First Round –World Golf Championships – WGC-Cadillac Championship – Trump National Doral – Miami, Florida –
The second leg of the Florida Swing rolled into Miami at Trump National Doral for the World Golf Championships—Cadillac Championship.
J.B. Holmes dusted the 73-player field in round one action firing a 10-under-62 featuring a front-nine 30. He was bogey-free on his round, which featured a 5-under rally over the four par-5s.
Holmes, who won the Wells Fargo Championship last May, nearly lapped the field as he sleeps on a four-shot advantage. Barely two dozen players are under par through 18 holes, many of which are either 1- or 2-under.
Ryan Moore created 8-under but made double-bogey on his final hole at No. 18 to shoot 66. He sits alone in second place. He won the CIMB Classic in December in Malaysia and now ranks 36th in the current Official World Golf Ranking.
Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Alexander Levy are all T-3 at 4-under and half dozen shots back in the no-cut event. Several players struggled with the winds and water around Doral including Jason Day (76), Jordan Spieth (75) and Jason Dufner (79).
With four rounds guaranteed and playing a difficult course (4-under won the title a season ago), look for a volatile leader board all weekend.
Other Golf news:
- Stacy Lewis is 3-under through six holes in round two of the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. She reached 6-under and a tie at the top with Inbee Park at the moment – a shot clear of Rolex Ranking No. 1 Lydia Ko, Karrie Webb, Yani Tseng, Angela Stanford and Carlota Ciganda.
- Mark Hubbard (4-under-68) leads the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open by a shot. Billy Mayfair shot 69. David Duval, a former World No. 1 and Open champion, is T-5 at 2-under. Brendon de Jonge, a pre-tournament favorite to win, and defending champion Chesson Hadley opened with 1-under rounds and sit T-16 at Trump International Golf Course.
- Both Holmes and Moore entered the week as 66-to-1 long shots to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship, according to www.ladbrokes.com.
- England’s Matt Ford and 50-1 betting pick Kevin Phelan are tied at 5-under after 18 holes on the European Tour at the African Open. David Howell is just a shot back.
- David Toms withdrew after nine holes at the Puerto Rico Open, while Thomas Bjorn WD’d out of Doral. Sergio Garcia needed treatment mid-round on his neck. He finished the round shooting 1-over. He is tied with Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose at T-27. Rory struggled out of the gate going out in 40.