Evian Championship. Lucky Lee6 Leads.

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Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea carded a bogey free -10 under par 61 to lead the Evian Championship by three shots at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

Jeongeun Lee6Lucky Lee6 equalled an all times coring record, for male or female with her round of 61, and her 36-hole score of 127 is also the lowest 36-hole total in men’s or women’s Major championship history;

“I had a lot of birdie chances, I could play easily. My putting was really, really good, so, yeah, that’s it.”

 “My swing is still not perfect, but I try to focus on one shot at a time and my backswing shape and rhythm. I didn’t dwell on the result, I focused on the process. It was so amazing.”

I try to keep it on the fairway and keep it on the green and I focused on putting speed, that’s it.”

Tied in second place at -12 under par are two ladies from Thailand; Ariya Jutanugarn, bogey free -8 under 63 today and Pajaree Anannarukarn with a second round -6 under 65.

Ariya said she was lucky with her Eagle on the par five 18th;   “

 “I’m pretty lucky to make an eagle on the last hole. I feel good right now.”

I like my commitment and feel like I got better today. Every time I’m here I feel like the course is tough, but it’s amazing. My only goal was to make the cut, I made it, so nothing can beat that.”

Pajaree was happy with her solid round;

“I played solid golf the first two days and am really happy with it.”

“I stuck to what I played the first round and it worked out today. I think playing as part of a team last week has built a lot of momentum coming into this week.”

“It’s a major week and I’m just really pleased with my game.” 

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, -6 under 65 today, Yealimi Noh, USA, -3 under 68, are T4 on nine-under-par.

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3M Open.Three-Way Tie at the Top.

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Rickie Fowler, Jhonattan Vegas and Troy Merritt are all tied at the top of the 3M Open leaderboard with -7 under par 64 opening rounds at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota.

Rickie Fowler shot an opening-round 5-under 65 at TPC Twin Cities. (David Berding/Getty Images)

Rickie, Jhonattan and Troy were all bogey free with -7 under 64 to lead the 3M Open by one shot.

Rickie stands at 124 in the FedEx Cup rankings;

“I know where I’m at, what we need to do and stuff like that.”

“Really just focusing on things we’ve been working on, playing more consistent good golf.”

“More days like today and things will be fine. Kind of keep things, like I said, simple and small, focus on the day-to-day and this week, and go from there. Everything will work out.”

“So today, I mean, going off of what we did Sunday last week, just needed to tighten a few things up.”

“This golf course is fairly generous off the tee. There’s a few lakes, ponds that you just need to avoid. Other than that, it’s go, attack for the most part.”

Jhonattan finished in the dark;

“You can barely see the flag, we had a number, which we messed up the number trying to play fast.”

“I knew it was going to be long. It was a little bit of a nightmare right at the end.”

Troy knows this golf course of old;

“I’ve seen this golf course now for about 20 years, came to watch the seniors play when I was in high school and got to play it once or twice.”

“It’s just a lot of fun. It’s great for the players, it’s great for the fans, you can make a lot of birdies, the scoring’s usually really low. So, if you like shootouts, this is the golf course for you and you’re going to get another one this week.”

Three player s are sharing fourth spot at -6 under after first rounds of 65; Scott Stallings, who was on course for a 62 before the rain delay of two and a half hours, Adam Schenk and Roger Sloan of Canada, who still has two holes to play in his first round when play was suspended due to darkness.

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Evian Championship. Two Ladies Tied At The Top.

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Pajaree Anannarukarn, Thailand. and teenager Yealimi Noh from the USA are tied at the top of the Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

Yealimi and Pajaree, who was bogey free, both carded first rounds of -6 under par 65 to lead the Evian Championship by one shot on day one.

Pajaree said it all worked well;

“ It has been a good day out there. I was trying to focus on my game all day and tried to give myself a lot of opportunities. I made some really good putts that were not easy, but I focused on the speed and what I have been working on and it worked out pretty well.”

Yealimi started with an Eagle, for the first time ever;

“It was the first time I’ve started a tournament with an eagle. Both of my playing partners stuck it and I was like ‘I hope I stick it too, I don’t want to be left out’ and it went in, so it was nice. I wanted to finish good and take the advantage of that early start.”

Fives ladies are then sharing third spot at -5 under after opening rounds of 66;  Ayaka Furue of Japan, Lauren Stephenson, USA, Atthaya Thitikul, Thailand, Jeongeun Lee6, South Korea, and Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark.

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The Open. Collin Lifts The Claret Jug.

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Collin Morikawa of the USA won The Open at Royal St. Georges Golf Club in England.

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Collin carded a bogey free final round -4 under par 66 to win The 149th Open by two shots at -15 under par. making history in winning two Majors on debut after his triumph at the 2020 US PGA Championship;

It’s amazing, I tell everyone I’m not the biggest history guy but I want to add myself into history and I want to make memories for myself and to be holding the Claret Jug is one of the best memories I’m going to have in my lifetime.”

“I’ve had belief in myself since day one that I turned professional that I can do it, not give myself time to prep but just really learn the ropes and be out here and make a statement for myself.”

“When it comes to these tournaments I’ve never played, a golf course and style that I’ve never played, I do my work. Last week at the Scottish Open was a huge week of learning experience for me. I put it all together and thankfully it all paid off this week.”

Collin moves to the top of the Race to Dubai competition, sponsored by Rolex.

Jordan Spieth, USA, was in second place at -13 under, he also had a -4 under 64 to finish his tournament.

Longtime leader Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa,+1 over par 71 today, finished in a tie for third place with World #1 Jon Rahm of Spain who signed for a last round -4 under par 66.

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The Open. Louis Leads By One.

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Louis Oosthuizen has a one shot lead going into the final round of The Open tomorrow at Royal St. Georges Golf Club in England.

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Louis carded a third round -1 under par 69 to stay in top spot on The Open leaderboard with a -12 under par total;

“I was definitely not swinging it freely today, I was all over the place with iron shots and it felt like I kept it together at the end there.”

“I’m very excited, it is a great position. I need to play well tomorrow and see if I can get rid of those loose swings.”

“You need to believe that you can lift the trophy as well and if you think about it beforehand that you might win this championship, I think that’s great, and you have to believe you can do it.”

“Finishing second isn’t great, so I will play my heart out tomorrow and see if I can lift the Claret Jug again.”

Collin Morikawa is that one shot back at -11 under par, he signed for a third round -2 under par 68 to keep the pressure on the leader.

Jordan Spieth in third spot, a bogey at the last hole leaving him at -9 under for the tournament after his -1 under day.

Can anyone stop Louis from lifting the Claret Jug again?

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The Open. Louis Cruising At The Top.

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Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa is cruising along at the top of The Open leaderboard after 36 holes at Royal St. Georges Golf Club in England.

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Louis had a second round -5 under par 65 and will take a two shot lead into the week-end with a -11 under par tournament total, setting a new Open Championship low score record for 36 holes;

“I only heard that when I walked in, I was not aware of what it was but to have any record at The Open is always very special.”

“I think I have really played good the last two days and today we got lucky the last nine holes. It was as good weather as you can get playing this course and all of us took advantage.”

“Right now I think where my game is at, I just need to put myself in position, and this year is the best I’ve been putting, and I just need to hit greens and give myself any opportunities for birdies.”

“If the weather stays like that we can definitely expect a few birdies.”

“It’s a good leaderboard so I need to play good golf this weekend.”

“Around this golf course, a lot of things can happen. I don’t think you want to think too much of it on a links course until you get to that 18th green and hopefully you have a lead.”

Collin Morikawa, USA, is in second place with one of the low rounds of the day -6 under par 64, giving him a total of -9 under par.

A change of irons made the difference;

I changed to the TaylorMade P7MC’s strictly because I couldn’t find the center of the face.”

“I was hitting these iron shots last week that I just normally don’t and my swing felt good, but it was a huge learning opportunity.”

“Last week I wanted to win, but I came out of it learning a lot more, and thankfully it helped for this week.”

Jordan Spieth, also from the USA holds third place at -8 under par, a second round -3 under par 67 keeping him in touch with the leader. Jordan also has new irons for this tournament, Titleist T100’s;

First thing you noticed is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron. You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it.”

“Just very simple, stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity-back.”

“I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron, to be honest.”

Three notables missing the cut, made at +1 over par were Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed and Jason Day.

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The Open. Louis Leads.

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Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa has the 1st round lead in the 149th The Open at Royal St Georges Golf Club in England.

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Louis had what he called a prefect round a bogey free -6 under par 64, to lead The Open by one shot;

Yeah, probably in my mind the perfect round I could have played”

“I didn’t make many mistakes. When I had good opportunities for birdie, I made the putts. So yeah, just a very good solid round.”

“I’ve learnt over the years playing Major Championships that patience is the key thing, and even if you make bogeys, know that a lot of people are going to make bogeys.”

“I was just very patient. I was trying to just hit my shots and didn’t really hit anything close enough to make birdies those first few holes, and then all of a sudden just made two good putts on eight and nine and got the ball rolling.”

“It happened quickly, but you still need to put yourself in those positions, and I felt definitely the last ten, eleven, holes I gave myself a lot of opportunities.”

Tied in second place at -5 under after rounds of 65 are Jordan Spieth, and Brian Harman, both from the USA.

Jordan is playing well lately;

Here I feel for the first time since then I’m at least coming in with a bit of form, a bit of confidence, and really my start lines off the tee.”

“I felt like I drove the ball good enough today to be able to shoot a really good score, and I’d like to improve.”

Notables not in red figures are World #1 Jon Rahm, Spain, defending champion Shane Lowry, Ireland and Bryson DeChambeau of USA, all at +1 over par. Inexplicably at the bottom of the leaderboard at +10 over par is Phil Mickleson.

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Marathon LPGA Classic. Nasa Wins Rain Affected Tournament.

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Nasa Hataoka of Japan wins the Marathon LPGA Classic, the final round being suspended due to inclement weather at 09:40, and did not resume at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Ohio.  Nasa was declared the  winner based on her 54 hole score of -19.

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Nasa had a six shot lead at the end of the third round, the tournament being reduced to three rounds it was a comfortable victory;

Knowing everybody is working really, really hard to try to get this to a 72-hole tournament.”

“I wish it would’ve been able to do it, but with this weather it was really hard.”

“I’m happy to be able to win.”

Elizabeth Szokol and Mina Harigae, both from the USA, tied for second place with -13,  both ladies earning the best finishes of their LPGA Tour careers to date.

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John Deere Classic. Lucas Glover Wins.

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Lucas Glover wins the John Deere Classic by two shots at TPC Deere Run in Illinois.

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Lucas had a final round of -7 under par 64 to post a John Deere Classic winning total of -19 under par, his first victory for 10 years.

Five birdie putts on his last seven holes helped Lucas to claim his fourth career PGA Tour title;

They went in and I kept the pedal down.”

“There’s a lot of birdies out there, a lot of great players coming in.”

“It’s been a long 10 years. There’s been some struggles, I knew it was in there.”

“I had to clean up my brain a little bit and just hit some shots, just play golf. I never lost sight of believing I could do this and win again. It’s always nice to prove yourself right.”

Tied in second place those two shots back at -17 under were; Ryan Moore and Kevin Na, both with last rounds of -3 under par 68.

Leader at the start of play Sebastian Munoz from Colombia sadly, hit a shank from an awkward stance with the ball above his feet on the first hole. He made bogey there, and things did not improve on the day, finishing in a tie for fourth place, with a final round of even par 71.

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Scottish Open. Min Woo Lee Wins In A Three Way Play-Off.

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Min Woo Lee of Australia won the Scottish Open defeating Matt Fitzpatrick, England, and Thomas Detry of Belgium at The Renaissance Club in Scotland.

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Min Woo Lee carded a final round -7 under par 64, Matt and Thomas both had -4 under 67, to all be tied at the top off the Scottish Open leaderboard with -18 under par totals. Min Woo Lee won with a birdie at the first extra hole the par four 1st.

Min will now play at The Open;

“It’s an awesome day, I was pretty proud of how I played. Six birdies in a row, that was sweet. It kind of happened really quick.”

“I could have holed a few more putts, in regulation I missed it by a roll, that was painful but we regrouped and the tournament starts in the play-off, pretty much.”

“It’s just crazy, I’ve kind of dreamt of it last night and people back home staying up late to watch me, sending messages. This one is for you too.”

“I hit a lot of good shots today, that was just one of them. In that situation, it’s a huge moment but I hit so many great shots.”

“I’ve been playing really good in recent weeks and just trending, a few mistakes over the whole tournament and wasn’t able to capitalize so it’s awesome to do it here. I’ll enjoy this one.”

Ian Poulter, England, with the low round of the day -8 under par 63, Ryan Palmer, USA, -7 under 64, and Lucas Herbert of Australia, finished one shot back in a tie for fourth at -17 under.

World #1 Jon Rahm, Spain, was alone in seventh position, -3 under 68 for his last round was disappointing.

Along with Min, Jack Senior and Thomas Detry also qualified for a place at The Open being played at Royal St George’s Golf Course in England.

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