A 63 in the afternoon vaulted none other than Rory McIlroy, he of the noted withdrawal a year ago, to the top of The Honda Classic leaderboard during Thursday's first round. Here are 5 Things to know from PGA National.
After using a long putter since 1998, Carl Pettersson used the short, conventional putter on a trial basis Sunday and liked the results enough that he is using it again this week at the Open Championship at Muirfield.
<strong>PGA Tour notebook:</strong> Carl Pettersson could be No. 10 in the Ryder Cup standings, but his lack of Euro Tour membership and his commitment to his family will keep the Swede away from Medinah.
Dean Wilson shot his third straight 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead over record-setting Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark and Bob Estes in the Canadian Open, pulling away with three straight birdies at rainy St. George’s.
Nine months ago, Carl Pettersson was a man on the outside looking in, sitting on the wrong side of the top 150 bubble on the PGA Tour’s money list as Labor Day approached and the homestretch of a long season beckoned.