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Kevin Streelman, Charley Hoffman and rookie Steve LeBrun were tied for the RBC Heritage lead, and Brandt Snedeker was on the verge of missing the cut Friday when second-round play was suspended for the day because of rain.
Six former Masters winners and another quintet who each won at least one of the three other major championships won't be around for the weekend at Augusta.
Notable pairings include Tiger Woods with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy at 10:45 a.m., and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson with Ian Poulter and Steven Fox at 10:34.
Bill Haas wanted to make up for his sloppy finish in the opening round at Bay Hill. He did that and more Friday.
Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods' group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead.
The story is grounded in fact, with a dose of fiction, but it speaks to the confounding nature of the best little par 4 in golf.
In the morning chill at Riviera, Charles Howell III began his round at the Northern Trust Open with a tee shot that landed in the front bunker on the par-4 10th hole. He was only 30 feet away from the hole. And it took him four shots to finish.
His final drive tumbled into the water, and he made a double bogey that left him a stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and matched by David Toms at Colonial in 2011.
As expected, Monday at the PGA Tour's season opener figures to be filled with anticipation at the Tournament of Champions.
Geoff Ogilvy came within one stroke of not having to spend the next three months thinking about the Masters.
Graeme McDowell closed with a 4-under 68 on Sunday and held off Keegan Bradley with a pair of superb short-game shots that carried him to a three-shot win in the World Challenge despite the Sherwood Country Club playing longer than ever in a light rain.
Graeme McDowell rolled in two long putts early in the round Saturday and ran his streak to 29 holes without a bogey on his way to a 4-under 68 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into the final round of the World Challenge.
Graeme McDowell has done a lot right this year, except for win. He now has one last chance to fix that.
Sure enough, putting was all the rage Thursday in the World Challenge.
Kuchar’s playing partner for the first three rounds, Bill Haas, said Kuchar was playing better than his score.
"So you pretty much just try to get up there near the green to where you think you can make a good 4 and have a chance at 3," he said. "In my opinion, laying up does not help you. Hitting a wedge, a full wedge to that green, you can easily hop it over the green."