US Leads Mens World Amateur Team

By Sports NetworkOctober 28, 2004, 4:00 pm
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Ryan Moore led the charge for the Americans on Thursday as the United States took a four-shot lead after the first round of the Men's World Amateur Team Championship.
The U.S. trio of Moore, Spencer Levin and Lee Williams finished at 12-under- par 132. Italy was next at eight-under-par 136 while England, Spain and Switzerland shared third place at seven-under-par 137.
Moore, who won this year's U.S. Amateur Championship and U.S. Public Links Championship, played the back side first at the River Course at Rio Mar Country Club and managed three birdies and a bogey over his first nine holes. Moore then caught fire on the front side with five birdies down the stretch for a round of 65.
Williams meanwhile tallied five birdies on the back nine and added a birdie at the first to get to six-under. He then birdied two in a row from the third but found trouble with a double-bogey at the par-five eighth. Williams stumbled again with a bogey at the very next hole for a 67. Levin's 70 was dropped as the team's lowest score.
The Americans are seeking their third straight victory at the World Amateur Team Championship and 13th overall.
Francesco Molinari and Matteo Del Podio carded matching rounds of 68 on the Ocean Course to pace the Italians. Edoardo Molinari was not as fortunate with an opening round of 74.
Sweden and Germany share sixth place at six-under-par 138. El Salvador and the Netherlands followed at four-under-par 140.
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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.