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What’s Next For Rory McIlroy After Withdrawal From Honda Classic?

Rory McilroyNo.1 ranked golfer in the world Rory McIlroy will come into this week for the WGC Cadillac Championship from TPC Blue Monster having to answer some tough questions.

These questions will stem from McIlroy’s withdrawal from the Honda Classic last Friday, in which he was the defending champion. Continue reading

PGA National Proves To Be Stern Test For Players In First Round Of The Honda Classic

Tiger WoodsPlay got underway at the 2013 Honda Classic on Thursday, the first stop of the four-tournament Florida swing coming up over the course of March.

PGA National proved to be a worthy opponent for the field during the first round, though some players were able to go pretty low. Continue reading

Honda Classic Thursday And Friday Tee Times Released, Tiger Paired With Dustin Johnson And Martin Kaymer

Honda ClassicThe Florida-Swing on the PGA Tour gets going on Thursday, as the tee times and pairings were announced for the opening two rounds at PGA National down in Palm Beach Gardens.

We won’t get a first round pairing of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, but maybe that will manage to happen on the weekend with both of them in contention.

Woods is actually paired with Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer for the first two rounds, which will certainly generate some interest among PGA Tour fans. The grouping will tee off at 7:25 am ET off of No.10 on Thursday, and then flip around to the afternoon wave on Friday at 12:25pm ET off of No.1 on Friday.

As for McIlroy, he and Woods are on the exact opposite draw. McIlroy is paired with Ernie Els, and Mark Wilson for the first two rounds, as the group will tee off at 12:25pm ET on Thursday off of No.1, and then go off early at 7:25am ET off of No.10 on Friday morning.

Two of the other top favorites coming into the Honda Classic are Justin Rose, and Charl Schwartzel. they are grouped together to start out the week, and will play at 7:35am ET off of No.10 on Thursday morning, and the at 12:25pm ET off of No.1 on Friday afternoon.

No matter what side of the course players tee off this week to start, they will eventually have to deal with holes 16,17,and 18, collectively known as the ‘Bear Trap’. PGA National is known for the closing three holes on the layout, though for those who tee off on the back nine to start, they will have to gave them early in the round going into the turn.

PGA National always makes for a fun tournament, which has definitely increased in stature because of the fact that players like Woods and McIlroy have chosen to make it a part of their schedule.

The location of the tournament certainly helps as well, as guys like McIlroy do not even have to leave the comfort of their homes to travel to play. Many PGA Tour players make their homes in south Florida, including Woods as well.

Coverage of the 2013 Honda Classic will air on Thursday and Friday on the Golf Channel beginning at 12:30pm ET with pregame coverage, and then live golf coming on somewhere around 1pm ET.

Rory McIlroy Wins Honda Classic And Moves To No.1 In The World

For those of you who watched the Honda Classic final round on Sunday, you were treated to something special.

We saw Rory McIlroy win the event and ascend to the No.1 ranking in the world, but at the same time a familiar figure roared loudly during the final round, nearly coming from nine-shots to win the event.

Tiger Woods stormed through Sunday with a final round 8-under 62, his lowest ever final round in his career. Continue reading

Rory McIlroy Takes Control Of Honda Classic, Can Move To No.1 In The World With Win

Rory McIlroy is showing us why we would like to see more of him in the United States in 2012.

The second-ranked player in the world has a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Honda Classic on Sunday, after putting together a 4-under par round of 66 in the third round, capping it off with a nice sandy on No.18 for birdie. Continue reading

Tiger Woods Bounces Back At Honda Classic With Second-Round 68

Tiger Woods bounced back with a 68 today at the Honda classic, after shooting a 1-over par round of 71 to open yesterday.

And the funny thing is, he said he it the ball the worst he has in months.

But the putting was better.

Woods has 10 less putts on Friday than he did on Thursday, but the score was just three shots better. So obviously, it’s easy to tell that he did not hit the ball better today. Continue reading

Round One Recap And Thoughts On Honda Classic Betting Odds

Sitting here watching the Honda Classic, and it’s the same story, different week for Tiger Woods.

He continues to be just a little off.

Those putts that he used to make aren’t falling. Those spectacular saving shots he used to execute with routine easy he isn’t making. And those hard shots he made look easy? Well, they are looking rather challenging. Continue reading