With Tiger Woods withdrawing Tuesday, Adam Scott was left as the headliner of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. Thursday, he didn't disappoint, shooting 10-under 62 to take a three-shot lead on Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick.
The International Team began its first practice round in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club down a man as Ryo Ishikawa was delayed coming out of Japan and won’t get to Melbourne until Tuesday.
Ishikawa and Miyazato often have expressed mutual admiration for each other, but this week such pleasantries might have to be set aside. They’re battling each other on that all-important front: TV ratings. Both are competing on home soil in televised contests that promise to wear out TV remote controls: Miyazato is the featured attraction in the Japan Women’s Open, while Ishikawa is the man who will add the fizz to the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic on the men’s tour.