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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Bubba Falters, Rose Wins, Tiger Injured at 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship

    12 Mar 2012

    Another lead lost in the final round of the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship on the PGA Tour.

    This time, it was Bubba Watson, who shot a 62 on Friday, but missed most of the fairways and many putts to finish on Sunday with a 74 at -15 in second place. Watson's weekend performance brought the rest of the field back into the tournament, including Keegan Bradley, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.

    It was Rose who swooped in for the victory at the Blue Monster, shooting 70 and finishing at -16. Rose is now ranked #7 in the world, joining McIlroy (#1), Luke Donald (#2) and Lee Westwood (#3) as other UK players who are currently dominating the world rankings of golf.

    McIlroy had an impressive charge on Sunday, shooting 67 and just missing several birdie putts, finishing in third place at -14. McIlroy has now finished in the Top 5 in 9 of his last 10 professional golf events.

    Tiger Woods withdrew on the 12th hole, after noticeably limping and stretching his left leg. Reports are that Woods has re-injured his left Achilles tendon, which he initially injured at the 2011 Masters. It doesn’t appear to be the left knee, which has undergone surgeries in recent years. His expected return date is unknown.

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    08 Mar 2012

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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral Preview

    07 Mar 2012

    The 2012 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship kicks off this week at the famed TPC Blue Monster at Doral in Florida.

    The TPC Blue Monster at Doral is one of the most well-known courses on the PGA Tour. Measuring 7,266 yards with generous fairways and undulating greens, as well as a number of water holes, including the iconic par-4 18th hole - nicknamed the Blue Monster - where water runs along the left side of the hole from tee to green, ranked as the 33rd most difficult (+0.311) on tour last season, so should make for some exciting finishes.

    All eyes are on Rory McIlroy, defending his new #1 world ranking, as well as Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood, who are coming off low rounds last weekend. The defending champ is Nick Watney, and watch-out for Phil Mickelson, a previous winner here and coming off that playoff loss at the Northern Trust last month.

    On a related note, Donald Trump is purchasing the Doral resort for $150 million, and planning to renovate the facilities in 2013, so Mr. Trump is sure to keep Doral in the headlines next year.

    TV Schedule: The tournament will be broadcast on the Golf Channel and NBC Sports, check your local listings:

    • Thurs, March 8 from 1pm - 6pm ET
    • Fri, March 9 from 1pm - 6pm ET
    • Sat, March 10 from 11am - 6pm ET
    • Sun, March 11 from 12pm - 7pm ET

    Video: Check out some of the memorable moments from the WGC-Cadillac Championship's history.

  • Rory McIlroy Wins 2012 Honda Classic, Becomes #1 at Age 22

    05 Mar 2012

    On Sunday at the 2012 Honda Classic held on the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods went head to head in the final round. Woods fired a final round 62, his best final round score of his career. McIlroy shot a -1 under 69, to win the tournament by two strokes over Woods, and Tom Gillis, who also shot a final round -1 under of 69. McIlroy finished the tournament at -12 under, while Woods and Gills finished at -10 under.

    With his win, McIlroy took over as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world. It also made him the 16th player to be No. 1 in the world, and the second-youngest behind Woods, who was 21 when he first reached No. 1 after the 1997 U.S. Open. It was his fifth career win, three of those on the PGA Tour, which includes his record-setting performance last year at Congressional to win the U.S. Open, and a 62 in the final round to win at Quail Hollow.

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