Edwards Maintains Top Spot

By Mercer BaggsSeptember 1, 2001, 4:00 pm
The PGA Tour media guide says Joel Edwards still dreams of playing third base for the New York Yankees.
Thats never going to happen. But if he can hold on for 18 more holes at the Air Canada Championship, Edwards can achieve a secondary dream ' that of becoming a PGA Tour winner.
For the third straight day, Edwards is at the top of the leaderboard in Surrey, BC. The 39-year-old shot a third-round 3-under-par 68 to move to 13-under for the tournament, three shots clear of his nearest opponent.
'It's a nice feeling, I could get used to this,'' said Edwards, who is holding his first ever 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour. ``I feel good about what I'm doing, but I'm surprised I didn't get in the way of myself, which I have a tendency to do.''
Grant Waite, last years runner-up, is in solo second place at 10-under following a 65. Fred Funk (67) and David Gossett (69) are tied for third place at 9-under.
Edwards first joined the PGA Tour in 1989. He recorded his career best finish in 1992, a tie for second in the B.C. Open.
Its been a bumpy road for the Texan. Hes only finished inside the top-100 on the money list twice. However, one of those years came last season, when Edwards collected a pair of top-5s to end the year 73rd in earnings.
This year, Edwards tied for fifth in the Honda Classic and stands 99th on the money list.
Saturday, Edwards completed his second straight bogey-free round. He found some trouble on the par-4 finishing hole, when his approach shot just cleared the lake guarding the green.
Edward pitched his third shot to eight feet, and then made the putt to maintain a three-shot cushion entering the final round.
Steve Lowery was tied for the lead at 12-under, but finished double bogey-triple bogey to shoot 68. He stands at 7-under-par, along with Matt Kuchar. Kuchar started the day two shots off the lead, but could only muster a 1-over-par 72 to drop six strokes off the pace.
Per Ulrik-Johansson also began the say a couple of shots back of Edwards; however, the Swede double bogeyed his final hole to shoot 5-over 75 and fall into a tie for 40th at 3-under.
Full-field scores from the Air Canada Championship
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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.