Friday, March 8, 2013

Tiger Woods Tops Cadillac Championship;Mexico Beats Team USA

Tiger Woods shot a superb second round 13 under par 65 to take the lead of the WGC Cadillac Championship at TPC Blue Monster at Doral in Miami,Florida Friday.Woods scored eight birdies and only one bogey on the dry,rapid greens.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded a very good 11 under par 67 for second place,while Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker shared third with their good 10 under par 67s.
At the World Baseball Classic in Phoenix,Arizona,Mexico beat the USA 5-2 on strong pitching and Adrian Gonzalez's third inning two run homer.Team USA was out-hit by just one hit,9-8,but couldn't put their hits together.
Winning pitcher for Mexico was Yovani Gallardo,while loser for Team USA was 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.The save went to Sergio Romo.
Team USA,0-1,must beat 2-0 Italy tomorrow night or face elimination,while 1-1 Mexico has a chance to eliminate 0-1 Canada tomorrow afternoon.
The WBC is only being televised on MLB-TV.This is limiting media coverage of the event somewhat,since relatively few Americans get the cable channel.It is the only fully international professional level baseball tournament,since baseball was scratched from the Summer Olympics.
Update:Team USA defeated Italy 5-2 in Phoenix Saturday night on a David Wright grand slam in the top of the 5th.They face Canada in an elimination game Sunday afternoon.The winner goes on to the second round in Miami.

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