Nos. 11-15 to get his round heading in the right direction. After a solo fourth-place finish at the Open Championship, he is again playing well and added three more birdies on his second nine to complete a bogey-free effort at Royal Montreal.

Best of the rest: Playing alongside Furyk, DeLaet also grabbed a share of the course record with a 7-under 63. He carded nine birdies against two bogeys, surging into contention as he looks to become the first Canadian to win his national Open since Pat Fletcher in 1954.

Biggest disappointment: Last year, Hunter Mahan held the 36-hole lead at Glen Abbey before withdrawing for the birth of his first child. This time around, he's again headed home after two rounds, as Mahan followed his opening 68 with a disappointing 75, a round that included four bogeys in a row on Nos. 2-5 and caused Mahan to miss the cut by three shots.

Main storyline heading into Saturday: Furyk has certainly been in this position before, but the burden of trying to break out of a winless drought that dates back to September 2010 has weighed on him in tournaments past. DeLaet will certainly have significant crowd support in Quebec, but veterans like McDowell and Matt Kuchar (-6) cannot be overlooked.

Shot of the day: Furyk opened with a par on the 10th hole, then was facing a 50-foot birdie putt on No. 11. When that lengthy effort found the bottom of the hole, it sparked him to a run of four straight birdies en route to a record-tying performance.

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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.