Sergio Garcia, who shot a course-record 61 on Friday, held on to the lead after the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday at Firestone Country Club.
Garcia shot a 67 and is 14 under for the tournament.
There was a 3-plus hour rain delay at the course that went from 12:43 p.m. until 4 p.m. The final group of Garcia, Marc Leishman and Justin Rose had three holes remaining when the horn blew due to rain and thunder.
Garcia parred that the final three holes.To read more or comment...
Sergio Garcia birdied seven consecutive holes coming home and eight of nine on the back nine to match the South Course record of 61 Friday in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.
Garcia holed 11 consecutive one-putts during his birdie binge and needed 23 putts for the round.
Tiger Woods shot 61 twice, in 2000 and 2013, along with Jose Maria Olazabal in 1990.
Garcia shot 27 on the back nine. With a total of 11-under par, Garcia leads Justin Rose by three shots going into Saturday's third round.To read more or comment...
With thunderstorms forecast for Saturday, tee times for the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club have been moved up.
Players will go off holes 1 and 10 in threesomes between 7 and 9 a.m.
The weather forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning at 10 a.m. and increasing throughout the day.
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Dustin Johnson's leave of absence from the PGA Tour annouced by his agency Thursday is because of a six-month suspension levied by the tour after he tested positive for cocaine, Golf.com reported Friday.
According to a Golf.com source, Johnson failed three drug tests – for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine in 2012 and this year. The web site said Johnson was suspended in 2012, but the penalty was never made public.
The tour has a policy in regards to drug testing, but is not required to announce discipline against players found to have used recreational drugs.
The PGA Tour disputed Golf.com's report with a statement on Friday from executive vice president Ty Votaw. Votaw said Johnson stepped away voluntarily.To read more or comment...
Justin Rose shot a 67 today to take the second-round lead at the Bridgestone Invitational at 8 under.
Rose bogeyed No. 14 after starting his round on No. 10. After that, he birdied Nos. 15, 18 and then 1 and 5.
Marc Leishman, the first-round leader, was all over the place during his second round. Through his first 9 holes, he had three bogeys and three birdies. He finished the back nine with one birdie. He shot a 69, putting him 1 back of Rose.
Charl Schwartzel is 2 under through 14 holes and is at 7 under.To read more or comment...