News for Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Ryder Cup captain Love grabs lead at Honda

Davis Love III looked more like a player than a Ryder Cup captain Thursday at the Honda Classic.

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In Miami, 36 holes of muni magic

While the Miami area is well known for its luxury golf resorts, the region also has become a bustling scene for public golf, as evidenced by two of the area’s finest municipal tracks: Crandon Golf Course Key Biscayne and Miami Beach Golf Club.

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Q&A: Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman and CEO

Roberts, 52, heads a Fortune 100 media and entertainment company whose interests include Golf Channel, hockey’s Philadelphia Flyers and NBCUniversal. The self-described “frustrated mid-to-high single-digit-handicapper” is the son of Comcast founder Ralph Roberts.

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Tracker: Tiger shoots 71, trails by seven

Tiger Woods had his good and bad moments at PGA National on Thursday, and will have plenty of work to do if he hopes to catch leader Davis Love III and those right behind him, including Rory McIlroy. Shot-by-shot

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Notes: Pride's journey to Honda Classic

After earning an exemption into the Honda Classic, Dicky Pride blazes into the tournament, trailing the leader by just two strokes after the first round. Jim McCabe

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McCabe: Wilson embraces under-the-radar status

Mark Wilson can walk in to restaurants throughout the country without stopping to sign autographs or talk about PGA Tour life. And that's just fine with him. Jim McCabe

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Young stars Bradley, McIlroy start fast at Honda

The budding friendship between Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy, seen when the two played together in Thursday's round of the Honda Classic, was overshadowed by their skill, as McIlroy shot 66 and Bradley 67.

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Poulter out sick at Honda Classic in Florida

Ian Poulter has withdrawn from the Honda Classic with an illness. That puts a rookie from Argentina in the spotlight on Thursday afternoon.

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Live scores! Round 1 at the Honda Classic

Follow Round 1 with our scoreboard, including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood.