Wind in Levin’s sails

    0
    11

    20110305

    Blustery conditions make going tough in Florida

    By Tony Curtis   Last updated: 5th March 2011   Subscribe to RSS Feed

    Wind in Levin's sails

    Levin: One-shot lead

    First round leaderboard
    USA unless stated
    -3 S Levin
    -2 K Stanley
    -2 C Schwartzel (Rsa)
    -2 G Chalmers (Aus)
    -2 Y.E. Yang (Kor)
    -2 S Appleby (Aus)
    -1 J Overton
    -1 M Kuchar

    Click here for collated scores

    Related links

    Report

    Also see

    Spencer Levin conquered the blustery conditions in Florida to set the early pace at the Honda Classic.

    With players struggling to cope with the strong wind at Palm Beach Gardens, Levin’s three-under 67 was enough to give him a one-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard before play was suspended.

    A total of 12 players were left to complete their rounds when bad light forced the abandonment of the day’s play.

    And Levin, who registered four birdies and one bogey, admitted a conservative approach had been his secret to coping with the 20-30mph winds.

    He said: “It’s a different kind of golf. You get in a par mode, where you just have to take what the course gives you.”

    Conditions

    Former champion YE Yang heads the chasing pack on two-under alongside Stuart Appleby, Kyle Stanley, Greg Chalmers and Charl Schwartzel.

    “You can actually look at the scores and determine how you’re going to play and what you’re aiming at, what score you’re aiming at,” said Yang.

    “So I thought probably just breaking even would be good in these conditions and I played like that, and I played conservative, tried to play even, tried to par. And it worked out quite well.”

    The only other players to break par were Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar on one-under.

    Lee Westwood, who is chasing a return to the top of the world rankings, finished with a level-par round, while Luke Donald, the winner of last weekend’s WGC-Accenture Match Play, shot a 73.

    Donald is joined on three-over by Northern Irish pair Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

    Honda Classic. Click here to bet.

    ‘ );
    }
    });

    $.ajax(
    url: “/yourview/comments_json/0,26302,6793362_”+selectedPageNumber+”_20,00.txt”,
    cache: true,
    dataType: “json”,
    success: function(json)
    loadingFinished = true;

    $(‘#load-comments’).html(”);
    processJSONComments(json, selectedPageNumber);

    if (typeof _hbPageView != “undefined”)
    myPN = hbx.pn + ” – ” + selectedPageNumber;
    myMLC = hbx.mlc + “/” + selectedPageNumber;
    _hbPageView(myPN, myMLC);

    if (typeof SKY_TRACKING != “undefined”)
    // section will remain as it is on the page
    // contentType will be “article comments” or “match comments”
    SKY_TRACKING.contentType = “article comments”;
    SKY_TRACKING.pagination = “page ” + selectedPageNumber;
    sky.tracking.launch ( SKY_TRACKING );

    $(‘#load-comments’).css(‘min-height’, ” );
    $(‘#load-comments’).css(‘display’, ” );

    $(‘#load-comments’).children(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box-comment’).show();
    },
    error: function (XMLHttpRequest, textStatus, errorThrown)
    loadingFinished = true;
    $(‘#load-comments #loading’).remove();
    $(‘#load-comments’).children(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box-comment’).show();

    });

    window.location.hash=’yourviewcomments’;

    return false;
    });
    }

    function processJSONComments(json,page)
    var perPage = 20;
    var beginIndex = (page-1) * perPage;
    var createdComments = 0;
    var comment;

    $(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box ul.pagination li’).removeClass(‘on’);
    $(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box ul.pagination’).find(‘li:eq(‘+page+’)’).addClass(‘on’);
    $(‘.pag-key span’).html(page);

    for(var i in json)
    comment = json[i];
    createComment(i, comment);
    createdComments++;

    updatePagination(page);
    }

    function processXMLComments(xml,page)
    var perPage = 20;
    var beginIndex = (page-1) * perPage;
    var createdComments = 0;

    $(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box ul.pagination li’).removeClass(‘on’);
    $(‘.ss-opinion-comment-box ul.pagination’).find(‘li:eq(‘+page+’)’).addClass(‘on’);
    $(‘.pag-key span’).html(page);

    $(“comment”,xml).each(
    function(index,node)
    createComment(index, node);
    createdComments++;

    );

    updatePagination(page);
    }

    function updatePagination(page)
    var paginationItems = $(“ul.pagination”);
    var totalPages = 0;
    var startPage = 1;

    if( totalPages ‘ +
    startPage + ”;

    if( startPage == page )
    $(node).addClass(‘on’);
    else
    $(node).removeAttr(‘class’);

    $(node).html(pageHtml);

    startPage++;
    }
    );
    }
    );

    setupCommentPageClickHandlers();

    }

    function createComment(index, commentNode )
    if(commentNode.ownerDocument)
    var user = $(“user”,commentNode).text();
    var favTeam = $(“favTeam”,commentNode).text();
    var comment = $(“body”,commentNode).text();
    var dateCreated = $(“dateCreated”,commentNode).text();
    var editorComments = $(“editorComments”,commentNode).text();
    else
    var user = commentNode.user;
    var favTeam = commentNode.favTeam;
    var comment = commentNode.body;
    var dateCreated = commentNode.dateCreated;
    var editorComments = commentNode.editorComments;
    var nomination = commentNode.ysTitle;

    var commentHTML = ”;

    $(‘#load-comments’).append(commentHTML);
    }

    Send us your views

    *All fields required, your email address will be kept private

    Stats package

    Stats package

    Check out our comprehensive stats package for the WGC-Cadillac and Puerto Rico Open.

    Good Week/Bad Week

    Good Week/Bad Week

    Skysports.com picks out the best and the worst from another absorbing week of sporting action.

    The Madrid bid

    The Madrid bid

    The Madrid bid for the 2018 Ryder Cup believes it has the perfect location for a course.

    Ewen Murray

    Ewen Murray

    Read the thoughts and opinions of Ewen Murray with skysports.com

    Read More:
    Wind in Levin’s sails