U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Dame Laura Davies Wins.

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The wonderful Dame Laura Davies of England won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club, by a whopping ten shots.

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Dame Laura and the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open trophy

Dame Laura, starting the day with a five stroke lead carded a bogey free -5 under par 68 final round to win the inaugural U.S. Women’s Open with a -16 under par total, a ten shot winning margin; 

“It’s great, seeing this trophy paraded down for the very first time, and I get my name on it first.”

“You know, this championship will be played for many years, and there will only be one first winner. Obviously quite a proud moment for me to win that.”

“I hadn’t won for eight years, so the pressure you’re playing under when you’re trying to just do something for yourself, prove to yourself you can still win, makes this win rank highly up there.”

“And obviously because it’s a USGA event, it’s hard to compare tournaments, but this is very high on my list of achievements, I can assure you.”

Coming in second, those ten shots behind was Julie Inkster, USA, a final round of even par 73 for -6 under total was never going to get the job done.

Trish Johnson of England was then in third place at -4 under par, she too could only post a last round of even par 73 and -4 under tournament total.

Only four ladies finished the tournament in under par, so congratulations Dame Laura on a famous crushing victory.

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Marathon Classic. Thidapa Suwannapura Wins Her First LPGA Tour Trophy.

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Thidapa Suwannapura, Thailand, wins the Marathon Classic, her first LPGA Tour trophy, in a play-off against Brittany Lincicome USA.

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Thidapa, -6 under 65 in her final round, and Brittany -4 under 67 were both tied at the top of the Marathon Classic leaderboard with -14 under totals. A play-off was needed to separate the two ladies, Thidapa clinched it with a birdie at the first play-off hole;

“I’ve been waiting for this for a while, and I didn’t think it was going to happen today.”

“I just kept trying my best and hopefully it works out, and today is the day.”

“It just means a lot for me to believe in myself more and more, especially after this week, I feel like I am good enough to be out here.” 

Brittany was nervous today;

“I was thinking about it today, those last couple holes coming down the stretch for the men’s event next week, I can’t imagine how nervous I’m going to be if this is how nervous I am in Toledo, Ohio.”

“It is what it is. Juli Inkster told me if I wasn’t nervous, I’m not human.”

“So you just don’t care. I still have the drive. I still want to compete. I still want to be the best that I can be. And I guess if I didn’t have the nerves, I should probably give up the game.”

Brooke Henderson, Canada was in third place, a final round -2 under 69, bogey at 15 and 16, then not making birdie at two finishing par fives meant she had a -13 under total score, one shot off the play-off;

“Sometimes golf is weird, sometimes it just doesn’t go your way, and that was kind of me the last four holes.”

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John Deere Classic, Amazing Michael Kim Wins.

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Michael Kim, USA, wins the John Deere Classic by an amazing eight shots at TPC Deere Run, his maiden PGA Tour victory, breaking the tournament record in the process.Michael & Trophy / getty

Michael shot -5 under 66 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to post a winning score of -27 under, an eight stroke winning margin in his first PGA Tour victory;

“To be able to finish out in style like this, it means a lot.”

“To be sitting here with a trophy, I’m at a loss for words.”

“I felt like my game was getting there, I just felt like I needed just a couple of good starts to the rounds.”

“I teared up a little bit on the green, to see my parents here; it made me even more nervous.” 

“I ran through a million different scenarios of how this day was going to pan out.”

Sharing second place at -19 under par were four players, Francesco Molinari from Italy, -7 under par 64 today, Joel Dahmen, -6 under 65, Sam Ryder, -5 under 66, and Bronson Burgoon, with a final round -2 under 69, all three of these guys from the USA.

Francesco has his eye on the FedExCup

“I’m in a much stronger position now heading into the summer, and then The Playoffs, and so I need to keep it going.”

“Obviously, I would really like to make it to the TOUR Championship.”

“I missed it by, I think, one shot last year, so I will do my best to be there in Atlanta.”

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Scottish Open. Last Round 60 Wins It For Brandon Stone.

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Brandon Stone of South Africa equalled the lowest ever round in European Tour history, 60, to win the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Brandon cared -10 under 60 to win the Scottish Open with a -20 under par total, and a four stroke winning margin. He had an eight foot putt on the last hole to record a magical 59, but missed it, although phenomenal putting all week helped him win;

I putted phenomenally all week.”

“It’s incredible, if I’m going to be brutally honest, I had no idea what my score was until I walked on to the 18th green.”

“It was just one of those days where everything went well, hit it great, holed some beautiful putts, and obviously to walk away with 60 having missed an eight-footer was a slight disappointment, but I won’t really complain.”

“My caddie came up to me and said, you don’t get putts like this too often, so I let him read it. I said as we walked on the green, I’m not reading this one. This is completely up to you.” 

“I rolled it over his mark, but he did criticize my pace, he said it lacked a little bit of pace. So he probably is right. Didn’t hold its line, but we’ll take it.”

“The putt on 16 is pretty much where you could say the tournament was won for me. I felt great.”

“I knew I just needed to make three more good swings, and when that thing went home, the emotions came flooding in. I had to really struggle to keep it in.” 

“Hopefully I can find accommodation for the Open.”

For the record Eddie Pepperell, England, was second, a last round -6 under 64 giving him a -16 under tournament total.

Sharing third place at -15 under were Luke List, USA, Trevor Immelman, South Africa, and Jens Dantorp of Sweden.

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John Deere Classic. Michael Kim Leads Weather Interrupted 3rd Round.

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Michael Kim still leads the weather interrupted John Deere Classic as the 3rd round was suspended for two and a half hours due to storms at TPC Deere Run.

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Michael fired another -7 under par 65 in his third round to top the John Deere Classic leaderboard with a tournament total of -22 under par, giving him a five shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow;

“All the guys I played against in the 2011 class, I felt like I was just as good as those guys.”

“Seeing them do those things, win majors, win tournaments, is really motivating trying to keep up with them. It’s just been added motivation for sure.”

Bronson Burgoon is in second place at -17 under par with a third round of -5 under par 66.

Third place belongs to Matt Jones of Australia shooting a third round -5 under 66 for a tournament total of -16 under par.

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Marathon Classic. Brooke Henderson In Control.

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Brooke Henderson, Canada,  has taken control of the Marathon Classic holding the 54 hole lead.

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Brooke carded a -2 under par 69 to top the Marathon Classic leaderboard with a -11 under par total, and will take a one shot advantage into the final round tomorrow;

“I made some birdies but I made some bogeys.”

“I didn’t hit it how I normally hit it, so I kind of grinded it out as best I could, and that’s good.”

“That’s a good sign when you can still shoot under par and not hit it very well.”

“Just going into tomorrow trying to get back to the way I normally strike it, and hopefully make a lot of birdies.”

“I think this course, when you’re hitting it really well, there are a lot of birdie opportunities. When you don’t hit it so great, you’re kind of fighting for pars, and I know that.”

“Hopefully tomorrow I can go out and play a little bit better and give myself a lot of birdie looks.”

Tied in second place at -10 under par are, Angela Stanford, -6 under 65 today, and Brittany Lincicome, with  -4 under 67 in her third round, both ladies from USA.

Brittany is good at getting it up and down after a mistake;

“When I do miss a few greens, it’s fun to try to get it up-and-down, because I’m sure that will happen a few times next week.”

“I feel better to be one or two back and kind of chasing, so the pressure is on somebody else and I can kind of fly under the radar a little bit.”

Jacqui Concolino, USA, has fourth place to herself at -9 under par, with a third round -2 under 69.

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Scottish Open. Jens Dantorp Leads.

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Jens Dantorp of Sweden has the 54 hole lead in the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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A -2 under par 68 third round has put Jens at the top of the Scottish Open leaderboard with a -13 under par total;

“I kept patient and it was nice to finish.”

“It was a totally different course today. The wind was blowing hard and in a different direction. Wasn’t the same course, really.”

“Feels good to have kept the good momentum going.”

“It will be a new experience leading, but really looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll stay on top.”

Six players are then tied in second place at -12 under, Ryan Fox, New Zealand, -7 under 63 today,  Scot Hend, Australia, also -7 under 63, Matt Fitzpatrick, England,  -6 under 64, Marcel Siem, Germany, -5 under 65, Alexander Bjork, Sweden, –3 under 67 and Rickie Fowler from USA with a-2 under 68 third round.

Matt also spoke about the difference out on the course today;

“It’s a completely different wind from the first two days and I knew the course was going to play tough so to start with four birdies in five holes is always a great start.” 

“It’s tough to call what it will take to win tomorrow because I’m in pretty early and the last tee time is very late.”

“I still think I could be three or four behind so it will require another special round tomorrow.” 

Rickie knows tomorrow is going to be tough going;

Tomorrow is going to be tough, we’ve got a pretty jam-packed leaderboard with a lot of guys within a few shots of the lead.”

“Someone is going to have to go out and earn it.”

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