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DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods was on his game, and so were most of the world best golfers Thursday in the Cadillac Championship.
Except for the world’s No. 1 player.
Woods made nine birdies on the Blue Monster at Doral for a 6-under 66 that put him in a five-way share of the lead with Masters champion Bubba Watson, former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and Freddie Jacobson.
This World Golf Championship lived up to its name with Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Hunter Mahan among those one shot behind.
But it was another rough day for Rory McIlroy.
He hit only three fairways and made six bogeys that kept him at par or worse on a perfect day for scoring. Despite making a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 first hole, and lacing a 5-iron over the water for another eagle attempt on the par-5 eighth that narrowly missed, the best he could manage was a 73.
McIlroy has yet to break par this year.
“It was a bit of a struggle, to be honest,” McIlroy said to Sky Sports. “Hit som...
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Rory McIlroy has yet to hit his stride this season, which has left us all searching for answers. What could be wrong with the 23-year-old? The most logical answer would be that he is having trouble adjusting to his new Nike clubs and equipment, but not everyone is a logical thinker. Considering we live in an era that is driven by gossip, many people have been quick to assume that...
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods hit a tee shot that got stuck in a palm tree. That's about the only thing that went wrong for him Saturday in the Cadillac Championship.
Woods made seven more birdies on the Blue Monster, the last one from 15 feet on the 18th hole for a 5-under 67. That gave him a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell, and put Woods in great position to win a World...
The day before the clocks go forward, Tiger Woods wound them back.
For the third straight round on the Trump Doral Blue Monster, he played like it was 2000 again.
After an impressive Saturday 67 stretched Woods' midway two-shot lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship to four shots, I asked him if he felt his game now was as good as it was in the glory years.
Tiger Woods set a personal best with 17 birdies over two rounds on the Blue Monster. What mattered more to him was a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the Cadillac Championship.
On a leaderboard packed with golf's biggest names, Woods seized control with six birdies in an eight-hole stretch around the turn. That carried him to a 7-under 65, two shots clear of former US...
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods set a personal best with 17 birdies over two rounds on the Blue Monster. What mattered more to him was a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the Cadillac Championship.
On a leaderboard packed with golf's biggest names, Woods seized control with six birdies in an eight-hole stretch around the turn. That carried him to a 7-under 65, two shots...
Low scores continued Friday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, where some of the game's biggest names gravitated toward the top of the leaderboard. Tiger Woods will begin the weekend with a two-shot lead over Graeme McDowell.
Here are a few things you need to know from Friday's play at Trump Doral:
1. TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER: Woods insisted he "wasn't that far off...
In the end, it was just like a visit to the dentist.
Rory McIlroy wasn't exactly looking forward to facing the media Wednesday morning to deliver a mea culpa on his mid-round withdrawal at last week's Honda Classic and ill-advised attempt to blame it on a toothache.
But, like a trip to the dentist, after the drilling, he felt better.
"I regret what I did," said...
Rory McIlroy was willing to celebrate even the smallest of victories Friday in the Cadillac Championship.
He finally broke par.
Mired in another slump, and this time with greater scrutiny over a new equipment deal and quitting in the middle of a round last week, McIlroy had a 3-under 69 on the Blue Monster at Doral for his first round under par this year.
When his 8-foot birdie...
Tiger Woods and most of the world's best golfers were on their games Thursday in the Cadillac Championship. Except for world's No. 1 player Rory McIlroy.
Rory McIlroy managed to get through a round without quitting after 8 holes and walking off the course. His game is in complete disarray. McIlroy is still struggling to find his game and he is still struggling to find the fairways and green half the time too. Rory was paired with Woods today and he and his group started their first round off on the back nine at Doral. McIlroy got...
Steve Stricker is playing a part-time schedule this year. He might consider becoming a part-time putting coach for Tiger Woods.
Stricker is among the best putters in golf, and he has given advice to Woods when asked. So when Woods approached him on the putting green on the eve of the Cadillac Championship, they worked together for about 45 minutes.
And it seems to have worked....
Paulina Gretzky, Busted Coverage’s favorite daughter of a legend, joined her boyfriend Dustin Johnson in Miami this week. Professional golfer Johnson is competing in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, while Paulina Gretzky is hanging out and looking hot in a red bikini. Near as we can tell, those acts are what each of them were put on Earth...