April 26, 2017

Fowler takes control of Honda Classic

27 February 2017, 12:56 | Simon Arnold

Fowler takes control of Honda Classic

Fowler takes control of Honda Classic

The tournament, which will be played at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, has a spot for the Mexican native ranked the highest in the world.

Meanwhile, Graham McDowell - the only Irishman to make the cut - crept his way into the top 35 with a round of 68 which leaves him on three under and 10 off the lead.

"I know I go out with a lead, and really, a lead around here is nice, but I've still got to take care of my business and plot my way around this golf course", he said.

"There were times when she said I should have gone and played, " he said. "Things are clear and she's doing awesome".

"There's a lot of tricky shots around this golf course, and if you're not in the fairway, then good luck". Diaz has made the cut in all four tournaments. Putting has proved to be the biggest problem.

Lahiri missed a few putts inside five feet, a couple more inside 10 and another two between 10-15 feet.

Bryan shared the overnight lead with fellow PGA Tour rookie Cody Gribble, and he made a hot start to his second round as he birdied the opening three holes before going long and left with his approach to the fourth and stumbling to a bogey.

"I had not the best lie in the bunker".

"I like where the game's at, where it's heading".

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HONDA CLASSICSite: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He meant to play until a rib injury in South Africa, and now won't return until next week in Mexico City.

Another European player who loves PGA National is Jacksonville University graduate Russell Knox. In 2014, he was second in the U.S. Open and British Open, third in the PGA Championship and fifth in the Masters.

But then if he were to capture the Honda Classic he would be afforded automatic "Full" PGA Tour membership meaning he could then virtually "pick-and-choose" where he elects to play given he would earn a two-year exemption to the end of 2019 and not be restricted to "invitations" as it the scenario this week. - Justin Thomas is walking a little taller this year at the Honda Classic. In the previous 15 years, the event was held at five courses.

Fowler was four shots ahead of Tyrrell Hatton of England, playing his first PGA TOUR event in Florida.

Arnold Palmer won at least once in each of his first 17 seasons, Jack Nicklaus in his first 17 and Tiger Woods in his first 14.

After the round, Fowler copped to his recent issues in finishing off the Saturday night lead on the PGA Tour, but he also didn't seem discouraged by those defeats so much as resolved to give himself that opportunity more frequently.

At stake: $6.4 million purse ($1,152,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points to the winner).

Area players entered: Harris English, Brian Harman, Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Russell Knox, David Lingmerth, Hudson Swafford.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia shot up the leaderboard early with a four-under 66 to get back to five under.

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