Paddy cake

Padraig Harrington shot the day’s best round with a 5-under 67, but said it could have been three or four shots better.
Harrington was especially dismayed with what he called a “careless” bogey on the 18th hole, caused by a poor drive.
“I was asleep on the tee box,” he said. “You have to have all your wits about you on the 18th hole.”

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Lakers, anyone?

Chris DiMarco might not be the most recognized celebrity at the Lakers game tonight, but he’ll be there to catch the game. DiMarco shot a 4-under 68 and is currently two shots behind Tiger Woods with Woods still on the course.

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Surprise, surprise

Tiger Woods has made his way to the top of the leaderboard at the Target World Challenge. Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson are tied for the lead at 8-under through 15 holes. Woods started the round two shots behind Stenson and fell to four back early. But Woods, as he always seems to do, worked his way back to the top. John Daly struggled with his putter and shot a 71. He’s four shots back.

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Eight is enough

Adam Scott’s first trip to the Target World Challenge won’t be remembered fondly.
The Australian, ranked No. 4 in the world, followed his opening 75 with an 8-over 80 in Friday’s second round.
“I’m trying not to think about what’s going on,” Scott said, “because if I did, I’d just get mad.
“There’s no need throwing the toys out of the cart for a couple of bad rounds.”
Most of Scott’s problems can be traced to the par-3 eighth hole.
He five-putted from 3 feet Thursday for a quadruple-bogey 7. He took three shots to reach the green Friday and then three-putted for a triple-bogey 6.
That’s 7 over for two rounds on a par-3.
“I have no comment on that hole,” Scott said. “I’m improving though.”

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Quote of the day

“No, I don’t eat yogurt or do yoga. Yoga is not in my repertoire.”
_ John Daly,
on whether he had taken up yoga or done anything else to help keep his back healthy after having trouble with a sciatic nerve this season.

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Weather patterns

The weather conditions were nearly perfect for the opening round, with temperatures in the upper 60s and winds at less than 10 mph.
“Today was about as easy as it’s going to play,” said Ogilvy, who was tied with Stenson at 6 under until taking a double-bogey on the 18th hole.
For forecast for the weekend, however, includes showers Saturday afternoon and the possibility of scattered thunderstorms Sunday, with winds up to 20 mph each day. The temperatures Sunday could be in the 40s.
“That’s not going to be fun,” Ogilvy said. “It makes the ball go a lot shorter when it’s cold. Then there’s a lot of elevated shots here, and in big winds it would be pretty tricky.”

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