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Golf: Harris English leads in storm-hit WGC-Cadillac C'ship as Woods struggles

Published on Mar 7, 2014 3:05 PM
 
American Harris English grabbed the clubhouse lead while world No. 1 Tiger Woods struggled on Thursday, March 6, 2014, until darkness halted the first round of the storm-hit WGC-Cadillac Championship. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - American Harris English grabbed the clubhouse lead while world No. 1 Tiger Woods struggled on Thursday until darkness halted the first round of the storm-hit WGC-Cadillac Championship.

English fired a three-under-par 69 and was among only six players to complete 18 holes at Doral's revamped Blue Monster course, as a severe storm stopped play in the afternoon.

"I really started hitting my driver well. That first nine was really tough. The wind got going," he said. "I kind of got rolling early on the second side."

Woods, who withdrew in the final round from last week's PGA Tour Honda Classic with back spasms, was in joint-47th spot on two-over 74 when play was halted, having just made a bogey at the par-five 10th by missing an eight-foot par putt.

 
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