PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. âÂ Lee WestwoodÂ didnât take long fitting in here in his new hometown. The tee sheets at theÂ Honda ClassicÂ might identify him as being from Worksop, England, but when he stepped to the 17th tee in the Bear Trap late Saturday afternoon he was boisterously welcomed as a Yank.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A year ago, a final-round 63 was too little, too late for Lee Westwood, who wound up fourth at The Honda Classic. He hopes not to be in that position this time around. Westwood shot a 68 Friday, putting him at 6 under at this year's event and in contention with two rounds to go. Two of the last three years, Westwood has finished in the top 10 here.
Jupiter, Fla. - The Honda Classic returns this week to the Champion Course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The golf worldâs attention will therefore be focused on an area where more tour pros must live than anywhere else. It doesnât hurt that Tiger Woods lives on nearby Jupiter Island, and that heâs playing the Honda Classic again after finishing second last year to Rory McIlroy. McIlroy recently purchased a home in the area.