You Oughta Know: 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

By Bailey MosierOctober 19, 2014, 12:47 am

Ben Martin leads the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by two shots through 54 holes in Las Vegas after a third-round 62 at TPC Summerlin. The 27-year-old is looking for his first win on the PGA Tour. Here are some things You Oughta Know in advance of the final round at TPC Summerlin:

• Despite TPC Summerlin being home to low scores, this has not been an event in recent years where winners came back from a big deficit on Sunday. Each of the last eight winners either held a share of the lead or were one shot back entering the final round.

• This is Martin's first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour. His previous-best position entering a final round was at the 2014 RBC Heritage where he was T-3 (he finished T-3).

• Martin’s third-round 62 matches his career-best round on the PGA Tour. He also shot a 62 in the first round of the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans en route to a T-15 finish.

• Martin not only missed the cut last week at the Frys.com Open, he bested only one other person after rounds of 78-79. He also missed the cut in his two previous starts at the Shriners (2011, 2013).

• In 62 PGA TOUR starts, Russell Knox’s best finish was a playoff loss to Russell Henley at the 2014 Honda Classic. He trails Martin by two heading into Sunday.

• Knox is making his third start at the Shriners, finishing T-13 in 2012 and T-30 in 2013.

• Knox has just two rounds in the 70s in three starts at the Shriners, both coming in the final round (73 in 2013 and 72 in 2012). The remainder of his scores at TPC Summerlin have been in the 60s.

• Jimmy Walker matched his career-best round on the PGA Tour with a 62 in the third round. He now has five rounds of 62 on Tour. Prior to Saturday, his most recent 62 came in the third round of the 2013 Frys.com Open, which he went on to make his first victory on the PGA Tour.

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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.