News for Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Wind contributing to unusual team standings

There are two things that make a golf tournament, dare I say, ridiculous: constant, gusting wind and a putting contest.

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Collins leads rain-delayed Puerto Rico Open

Chad Collins chipped in for eagle on the par-5 second hole Saturday to top the Puerto Rico Open leaderboard at 9 under before second-round play was suspended because of darkness in the rain-delayed PGA Tour event.

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Notes: Kaymer riding hot putter at Doral

Martin Kaymer still has occasional pain in his left foot, thanks to all the hardware surgeons used to put it back together after a go-cart accident last summer.

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Els, Schwartzel top Doral leaderboard

Charl Schwartzel put up a 5-under 67 Saturday to catch Ernie Els entering the final round of the CA Championship. The pair of South Africans are 12 under at the Blue Monster, with Padraig Harrington one shot back.

Blue Monster playing nice in Round 3

The Blue Monster, it’s not. At least not in today’s third round of the CA Championship as the field average is under par. And nowhere is that more evident than at the par-4 18th.

Englishes lending their support at Seminole

When I got to Southwood Golf Club for Round 2 of the Seminole Intercollegiate, I had to double check the tee sheet. I could have sworn Georgia was not in the field – and I was right – so you can imagine why two people decked out in UGA gear and walking and talking to the team caught my attention.

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Webb leads in Australia; Thompson 8 back

Four-time champion Karrie Webb shot a bogey-free 3-under 70 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Women’s Australian Open.

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Lighter travel schedule has Els feeling relaxed

Ernie Els no longer is eligible for the award of logging the most miles before getting to Doral.