Four players have a chance to replace Woods atop the world ranking — Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar — at The Players Championship. Watson, in his first tournament since winning the Masters, was the only one to break 70 on a day built for low scoring.
Play resumed Friday for the opening round of the Cadillac Championship at Doral that was started, suspended for rain, restarted, and then suspended again for darkness Thursday.
Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months.
Fresh off another win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday, Tiger Woods has vaulted to the top of the world rankings and become the favorite at the annual Masters Tournament.
Tiger Woods is back on the top of the sports world with a game that is taking a bite out of opponents all over the globe.
The last time Rory McIlroy was on the golf course, he walked off the course mid-round and quit. If he was hoping to avoid the attention at the Cadillac Championship this week, the first-round pairings didn’t help him at all.
Mickelson closed with an 8-under 64, beating Woods by 11 shots in a one-sided showdown at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.