Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Rory, Tiger Struggle at Wind-Swept Doral

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Rory, Tiger Struggle at Wind-Swept Doral

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Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better. In fierce and relentless wind on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Scott kept the ball in play and then hung on for dear life for a 6-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jason Dufner in the Cadillac Championship.

"When you're in the fairway on a day like today, you get a chance to hit it somewhere near the hole, give yourself an opportunity," Scott said. "If you're in the rough, it's very hard to even just hit the green, let alone give yourself a chance. I took advantage of the good shots early on, and then battled by way in from there."

It was a battle all day for Rory McIlroy in his first event at No. 1 in the world. He twice flirted with the water, had a three- putt bogey and wound up with a 73.

Tiger Woods wasn't much better. He began his round with a tap- in eagle on the par-5 first hole, but narrowly missed the fairways and had a tough time figuring out the wind and whether the ball would jump out of the rough. …

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