The Honda Classic kicks off the Florida swing later today with many of the world’s best golfers in attendance. World number one Tiger Woods, says this is where the road to The Masters begins:
"I think once we get to Florida, I think we're all thinking about our way to Augusta. Some guys used to start at Doral, some guys started here, but once we get to Florida, now most of the guys are getting pretty serious about their prep to Augusta. This week I think it's - you can understand it now with the field the way it is, the quality and the depth of the field has gotten so much better over the years. Plus I think a lot of the guys have moved down here as well. And they're playing the event."
Golfing World’s Cara Robinson is in the sunshine state and here’s what she had to say ahead of proceedings at PGA National:
Well it was Michael Thompson who won here last year but the headlines were dominated by Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman quit eight holes into his second round blaming toothache. Well the 2012 winner is back this year in better form and better spirits but he’ll have his work cut out because the field includes all but three of the world’s top 10 - we've got a big week in store.
We do indeed have a big week in store with a field that includes seven of the world’s top 10, Adam Scott is another of the elite players in attendance with his eyes firmly fixed on defending his title.
"The last couple of years have been planned well and executed well. And that's what I'm trying to do this year. You know I think even though I've just had a little bit of a break I'm giving myself enough time to peak - it's obvious what I'm trying to peak for. These are important steps. A poor performance sets you back. Your confidence doesn't keep growing. You want it all to kind of snowball. So it's important that I come here and play well. And I think I've got myself as ready as I can be to tackle this course this week."
And finally on the LPGA Tour, Karrie Webb leads after the opening round of the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The Australian, who recently won her home open carded an opening round 66, one clear of Paula Creamer and Caroline Hedwall.
That’s all for today, join us tomorrow as we round up the first day’s action at The Honda Classic as ever find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the #GWTV
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