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A marine layer pushed back the start of the Farmers Insurance Open third round by three hours, with the first groups beginning their rounds at 10:20 a.m. PT. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 12:20 p.m.

There were six 30-minute delays this morning at Torrey Pines. Chez Reavie went off the first tee but didn't finish the hole before play was suspended yet again. Threesomes off split tees are scheduled, and the first group off the 10th tee completed one hole. The leaders are now set to begin their rounds on the first tee at 2:40 p.m. PT. Due to the series of delays, the third round will not conclude today, and with 87 golfers surviving the cut, officials will have to decide at some point whether to allow all 87 play 72 holes (thus forgoing the 54-hole/MDF since it's likely the golfers will not re-pair after the third round) or reduce the cut right now to the number nearest 60 so that the tournament still finishes on Sunday.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 10:25:00 AM

The third round of The Honda Classic is now expected to get back underway at 10:00 a.m ET on Sunday after heavy rain has caused addition work for the grounds crew at PGA National's Champion Course.

One would only have to follow a the bevy of golf scribes on Twitter to hear various reports of the rain fall and subsequent damage to the course, including a scoreboard floating in the lake off the 18th green. With that, the PGA TOUR staff has made the call to scratch the original 7:00 a.m. restart. That means several things. First, the players will not regroup before beginning the final round. It also ensures that the final round will not be completed on Sunday, and a Monday finish is a certainty. Scott Stallings was just about to tee off when the horn blew to suspend play and will have the full slate of 36 holes to complete beginning Sunday morning.
Feb 28 - 5:00 PM

Graeme McDowell completed 36 holes of The Honda Classic in 5-over-par 74-71=145 and missed the cut on the number.

G-Mac walked off with birdie at the par-5 18th in his second round, but that chased a double bogey at the par-3 17th where he splashed his tee ball. For the week, he split 19 (of 28) fairways, but hit only 19 greens in regulation. He squared seven bogeys and two doubles to erased an eagle and four birdies. This is his first missed cut anywhere since the 2014 Masters and first MC in a non-major since the 2013 Barclays. Other notables that missed the cut that we haven't already covered include: 145--Justin Rose; Zach Johnson; Harris English; Chris Kirk; Will MacKenzie ... 146--Keegan Bradley; Billy Horschel; Retief Goosen; Ernie Els ... 147--Justin Thomas; Freddie Jacobson; Tony Finau; Francesco Molinari; Ángel Cabrera ... 148--Shawn Stefani; Victor Dubuisson; Thomas Björn ... 149--Carlos Ortiz; Erik Compton ... 150--Graham DeLaet ... 153--Sang-moon Bae; Charl Schwartzel.
Feb 28 - 12:49 PM

Padraig Harrington enjoyed a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his second round of The Honda Classic.

Harrington buried seven birdies against three birdies, although he closed bogey-bogey at the par-4 eighth and ninth holes to bring the field back a bit. Overall, he split seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. Three of his birdies traveled longer than 10 feet. Needless to say, this is rarefied air for the three-time major champion. He hasn't logged a top 20 on the PGA TOUR since June of 2013. He started this week slotted 297th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Feb 28 - 11:16 AM

Ian Poulter fashioned a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in his second round of The Honda Classic to post 5-under 135 at the break, one off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Poulter's split-day loop of PGA National's Champion Course was a dandy. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. The Brit authored the shot of the tournament thus far with a hole-out for eagle from 116 yards at the par-4 fourth on Friday. He bracketed it with birdies at 3 and 5, the latter measuring 24'9". Poulter went on to add three birdies, including conversions from 13'4" and 24'2" at Nos. 14 and 17, respectively. His only blemish was a bogey-4 at the 15th hole. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green split sat at an unthinkable 6.800 for the round.
Feb 28 - 10:33 AM

A birdie burst on the back nine thrust Wallie Coetsee into a two-shot lead after round three of the Joburg Open.

The South African carded a 2-under-par 37-33=70 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington's East Course on Saturday to reach 14-under 201 with 18 holes to go. Coetsee started slowly with two bogeys and a birdie in his first 10 holes but made his move with a trio of par breakers at 11, 12 and 13. He gave a shot back at 16 but a closing birdie at 18 put him two in front of Steve Webster, Jacques Blaauw, David Howell and Tjaart Van Der Waart. He'll have no end of title rivals on Sunday as there's a nine-man group three shots back on 11-under. That bunch includes defending champion George Coetzee. The 42-year-old has won just twice on the Sunshine Tour so attempting to win a European Tour event will be a huge test.
Feb 28 - 9:30 AM

Brooks Koepka blistered PGA National's Champion Course for a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in his second round of The Honda Classic.

Playing partners Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson slammed their trunks today, but Koepka will play on at 2-over 142 thanks to today's 14-stroke improvement. He was outstanding, going 8-for-12 with eight birdies. Five of them traveled longer than 14 feet, including three from outside 21 feet. He even poured in a par save from 11'10" at the par-4 sixth. At last check, his strokes gained: putting measured 6.225 and he ranked second in the field through two rounds.
Feb 27 - 4:56 PM

At 7-over-par 73-74=147, Rory McIlroy will miss the cut at The Honda Classic.

Blame whatever you want, but playing partner Brooks Koepka crafted a 6-under 64 today. Rather, McIlroy just never gave himself a chance to make a run. He missed half of both his fairways and greens in regulation. That led to eight bogeys and two doubles, so the five birdies he holed were far too few to secure a tee time in the third round. This is his first MC anywhere since the Irish Open last June. It's his first MC on the PGA TOUR since the 2013 Open Championship and it's his first official MC in a non-major on TOUR since the 2012 Memorial. The world's top-ranked player will try again at next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship where he'll be a favorite. In fact, given that he won't have to deal with the scheduling snafus at PGA National due to the inclement weather, today's failure may wind up as a net-positive over a two-week period.
Feb 27 - 4:45 PM

Dustin Johnson completed 36 holes of The Honda Classic in 12-over-par 77-75=152 and will miss the cut.

Consider that when DJ signed his card today, he ranked T2 with nine birdies (remembering that the late draw is just beginning its second round) but sat 138th on the leaderboard. Overall, he split 12 (of 28) fairways and hit only 19 greens in regulation. Where he couldn't capitalize on his scoring opportunities, Johnson swallowed six bogeys, six doubles and a triple. It's a disappointing way to open the Florida Swing, especially after a T4 and P2 in his last two starts, but it's a surprise given his record at PGA National where his only payday in three tries is a T46 in 2013. Expect a rebound at Trump National Doral next week where he tied for fourth on the overhauled track last year.
Feb 27 - 4:36 PM

Morgan Hoffmann withdrew from The Honda Classic prior to his second round.

Hoffmann opened with a tournament-high, 10-over-par 40-40=80. With play suspended due to lightning at the moment, and because he's in today's late draw, he'd likely only be prolonging an inevitable missed cut. This is his second mid-tournament WD in 65 career PGA TOUR starts. It drops him to 4-for-7 on the season. Hoffmann entered the week slotted 151st in the FedExCup standings, so he's failed to shiff the form that yielded a berth in the TOUR Championship in 2014.
Feb 27 - 12:03 PM

Using his opening 66 on the tougher East Course as a springboard, Wallie Coetsee jumped into the halfway lead at the Joburg Open.

The South African added a 6-under-par 33-32=65 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s easier West layout to reach 12-under 131 at the midpoint. That put him one shot clear of the trio of early clubhouse leaders -- fellow home players Garth Mulroy and Tjaart Van Der Walt along with England's Simon Dyson. Coetsee (no relation to defending champion George Coetzee; note the different spelling) started his second round with a trio of birdies and added another at 6 before giving it back at the next. After seven pars he then burst into a tie for the lead with an eagle-3 at 15 before another birdie at 17 gave him sole possession of top spot. Having so far shot the joint low 18 of the week on the East Course, which is used for both weekend rounds, Coetsee must feel confident heading into the final 36 holes. That said, his performance so far is unexpected given that he's just 2-for-6 in this event and has never finished better than T49. The 42-year-old was T24 in last week's Sunshine Tour event.
Feb 27 - 8:25 AM

First-round leader Nic Henning couldn't keep his surprise Joburg Open challenge going on Friday. So much so that he now looks set to miss the cut.

Having failed to cash in 16 of his last 17 events and not managed a top 20 anywhere since 2010, the World No. 1555 stunned his rivals with a 9-under 62 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s easier West Course on Thursday to assume sole possession of the day one lead. That now looks like a brief moment in the sun after he endured a 6-over-par 40-38=78 on the tougher East Course today to post 3-under 140. His unfortunate lap of the par 72 included six bogeys and a double bogey-6 at 13 against just two birdies. Henning had slipped from leader to T74 when he posted and that was one shot outside the cut line of 4-under.
Feb 27 - 7:07 AM




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