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  • Holmes takes control at Doral, McIlroy cards a 73

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - American J.B. Holmes made light of the daunting Blue Monster course as he fired a sizzling 10-under-par 62 to seize a commanding four-shot lead in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami on Thursday. While world number one Rory McIlroy recovered from a dismal start to open with a one-over 73, the long-hitting Holmes piled up an eagle and eight birdies to take control of the first of the year's four elite World Golf Championships (WGC) events. Despite blustery conditions on a fast-running layout at the Trump National Doral Resort, Holmes delivered a near-perfect exhibition of course management as he stole the limelight from a high-calibre field including every player in the world's top 50. Fellow American Ryan Moore double-bogeyed his last hole, the par-four 18th, after finding water off the tee to card a 66 while Frenchman Alexander Levy and Americans Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler opened with 68s.

  • Holmes ties PGA WGC-Cadillac Championship record with 10-under 62
    Holmes ties PGA WGC-Cadillac Championship record with 10-under 62

    American JB Holmes tied the tournament record with a sizzling 10-under 62 to surge into a four-shot lead over a world-class field in the opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Thursday. The 32-year-old from Kentucky tamed Doral's Blue Monster course by hitting 15 of 18 greens as he goes for his first title of the season.

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