Golfing World News - March 7

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After a $200 million renovation, all eyes were on the Trump National Doral this week, however, it wasn’t the new-look course which was grabbing the headlines, instead it was the weather.
The storm, as captured by hotel-bound Rickie Fowler, wreaked havoc as play at the WGC Cadillac Championship was halted midway through Thursday, with only six players having completed their rounds.

Harris English, one of the six who finished, heads the leaderboard after navigating the ‘Blue Monster’ with a round of 69.
Despite being the clubhouse leader, he’s also joined on three under par by Jason Dufner, Hunter Mahan, Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed, all of whom are yet to finish their rounds.

Elsewhere, Tiger Woods failed to impress over his opening 10 holes as he finished the day - two over par. Despite this muted performance, Tiger had plenty of support. Journalist Bob Harig finding two of his biggest fans in attendance, complete with face paint and Wood’s famous sunday Red.

Away from the Cadillac and Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley has named Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as two of his vice captains for September’s Ryder Cup.
Torrance captained Europe to victory in 2002 after a string of Ryder Cup successes as a player, whilst Smyth representing Europe in 1979 & 81 also served as Ian Woosnam’s assistant in 2006.

"These two men have been a sounding board for me, both personally and professionally, and they've proved time and again to me with their ability, their passion and their judgement that they are ideal for the role here as vice-captains of the European team. Both men have been vice-captains before - and I'm delighted to announce my two first choices of vice-captain are going to be Sam Torrance and Des Smyth."

That’s all for this week on GW News, join us again on Monday when we’ll round up all the news from the Cadillac Championship. As ever you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to use the #GWTV.

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