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Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta (The Associated Press)

Hudson Swafford chips to the 11th hole during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament on the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing as an afternoon storm hit the desert layouts. Winless in his four-year PGA Tour career, Swafford had a bogey-free round on the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West after opening Thursday at La Quinta Country Club. ”Managed to keep the ball in the fairway,” Swafford said.


Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:47 pm

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge scores (Reuters)

Jan 20 (Gracenote) – Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge at the par-72 course on Friday in La Quinta, California -14 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 65 65 -13 Dominic Bozzelli (U.S.) 64 67 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 67 64 -12 Brian Harman (U.S.) 67 65 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 68 64 -10 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 68 66 Greg Owen (Britain) 67 67 Martin Laird (Britain) 68 66 -9 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 65 70 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 67 68 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 66 69 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 69 66 -8 Paul Casey (Britain) 67 69 Aaron Wise (U.S.) 68 68 Bud Cauley (U.S. …

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:43 pm

Golf: Swafford one ahead at La Quinta, Mickelson four back (Reuters)

Jan 20, 2017; La Quinta, CA, USA; Hudson Swafford hits off the ninth fringe during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA West - Nicklaus Private Course. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – American journeyman Hudson Swafford, seeking his first PGA Tour title, continued to reap the benefits of hard work on his swing as he earned a one-shot lead after Friday’s second round of the $5.8 million CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California. On a rare wet and cold day in the California desert, Swafford birdied three of the four par-fives to card a seven-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic. Swafford, who produced good form last week to tie for 13th at the Sony Open in Hawaii, posted a 14-under total of 130, with first-round leader Dominic Bozzelli and New Zealand’s Danny Lee equal second on 13-under.


Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:29 pm

Willett struggling to rediscover game before Masters defense (The Associated Press)

Danny Willett has 2+ months to rediscover his game before making a pressure-filled return to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion. Rounds of 74 and 76 saw Willett become the biggest name to miss the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday. ”I think if I’m playing bad, the attention will die down quite nicely, to be honest,” Willett said, when asked if the build-up to the Masters will be a hindrance.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 4:02 pm

Kaymer holds halfway lead in Abu Dhabi (Reuters)

Golf - Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 20/1/17 Martin Kaymer of Germany reacts to making a birdie on the 18th hole during the second round. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) – German Martin Kaymer stayed on course for a fourth title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a second consecutive round of 66 to seize the halfway lead on Friday. The straight-hitting Kaymer again found the course and conditions to his liking to move one stroke clear on 12 under. Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello also carded a six-under 66 to move to 11 under for his two rounds.


Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 3:29 pm

Golf-Kaymer holds halfway lead in Abu Dhabi (Reuters)

German Martin Kaymer stayed on course for a fourth title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a second consecutive round of 66 to seize the halfway lead on Friday. The straight-hitting Kaymer again found the course and conditions to his liking to move one stroke clear on 12 under. Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello also carded a six-under 66 to move to 11 under for his two rounds.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 3:19 pm

Kaymer takes familiar position as leader in Abu Dhabi (The Associated Press)

”My favorite golf course,” Kaymer said after tapping in a birdie on the par-5 18th to nudge ahead of Rafa Cabrera Bello with a 12-under 132 total. ”He’s a dangerous player around here,” said Henrik Stenson, who gave up his first-round lead to his Ryder Cup teammate. The 53rd-ranked Kaymer should have had another in 2015, only to throw away a 10-shot lead with 13 holes to play and get reeled in by Gary Stal.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 2:41 pm


Sky Sports – Great Britain

‘If only Henrik listened’

Renowned coach Pete Cowen believes Henrik Stenson could have been at the top of the world rankings for years had he had listened to his advice more often.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 6:19 pm

WATCH: Bryson’s bizarre putting

Bryson DeChambeau is renowned for his unusual approach to the game, and his new putting technique continues to be the talk of the PGA Tour.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 5:20 pm

Kaymer claims Abu Dhabi lead

Martin Kaymer put himself on course for a fourth Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title after a second consecutive 66 lifted him into the halfway lead.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Casey well placed in La Quinta

Paul Casey was just three shots off the pace at the CareerBuilder Challenge as American rookie Dominic Bozzelli claimed the first-round lead in La Quinta.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:40 am

Gallacher joins 500 club

Stephen Gallacher celebrated joining an elite club as he made his 500th European Tour appearance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Flawless Stenson leads by two

Henrik Stenson got the defence of his Race to Dubai title off to a flying start as he opened the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with an eight-under 64 to claim a two-shot lead.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 2:31 pm

Stress-free round for Stenson

Henrik Stenson celebrated his first competitive round of 2017 with a flawless 64 despite having “limited preparation” ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:10 pm

Golfblogger – Great Britain

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Indian Express – India

Despite scandal, Tiger Woods cracks $1.3 bn in career earnings, tops Golf Digest 50 list

Woods is yet to reach pre-scandal endorsement totals but has bounced back from a 2011 low of $62 mn.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 7:21 am

Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki in match-play, get engaged

McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year his engagement to tennis star Wozniacki.

Posted on 1 January 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Gaganjeet Bhullar completes the formalities, wins in Indonesia

Bhullar sank all his three birdies on Sunday on the back-nine 11th, 13th and 14th.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Rory McIlroy birdies 72nd hole to capture Australian Open

McIlroy nervelessly sank a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th to finish on 18-under-par.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 9:24 am

I still have 7-8 years of golf left in me: Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh is on a two-week long break from the sport in his hometown Chandigarh.

Posted on 6 October 2013 @ 6:31 pm

Tiger Woods named PGA Tour player of the Year

Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a record 11th time.

Posted on 27 September 2013 @ 4:15 pm

Double delight! Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedExCup

Henrik Stenson held his nerve to fend off a last-day charge by Jordan Spieth.

Posted on 23 September 2013 @ 9:39 am

Golf Week – United States

After 3 months off, Phil Mickelson now in the hunt for first win since 2013

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson came to the CareerBuilder Challenge in the California desert to chip away at three months of (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:55 pm

Phil Mickelson storms into contention with 66 at CareerBuilder Challenge

Phil Mickelson is immune to rust, apparently. After a strong opening-day 4-under 68 in his first competitive round since two (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:38 pm

Cut-making machine Hudson Swafford leads CareerBuilder at 14 under

LA QUINTA, Calif. – The number for Hudson Swafford is extremely likely to reach 19, as in 19 consecutive cuts made, tied with Jason (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth in awe of "The Great Donald" Trump after ’09 U.S. Junior win

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday. Here’s Jordan Spieth talking about Donald (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 8:39 pm

PGA Tour recap: Hudson Swafford goes bogey-free to grab 36-hole leader at CareerBuilder

Here is a recap of Friday’s second round of the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, Calif. • Leaderboard • (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 8:11 pm

WATCH Phil Mickelson burst out laughing on way to opening eagle of 2017

It took 20 holes into 2017 for Phil Mickelson to record his first eagle, and he did it with some chuckles. Mickelson opened the (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 6:13 pm

Phil Mickelson disappointed San Diego let Chargers leave for L.A.

Phil Mickelson wishes more Chargers fans were like him. The Chargers have announced a move to Los Angeles, leaving the San Diego faithful (…)

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 5:57 pm


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