Posted March 02, 2013 on
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Charles Howell III
Rory McIlroy left before his round was even over. Tiger Woods had to rally just to stick around.
And with all that drama Friday in the Honda Classic, hardly anyone noticed that Luke Guthrie showed off his potential in a big way with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead going into the weekend at PGA National.
Guthrie, pegged by many of his peers as a rookie worth watching going into the year, played bogey-free on another cool, cloudy day.
Of his seven birdies, perhaps the most impressive for the Big Ten champion from Illinois came on the sixth hole when he had mud on the side of his ball and was able to work the shot in from the right to about 10 feet.
After finishing his round, he walked into an interview room when someone mentioned that McIlroy walked off the course after being 7-over par through eight holes.
''I had no clue,'' Guthrie said. ''I was just kind of going about my business out there.''
He was at 9-under 131 and had a one-shot lead ...
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McIlroy already was 7-over for eight holes at PGA National and certain to miss another cut. He hit his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th and was done for the week. He told reporters as he walked to the parking...
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In any other sport it wouldn't be an issue.
LeBron James isn't going to forget how to dunk, and Roger Federer won't suddenly lose his forehand smash. Michael Phelps isn't likely to sink to the bottom of the pool, either.
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Serena Williams should know all about spectator etiquette when it comes to sporting events. After all, the former No. 1 women's tennis player in the world would glare at a fan who was clapping their hands or cheering while she was getting ready to serve.
Apparently Williams doesn't think the same manners apply to her after she found out she wasn't allowed to snap a...