Jason Day felt he was playing better. He finally had a score to show for it Thursday at Bay Hill. Day one-putted his last seven holes, including a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 16th to take the lead and two tough par saves at the end for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Charles Howell III saw a news blurb that the Masters is a month away, and the Augusta native played Thursday like he wants to be there.
Rory McIlroy came into the Cadillac Championship insisting that everything about his game is solid right now, and that his ability to contend rested solely on his mental game.
Phil Mickelson's scores from Doral over the past two years clearly suggested that the redesigned Blue Monster wasn't completely to his liking.
South Korea's Jiyai Shin shot a 2-under 71 for one of the few sub-par rounds of the day in post-cyclonic winds Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Ladies Masters.
Sergio Garcia made an eagle, avoided an alligator and wound up in a share of the lead Thursday in the Honda Classic.
Bubba Watson has the 54-hole lead at the Northern Trust Open, and that might not even be the most fun he's had this week.
Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.
Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.
The road to the Masters starts on the other side of the country for Rory McIlroy.