Rickie Fowler returns to PGA National looking to mount a successful defence of the Honda Classic title he won past year. But with increasing emphasis on creating party zones at major tournaments, such as on the Bear Trap holes at the Honda Classic, PGA galleries are taking on the timbre of the National Football League and NASCAR.
The 42-year-old bounced back immediately with a seven-foot gain at the fourth to get back to level par, with Woods delivering a string of pars to stay in touch with the early leaders. If anyone, not already qualified can climb into the World's Top-50 or the top-10 on the FedEx Cup points standings, they'll earn a place.
As for keeping fans from infringing on the competition, Harrington said, "I'm sure if I was at a sporting event, I might be a bit raucous and shouting and enjoying myself". "But I am very happy to get in there with a good score to start out".
He hit 13 of 28 fairways, only 16 of 36 greens.
Oh, it's a par 70 as well so his third place in Par 4 Scoring Average adds to the mix.
Masters champ Sergio Garcia (18/1), who won the Singapore Open in January, is definitely worth keeping an eye on this week at the PGA National. There will be the slight chance of a shower, mainly in the late morning or the afternoon, but these will be quick-hitters and shouldn't halt play for too long.
"You don't have to win a tournament [before the Masters]", said McIlroy. He came close to selection at 28s. Wednesday was his first look at the Champions course since he withdrew four years ago.
Nine-times European Tour victor Noren said: "This was by far my best putting and chipping round of the season". This is a course he is comfortable at, so he should be able to contend for the win.
"But I don't think it's necessary, but obviously if you do win one, it makes you feel a little better about yourself going there". Sign up for a Golficity Premium Membership to get full access to our weekly fantasy golf predictions segment and so much more. T37 doesn't look incredible but he opened 68-70-67 to lie in the top 20 after 54 holes. "I had to hit a lot of knock-down shots, I had to work the golf ball both ways and occasionally downwind, straight up in the air". In 2016 he was fourth in Houston (T17 at the Masters the following week) and fifth at the Wyndham Championship while previous year he banked another pair of T4s at Sawgrass and St. Jude. Frittelli doesn't have history at the Honda Classic, but he's been tearing it up recently, finishing fifth in the Maybank Championship, sixth in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and a top-20 finish in Dubai.
Bubba Watson poses with the trophy after winning the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on February 18, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California.
Knox at 45/1 could also be a strong bet but I'll side with RCB. Ranked 4th for Strokes Gained tee to green and 1st for sand saves. What is most impressive about the four-time major victor is the number of fairways he finds.
In any case, there is some hope there. He almost won it again in 2014 and should be among the top contenders this week.
And so to course and current form.
"I'm close", the four-time Major victor insisted. He has placed in the top-25 in each of his three starts on American soil this year, including a playoff defeat at Torrey Pines.
The test doesn't get any easier at PGA National, which sports 15 holes that have water hazards and plenty of rough to make it a challenge.
Put all the pieces together and hopefully Glover can kick-start his season and give us a big run at huge odds.