Tiger Woods putts his way to share of lead at Doral

Tiger Woods was on fire today, at least his putter was!  He gave a shout out to fellow golfer and friend, Steve Stricker who had given him some tips the day before.  Tiger says Stricker is the best putter in the world.  Whatever he told him sure seemed to work.  Tiger played in a dream threesome with Rory Mcilroy and Luke Donald.  Tiger sits atop the leaderboad at -6 after shooting a 66.  Luke came in at -2 and Rory struggled but came back a bit on the last few holes to finish at +1 (he had been +4 earlier in the day).  Rory also showed a great sense of humor when asked about last week’s controversial withdrawal.  A reporter mentioned they could not find him and Rory smiled and answered back, ” no, that was last week”.

The WGC-Cadillac Championships are taking place at the Doral Country Club/Resort in Miami, FL.  I believe the Donald (as in Trump) is owner/part owner, something along those lines.  The Trump helicopter was sited taking off from the club earlier in the day.  At the end of round one the top of the leaderboard stands as follows: Tiger Woods, Fredrik Jacobson, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell and Sergio Garcia at -6, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan, and Peter Hanson at -5.

The weather was ideal today with very little wind.  Not much of a chance that will happen for the entire weekend in south Florida.  Tomorrow’s second round coverage will begin at 2:00 pm EST on Golf Channel.  (Justin Rose is the defending champion of this event, and he is currently at -4).  Hopefully, this will be a great weekend of golf with Tiger in contention and Rory making a move as well.


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