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Paul Scalette was disqualified from The Honda Classic following his second round.

Scaletta posted 6-over-par 37-39=76 and hit the midpoint in 11-over 151. He most likely signed an incorrect scorecard, but we'll update you if more information is released. The section champ of the South Florida PGA is now 0-for-3 on the PGA TOUR.
Feb 28 - 11:56 AM

The third round of The Honda Classic is scheduled to begin at noon ET.

The PGA TOUR will employ threesomes off split tees and lift, clean and place for the third round. The weather has cooperated thus far today, but winds are gusting and thunderstorms are expected. Speaking of which, Lee Westwood stormed back from going out in 6-over 41 in his second round to reel in a payday on the number at 4-over 144. He played his inward nine in bogey-free 3-under with three birdies. Seventy-one golfers survived the cut, so the low total will help move play along.
Feb 28 - 11:51 AM

First-round leader Jim Herman turned in a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in his second round of The Honda Classic.

He went just 1-for-12 in birdie chances and all his conversion were inside eight feet. Yet, he didn't miss from inside 9'11", so Herman's precision on approach was not strong. He reached the break in 3-under 137 and sits four strokes off Padraig Harrington's 36-hole lead.
Feb 28 - 11:45 AM

Tjaart Van Der Walt could only manage a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in round three of the Joburg Open but remains in tied second.

After 13 birdies and three eagles in his first two rounds, Van Der Walt found the going much tougher at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club's East Course on Saturday. He did circle four par breakers but swallowed a double bogey-6 at the third hole and was further kept in check with a bogey at 14. Although he held his position on the leaderboard and is just two shots behind leader Wallie Coetsee, the field has bunched up behind Van Der Walt so his task will be that much harder on Sunday. There are three others alongside him at 12-under 203 while another nine players lurk just a shot further back.
Feb 28 - 11:41 AM

Fuelled by birdies at the first four holes, Jacques Blaauw jumped up to tied second place with a round to go at the Joburg Open.

That hot start set up a 5-under-par 32-35=67 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club's East Course and moved the South African to T2 on 12-under 203. He's just a stroke behind compatriot Wallie Coetsee although a packed leaderboard suggests title challenges will come thick and fast on Sunday. Blaauw has never previously managed a top 10 in a co-sanctioned event although he's been in fine form on his local Sunshine Tour with last week's T12 in the Dimension Data Pro-Am securing a fourth top 20 in five starts. He's cashed just twice in this tournament in five attempts.
Feb 28 - 11:36 AM

Brendan Steele returned to PGA National's Champion Course this morning to put the finishing touches on a 1-under-par 32-37=69 in his second round.

What an adventure. It took 10 holes before he penciled in his first par. Instead, Steele exchanged six birdies with three bogeys going on. Darkness fell on Friday after he rolled in his fourth consecutive birdie to begin the round. (For the record, his opening conversion was adjusted from 15'4" to five feet.) But it was crickets coming in with eight pars and a double bogey-6 at the 16th hole. Golf tournament are scheduled for 72 holes, so he can't be displeased to be positioned at 5-under 135, just two strokes off the 36-hole lead.
Feb 28 - 11:33 AM

S.J. Park backed up his opening 68 at The Honda Classic with a 1-over-par 35=36=71 in his second round to post 1-under 139.

Park signed his card sitting six strokes off the 36-hole lead. He was the last of 17 inside the top 10 at the conclusion of 36 holes. The rookie 2-for-11 in scoring chances with birdies from 20'4" and 10'1" at the 17th and 18th holes, respectively, to put a bow on his front nine. He also squared a trio of bogey-5s, but salvaged par with a conversion from 19'3" at the par-4 12th. Consider him a sleeper the rest of the way.
Feb 28 - 11:25 AM

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

Martin Flores punctuated a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in his second round of The Honda Classic with a birdie conversion from 55'5" at the par-5 18th hole.

It was his fifth birdie of the round and fourth from outside 11 feet. Flores also knocked in a par try from 14'1" at the par-3 15th. He couldn't avoid the big numbers, however, with two bogeys and two doubles peppering his card. Still, at 2-under 138, he's only five strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 28 - 11:06 AM

Phil Mickelson posted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of The Honda Classic to reach the midpoint in 2-under 138, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Mickelson's two-day second round is his first red number in five scores. His last was an opening 69 at the WM Phoenix Open. His 67 at PGA National featured five birdies, including a chip-in from the rough 13 yards away at the par-4 14th. His longest of the conventional variety disappeared from 16'8" at the par-4 eighth. Overall, the lefty has piped just 14 (of 28) fairways and hit 21 greens in regulation, but he compensated for six bogeys with eight birdies. His last top 10 was a solo second at the PGA Championship last August, and that was his only top 10 of 2013-14.
Feb 28 - 10:54 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

Daniel Berger answered his opening, bogey-free 68 at The Honda Classic with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in his second round.

Sure, he back-pedaled, but the rookie will take a 71 on the Champion Course at PGA National most days of the week. He completed his second round this morning with notables conversions for par from 10'7" at the par-4 sixth hole and for birdie from 19'11" at the par-4 eighth. At the time he signed his card, he ranked third with 26 greens in regulation and five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Berger is 1-under 139.
Feb 28 - 10:19 AM

Jeff Overton arrived at the halfway point of The Honda Classic in 1-under-par 71-68=139 and sits five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Overton missed the cut in his last two starts, failing to break par in all four of those rounds. He didn't secure today's red number at PGA National until closing birdie-birdie with conversions from seven-and-a-half feet at both the 17th and 18th holes. His longest conversion ran 11'1" at the par-4 first. Overton arrived in south Florida slotted 87th in the FedExCup standings without the benefit of a top 25.
Feb 28 - 10:13 AM

Ryo Ishikawa polished off a second-round, 5-under-par 33-32=65 this morning at The Honda Classic.

Stranded at darkness on Friday night, Ishikawa got after it today. He'd total seven birdies in all, four of which on his inward nine, including an 11-yard hole-out at the par-4 10th and a conventional conversion from 18-and-a-half feet at the par-4 13th. His longest birdie going out measured 15'4" at the par-5 third. It was a valiant effort given he hit only 10 greens in regulation for the two-day round. Ishikawa also zoomed up the leaderboard. After opening with a 74, he 1-under 139 at the break, just five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 28 - 10:03 AM

David Howell authored a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to take a share of second place after three rounds of the Joburg Open.

The Englishman sits at 12-under 213 and is just two shots behind leader Wallie Coetsee. However, on a packed leaderboard, he'll have no end of title rivals on Sunday with three others sharing second place and a nine-man group a further shot back on 11-under. Howell birdied 1, 6 and 9 to reach the turn in 34 on on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club's East Course and circled two birdies against a bogey on the back nine to leap 13 places up the leaderboard. He's missed his two previous cuts in this event but has registered three top 15s in his last four starts in South Africa so plays these co-sanctioned events well.
Feb 28 - 9:55 AM


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