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Harrington takes 36-hole lead at Honda Classic in Florida (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, acknowledges the fans on the ninth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Padraig Harrington felt like a three-time major champion long enough to take the lead after 36 holes of the Honda Classic. Harrington hit the ball where he was looking, capitalized on his putting and stretched his lead to three shots until ending with a pair of bogeys in the rain-delayed second round Saturday morning. Harrington won the Indonesian Open on the Asian Tour at the end of last year, ending a four-year drought from his previous win, also on the Asian Tour. He has not won on the PGA Tour since his second straight major at the 2008 PGA Championship.




Harrington holds lead at Honda after second round (Reuters)

Feb 28, 2015; Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA; Padraig Harrington tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington held the lead at the end of the delayed second round of the Honda Classic on Saturday after shooting a four-under-par round of 66 at PGA National. The 43-year-old is seven-under for the tournament at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, giving him a stroke lead over American Patrick Reed, who posted two rounds of 67. Harrington, a three-time major championship winner, has slumped to 297th in the world rankings and has not won on either the PGA Tour or the European Tour since 2008.




Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores (Reuters)
Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The cut was set at 144. 133 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 67 66 134 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 67 67 135 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 66 69 Ian Poulter (Britain) 71 64 136 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 67 137 Russell Knox (Britain) 69 68 Jim Herman (U.S.) 65 72 138 Martin Flores (U.S.) 67 71 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 71 67 139 Park Sung-Joon (South Korea) 68 71 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 74 65 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 68 71 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 71 68 Daniel Summerhays (U.S. ...

Coetsee takes 2-shot lead into final round of Joburg Open (The Associated Press)

David Howell watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Wallie Coetsee takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Joburg Open after a 2-under 70 on Saturday.




Lydia Ko shoots 61 to take New Zealand Women's Open lead (The Associated Press)

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Top-ranked Lydia Ko broke the course-record with a career-best 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off a victory Sunday in the Women's Australian Open, broke the Clearwater record of 63 set last year by Mi Hyang Lee in her victory. The greens were much better today and rolling better and after that eagle I just got myself into the right position.'' England's Charley Hull was second at 10 under after a 64.




Lewis leads LPGA Thailand by 1 after round 3 (The Associated Press)

Stacy Lewis of the United States watches her shot on the 4th hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) -- Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday.




Where's Wallie? He's in front at the Joburg Open (Reuters)
Overnight leader Wallie Coetsee carded a two-under 70 on Saturday to claim a two-shot advantage after the third round of the Joburg Open but a sizeable chasing pack are hot on his heels. Four strokes separate the top 15, setting up the potential for a thrilling final round on the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Club's East Course. Coetsee, who has never won on the European Tour before, had an eventful back nine that included four birdies and two bogeys as he finished on 14-under-par 201. Among those two behind was Briton Steve Webster who produced the round of the day with a faultless 65 that included seven birdies.

American Lewis holds one-shot lead at Thai LPGA event (Reuters)

Stacy Lewis of the U.S. tees off the fourth hole during the third round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic women's golf tournament at the Grey Silo course in Waterloo, June 7, 2014.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - Stacy Lewis regained her composure after making four bogeys in her first six holes to retain the outright lead after the third round of the women's Thailand Open on Saturday. The American, ranked third in the world, bogeyed the second, fourth, fifth and sixth to slip one shot behind playing partner, South Korea's Amy Yang, after starting the day three strokes in front.