Scott building confidence with solid start to Honda

By Randall MellFebruary 25, 2016, 7:56 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Adam Scott is looking to keep building momentum for the Masters.

A week after tying for second at the Northern Trust Open, Scott made a solid start Thursday at the Honda Classic.

Scott was satisfied with an even-par 70 in the strong, steady winds over PGA National’s Champion Course. He’s looking for his 12th PGA Tour title, his first since winning the Colonial Invitational almost two years ago.

“The general confidence from winning is a good thing, to get a win early, in the next few weeks, is huge, for whoever it is,” Scott said.

Scott, 35, is making just his third start of the season. His daughter, Bo Vera, had her first birthday earlier this month. Scott is spending more time at home with family now and adjusting to new routines as he works to try to claim his second green jacket in six weeks.

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“I felt a break would be good,” Scott said. “A little bit older, another long year coming up. I’ve got to conserve some energy. I’ve spent the last 12 months sleeping less than I ever have. I’ve tried to take it much easier this offseason, and I feel good about it. It was much more low-key, as far as the intensity of all my work.”

With Sunday’s T-2 finish in Los Angeles, Scott says he likes where his game is at getting ready for Augusta National.

“At the moment, I’m where I want to be, but that can change over the next three days, or get better,” Scott said. “It’s still so far out, but I’m very happy with where my game is at right now. The next three days is a really great challenge for me, to test where I’m at around this track, with a good field, just like last week, build on the confidence.”


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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.