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Stuart Appleby withdrew from the OHL Classic at Mayakoba during his second round.

He opened the round with three pars and sat 3-over through 21 holes when he called it quits. It's not unusual for a golfer to leave an event on Friday night or Saturday morning when a 36-hole cut doesn't fall on schedule, but he had plenty of golf to play. We will update you if an explanation is released. Appleby goes in the books as the sixth to withdraw from this tournament this week.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Borja Virto Astudillo played Royal Golf Dar Es Salam like a prince in round two of the Trophée Hassan II to card 2-under-par 35-35=70 and claim the early clubhouse lead.

The Spaniard has been finding his feet at this level throughout the 2016 season. He began it with 8 missed cuts in 9 starts, only to then post T40-T48-T29-T35-T9. If that hints at progression, his efforts this so far week have rubber stamped it. In finding 10 of 14 fairways in both the first two rounds he has avoided the trees that protect the course and has needed just 57 putts as he maintains a tidy card. On Friday he posted two birdies on 13 and 14 after starting from the 10th, fell back with bogeys on 1 and 3, but assumed the clubhouse lead of morning starters with more red at 5 and 7. As he settled down for lunch he had a one shot lead on 5-under 139 over fellow early finishers Daniel Im and Zander Lombard.
May 6 - 9:01 AM

Steve Wheatcroft walked all over Quail Hollow Club on the way toward a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to grab a piece of the early lead at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Wheatcroft traded an opening birdie with a bogey at the par-3 second hole. The latter came after a missed 4'8" par-saving attempt. At that point, you may not have predicted a 7-under round was in the cards. Wheatcroft had different plans, as he holed out from 43 yards at the par-5 fifth hole to circle his first eagle of the round. His second would come five holes later as he landed his approach shot to six feet, for a relatively easy eagle roll. Wheatcroft rinsed his approach shot on the par-4 14th hole, swallowing his second bogey of the round. He bounced back with a birdie at the next hole and rolled in a 19'4" putt from the fringe on the par-3 17th hole, keeping his stake of the lead intact. Last week's T36 at the Zurich Classic was his best result of the season and his most recent top 30 came at last year's Quicken Loans National where he finished T11 (19 tournaments ago).
May 5 - 5:54 PM

Andrew Loupe torched Quail Hollow Club with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-34=65 to grab a share of the first-round lead at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The LSU product is known for his distance, but it was his short game that was clicking on all cylinders today. Loupe opened with a 12'5" birdie splash on the par-4 first hole and proceeded to roll in six more putts from outside five feet before making the turn. His last two birdie putts on the front nine totaled 63'3" (par-5 seventh and par-4 ninth holes). The flat stick wasn't done working yet, as he added two more birdie rolls coming in, both from outside 13 feet. Loupe walked off the course having gained 3.302 strokes with the putter and now he'll sleep on the co-lead with one of his playing partners, Steve Wheatcroft.
May 5 - 5:40 PM

Thomas Linard painted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in round one of the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco, good enough for a share of the lead.

The Frenchman shares top spot with Aussie Jason Scrivener and Italian Francesco Laporta although he'll be disappointed not to hold the outright lead on his own after hitting 6-under with four holes to play. Linard arrived there via an eagle-3 at 12 along with birdies at 15, 16, 17, 2 and 4. His only blemish had come at 14 but he dropped another shot at 6 and then bogeyed 9 to fall back into a tie. Linard crafted one of the few afternoon rounds in the 60s at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam today after splitting 9 (of 14) fairways, hitting 11 greens in regulation and taking just 26 putts. His best result this season is T5 at November's Alfred Dunhill Championship while he ended a run of four missed cuts with T26 in the Open de Espana on his latest start.
May 5 - 1:23 PM

Rory Sabbatini withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship prior to his round one tee time. Replacing him in the field is Martin Piller.

The South African had a trio of top 10s on his Quail Hollow resume, but also a six-pack of missed cuts. There was no reason or injury cited for this late, pre-tournament withdraw. Martin Piller jumps into his tee time slot today, and he will be making his Wells Fargo Championship tournament debut. Piller is 151st in the FedExCup standings, so any and all starts are crucial to the Web.com Tour graduate.
May 5 - 12:34 PM

Anirban Lahiri put on a lag-putting clinic today in route to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 during the opening round of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Lahiri gained 4.535 strokes with the flat stick today, but made just two putts from outside nine feet on the day. This is the model example of why the strokes gained metric trumps raw putting numbers. On five occasions Lahiri found himself on the green, sitting outside 40 feet from the hole, and lagged all of them to inside five feet. In addition he also had a 20-footer on the par-4 first hole that he lagged to six inches and a 28'11" putt on the par-4 ninth hole that he rolled to the same distance for another tap-in par. The greens were running very quick this morning (despite soft fairways) but Lahiri had no issues adapting as he made his course debut at Quail Hollow Club.
May 5 - 12:15 PM

Italian rookie Francesco Laporta took a share of the early clubhouse lead on day one of the Trophée Hassan II after hanging up a 4-under-par 35-33=68.

A walk-off birdie at 18 completed a back nine of 33 and took Laporta into a tie with Aussie Jason Scrivener. It looked to be a struggle early on for the 25-year-old after he swallowed bogeys at 2 and 3 but he turned at even par thanks to birdies at 5 and 9 before picking up another shot at 10 and draining an eagle-3 at 12. Laporta has had a difficult time since coming through Q-School last November, missing five of six cuts and finishing T76 in the Joburg Open. But he dropped a hint that his season might be turning when T4 in last week's second-tier Challenge de Madrid. However, this could all be smoke and mirrors as the man from Italy hit just 7 greens in regulation and took only 20 putts today. He was 8-for-11 in scrambling.
May 5 - 9:15 AM

Jason Scrivener hit just five fairways on his morning lap of Royal Golf Dar Es Salam but posted the early lead at the Trophée Hassan II with a 4-under-par 33-35=68.

With scoring tough in Morocco on Thursday, Scrivener limited the damage to just a single bogey at No. 13 thanks to 5-for-6 scrambling. He circled birdies at 2, 4, 11, 14 and 15 although failed to pick up shots on any of the par 5s so may feel he left some shots out there. Nevertheless, it was enough to put him on top of the leaderboard in just his second appearance in the event. The South African-born Aussie returned to the European Tour with T44 in the Volvo China Open last week after a five-week break so looks to be back up to speed again here. His best results this season are third at the Perth International and T12 in the South African Open which makes sense given his background.
May 5 - 9:06 AM

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy highlights the 156-man Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, and enters as defending champ for a second time.

McIlroy is clearly comfortable at Quail Hollow Club with five top 10s in six tries, including four straight beginning with a playoff loss in 2012. His breakthrough PGA TOUR win came on debut in 2010, playing the weekend in 16-under 66-62=128, but his one hiccup came the following year, missing the cut as defender. McIlroy is the top-ranked player in Charlotte and the pre-tourney fave at 4/1 outright. He won last year as the bookmaker fave (3/1) in record-setting fashion, both in aggregate at 21-under 267, and with a course record 11-under 61 in R3. The Northern Irishman, who turns 27 today (May 4th), is an 11-time winner on TOUR though none have come as defending champ. He's been idle since T10 at the Masters.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 4 - 1:15 PM

Due to family issues Stewart Cink has announced a leave of absence from competitive golf for the foreseeable future.

Cink announced on Twitter that his wife, Lisa, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He then added "In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away from competitive golf until circumstances improve for her. Hopefully that day will come quickly." It's horrible news but an easy decision to walk away from the game right now. This goes beyond any fantasy advice, and all we can do now is hope for the best for Cink and his family during this trying time.
May 3 - 5:20 PM

Smylie Kaufman has withdrawn from this week's Wells Fargo Championship, citing a minor wrist injury as the culprit.

Kaufman took to Twitter to alert his fans and followers by saying "Bummed to have to WD. Been dealing with lingering tendinitis in wrist since Augusta. Rest and rehab. Hope to play Players next week." The LSU product is 11th in the FedExCup race so he can afford to take a week or two off to get rested up. With Kaufman using the word hope in regards to his status for next week, gamers should keep a close eye on the field when it's released come Friday. The benefit of this pre-tournament WD is D.H. Lee who gets the honor of replacing Kaufman. He'll make his third appearance at Quail Hollow Club (T16/2013;MC/2014).
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 3:33 PM




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