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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Kevin Streelman
Webb Simpson committed to play the Phoenix Open on Friday, giving the tournament 21 of the top 50 players in the world ranking.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday.
Adam Scott has lifted three trophies in three weeks _ two from his Australian PGA and Australian Masters wins _ and one he shared with Australian teammate Jason Day at last week's World Cup at Royal Melbourne.
Kevin Streelman received what turned out to be some vital local knowledge before his first round in the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.
Representing the United States for the first time and making his first trip to Australia, Kevin Streelman wasn't over-awed by a tough Royal Melbourne golf course on Thursday.
On current form and on a very familiar golf course, the two top-ranked players in the World Cup _ Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar _ are heavy favorites for individual honors when play begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne.
Tiger Woods, looking to break his drought of 17 majors without a title, will tee off in the 8:35 a.m. group Thursday, playing alongside Davis Love III and Keegan Bradley.
The field for the 142nd British Open golf championship, which starts Thursday at Muirfield. Players listed in only the first category for which they qualified:
Tiger Woods plans to return to action at this week's British Open at Muirfield, and he'll be playing alongside Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen for the first two rounds.
Woods ended a weekend of verbal sparring with Garcia by doing what he does best — closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. If only it were that simple for the Spaniard.
At some point after he won the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus lost two major championships. He's just not sure when.
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.
England's Brian Davis took the first-round lead in the RBC Heritage, while Jason Day and Marc Leishman kept the Australian flag flying high.
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.
"You try and be really good to people and he's a good kid who wants to be a professional golfer as well," Streelman added. "It's all about relationships in the end anyway."
"He just knew every break on these greens, so we kind of picked his brains a little bit, where to leave shots and where you can't leave shots," Streelman said. "He helped out a lot so it was fun having him with me."