Horschel, Bramlett lead Honda Classic with 1st-round 65s
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — (AP) — Billy Horschel has never won a PGA Tour event in his home state of Florida. Horschel shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday, tying him with Joseph Bramlett for the first-round lead in the Honda Classic at PGA National. “Just played really solid,” Horschel said. It’s no secret out here that I work really, really hard out here. “I definitely like when the conditions are difficult and guys have to really earn it,” said Bramlett, who has never won on the PGA Tour.wftv.com
Strong wind suspends third round at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — (AP) — A strong wind was more than just a menace at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Keith Mitchell made it through the worst stretch of wind at Pebble Beach, so strong that he hit an 8-iron on the 106-yard seventh hole. And right when he thought he was off the hook by getting through the ocean holes, the horn blew to stop play. Peter Malnati was atop the leaderboard at 12 under with six holes left in his round at Pebble Beach. Mitchell had the toughest stretch of Pebble in the wind, but it was tough all over.wftv.com
Wise takes three-shot lead at midway point of Honda Classic
Wise shot his second straight 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the weekend at the Honda Classic. The 128 total is the lowest 36-hole score at PGA National since the tournament moved there 15 years ago — and marks the first 36-hole lead of Wise’s PGA Tour career. Wise birdied the last to finish off the 64, the eighth round of 64 or lower surrendered by PGA National this week. He opened with a 69, then shot 62 — the fourth score that low in Honda history at PGA National — Friday. Jones (61), Wise (64) and Russell Henley (64) had the 64s or better Thursday; Hagy, Ryder, Wise, Brice Garnett (64) and Stewart Cink (64) had them Friday.