Welcome to the 2016 Honda Classic from the Champion course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens!
We at The Palm Beach Post will be here all day long with scores, news, updates and more from Thursday’s Round 1 of the tournament.
2:50 p.m.: Through eight holes, stars Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler have moved into first place and a tie for second, respectively. Garcia is currently four under par, while Fowler is a stroke behind him.
1:35 p.m.: Shane Lowry finishes his first round with a birdie and an eagle on Holes 17 and 18. He is tied for first with George McNeill at three-under 67
1:20 p.m.: Phil Mickelson wraps up his first round with a score of 1-under 69, good for a tie for sixth.
12:10 p.m.: George McNeill made a par putt on the 18th hole to cap off a steady 3-under-par opening round, good for the clubhouse lead. McNeill had six birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey on the par-4 11th. David Lingmerth, Ricky Barnes and Cardinal Newman High product Brooks Koepka are tied for second, one shot back. Phil Mickelson is in a large group two back.
11:52 a.m.: George McNeill has moved into a tie with David Lingmerth atop the leaderboard at 3-under par. McNeill has completed 17 holes and is trying to become the first clubhouse leader of the week. Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka are tied for second, one shot back.
11:30 a.m.: David Lingmerth continues to lead at 3 under through 12 holes on his round. He is being chased by a pack of four golfers at 2 under, including Phil Mickelson and Cardinal Newman product Brooks Koepka (through 12 holes) and Ricky Barnes (10 holes). Jupiter resident Ernie Els is at 1 under. Nicholas Thompson is at 10 over through 17 holes.
11:15 a.m.: Phil Mickelson suffered a bogey on the par-4 second hole, his 11th hole of the day, to fall into a tie for second, one shot behind leader David Lingmerth. Mickelson is tied with Cardinal Newman High product Brooks Koepka, Ricky Barnes and George McNeill.
10:56 a.m.: Phil Mickelson and David Lingmerth continue to lead the tournament at 3 under. Palm Beach Gardens resident Brooks Koepka has birdied three straight holes (17, 18 and 1) to move to 2 under.
10:40 a.m.: Phil Mickelson and David Lingmerth are tied for the lead at 3 under. Mickelson, who started on the back nine, birdied the par-5 18th hole to complete his first nine holes with four birdies and a bogey. He began the front nine with a par. Lingmerth was playing the front nine while Mickelson was on the back and like Lefty he birdied his last hole before making the turn.
10:25 a.m.. Ricky Barnes’ solo hold on the lead was short. He bogeyed the sixth hole and is now in a seven-way tie for first at 2 under with Sean O’Hair, Brendon de Jonge, Retief Goosen, Phil Mickelson, David Lingmerth and Paul Casey.
10:15 am.: Ricky Barnes has sole possession of the lead at 3 under through five holes after George McNeill suffered a double-bogey at the par-4 11th hole to fall to 1 under. Phil Mickelson, who started on the back nine, is playing No. 18 and is at 2 under, locked in a seven-way tie for second.
10 a.m.: Ricky Barnes (through five holes) and George McNeill (through 10) continue to share the lead at 3 under par. Phil Mickelson is at 2 under through eight holes. He started on the back nine. Six golfers are tied at 2 under, including Sean O’Hair, Brendon de Jonge, David Lingmerth, Robert Streb and Paul Casey.
9:55 a.m.: Ricky Barnes has birdied the par 3 fifth hole to move into a tie for the lead with George McNeill at 3 under.
9:50 a.m.: George McNeill continues to lead at 3 under par as he plays his 10th hole of the day. There is a six-way tie for second that includes Phil Mickelson, Brendon de Jonge, David Lingmerth, Robert Streb, Paul Casey and Ricky Barnes. Several stars are over par early, including Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els and Adam Scott, all at 1 over. Jonas Blixt, who was among the leaders early, has fallen to 3 over after back-to-back bogies at 10 and 11.
9:34 a.m.: George McNeill has made the turn at 3 under and leads a group of seven golfers, including Phil Mickelson, by one shot. McNeill ran off a string of birdies at Nos. 3-5, bogeyed No. 6 but then made his birdie putt at No. 9 to move out front.
9:24 a.m.: Phil Mickelson started the Bear Trap with a birdie and Shane Lowry bogeyed the par-3 seventh hole, helping create a logjam at 2 under in the Honda Classic. Mickelson and Lowry are tied with George McNeill, Jason Dufner, Russell Knox and David Lingmerth. After making a birdie on two of his first three holes, Mickelson, who started on the back nine, bogeyed the 14th but rebounded with a birdie at No. 15 to get to 2 under.
9 a.m.: Shane Lowry is at the top of the leaderboard after a birdie on the fourth hole has him at 3 under. George McNeill, Jason Dufner, Phil Mickelson and Russell Knox are at 2 under.
8 a.m.: There is a six-way tie at the top of the leaderboard at the Honda Classic this morning. Phil Mickelson birdied his first hole and is tied with Cameron Tringale, George McNeill, Daniel Summerhays, Emiliano Grillo and Branden Grace at 1 under.
7:30 a.m.: Daniel Summerhays birdies his first hole to take the lead at the 2016 Honda Classic
7:15 a.m.: Jonas Blixt and Sean O’Hair are at even par through the two holes. Hudson Swafford rebounds from his opening double-bogey to post the first birdie of the tournament.
7 a.m.: The first scores are in from round one of the Honda Classic. Jonas Blixt and Sean O’Hair par their first holes. Blixt went off the first tee, O’Hair off the 10th. Hudson Swafford and Chad Collins double-bogey their first holes.
6 a.m.: Here are the groups and tee times for Rounds 1 and 2. Remember, things get started pretty early both days: The first groups tee off at 6:45 a.m. But they’re long days, since the final groups don’t get out on the course until 1:35 p.m.
Please stick with us as we’ll be updating this post all day with news from on and off the course. And you can always keep track of the updated leaderboard.