HONDA CLASSIC

  • Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic March 3, 2014

    Florida: The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start for Tiger Woods on Sunday when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury. Woods was 5-over par for the final round - 12 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the time -...
  • Russell Henley wins Honda Classic in four-way playoff March 3, 2014

    American Russell Henley emerged as the last man standing to win his second PGA Tour title in a four-way playoff for the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Sunday. Henley, 24, birdied the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, from two feet in fading light to edge out...
  • Steady McIlroy has two-stroke lead at Honda Classic March 2, 2014

    Rory McIlroy was steady rather than spectacular as he extended his lead to two strokes after the third round at the $6 million Honda Classic in south Florida on Saturday. McIlroy missed only one green on the water-lined back nine as he compiled a one-under-par 69 in a moderate breeze at...
  • Rory McIlroy retains command at Honda Classic March 1, 2014

    Rory McIlroy recovered from a poor start to record six birdies and earn a one-shot lead after the second round of the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday. The Northern Irishman, who had been one ahead overnight after opening with a flawless 63, remained mentally upbeat...
  • Tiger Woods rues eratic putting after carding a 71 at Honda Classic February 28, 2014

    Tiger Woods lamented inconsistent putting after he battled to a one-over-par 71 that left him six strokes off the early lead in Thursday's first round at the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. While South African Rory Sabbatini and American William McGirt had few problems on the way...
  • Tiger Woods thinking of Augusta at Honda Classic February 27, 2014

    Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will play in the same tournament for the first time this year when they contest the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday. The $6 million PGA Tour event used to be the weak link on the four-stop PGA Tour Florida...
  • Embarrassed Rory McIlroy says he will never walk off again March 6, 2013

    Miami: World number one Rory McIlroy acknowledged on Wednesday he was wrong to walk off mid-round at last week's Honda Classic and said his toothache was not bad enough to justify quitting the tournament. Facing the media for the first time since his controversial withdrawal at PGA National, McIlroy said...
  • Rory McIlroy regrets decision to withdraw from Honda Classic March 5, 2013

    Rory McIlroy has admitted he was wrong to withdraw from the Honda Classic last week, saying he now regretted his decision to stop playing. The world number one was heavily criticized after he quit the tournament midway through Friday's second round with what was initially a mysterious explanation. The Northern Irishman...
  • Tiger Woods needs to clean up after disappointing round at Honda March 4, 2013

    Florida: Tiger Woods struggled to a four-over par 74 in the final round of the Honda Classic on Sunday, ending the week without breaking par once and left saying he need to "clean up" his play. "I just made too many penalties this week. Today is a perfect example, I...
  • Michael Thompson gets maiden tour win with Honda victory March 4, 2013

    Florida: American Michael Thompson kept his head in gusty winds to win the Honda Classic on Sunday by two shots from Australian Geoff Ogilvy. In testing conditions, the 27-year-old Thompson, the joint overnight leader, held firm for his first win on the PGA Tour, ending with a birdie on the...
  • McIlroy will be fine by Masters, says Jack Nicklaus March 4, 2013

    Florida: Jack Nicklaus says there's no reason to be alarmed: Rory McIlroy is probably frustrated with his game and his adjustment to new equipment. McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world and defending champion at the Honda Classic, caused a stir this week when he walked off the course...
  • Tiger Woods unimpressive in Honda Classic Round 3 March 2, 2013

    Florida: Tiger Woods carded his third even-par round of 70 at the Honda Classic on Saturday as he undid a promising front round with a double bogey on the 17th. Woods was nine strokes adrift of the overnight leader Luke Guthrie and was left frustrated at a missed opportunity to...
  • Clubs switch is distracting McIlroy, says Graeme McDowell March 2, 2013

    Florida: Rory McIlroy should not let the pressure of his switch to Nike clubs distract him and focus instead on resolving his swing troubles, fellow-Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell said after the world number one withdrew from the Honda Classic. McIlroy, who quit after eight holes of the second round on Friday,...
  • Choose your words carefully: Tiger suggests McIlroy March 2, 2013

    Florida: Tiger Woods, who has endured his share of controversy and media scrutiny, said world number one Rory McIlroy should choose his words more carefully after withdrawing from the Honda Classic with what was initially a mysterious explanation. Before driving away from the PGA National course on Friday after a...
  • Serena gets in trouble for trying to photograph Tiger Woods March 2, 2013

    Florida: Tennis world number one Serena Williams found herself in trouble with security officials at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic on Friday after she tried to photograph Tiger Woods. Under PGA Tour rules, spectators are not allowed to take pictures or video of players on competition days. A short video posted on...
  • Rory McIlroy walks out of Honda Classic March 1, 2013

    Florida: Rory McIlroy abruptly walked off the course at the Honda Classic, saying he's "not in a good place mentally." An hour later, he attributed his withdrawal to a sore wisdom tooth. It raised serious questions about golf's No. 1 player with the Masters just more than a month away....
  • Villegas takes lead with a late eagle at Honda Classic March 1, 2013

    Palm Beach: With one bold swing, Camilo Villegas turned a solid round at the Honda Classic into his lowest start in more than a year. Villegas drilled a 3-wood from 263 yards over the water to about 8 feet for an eagle on the par-5 18th hole at PGA National...
  • McIlroy rejects talk of Tiger rivalry March 7, 2012

    Doral, Florida: New world number one Rory McIlroy does not see Tiger Woods as a rival and said his toughest opponent is simply the golf course he faces each week. McIlroy ascended to the top of golf's world rankings with victory in the Honda Classic on Sunday, keeping his cool...
  • Tiger happy with 62 at Honda, targets Masters March 5, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Tiger Woods produced his best round of golf in over two years on Sunday and said it is just a matter of time before he wins on the PGA Tour again. Woods shot an eightunder 62 at the Honda Classic to finish two strokes behind winner...
  • McIlroy wins Honda Classic to become new No.1 March 5, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf. Right when it looked as though McIlroy had no serious challenge Sunday, Tiger Woods put some color into that red shirt with a birdieeagle finish for a 62 ...
  • Golf: McIlroy closes in on world No.1 spot March 4, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens: Rory McIlroy took a big step towards gaining the number one spot in the world rankings, grabbing a two stroke lead ahead of Sunday's final round of the Honda Classic. The Northern Irishman shot a fourunder par 66 in windy conditions on Saturday, recovering from successive bogeys on...
  • Honda Classic: Late surge saves Woods from cut March 3, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens: Tiger Woods birdied his final two holes to avoid an early exit from the Honda Classic on Saturday while journeyman Tom Gillis stormed into the early clubhouse lead with a bogeyfree second round. American Gillis fired six birdies during largely windfree morning hours for a sixunder 64 that...
  • Arjun Atwal faces Honda Classic exit March 2, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Arjun Atwal's nightmare continued on the PGA Tour as he carded a disastrous 10over 80 in the first round of the Honda Classic here on Thursday. Atwal, who has already missed the cut in his first five starts, had four double bogeys, a triple bogey, a bogey...
  • Woods struggles to oneover 71 in Honda Classic March 2, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens: Tiger Woods said he is happier with his putting despite shooting a oneoverpar 71 that left him seven shots off the pace after Thursday's first round of the Honda Classic at the PGA National. After his disappointing work on the greens at last week's WGCAccenture Match Play Championship,...
  • Tiger to play at Honda for first time since 1993 February 16, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Former world number one Tiger Woods will play in next month's $1.02 million Honda Classic for the first time as a professional. "I've heard great things about the Honda Classic and now that I live here in Florida, I want to play whenever possible," the 14times Major...
  • Sabbatini takes fiveshot lead at Honda Classic March 6, 2011

    Miami: South African Rory Sabbatini mastered gusting winds to card a fourunder 66 and seize a commanding five shot lead after three rounds at the Honda Classic on Saturday. Sabbatini, who matched the PGA National champion course record of 64 in the second round, was again an island of calm in...
  • Sabbatini calls the shots at Honda Classic March 5, 2011

    Miami: South African Rory Sabbatini rocketed into the early second round lead at the Honda Classic on Friday, firing a sixunder 64 to match the PGA National course record. After a tough opening round that saw only eight players break par, Sabbatini made the most of improved conditions at the Palm...
  • Levin takes the lead at Honda Classic March 4, 2011

    Florida: Spencer Levin negotiated blustery conditions to shoot a 3under 67 for a 1shot clubhouse lead over five others at the Honda Classic on Thursday. Pins rattled, putters shook and scores soared as the PGA Tour began its annual Florida swing in breezes blustery rather than balmy. The first round was suspended...