Scotland's Knox: 'I want it nasty'

By Will GrayFebruary 27, 2015, 10:24 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It should come as no surprise that a Scot found a way to handle Friday's difficult conditions at the Honda Classic.

Despite a pair of weather-related suspensions and a soggy layout at PGA National, Russell Knox carded a 2-under 68 in his second round. At 3 under, he trails leader Patrick Reed by just three shots despite playing in the more difficult late/early portion of this week’s draw.

With winds gusting and rain falling intermittently, Knox felt right at home.

“Oh, I want it nasty. I love playing in this stuff,” said Knox, who was born in Inverness. “Obviously I’ve had a lot of practice growing up in Scotland.”

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Knox is contending for the second straight year on the Champion Course, having lost to Russell Henley in a four-man playoff last year. After two straight sub-par rounds, the 28-year-old credited his success to work around the greens.

“My short game saved my bacon quite a few times today,” Knox said.

The stat line supports his assertion: While hitting only 21 of 36 greens, he is averaging 27 putts per round and has made just three bogeys.

While many players bristle at the conditions presented this week at PGA National, Knox views them as an opportunity to truly test his game – and thus far, he’s been up to the challenge.

“I love this course because you’re never comfortable,” he said. “Everyone has that horrible feeling. That’s one of the things I’ve worked on, is being comfortable with being uncomfortable. And that’s what the PGA Tour is all about.”

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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 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.