Jobe, Levet tie for Buick Invitational lead


Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
SAN DIEGO - Coming off one of the longest breaks in his career, Tiger Woods might get another one sooner than he would like.
Woods went south on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines, hitting only one fairway and having to scramble for a birdie on his final hole for a 1-under 71 on Thursday in the Buick Invitational. That left him six shots behind Brandt Jobe and Thomas Levet, but he will be around the cut line Friday playing the South Course, which was four strokes harder.
"The driver is fine," Woods said about a new Nike driver in his bag. "It's the dude holding it."
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    Sherrie Miller Daly, 30, pleaded guilty in November of 2004 to a charge of conspiracy to structure a transaction to evade the reporting requirement.
  • QATAR MASTERS: Defending champion Ernie Els got off to a slow start, shooting an opening round 1-under 71 to trail co-leaders Ricardo Gonzalez and Henrik Stenson by five shots.
    Gonzalez and Stenson each fired 6-under 66s at the Doha Golf Club to share and a one-shot lead over Danny Denison, Phaphol Chawalit and Darren Fichhardt.
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