Latest Headlines

John Senden blitzed PGA National for seven birdies en route to a bogey-free, 7-under-par 30-33=63 in his second round of The Honda Classic.

Every once in a while, the Aussie figures out how to putt. OK, that's a bit harsh, but he's always been somewhat of a tease since he's a prolific ball-striker. Well, the blade was on fire today. He sunk four tries from 10 feet and out, including a 34'3" conversion at the par-3 17th hole. Senden also poured in a par save from 10'1" at 10 where he began his round. This is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since a second-round 63 at the then-Bob Hope Classic in 2006, back when it went 90 holes.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Adam Schenk handed in one (of just two) bogey-free rounds today, styling a 1-under-par 34-35=69 during day one of The Honda Classic, placing him three off the early pace set by Alex Noren and Webb Simpson.

The PGA TOUR rookie battled with windy conditions today but may have gotten the tiniest of advantages today. The wind the seemed to die down at the very end of the day and Schenk went off in the final group of the day. For Schenk is was all about steady play on the tee box, striping nine (of 14) fairways to gain 1.93 strokes off-the-tee. The Purdue product played patient golf from there and it finally paid off with a 6'7" birdie conversion at the par-4 eight hole (his 17th hole of the round). Schenk joins Daniel Berger as the only golfers to record bogey-free rounds today. Currently 12th on the leaderboard, this will be the first time Schenk has positioned himself inside the top 15 after any round on the PGA TOUR.
Feb 22 - 6:42 PM

Webb Simpson soared up the leaderboard during round one of The Honda Classic, cruising to a 4-under-par 32-34=66, good for a share of the clubhouse lead alongside Alex Noren.

Simpson was steady in his tee-to-green game, splitting nine (of 14) fairways en route to 11 greens in regulation. It was his flat stick that really did the heavy lifting today, though. Simpson didn't miss any bunnies but he also converted four putts from outside 11 feet, two of them coming from 21+ feet. The Wake Forest product appears to be glad to be back on bermuda greens as he walked off the course gaining 3.694 strokes putting. This will go in the books as Simpson's seventh career first-round lead/co-lead with the latest coming at the 2015 Sony Open. Entering the week he was just 1-for-3 at PGA National but this is his first appearance since the 2011 edition.
Feb 22 - 5:11 PM

Bud Cauley swallowed a 10-over-par 40-40=80 during round one of The Honda Classic and shortly after he withdrew from the event. He cited a wrist injury as the culprit.

Cauley circled a birdie at the par-4 first hole but that was the lone bright spot of the day. There wasn't one aspect of the game that kept him down, losing strokes to the field in all four sub-categories including -3.033 strokes gained putting. Cauley has two previous mid-tourney WDs on his resume but this is the first since his return from shoulder surgery in 2014. We will update if any injury news pops up. UPDATE: Cauley shared an update with his social media followers saying, "wrist starting [started] hurting me yesterday, gave it a go but it's still hurting. going to get it looked at... hope to be healthy for Tampa."
Feb 22 - 4:52 PM

Danny Lee cited family reasons as the cause of his mid-round withdraw during day one of The Honda Classic. He was 7-over thru 15 holes at the time of his WD.

Lee started his scoring with a birdie at the par-5 third but it was all downhill from there. He plummeted to 7-over thru 15 holes before calling it quits. The television broadcast gave word that Lee cited family reasons for the cause of this WD but there is no further information at this time. He entered the week with just two top 50s in nine starts since returning from a back injury at the CIMB Classic. This will go in the books as Lee's ninth career mid-tournament WD (also has two DQs) in 177 starts.
Feb 22 - 3:45 PM

Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from The Honda Classic following a 5-over-par 36-39=75 during round one, citing a wrist injury.

The German entered the week fresh off a T53 in his Genesis Open debut. At the Honda he was returning to an event where he finished T4 last year. It wasn't meant to be this week, though, as he traded five bogeys and a double with just two birdies. His typically strong ball-striking was absent today as he lost 1.809 strokes off-the-tee and another 2.037 strokes approaching-the-green. Kaymer's last missed cut on the PGA TOUR had previously come at the 2016 Valspar Championship so this was a big blow to gamers who were relying on a cut made this week. There is no word on the severity of this wrist injury but he's not qualified for next week's WGC-Mexico Championship so the earliest we'd see him again would be at the Valspar Championship. This was Kaymer's first mid-tournament WD in 118 career PGA TOUR starts.
Feb 22 - 2:17 PM

Tiger Woods looked good en route to an even-par 36-34=70 during round one of The Honda Classic, placing him four strokes off the early pace set by Alex Noren.

Woods is coming off a missed cut at the Genesis Open but he looked much better today. Courtesy of PGA TOUR's Sean Martin, Woods split just 1-of-5 fairways when using driver today but was 6-for-9 otherwise. We should expect him to straighten out the big stick eventually, but for now, these less-than-driver courses should suit the Big Cat much better than big ballparks like Torrey Pines or Riviera. Woods' big blemish came at the par-5 seventh where he recorded a double but bounced back nicely with a birdie at the fourth. This round is currently beating the field average by 2.48 strokes. Today is a very solid sign of his 2018 potential, but we'll need to see him piece together two or three consecutive good rounds before we start to crown him.
Feb 22 - 1:36 PM

Alex Noren won the battle with The Bear Trap and escaped his opening round with a 4-under-par 31-35=66, good for sole possession of the early Honda Classic lead, with the afternoon wave just getting their day started.

The Swede entered on the heels of three straight top 25s since arriving in the States and he's not showing any signs of slowing down in Florida. The Bear Trap is playing 1.54 strokes over par at the moment but Noren played it at 1-under for the day. Noren put on a ball-striking clinic today, gaining 2.290 strokes on approach while battling heavy winds in Palm Beach Gardens. Most notable was his 186-yard approach at the par-4 sixth which he stuck to inside four feet for a tap-in birdie. In fact, all but one of his birdie conversions came from inside 10 feet (he did also add a 14'4" par-saver). The lone exception was a 32'9" birdie bomb at the par-4 second. Making his 39th career PGA TOUR start, Noren is now in line for his first career first-round lead on this circuit, if this holds by day's end.
Feb 22 - 1:12 PM

Florida State alum Daniel Berger breezed through PGA National's Champion Course, penciling a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of The Honda Classic, good for an early piece of the clubhouse lead alongside Justin Thomas and Morgan Hoffmann.

Battling blustery conditions in round one, Berger split 11 (of 14) fairways en route to 13 greens in regulation. Opening the day on the back nine, Berger rattled home par-savers from 11'2" and 22'5" at the 10th and 14th, respectively. He would also add a 10'6" par-saver later in the round. The latter came at the par-4 sixth where his tee ball found the water but he was able to put on some rain gear, kick off his socks, and blast it out. Boog would walk off the course gaining 2.325 strokes with the flat stick. This is the first bogey-free round recorded today and may end up being the only BFR recorded by day's end. Last year there were just six bogey-free rounds recorded here at PGA National, for the entire week.
Feb 22 - 12:57 PM

Local resident Justin Thomas tackled PGA National's Champion Course in round one of The Honda Classic, escaping with a 3-under-par 33-34=67 to share early possession of the clubhouse lead, alongside fellow Florida residents Morgan Hoffmann and Daniel Berger.

Before the event, Thomas expressed a lot of confidence in the way his game is trending. He continued that strong play today, marking the eighth straight event where he's positioned himself inside the top 25 after R1. Thomas opened his day on the back nine and needed a pair of par-savers from outside 10 feet to keep his round from unfolding. After the early grind, he went on cruise control around the turn, circling four straight birdies after leaving the Bear Trap. That placed him in sole possession of the lead but tree troubles at the par-4 6th led to a bogey before he traded birdie-bogey at the 7th and 8th holes. While Thomas has missed cuts in two of his three visits to PGA National, he also sandwiched a T3 in those results. Given the current state of his game, there is no reason to expect much of a fade, if any, throughout the week.
Feb 22 - 12:47 PM

Morgan Hoffmann steadied a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during his opening round of The Honda Classic, giving him the title of early leader in the clubhouse with plenty of play still in progress.

Playing in blustery conditions, scoring has been tough this morning at PGA National (field average of +2.87 RTP at the moment). Hoffmann clipped that mark by 5.87 strokes as he traded four birdies with one bogey, leaning heavily on the flat stick. He sank a 16'1" par-saver early at the par-4 12th and later added three birdie conversions from outside 13 feet. Hoffmann walked off the course gaining 2.242 strokes putting. Spending his college days at Oklahoma State and now residing locally here in Florida, Hoffmann is used to these windy conditions. He arrived on the heels of six straight missed cuts but a return to a familiar venue (runner-up last year) has lit a fire early in the week.
Feb 22 - 11:37 AM

Nicholas Lindheim will take a pass on this week's Honda Classic, opening a spot in the field for first alternate Ethan Tracy.

Lindheim was a mid-tournament WD last week at the Genesis Open, citing an illness. He was 9-over thru 17 holes at the time of his WD and did not return after being stranded, due to darkness. There is no reason given for this 11th-hour change of heart but he is no longer listed in the field. Gamers can assume this is carry over from last week's illness unless further information comes out.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 22 - 6:44 AM




Highest Searched Golfers over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Heat Making Major Moves

    Heat Making Major Moves
  •  
    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles

    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles
  •  
    Waivers: Cole

    Waivers: Cole's Time to Shine
  •  
    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans

    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans
  •  
    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN

    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN
  •  
    RotoPat: Start Rodgers

    RotoPat: Start Rodgers
  •  
    Rankings: Steelers on top

    Rankings: Steelers on top
  •  
    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB

    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB