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Local man Keenan Davidse birdied half the holes and thrashed an 8-under-par 32-31=63 in round one of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club, good enough for the early clubhouse lead. UPDATE:- No-one in the afternoon wave caught Davidse, but he ended the day with six golfers one shot behind him; all of the top seven played the Bushwillow Course on Thursday.

He leads by two shots from Matthew Baldwin and Mikko Korhonen, who are nearing the end of their rounds. Davidse went on his morning blitz at the Bushwillow Course, the easier of the two layouts being used over the first two days before the Firethorn Course is used solely on the weekend. The South African was fast out of the gate with birdies at 1, 4 and 5 but swallowed bogey-4 at the 6th to halt his charge. No matter, he picked up another shot at 8 and then ticked 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18 in a back-nine 31 to take the lead. What do we know about him? Well, he's the World No. 680, is 28-years-old and is playing in his 27th European Tour event. He's cashed in just six but did take T7 in this tournament last year when it was staged at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC. In terms of recent form, he finished fourth in the Sunshine Tour's Vodacom Origins - Final just two starts ago.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 04:47:00 AM

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

Eddie Pepperell torched Doha Golf Club with a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to claim a share of the first-round lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters alongside Gregory Havret and Aaron Rai, the trio one clear of the field.

The Englishman equaled his career best round on the Peter Harradine design, the previous effort coming in the third round of the 2015 event when he finished T4. It was a blistering effort that started on the back nine and he wasted no time displaying his intentions. He opened with back-to-back red numbers at 10 and 11, went bogey-birdie at 13 and 14, then peppered more red at 14, 16 and 18. The front nine was less dramatic and he failed to make hay on either of the vulnerable par-5s. The first circle came at No. 2, he added another after draining an 8'0" putt at the fifth before, at the 391-yard par-4 seventh, he pitched to 4'0" and converted the birdie chance. There are no half measures with Pepperell on this track. 13 laps now and he's only once signed a card in the 71-73 range.
Feb 22 - 4:56 AM

Grayson Murray is dealing with the flu ahead of his appearance at this week's Honda Classic.

Murray shared an Instagram Story this afternoon saying, "When you have the flu and it's hot outside but you are freezing." He showed himself all bundled up with a hooded sweatshirt, despite the temperature reading 82 degrees. The big hitter finishes T8 in his latest start (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) but he now becomes a risky option if this flu bug lingers into tomorrow. Murray missed the cut in his Honda Classic debut last year. Gamers should consider alternative options if possible since an early-Thursday WD is not out of the question. If he is forced to WD before the start of the event, Ethan Tracy would be next in line as the first alternate.
Feb 21 - 9:52 PM

World No. 11 Sergio Garcia makes his PGA TOUR season debut at The Honda Classic and heads out at 7:35 am ET in Round 1 with Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger.

In his previous four TOUR campaigns, the 38-year-old has methodically made the Honda his fourth start of the season. His last TOUR start was the TOUR Championship back in September, where he finished T10 and 21st in the FedExCup standings. The Spaniard went 16-for-17 last season with 10 top 25s and just three top 10s, his lowest top-10 total since 2012. Of course, one of those was the playoff win at the Masters, his first major title in his 74th overall major appearance and 19th Masters. Garcia is a perfect 7-for-7 at the Honda with four top 25s and two top 10s, highlighted by a solo 2nd in 2016, where he was a 54-hole co-leader with eventual champ Adam Scott. After the 2017 TOUR Championship, he's made eight worldwide starts, winning two times, including the Andalucia Valderrama Masters -- hosted by his foundation -- back in October, and the Singapore Open five weeks ago, his 21st international victory.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 21 - 4:29 PM

A combination of pedigree, course and current form makes Thorbjorn Olesen the odds leader at this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha GC.

The Dane, rated a 16/1 chance, is a four-time European Tour winner (three of those coming since October 2014) and finished 10th at the World Super 6 Perth last time after shooting 70-67-69 in the three strokeplay rounds before losing his opening six-hole clash in Sunday's matchplay. Olesen's past course form at Doha GC is of particular appeal as he followed up T22 in 2013 to take third in 2014 and improved again to finish runner-up in 2016. He admits to always enjoying windy conditions and that's usually the case in Qatar on this exposed layout. After T53 in Abu Dhabi and T29 in Dubai, Olesen gives the sense that something is building and this would be an obvious place for him to challenge for another title.
Feb 21 - 6:15 AM

Rickie Fowler closed out his 54-hole lead at last year's Honda Classic and he returns this week for a chance to defend his title at PGA National's Champion Course.

Fowler was 0-for-4 in converting 54-hole leads before last year's big win. He has since added another none-conversion to that table, finishing T11 at this year's WM Phoenix Open after leading thru 54 holes. Gamers shouldn't be too worried about that fade as he arrives in great form. If we include the unofficial Hero World Challenge, he has positioned himself T11 or better after 16-of-18 rounds since the start of the 2017-18 season. With a win and two other top 10s on his Honda Classic resume, gamers should expect more of the same this week as Fowler plays in a home game. He should be considered an elite option in all fantasy formats this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 20 - 3:01 PM

T.J. Vogel cruised to a 7-under-par 31-33=64 during the open qualifier into this week's Honda Classic, earning him a spot in the field at PGA National.

The 27-year-old Floridian swallowed one bogey on Monday but camouflaged the square with six birdies and an eagle. Vogel took top honors at the Monday Q with Andrew Novak and Nathan Lashley finishing close behind (6-under 65). The final spot came down to three golfers who finished at 5-under 66. Jhared Hack returned on Tuesday morning to win a 3-for-1 playoff with Ben Polland and Adam Svensson getting eliminated. Svensson would have been an appealing sleeper at PGA National as he lapped the field during the 2015 Web.com Tour Q-School held on the property. Gamers should keep their expectations low for this crop of qualifiers as Vogel, Hack, and Novak, are a combined 0-for-8 in their PGA TOUR careers while Lashley is just 3-for-9 during his rookie campaign. The field of 144 golfers is now complete for this week's Honda Classic.
Feb 20 - 8:28 AM




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