GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police have located the father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III after he went missing for nearly two weeks.
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penultimate hole with one of his trademark fist pumps on the way to his lowest round of the year in relation to par at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Woods, who has mainly struggled on the PGA Tour this season while working through his latest swing change as he recovers from back surgery, fired a sparkling five-under 66 in the second round at Robert Trent Jones GC in Gainesville. Woods, the tournament host, birdied six of his last 13 holes to rocket into contention with an eight-under total of 134, his final birdie of the day coming at the par-five eighth where he drained a 35-footer before celebrating in roundhouse style.
Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment of a second-round, 5-under 66 at the Quicken Loans National on Friday that put Woods in contention for his first victory in nearly two years. ''If I keep hitting good putts, eventually they're going to go in,'' Woods said.
Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women's British Open after 13 holes of her second round on Friday, soon after aggravating her left ankle injury by slipping as she walked off a tee box. ''Could be a week or two months,'' Wie told reporters after receiving medical attention in the physio room at Turnberry. Wie, one of the stars of women's golf, developed a bone spur in her left foot after the U.S. Women's Open last month, and has been wearing a protective boot in Scotland when she was not on the course.
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) -- Arnold Palmer has canceled his appearance at this week's Champions Tour 3M Championship.
SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) -- Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday.