Kim WDs from Northern Trust

By Randall MellFebruary 19, 2011, 10:44 pm

LOS ANGELES – Anthony Kim has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open, tournament officials announced Saturday morning. He cited illness, officials reported.

Kim shot 1-under-par 70 on Friday to make the cut by two shots. Apparently, the illness developed overnight. Kim spoke after the second round about how impressed he was with Fred Couples in their pairing together in the first two rounds, saying he learned a lot playing alongside him.

An IMG spokesman said Kim was 'sick all night' and is 'obviously very disappointed' he won't be able to play the weekend in his hometown event. Kim was born in Los Angeles and grew up in La Quinta, Calif.

Jason Gore battled the flu in Friday's second round. He was so sick finishing, he could be seen shivering as he played the final hole.

Kim’s last withdrawal at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital event in Las Vegas last October created a media stir amid reports that he was out late partying at a Las Vegas club. Kim withdrew the day before that event’s start, confirming he was out with friends that night but denying it led to his WD there. He said soreness in his reconstructed thumb after surgery earlier in the year prevented him from teeing it up in Las Vegas.

Ironically, Couples, the 36-hole leader who’s playing with a bad back, outlasted both of his younger playing partners. Bubba Watson withdrew complaining of an oblique strain after the first round.

Getty Images

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.

Getty Images

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.

Getty Images

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.